Aya Krisht is a Lebanese designer, artist and printmaker currently based in Dearborn, MI. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2015, where her senior thesis focused on the relationship between design and comics. Her creative practice explores themes of migration, displacement, belonging, loneliness, time and space, especially through visual narrative, and centers an anti-colonial approach to craft, aesthetics and modes of making. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., the U.K., the U.A.E., Egypt and Lebanon.
She is a co-founder of Maamoul Press, a multi-disciplinary small press and collective for the creation, curation and dissemination of art by marginalized creators at the intersection of comics, printmaking and book arts.
She is the Media Design Manager at ACCESS, where she oversees the print and digital visual communications for ACCESS and its national institutions, including the Arab American National Museum and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy; and also sits on the Exhibitions Committee and Artist Residency Committee for the Arab American National Museum.