Maya Kulenovic’s paintings have been exhibited in over thirty solo exhibitions and many more group shows and art fairs in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey. Kulenovic’s work can be found in many collections around the world.
A book on Kulenovic’s paintings with introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith was published by d’jonge Hond 2008 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Kulenovic’s latest monograph, Fugue, including an essay by Mark Kingwell was published in Toronto, Canada in 2017.
Kulenovic studied art at London University of the Arts (at Chelsea College of Art and Design) in London, England (Masters of Arts), Ontario College of Art and Design University (AOCAD Honours) in Toronto and Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. Kulenovic was also a resident of prestigious London Goodenough College.
Canadian by nationality, Maya Kulenovic is based in Toronto.
Kulenovic was born in Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia.
“I never try to connect my personal life with my paintings. I believe that the connection between personality and life of the artist with his work is inevitable, and that it should be left as a subliminal process. My paintings are inspired by what I see, and if something inspires me, this is usually because it contains a larger, universal truth as well as connection to my own life. So all of my images bear scars of my own experiences as a participant, but also as an observer of both history and the present, who is trying to make sense of it all on rational, emotional, and philosophical levels. Every one of my paintings contains different aspects of everything that I know and have experienced, expressed either as a presence in the image, or as an absence.”
– Maya Kulenovic