2022, Gouache on panel, cold wax varnish
Artwork courtesy of the artist
Maia Stark is an artist of settler ancestry based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6. Stark graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. An invested interest in body politics throughout her BFA and MFA led to various research outlets; eventually focusing on concepts of the Grotesque and the Uncanny, specifically as those concepts are described in folktales and fairy tales. Stark's works sometimes portray a duplicated figure, a sort of slanted self portrait, pulling from her experience as an identical twin to contextualize narrative and myth.
Stark is represented by Slate Gallery in Regina, Sk.
Curated by Tak Pham