Maia Matches lives & works in Amsterdam.
Bachelor in Sculpture, the Academy of Fine Arts & Design, 's-Hertogenbosh NL (2003).



Ongoing since 2004 – Assistant to Lily van der Stokker at museums, galleries and art fairs. Skills include: mural-making in acrylic paint, custom colour mixing, lettering, drawing/tracing and personal assistance. 

Ongoing since 2018 – Risography assistant (volunteer) at AGALAB / Knust. Task: assist customers in creating unique risograph prints.

Ongoing since 2020 – Coorindator of the Artist-in-Residency programme (volunteer) at Plantage Dok. Skills include: coordination, communication, website publishing (Wordpress) and personal assistance for the guest artist(s).

Ongoing since 2022 – Member of the editorial team at Pulp deLuxe (volunteer). Tasks include: judging new comic submissions from Belgium and the Netherlands and writing articles (ie. interviews). Skills are: communication and social media marketing. 


2021 – Hé Trut! Stem op een wijf election poster commissioned by ATTAK graphic studio in Den Bosch, NL. This poster was featured in the exhibitions 'Algemene Beschouwingen', 'Publieke Werken Rotterdam' & postered on the streets of Amsterdam.

2020 – Debate Room, Amsterdam Museum. Enlarged print of (h)OERDOM displayed next to Jimini Hegnitt's installation: Nr.1 Tourist Attraction.

2019 – Stad in Zicht, group show of illustrators & photographers commissioned by the City Archives Amsterdam. Enlarged prints of Het Gore Lef & Tuig van de Richel were displayed in the entrance hall.

2018 – The Many Faces of Frankenstein group show honoring 200 years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, featuring a larger-than-life centerpiece in Gallery 37PK during Haarlem comic festival.

2017 – The Half Truth, hosted by Tilburg. A weekend of live risograph printing & exhibition at Graphic Matters Festival, Breda.


2021 – How I Became a Comic Artist, initially published in the Megillah anthology (Bistro Books) and online comic platform Pulp deLuxe (based in Belgium). Self-published as a risograph zine in 2022.

2019 – The 6th City Illustrator, commissioned by the Amsterdam City Archive. National newspaper 'Het Parool' published 4 spreads in January, April, July & November 2019.

2018 – Bitch Knows Best, self-published risograph comic book, 32 pages (second print in 2021).

2018 – Incelocalyse, self-published risgraph mini-comic, 12 pages.

2017 – Fear of Missing Out, webcomic in 6 episodes.

2016 – Oeverloos, a comic newspaper with contributions from 24 comic artists from Amsterdam. Edition of 20.000 free for Amsterdam citizens.

2014 – Wat Wil West, a comic newspaper with contributions from 24 comic artists from Amsterdam. Edition of 20.000 free for Amsterdam citizens.

2014 – de Kraker, de Agent, de Jurist en de Stad. Graphic novel published by Bezige Bij / Oog & Blik, Amsterdam. 


2022 – Small Press Prize, received 2nd place for my self-published comic How I Became a Comic Artist. Awarded by Haarlem Stripdagen & Cross Comix Rotterdam.

2020 – Start Subsidy (for South African art research), Creative Industry Fund, NL

2019 – City Illustrator of Amsterdam, City Archives, Municipality of Amsterdam 

2017 – Call for Illustrators, Creative Industry Fund, NL 

2014 – Grants for the graphic novel de Kraker, de Agent, de Jurist en de Stad were awarded by the Amsterdam Art Fund, Prince Bernard Culture Fund, Organisation of Democracy and Media

2011 – Artist-in-residency, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa