Maya de Forest was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and a BMusic in Performance from McGill University. While photography and books have been central to much of her work, de Forest is currently delving into a multimedia project focused around her late father, his Alzheimer’s and his personal archive and collections. Her photo work has been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., and abroad and published in a variety of independent art publications. Her self published book I love here now, was also distributed and sold internationally.

Outside of her studio, de Forest teaches music to underserved youth and plays with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in Winnipeg.


all images © Maya de Forest 2018