Pavlos Seidenberg Mayakis is a former advertising and small business consultant. He holds an M.F.A. - Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, a B.S. from Skidmore College, and a certificate in Weaving/Textiles from Mendocino College. Mayakis has taught programs at schools, museums, regional arts and crafts centers and at peer-attended venues including Convergence, the international biennial conference of Handweavers and Spinners, sponsored by the Handweaver’s Guild of America.
Pavlos has lived or spent extended periods of time in Peru, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Israel. He has served as the Fiber Arts Program and Studio manager at the Mendocino Art Center. He is on the faculty at Mendocino College and serves on the board of Pacific Textile Arts. His work has been shown in galleries in the United States and Internationally--and his ARTscarves have been sold at resort and museum gift shops including the Smithsonian's Renwick gallery.
Pavlos is the 2016 recipient of the Champion of the Arts Award (Education) - Arts Council of Mendocino.
"Woven with sharply-honed tactile intuition for a gratifying merger of color and texture, the interdisciplinary textiles and paintings of Pavlos Mayakis conjure thoughts of the ancient Greek goddess of arts and crafts, and the challenging Princess Arachne. In that sweep of reflection, these exquisite blends or warps & wefts ardently remind us also of an omnipresent bounty available to art-appreciative eyes." - New Art International