Visionary Ecofiction

I am thrilled and honored to be interviewed by eco-fiction.com, and to be included in great company by this progressive literary group. Read on, and share! https://eco-fiction.com/maia-kumari-gilman/ Blessings, Maia http://www.maiakumarigilman.com

What if…

What if... Every time we mention “climate change” or “political change” or “social change” we replace the words with “art for change” - ? I think this softens the implied goal into something immediately achievable, satisfying and easily shareable. It becomes an action and not a want. It becomes a community verb. It carries its … Continue reading What if…

Dress Rehearsal

I am deeply honored to be a part of an international group of artists who will be exhibiting work at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, this Spring. Within the next few days, I will have more information to share publicly with you. Today, I offer a dress rehearsal of some of my work in … Continue reading Dress Rehearsal

Come to my art opening (February 4)!

Artist Statement Praetervectio: Passage In a time of change, I am called to find a new path, and to go within to find its trailhead. It expresses itself through color, line and light, and merges with my daily rituals: make coffee, start the car, listen to music... go to work, be with my children… cook … Continue reading Come to my art opening (February 4)!

An open letter to Ivanka Trump (5/5/17)

It’s a good day to share this open letter to Ivanka Trump once again: please read and repost if you are inclined to agree that it is beneficial for the US rejoin the Paris Agreement.

Maia Kumari Gilman

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7 May 2017

Dear Ms. Trump,

I am an Architect and once worked on one of your grandfather’s Trump building projects in New York when I was an intern. Forgive me for being forward; this has made me feel a particular connection to your family’s work in the real estate world of New York.

The building site I worked on is at approximately 4.43 feet above sea level, by current map estimates. Although there are ground floor lobby spaces that could accommodate a storm surge or monthly higher tides, there are still mechanical spaces below, and elevator access above, through which the residents of the building need to access basic utilities, services and vertical transportation. Most of the residents are long term, and elderly.

As an Architect, this concerns me. And even though an intern on that particular project, I feel a connection to the site, the building and its…

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It’s all new!

Wishing you all a happy new year from my studio in Chatham, New Jersey, where I am taking a break from ironing out abstractly-painted and huge sheer fabric panels that are coming ready for display at one of my three upcoming art shows... a busy and exciting year of creativity ahead. I launched into the … Continue reading It’s all new!

New Boutique & Gallery!

My company, Maia Gilman Architect PLLC, recently completed interior layout design services for a new boutique and gallery in Chatham, NJ, called Scooch A Mi. Check it out! Owner Ellen Eppie has a full range of creative, colorful, culturally-varied and affordable gifts for the holiday season and beyond. I'm thrilled to contribute the thriving of … Continue reading New Boutique & Gallery!