Maya was born in Varna, Bulgaria. Works as a free lanced art critic in the field of contemporary art and as a visual artist. PhD & MA in Department of Fine Arts & Art History (contemporary art) of the National academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. Co-director of Videoholica team & member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
Her painting is inspired by the contemporary reality, fused with traditional elements from different cultures-Indian, African, Japanese etc. The main subject represented is the human figure against rich, decorative, imaginary background. Jazz and ethnic music has also strong impact on her art- not only as a sound, but also as visual expression.