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Maia Stark is an artist based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Stark graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. An invested interest in body politics led to various research outlets; eventually focusing on concepts of the Grotesque and the Uncanny, specifically as these concepts are described in folktales and fairytales. Stark often draws on personal memories as well as her Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish heritage to form imagery in her paintings, drawings, and ceramic work. Stark’s works often portray a duplicated figure, a sort of self portrait, pulling from her experience as an identical twin to contextualize narrative and myth.