New York, New York
Maryam Turkey is an Iraqi-American artist and designer based in New York, NY. In 2009, she moved with her family as refugees to the United States, where she attended Baltimore School for the Arts high school and learned traditional fine arts. She then continued her art and design education at Pratt Institute, where she earned her Bachelor of Industrial Design in 2017. Shortly after graduation, Turkey started her own studio practice on the side while working in the design industry.
Her first major recognition was winning the Launch Pad Furniture Category at WantedDesign during NYCxDESIGN in 2018. Turkey was then awarded an art and design residency at the Museum of Art and Design in New York in 2019. In 2020, she was included on Sight Unseen's American Design Hot List. She is currently an artist in residence at Silver Arts at the World Trade Center, where she has developed a new body of sculptural objects with mixed clay.