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Maya Eventov was born in 1964 in Leningrad, USSR. Her work represents modern Russian avant-gardism. She graduated from art school in 1981 at the High College of Art and Design in Mukhina. She studied in the workshops of famous Leningrad masters: Professor P. Litvinsky, V. Shuvalov and Y. Kazakov. She has also applied her talents to the fields of book illustration and interior design, and as well, a series of wallpapers were produced in Leningrad, Moscow and Erevan based on her sketches. She also took part in the redesign of various sites such as café interiors, cinema halls, and concert halls. The majority of her works are paintings executed in watercolours and tempera with mixed techniques. Her works are remarkable for their rich range of colours, vivid individuality and expression. Maya's works can be found in private collections in Russia, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A.

The paintings of Maya Eventov are so rich with colour, light and detail that they reflect not only an extraordinary draftsmanship but also a sense of artistic well being and happiness. In the hands of this artist, interiors and still life become extraordinary. The chairs, flowers, harps and Roman pillars take on personas that are sophisticated and rich while also whimsical and fun. Each element has its own independent existence within a unified painting. Maya began her training as a child in the art schools of Leningrad, where she learned painting, drawing and composition. After attending the Leningrad High College of Art and Design named after V. Muhina, Maya worked professionally as a children's book illustrator and wallpaper designer. She also took part in the creation of the murals for cinema and concert halls in Leningrad, Moscow, Erevan and Komsomolsk-na-Amure as well as many private residences in Toronto and Dundas, Ontario. She primarily works in watercolours and oil paint and has developed a unique technique combining oil paint with etching. Maya's watercolours were published in Valencia, Spain and were introduced as prints for the first time in Europe at Birmingham Art Show '98, in Great Britain.

Selected Exhibitions: 1982 Central Exhibition Hall, Leningrad, Russia 1985 Student Exhibition, V. Muhina High College of Art and Design, Russia 1986 Youth Palace, Russia 1991 St. Joseph's Art in May, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1992 "East Joins West Through Art", Talbot Gallery, St. Thomas, Ontario 1993 Dorland and Height Galleries, Milton, Ontario, Canada 1996 Zigmund Gallery, Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1998 Artexpo 1998, New York, NY, USA 1998 The National Home Show '98, The Toronto Star Dream Home, Ontario, Canada

Private and Corporate Collections: Private Collection of Right Honourable Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada INGRA Financial Group CIBC, North York, Ontario Sheraton Hotel, London, Ontario