Maya Smira

Maya Smira is a multidisciplinary artist who uses time-based media, photography, installation & performance. Her creative process is deeply involved in larger global and social issues and events and is affected by her constant travels around the world.

Born and raised in Israel, in 2012 she obtained a BA in Arts and Humanities, and a BFA in photography in Tel-Aviv. In 2014 she received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute at the New Genres department, with honors & awards. In 2014 she was a finalist of the LG Art Of The Pixel Award, and in 2016 she received the Outset Award for best video artist at Fresh Paint Art Fair Tel-Aviv.

Maya presented three solo exhibitions in Israel and is currently exhibiting in group exhibitions at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and Herman Struck Museum in Haifa. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries & festivals around the world.


“Blue” (2012) by Maya Smira for the #MNMF2018

Blue is a time-based painting. The scene is set in a fluid composition, starting with clear water that is later invaded by blue colors. The blue takes over the frame, creating an abstract dynamic ongoing motion. The video is about the evolution of mediums, from painting to photography, showing transformation as well as demolition.

Blue is a part of a video trilogy, titled DYE, including Red, Blue and Yellow.

Follow Maya Smira on social media: facebook.com/Mayasmiraart 


As part of the Curatorial Program #3, “Blue“, by Maya Smira will be at the following venues: 

 Paseo Wynwood (Miami, Oct. 10)

Concrete Space (Miami, Nov. 10-Jan. 15)

Macro Asilo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (Rome. Nov. 2–4)

Librería Mamey (Santo Domingo, Nov. 8)