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Maya Hayuk (1969)

 

The artist from Brooklyn started as a photographer of the New York punk rock scene in the 1990s before gaining international prominence for her monumental abstract and psychedelic paintings. 

The artist paints outdoor murals all over the world and, when not traveling, maintains an active studio in Brooklyn, sketching in paint to inform the large-scale works. She sees her studio painting practice and mural making as both inversely relational and symbiotic.

With their symmetrical compositions, intricate patterns, and lush colors, Maya Hayuk’s paintings and massively scaled murals recall views of outer space, traditional Ukrainian crafts, airbrushed manicures, and mandalas. Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into her elaborate abstractions, creating an engaging mix of referents from popular culture and advanced painting practices alike while connecting to the ongoing pursuit of psychedelic experience in visual form. 

Maya’s work has been shown in many solo exhibitions and on-site commissions, in particular the Bowery Wall, NY (2014), the Hammer Museum, LA (2013), the Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada (2013), Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2012).  <

Maya Hayuk has often curated exhibitions, is a member of the Barnstormers (a group of women artists), the Cinders Art Collective, and has frequently worked together with artists and musicians including TV on the Radio, Rye Rye/M.I.A., The Flaming Lips, Animal Collective and the Beastie Boys. 

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