Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Andrew Goldstein, Artnet News, December 5, 2019

A 40-year-old Chicago native of Filipino descent, Maia Cruz Palileo paints dreamlike narratives of her family’s history. Her process is far more complex than a viewer might expect: Beginning with source images she gathered from the enormous photographic archive of life in the Phillipines at Chicago’s Newberry Library, she traces images from the photos and then cuts them out, bringing together the components in different figurations; she then makes a rubbing of the composition, which becomes the basis for the final painting, which also brings in people and storylines from her ancestors.