Maia Lynch

Maia Lynch spent several years working at an Asian American 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. Lynch 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.