Maryam Turkey is an Iraqi-American artist and designer based in Brooklyn, 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 painting. She continued her art and design education at Pratt Institute, earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Industrial Design in 2017.
Shortly after graduation, Turkey launched her studio, specializing in functional art. Across a range of media, each of Turkey’s designs is imbued with a unique story that gives it a reason to exist. In 2018, she won the Launch Pad Furniture Category at WantedDesign in New York. She was then awarded a residency at the Museum of Art and Design, followed by a residency at the World Trade Center.
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