- Maja (pronounced like "Maya") is an independent artist currently living in New Jersey. She was born in the former Yugoslavia and lived most of her life in Serbia. She received formal training in restoration of art at the Serbian Orthodox Church Academy of Arts and Conservation in Belgrade, and has worked on restoring a number of pieces from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. After graduating from the Academy in 2011, she moved to the United States the following year and, in addition to restoration, decided to pursue her original interest in painting. Since then, she has been actively working on building her portfolio in various mediums. Her first collection of paintings titled Spacescapes examines the beauty of the universe, with oil on canvas works detailing nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, and other astronomical phenomena.