Maia Lynch received her MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and her BA from Barnard College. Lynch’s work was selected in New American Paintings MFA Annual. She was nominated for the Dedalus Award in Painting and awarded the Für Bildende Künste fellowship in Hamburg, Germany and the Dana Pond Award, Honorable Mention in painting. She is the recipient of the 2016 SMFA Alumni Traveling Fellowship. Her most recent sculpture Wataridori (Migratory Birds) has been permanently installed at Sakubara Park in Okayama, Japan.
Lynch spent over a decade working at an Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander shelter for women and their families in Los Angeles where both her own personal history and those of families seeking refuge intersected. Those personal and collective histories in part determined by conditions of geography, migration, sacrifice, and the subsequent lunacy, isolation, obscurity, and survival it can produce—serve as the underpinnings of her work.