Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk is a Ukrainian-American artist with an extensive background in a wide range of generative art and social practices in the studio and on buildings seen on every continent but Antarctica. Her iconic improvised murals speak to the artist’s obsession with symmetry, 'perfect imperfection', puzzles and outer/inner space as they conjure woven, knit and embroidered handiwork re-proportioned to a massive scale.

Maya Hayuk’s vibrant, painterly abstractions variously reference Ukrainian Easter eggs, Mexican woven blankets, mandalas, holograms, and Rorschach blots.

The artist has used acrylic, ink, glitter, spray paint, watercolors, tape, and ballpoint pens to shape the kaleidoscopic geometries that fill her public murals, canvases, and works on paper. Hayuk embraces a dense, layered style that’s alternately harmonic and dissonant, referential and experimental.

She has exhibited and created site-specific commissions in New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and San Francisco, and her work belongs in the collections of the Ukrainian Museum, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art, MOCA Jacksonville, and the Dean Collection.

Hayuk has produced album covers, videos, stage sets, photographs, and posters for M.I.A., TV on the Radio, the Flaming Lips, Devendra Banhart, and the Beastie Boys, among other musicians.

Selected works