Maya Attoun was born in Jerusalem in 1974. She graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, where she received her BFA in 1997 and an MFA in 2006.
She has been awarded the Creative Encouragement Award (2012), Oscar Handler Award, 2010; Young Artist Award ,2009; and the Oded Messer Award, 2007, among others.
Attoun's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2016; RMCA, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Gouangzhou, 2016; Magazine III, Stockholm, 2014; Kallio Kunsthall, Helsinki, 2014; MACRO Testaccio, Rome 2013; Marie-Laure Flisch Gallery, Rome, 2012; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2011; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2009.
Attoun is a multidisciplinary artist, engaging a dialogue between thought processes, intuited gestures, materials and images. Her work reflects on modernity, and the intersection of myth, narrative and science.
Attoun is a lecturer at the Multidisciplinary Art Faculty, Shenkar College for Engineering and Design, Ramat-Gan.
Represented by Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel