Sorghum & Spear
Sheeba Maya is a prominent artist of the Afrofuturism movement specializing in portraiture, fantasy art, and realism. Sheeba has been working as a freelance illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer, curator, and educator in New York, since 2009. Sheeba's artwork has been featured in galleries across the country, including: SOMArts Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (permanent collection), and the Society of Illustrators Museum (NYC). She has been featured in the pages of Imagine FX magazine and appears in scholarly works on Afrofuturism including “Cosmic Underground: A Grimior of the Black Speculative Discontent” and “The Black Speculative Arts Movement Anthology”. Sheeba has also been featured on popular blogs including medium.com, wacom.com, and shondaland.com. As a freelance artist, she has created portraits for political officials and celebrities, as well as illustrations for children’s books, book covers, album covers, character design, and editorial artwork. She has been invited to countless events and conventions including The Schomberg’s Black Comic Festival, BAM Black Comix Expo, New York Comic Con, and San Diego Comic Con to name a few. And as a Graphic Designer, she has created hundreds of images for the Nigerian film industry. Other notable clients include Wacom, actress Erika Alexander (Living Single, The Cosby Show, Get Out), Stranger Comics (Niobe), and actress Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek) for Sorghum & Spear.