MAYA HAYUK obsesses with symmetry and nourishing color played out in what might be views from the Hubble Telescope, airbrushed nail art, Ukrainian Easter eggs, chandeliers, mandalas, Rorschach tests and/or holograms. Embracing sexuality and spirituality via symbolism evocative of radiantly woven geometries and beckoning parted orifices of the body, her work tries to decode a process towards continuity and wholeness while striking chords of an almost pathological optimism.
Along with her massive mural installations, Hayuk frequently collaborates with other artists and musicians. She's made all kinds of art to support music, from album covers to videos to stage sets for Rye Rye/M.I.A, The Akron Family, TV on the Radio, The Flaming Lips, Devendra Banhardt, Seun Kuti, Prefuse 73, Awesome Color, Oakley Hall, Home, Animal Collective, Dan Deacon and The Beastie Boys, amongst others.
Hayuk's work has been exhibited and published extensively internationally in galleries, museums, on the streets and in various printed and electronic media.Her book JUST GOOD VIBES on Ginko Press was released in 2007 and ROUND THE WAY was published by Nieves in 2010. She publishes hand-made screenprints with Pictures On Walls in London UK. Hayuk was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2011. She curated and produced THIS WALL COULD BE YOUR LIFE, an on-going mural project since 2005 on the exterior walls of the now legendary and soon-to-be demolished Monster Island/ Secret Project Robot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hayuk has been a member of the artist collective BARNSTORMERS since 2002 alongside artists including Swoon, David Ellis, Doze Green and Ryan McGinness.
In April of this year, Hayuk opens her solo show 2012 APOCABLISS at Anonymous Gallery in Mexico City and HIGH FIVE, a group show at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. In June she will launch a 2-person show with Paul Wackers at A.L.I.C.E. Gallery in Brussels and will be publishing another series of screenprints with Pictures on Walls.