Daniel Maya was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. Maya served in the military for 4.5 years and received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Degree in 2021 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maya now works and lives in Miami and has turned his interest and fascination for objects and materials as catalyst for his work. Inspired by his life, he is focused on making work that represents experiences that are often overlooked and/or misunderstood within a diasporic context. He uses the visual language from his immediate environment to pose questions about space, material worth, social expectations, and the inability to communicate through language.