Maya Fuji

Maya Fuji

B.1988, USA

Born in Japan and raised in the Bay Area, Maya Fuji is inspired by both her cultural heritage as well as the local microcosms of the SF Bay Area. She is fascinated by themes of traditional Japanese mythology and folklore, and blends these with her own experiences of being issei (first generation) in the United States. A recurring theme in her work is the exploration of what creates our sense of identity, and how that can shift over ones life. Soft feminine figures float through her work, encompassing abstraction, texture, vulnerability, and mystique. She layers pops of color and shape to explore themes of passing time, and to contemplate hidden meanings in the lore of her ancestors. Each piece has a story to tell —  historical legends, lessons and ghost stories of the floating world era, reimagined through the lens of the digital age.

SOLO SHOWS
2021

– Humid Nostalgia, Keep Contemporary, Santa Fe, United States

GROUP SHOWS
2021

– Battle of the Bay, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, United States

– InBetwxn Dreams, The Russ Room, Sacramento, United States

– NSFW, Spoke Art, San Francisco, United States

– Ginga, Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, United States

– Intergalactic Open, Intergalactic Open, Los Angeles, United States

– The New Vanguard II, Keep Contemporary, Santa Fe, United States

2020

– BASL, Voss Gallery, San Francisco, United States

– 10xTEN, Faultline Artspace, Oakland, United States

– NSFW, Spoke Art, Oakland, United States

– Superfine! Art Fair, Fort Mason, San Francisco, United States

– AASF Artists Attack, Art Attack, San Francisco, United States

2019

– BDSM, Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

– Make Your Mark, Art Attack, San Francisco, United States

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SELECTED WORKS
Voyeur II, 2022
Spray paint and acrylic on wood board
76 x 101 cm
Voyeur II, 2022
Spray paint and acrylic on wood board
76 x 101 cm
Perfectly Content,, 2022
Acrylic airbrush on wood
61 x 61 cm
Perfectly Content,, 2022
Acrylic airbrush on wood
61 x 61 cm
To Use A Kanzashi, 2022
Acrylic airbrush on wood
76 x 102 cm
To Use A Kanzashi, 2022
Acrylic airbrush on wood
76 x 102 cm
Plum
Acrylic on wood panel
25.4 x 25.4 cm
Plum
Acrylic on wood panel
25.4 x 25.4 cm
Shimada Tea Party 
Acrylic on wood panel
60 x 60 cm
Shimada Tea Party 
Acrylic on wood panel
60 x 60 cm
EXHIBITIONS
INTUITIVE SENSE GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
BOUNDLESS STORIES DUO SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
INNOCENCE GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
CLARENCE RUTH SOLO EXHIBITION
IDENTITY CRISIS
HONG KONG GALLERY
MARC RAYNER SOLO EXHIBITION
PLEADING FOR ANOTHER CENTURY
HONG KONG GALLERY
“I AM ALWAYS BE WITH YOU” GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
ARKIV VILMANSA SOLO EXHIBITION
MUTED MONENT; WITHIN WALLS
HONG KONG GALLERY
MIRROR MIRROR GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
BUSTART SOLO EXHIBITION
ICONS COMPANIONS OF MY LIFE
HONG KONG GALLERY
JC RIVERA SOLO EXHIBITION
VÍCTORIOUS
HONG KONG GALLERY