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 then continued her art and design education at Pratt Institute where she earned her Bachelor of Industrial Design in 2017. Shortly after graduation, Maryam started her art and design practice with functional art and objects. Her greatest achievement was winning Launch Pad Furniture Category at Wanteddesign, NYCxDESIGN in 2018. She was then awarded a residency at the Museum of Art and Design where she developed her paper clay furniture collection “MAD Creatures”. She is currently pursuing an Artist residency at the World Trade Center where she is developing a new collection of sculptural furniture and sculptural paintings. Maryam’s work goes beyond the usual in materials and form, each piece she designs has a unique story which gives it a reason to exist.


August 2013 - May 2017

Pratt Institute, NY - Bachelor of Industrial Design 

August 2017 - September 2017

Domaine de Boisbuchet, France - Design Workshop Certificate



SilverArts Artist in Residence at WTC- 2020

MAD Museum Artist in Residence- 2019

Winner of Launch Pad Furniture Wanteddesign- 2018

Public Vote Winner of RADO Award Prize- 2018

Winner of Domaine de Boisbuchet Competition- 2017

Dwell Magazine Young Guns Listed- 2017

Art Recycling System Design Award Winner- 2016



Colors of Lebanon-2020

Inside Out- 2020

1stdibs Objects Permancence- 2019

Museum of Art and Design - Residency Program Closing Show- 2019

Wanteddesign (NYCxDESIGN) - Uphold Collection - 2019 

Lmack Gallery -  Green Life Group Show - 2019

Wanteddesign -  Launchpad Group Show - 2018