Maya Stern was born and raised in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Rhode Island in 2016. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the VanDernoot Gallery, MA, Dowling Art Center, NY, Warwick Center for the Arts, RI, Tjaden Gallery,NY, OneWay Gallery, RI, among others. She has been the recipient of the 2020 Printmaking Today State of the Art Award and her work has been collected by institutions nationally, including the Zuckerman Museum of Art, the Lake Effect Editions Archive, the Syracuse University Art Museum, and the Southern Graphics Council International Archives Collection. She is currently an adjunct instructor in Printmaking and graduate candidate in Studio Arts at Syracuse University.