As a full time artist, Maya currently maintains two studios. One is located in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, one of New York City's premier arts districts, and the other is in the peaceful Pennsylvania countryside.
Since childhood Maya has lived in and traveled to many different countries throughout Europe. Having been exposed to a range of different cultures and environments – including Italy, Greece, Russia and Germany – she learned “to accept impermanence and to embrace things that are imperfect and incomplete”. With degrees in both English and Russian Literature, her art reflects those interests, as well as her fascination with her mythopoetic heritage.
Manhattan Arts International recently selected Maya as a Featured Artist in its online Reading Room. Renee Phillips, author and editor-in-chief of Manhattan Arts International stated, “Rich in texture, boldness and dichotomy, Maya Malioutina’s engaging paintings explore universal themes of creation, life, struggle, and transformation. Like the artist Antoni Tàpies, Maya creates her art in the style of ‘pintura matérica’, in which non artistic materials are incorporated into the paintings. She brings intuitive form and resonant poetry to her work with integrity and intensity.
Maya Malioutina’s studio is open to the public on the first Thursday of every month, as part of the Dumbo First Thursday initiative.
She has exhibited her work in several galleries and alternative venues in New York, NY such as SoHo 20 Gallery and the Pen & Brush gallery. She has also exhibited at the Brooklyn Artist Gym.
The artist and her artwork are featured in Nancy Reyner’s book “Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques”. Nancy Reyner states, “For my book I was searching for artists that use specific painting techniques that are “eye catching” and create interesting and sophisticated imagery. Maya’s use of gold leaf and innovative antiquing methods beautifully accentuate her meditative works.”
She has also been included in articles in Professional Artist magazine.
Her work is included in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY 2014