Born in New Jersey, Maya Brym was trained in painting at Yale College (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design (MFA). After participating in the 2005 Terra Foundation Residency in Giverny, France, the artist moved from Philadelphia to New York City. In 2010, Brym was awarded a painting fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts, for which she organized a group exhibition, April Sky, in 2011. She has exhibited her work at frosch&portmann (NYC), Nancy Margolis Gallery (NYC), Michael Rosenthal Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Jack the Pelican Presents (Brooklyn, NY), Vaudeville Park (Brooklyn, NY) and the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (New Haven, CT), among other venues. Brym has lived and worked in the Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills since 2017.