Minaxi May (Maxxi) is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works with sculpture, mixed-media, printmaking and installation. She uses a wide range of approaches and dialogues to explore the interrelationships between the industrial world and her everyday popular culture. She is interested in representation and consumption – the remixing of consumer desire and response. Colour, play, humour, repetition, everyday collected objects and juxtaposition are often seen in her works.
Minaxi has exhibited and undertaken residencies nationally and overseas including in Sydney and Switzerland. Her most recent solo exhibition Pattern Clasher took place at Art Collective WA (2019). Her work is in numerous collections including Janet Holmes à Court, The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art (CCWA) at The University of, City of Fremantle and Perth Children’s Hospital. As well as visual art, she has completed Art Therapy, Design and PhD studies.
Maxxi is passionate about the arts in all its forms. Since 2004 she has been a community broadcaster on RTRFM radio, where she continues to deejay on Drastic on Plastic, Black and Blue and Artbeat. She loves any excuse to travel, to live and immerse herself in new places. She used to be a plant-based cook/chef overseas and in Australia which she continues to develop in her spare time.
Featured WorkCrankin' Tunes
- Year: 2020
- Materials: Wood, paint, wind-up music boxes
- Size: 259 x 52 x 52 cm
- Price: $5,000
Playful reminders of childhood and history, wooden stacking and music boxes are combined to create a colourful analogue sound sculpture as 'Crankin’ Tunes'.