Lucy Maki lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Her work has been exhibited nationally, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Maki’s paintings are in the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and the University of New Mexico Fine Art Museum, as well as, many distinguished private collections. The work has been written about in Art News, featured in New American Painting #18 and #36, and appeared in many publications in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. For many years, she exhibited at Linda Durham Contemporary Art in Santa Fe and then New York. She earned an MFA, with distinction, from the University of New Mexico, after receiving a BS from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Maki’s work ranges in scale from very large shaped paintings to miniature constructions and encompasses a wide variety of processes, including poured paint, metal and wood assemblage, and collage. Her fascination is to treat painting as an image/object, bridging oppositions of concrete/illusory, deliberate/accidental, geometric/organic, and or, figurative/abstract. The movement of the subconscious to the conscious becomes the way of manifesting current physical/mental states of being. Maki says “It is the satisfaction of the “ah ha” moment, when all the elements come together in an unexpected insightful gestalt, that keeps me  returning to the studio.”