Photo by Francesca Chudnoff


Maia (Meech) Boakye is a 21 year old artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. They are currently studying at the University of Toronto to receive a Bachelor of Arts in visual studies and architecture. Their work explores life at the margins, often playing with colour and magical realism in their illustrations.

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Spotify/ Facebook/ NPR / OUT /The Globe & Mail / The Financial Times / TED / Grazia UK / VICE / Shondaland

Selected Interviews & Press

Recipient of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design Undergraduate Award, 2017

Relevant Experience & Speaking

  • University of Toronto Ad Summit 2018, Creative Design Panel

  • Senior Designer, Blank Canvas Gallery, 2017-Present

  • Design Intern, VICE, 2017 (See Work)

Exhibitions & Residencies

  • Upcoming Residency, Trinity Square Video, 2019

  • Upcoming Group Show, Myseum Intersections: Revisionist Toronto, TMAC, 2019

  • Group Screening, Video Fever, Trinity Square Video, 2019

  • Group Show, Eyeball, U of Toronto: Daniels, 2018

  • Group Show, Art for Change, SOHO House, 2018

  • Group Show, U of Toronto Shelley Peterson Exhibition, 2018

  • Group Show, Hatch Gallery, 2017