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Mariya has been freelancing since October 2015. In that time, her work has been published in The Journal: Art Order Invitational, she has illustrated two picture books with a third one on the way for private clients, and had a pleasure to work with Reeves International among various clients. Her hummingbird work won the ArtBoard billboard contest in Austin, TX.
In addition she has served as the local advisor for ICON9 The Illustration Conference, and is a proud member of Changeling Artist Collective, The Bird Whisperer Project, and SCBWI.
Self-taught in art, she completed her degree in Biology with emphasis on medicine at Baylor University. Mariya currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and their velcro Border Collie, Lucky.
Exhibitions and Conventions
ComicPalooza (Houston, TX) - Memorial Day weekend
Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR) - Sept 7-9
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (Kansas City, MO)
Comicpalooza (Houston, TX)
Alamo City Comic Con (San Antonio, TX)
Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR)
"Castle of Dreams: A Studio Ghibli Tribute Art Show" (Houston, TX)
Terra Toys Gallery - Fairy Show (Austin, TX)
Artists and Artisans Festival (Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX)
Terra Toys Gallery - Christmas Show (Austin, TX)
Terra Toys Gallery - Halloween Show (Austin, TX)
Union Hill Elementary School (Round Rock, TX)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Middle School (Austin, TX)
Projects and Memberships
ICON9 The Illustration Conference (Advisor)
Changeling Artist Collective (Member)
Women's Illustration Retreat (Planner)
Spark Celebrations Event Planning (Event Planner)