Born in 1975, Maya Kulenovic is a Canadian artist born in Yugoslavia. She studied art worldwide at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, England, at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and at the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. She is also an alumna of the Goodenough College in London, England.

Since the 2000s, Maya has been exhibiting extensively in Europe, primarily in the Netherlands. There she quickly became known for the emotional force of her work, as well as her compelling and evolving technique. A book on her work, with an introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith, was published by d’Jonge Hond in 2008. She has exhibited in over twenty solo exhibitions and over forty group shows Canada-wide, in the United States, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey. Her paintings are found in numerous collections around the world