Maya Kuvaja

Maya Kuvaja

Bridgton, ME, United States

About Maya Kuvaja

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. The meanings of images are broken down and assembled into new contexts to create mysterious narratives. The work evolves by layering paper ephemera and drawings with glazes and opaque oil paints, which simultaneously obscure and reveal.
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.


Bachelor of Fine Art Degree
Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine


Maine Arts Commission, Individual Artist Grant
Finalist, Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant

Saatchi featured collections:
"Surreal Works Under $1000" curated by Annie Shapiro
"Bees" curated by Lisa Woolf
"Surrealism" curated by Jessica McQueen


Arthouse, Portland, Maine
Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, Maine
Gallery 302, Bridgton, Maine
Artstream, Dover, New Hampshire
Recent group:
Mars in sol gallery, Casco Maine
Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, Portland, Maine
Galatea Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME
Engine, Biddeford, ME
Assymetrik Arts, Rockland, ME
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Rockland,ME: Invitational
Biennial, University of Maine, Lewiston, ME
Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, ME