Maria Kubysh is a Canadian painter, video artist, and filmmaker currently based in Berlin, Germany. Born in Russia, Maria lived in Kazakhstan, Canada, and the USA. After a decade-long career in User Experience design and filmmaking, she had recently made painting her main expressive medium. She has received a Canada Council for the Arts grant for an art residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and an Ontario Arts Council travel grant. Most recently, Maria participated in a three month-long residency at Pilotenküche, Leipzig, where she had explored intersections between painting and installation.