Photo by  Kurt Fishback

Photo by Kurt Fishback

About Maya Kay Schweizer

Maya Kay Schweizer was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and received her BFA from the University of Denver. She has exhibited in the United States and India; her paintings are in private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Ongoing sketchbook journals record experiences and travels; a source of imagery for paintings that merge the real and the unreal inviting viewers into another realm beyond our everyday vision. 

Schweizer taught Drawing, Painting and Art History at Sacramento Country Day School High School, Sacramento, California, for several decades sharing her passion for creative exploration with her students. A member of Matrix Workshop of Women Artists, she exhibited with Matrix and participated in invitational shows across the U. S. and in India. Her passion for the art of other cultures, non-western art and ancient sites inspired travels throughout North America, Europe and India. She currently works and teaches in her Sacramento Studio.


Group Exhibits: Artistic Edge Gallery, Sacramento, CA

4 Artists, Artistic Edge Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Pence Gallery, Davis CA, 71 Women Artists, Kurt Edward Fishback • California State Fair, Fine Art Competition

Then and Now, Solo Exhibition, Sacramento Country Day School 50th Anniversary Celebration

International Mask Exhibition, Touring Show of Selected Artists Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India 

Masquerades, Touring Mask Show of Selected Artists, Urban Art Studio, Noida, India 

International Mask Exhibition, Nav Siddhartha Art Group Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi, India 

Sacratomato Arts Festival, Brickhouse, Sacramento, California 2010 Creative Merger II, Group Show, California Lawyer’s for the Arts

NAEA Electronic Gallery, Los Angeles, California

NAHS “Evolution/Revolution” Invitational Postal Show, Sacramento Country 

Travels, Solo Show, Java City, Loehman’s Plaza, Sacramento, CA 

NAHS Group Show, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California 

NAHS “Far Out Fishing”, Invitational Postal Show, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA 

NAEA Electronic Gallery, Los Angeles, California

NAHS “Where Were You When?” Invitational Postal Show, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA

NAHS “Out the Window”, Invitational Postal Show, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA

NAHS Show “Bag It Show n Tell” Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California

MATRIX The Bag Show, Sacramento, California

The Exquisite Fax, Faxed Images, Wall Installation of International Artists, St. Paul, Minnesota

Muse Gallery ~ Juried Invitational, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NAEA Electronic Gallery, Washington, D. C.

MATRIX Gallery, “BIrth Death & Mystery” Group Show

MATRIX Gallery Group Show, Sacramento, California

MATRIX Art Walk, Sacramento, California

Earhart’s Cafe ~ “Disarming Art,” Group Show, Sacramento, California

Bay Area Art Teachers Invitational, Holy Names College, Oakland, California

SCDS The Alice Matthews Invitational Exhibit, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California

NAHS “Incognito” Postal Art Invitational, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California

NAHS “Art Is....” Invitational Postal Show, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California

Local Color Gallery ~ Group Show, San Francisco, California

17th Street Gallery ~ Group Show, Denver, Colorado

Denver University Juried Student Group Show ~ Denver, Colorado

Allen Gallery Invitational, Denver Colorado

The Cellar Gallery ~ Solo Show, Denver, Colorado 

Recognition / Awards

Teacher Residency Fellow: Frank Lloyd Wright/Modern Architecture, Bear Run, PA

National Teacher Institute: Art History, Smithsonian Museum, Washington D. C.

Douc Langur Award, CAEA

Francie Tidey Award, Sacramento Country Day School 

California State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2016


1961-62 State University of Iowa, Iowa City
1962 - 65 University of Denver
1973 University of Denver, BFA Art Studio, Art Education 

University of California, Davis California State University, Sacramento University of California, Santa Cruz

K-12 Teaching Credential: Art ~ California 


Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California Sacramento State University, Sacramento, California
San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, California 

Workshop Presenter ~1999, 1994, 1992 ~ California Association of Independent Schools 

1980-94 California Art Education Association Presentations 

Professional Organizations

California Art Education Association National Art Education Association Matrix Gallery, former member, Creative Arts League, Sacramento California


2007 - Travel Study India
2008 - 2009 Travel Study India
2009 - 2010 Travel Study India
2010 - 2011 Travel Study India
2000 Travel Study: Museums: Boston, MA and Portland, ME
1998 Travel Study: Italy, Holland & England
1996 Travel Study: Petroglyphs & Pictographs: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona
1994 Travel Study: Italy
1991 Travel Study: France