MAYA KUVAJA


Maya Kuvaja

Bridgton, Maine, United States

mayakuvaja@gmail.com

 Born in Boston in 1975 and raised in coastal Maine, I earned my degree from Maine College of Art and moved to rural western Maine where I currently paint in my studio in the woods. My mixed media paintings and collages are inquiries into the relationship between nature, science and spirituality, exploring the the tenuous qualities of memory and perception. 

My art seeks to attain a deeper understanding of human perception, interaction with the natural world, and the ways by which we create our own realities.

CV:

b. 1975, Boston, MA

nee Maya Amrich


Awards:

2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant Finalist

2014 Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant


Publications:

2016 Art and Design Magazine online featured artist

2015 Exhibition review, The Sound, Seacoast NH                   independent newspaper

2015 Artsy Shark online Featured Artist


Solo / Two Artist Exhibitions:

2017 Art House Picture Frames, Portland, ME

         A Retelling

2015 Gallery 302, Bridgton, ME visiting artist

2015 artstream, Dover, NH

2014 Denmark Arts Center, Denmark ME, Passage:

         A Story of Vanishing Creatures


Selected Group Exhibitions:

ongoing: Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, Portland, ME

2018: Labelle Winery, Amherst, NH

          McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

          mars in sol gallery, Casco, Maine

2017: Galatea, New England Collective, Boston, MA

          mars en sol Gallery, Casco , Maine

          MacPage LLC, Dreamy and Surreal show, 

          South Portland, ME

          Elements, Biddeford, ME, Artwalk

          McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH:

          Love, Lust & Desire

2016 mars en Sol Gallery, Casco, ME

          Barn Gallery , Ogunquit, ME

          Assymetrick Arts, Rockland, ME, 

          Spring Exhibition

         Engine, Biddeford, ME, Ten/Ten/Ten 

          youth art benefit show

         McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

2015  Assymetrick Arts, Rockland, ME, 

         Spring Exhibition

         University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME: 

          Juried Biennial

2014 artstream, Dover, NH

        Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Rockland, ME:

          Pollination, invitational

2013 Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, ME:                     Holiday Show

         Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, ME:

         Birds of a Feather

          University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME:

          Pollination Evolving Miracles

          University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME:

           Juried Biennial

2012 Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston, ME

          Soo Rye Gallery, Rye, NH

          Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2011 Monkitree Gallery, Gardiner, ME

          University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME:

          Juried Biennial

          Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH


2007-2010 Gallery 5, Lewiston, ME

           Prout’s Neck Country Club, Scarborough, ME:

           Benefit Juried Show

           Troubh Heisler Law Office, Portland, ME:

            Juried Art Exhibit

           Prout’s Neck Country Club, Scarborough, ME:

             Benefit Juried Show

2000-2007 Front Room Gallery, South Portland, ME

           Three Fish Gallery, Portland, ME

            Fore Street Gallery, Portland, ME

           Jameson Gallery, Kennebunk, ME

           Local 188, Portland, ME

Education:

1997 Bachelor of Fine Art, Maine College of Art,                  Portland, ME

1993-1997 MECA grant recipient



"Art is the highest form of hope” —Gerhard Richter

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