Maia Castillo graduated from St. Edward's University with a BA in Photography and Media Arts and a minor in Graphic design.
Honing their skills in the wet darkroom by creating traditional landscape photographs in high school and the first two years of college, their current work now consists of digital experimental works and portraiture. Using their commercial graphic design style and fine art photography, they explore identity, mental health, and social and environmental phenomena.
They have won two ATPI awards, shown in The Da Vinci Art gallery, and have been in the Student Juried Exhibition at St Edward's fine arts gallery three times. They recently had a feature at the Mexic-Arte Museum through the Changarrito program.