Maia Lynch received her MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and her BA in Anthropology from Barnard College.

She was nominated for the Dedalus Award in Painting, awarded the Für Bildende Künste fellowship in Hamburg, Germany, the Dana Pond Award, Honorable Mention in painting, and the 2016 SMFA Alumni Traveling Fellowship, which earned her a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lynch’s work has been featured in Asia Art Pacific, Art News, and New American Paintings’ MFA Annual.

Lynch spent several years working at an Asian and Pacific Islander shelter for women and their families fleeing domestic and sexual violence in Los Angeles. Her own personal history and the collective histories of the families she worked with, in part determined by conditions of geography, migration, sacrifice, and survival serve as the underpinnings of her work.



© 2018 Maia Lynch