Maya Smira is a multidisciplinary artist who use time based media, photography and installation, usually in simple, abstract and formal ways. Her work is effected by her constant travels around the world.  Her creative process is deeply involved in larger global and social issues and events, and is effected by her constant travels around the world. Born and raised in Israel, her work sometimes reflect living under a constant state of emergency, while other works refer to media, time & technology. Often these different lines come across, through humor, concept or figurative resemblance. In 2012, she obtained a BA in Arts and Humanities, and a BFA in photography in Tel-Aviv. In 2014 she received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute New Genres department, along with the Ella King Torrey Award. She exhibit in both California and Israel, as well as several other countries in the world.