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Maya Kulenovic


Maya Kulenovic (1975 Sarajevo,  Bosnia and Herzegovina) lives and works in Toronto Canada. 

Maya Kulenovic's artistic development, as a painter working with representational imagery, has followed a path echoing that of art history: as it has shaped its own story and seen its potentials redefined.

Her inspirations range from Rembrandt to 19th century daguerreotype photography, images from damaged motion pictures, Greek sculptures, Roman death masks, ancient Middle Eastern architecture, early American documentary photography and film, East Asian ink paintings, Leonardo’s drawings, Goya's prints, Turner's skies, the photographs of Eugène Atget and Margaret Bourke-White, and 20th Century painters Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Paula Rego, and Marlene Dumas.

From these she has forged a unique repertoire described as 'unlike the work of any other artist of her generation.'





1997-'98    Master of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England 
1997-'98    Residency at Goodenough College, London, England 
1995-'97    Fine Arts Department, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. AOCAD Honours
1992-'95    Painting Department, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey. BFA program
1984-'92    Conservatory training in classical piano, Sarajevo, BH 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2017 - Italy Milano - Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2016       Charleston USA - Principal Gallery
2015       Quebec Canada - Galerie le Royer
2008-'13 Utrecht, the Netherlands - Morren Galleries
2007       London Uk, Ireland, Texas
1996       International Drawing Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan 


2008    A book on her work with introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith, published by d'jonge Hond, the Netherlands


Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Grant
London Goodenough Trust bursary 
Mudge Massey Graduate Travelling Scholarship 
David L. Stevenson Scholarship 
Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Scholarship (offered by the Ontario-Quebec Student Exchange Fellowship)
Av Isaacs Tuition Scholarship 
NCR Canada Ltd. (Best Student Award), Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 

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