Mariah Plakas

Resides and works in New York.

Education 

2023 MFA in Visual Narrative, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2020 BFA in Studio Art, Minors in Graphic Design and Art History, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2018 Adelphi University's Renaissance Art & Art History Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy

2016 Bethpage High School, Advanced Placement Art Student, Bethpage NY

Awards

2020 Conger Goodyear Award for Studio Art

2018 Study Abroad Grant for Adelphi University's Renaissance Art & Art History Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy

Exhibitions

2022 Digital Short Story: Small Bytes, Big Fiction, Gather Virtual Gallery, School of Visual Arts, curated by Jim Rugg, Mark Sable

Alumni Art Exhibition, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY curated by Kellyann Monaghan

 

2021 Open Studios 2021: Analogue to Digital, History of Photography, Narrative Writing, and Visual Explorations, Virtual Gallery, School of

Visual Arts, curated by Matt Rota, Stacy Morrison, Anna Eveslage, Anelisa Garfunkel, and Nathan Fox

Women In Art 2021, Virtual Gallery, curated by Las Laguna Art Gallery

2020  BFA Thesis Exhibition: Memorabilia, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY curated by Mariah Plakas

BFA Thesis Exhibition: Memorabilia, Virtual Gallery, Adelphi University, curated by Mariah Plakas

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society Spring 2020 Pop-Swap, Virtual Gallery, Adelphi University, curated by Kristen Dulovic and Mariah Plakas

2019  Senior Showcase, Blodgett Hall, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, curated by Mariah Plakas

Walt Whitman’s 200th Bicentennial Birthday Celebration, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, Huntington Station, NY, curated by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association and Kellyann Monaghan

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society Spring 2019 Exhibition, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, curated by Charlotte Astre

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society Spring 2019 Pop-Swap, Blodgett Hall, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, curated by Charlotte Astre

Junior Showcase, Klapper Center for Fine Arts, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, curated by Mariah Plakas

2018  Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society Spring 2018 Exhibition: This Is Not What It Seems, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Adelphi

University, Garden City, NY, curated by Samantha Adelberg

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society Spring 2018 Pop-Swap, Blodgett Hall, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, curated by Samantha Adelberg

2017 Chalk Up, Blodgett Hall Lawn, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, curated by Mariah Plakas

Artist Talks

2021 Eighteenth Annual Adelphi University Scholarship and Creative works Conference, Virtual Oral Presentation, Adelphi University,

moderated by Conference Committee Co-Chairs Nathan R. George and Alexander Heyl

2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition: Memorabilia, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, moderated by Kellyann

Monaghan and Jen Maloney

2019 Senior Showcase, Blodgett Hall, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, moderated by Geoff Grogan 

Walt Whitman’s 200th Bicentennial Birthday Celebration, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, Huntington Station, NY, 

moderated by Kellyann Monaghan

Junior Showcase, Klapper Center for Fine Arts, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, moderated by Kellyann Monaghan

2018 Art Share, Blodgett Hall, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, moderated by Charlotte Astre

2017 Chalk Up Sculpture Performance, Blodgett Hall Lawn, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, moderated by Christopher Saucedo

Publications

2022 The Garden, novel written by K. S. Birch, illustrated cover by Mariah Plakas

 

2021 HBO Max's And Just Like That Sticker Designs for Set Props, HBO Max, North Center Productions

 

Honey Moon: Narrative Writing Summer 2021 Zine, edited by Anna Eveslage and published by Sean McInerney

2020 Artist Spotlight 01: Digital Zine, FOURALL Magazine, curated by Lexi Ariel

2019 Department of Art and Art History & Department of Anthropology Event Poster, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

College of Arts and Sciences Inaugural Salon Event Posters, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Fall Arts Festival Wall Mural assistant to Brittany Baldwin, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Chalk-Up Event Poster, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Private Works

2019 Wall Mural of Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas collaboration with Sabrina Varga, AMC Dine-In Levittown 10, Levittown, NY

2016 Wall Mural of George Orwell's 1984, Bethpage Public Highschool, Bethpage NY

Wall Mural of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper collaboration with Amy Zheng, Bethpage Public Highschool, Bethpage NY

Wall Mural of William Shakespeare's Hamlet collaboration with Amy Zheng, Bethpage Public Highschool, Bethpage NY

Extracurriculars & Relevant Experience

2022 Garden of Her Art Fair at Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue in Riverhead, NY, curated by Colored Colors

Medical Blogger for Beyond Medical Staffing and Inovativ Scrubs

MoCCA Arts Festival at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC, NY with SVA MFAVN Program

 

2021 East End Market Art Fair at Jamesport Farm Brewery in Riverhead, NY, curated by Colored Colors

New York Comic Con Artist Alley at the Javits Center in Manhattan, NY, assistant to Nathan Fox

2020-21 Virtual Art Tutor

2019-20 Vice President of Adelphi University's Gamma Sigma Chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity and managed the

     chapter's Instagram page, @kappapiadelphi

2018-20 Sister and Officer of Adelphi University's Alpha Alpha Chapter of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and Fraternity

Movie Theater Window Painter for AMC Dine-In Levittown 10 and AMC Dine-In Huntington Square 12, NY

2019 Art Internship at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association through Adelphi University, Huntington Station and Garden City, NY

2018-19 Art Department Receptionist at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2018 Managed Adelphi University's Study Abroad Instagram page,@adelphiglobal, in Florence, Italy

 

2016-20 Stage Tech at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2016-19 Notetaker and peer editor for students with disabilities at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2014-16 Pop Culture Blogger for Sonic Eclectic Vision Network