maja ira

Croatian living in Park City

After finishing the School of Applied Arts and Crafts Maja Ira (real name Maja Prelec) started School of Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia. Where she graduated with a Master's in Industrial Design.

While still in University she had the opportunity to do Interior design on multiple projects before meeting her husband in the US. Since being here she has gravitated more towards Fine Art and Printmaking with a modern and minimalistic feel, often combining different techniques for a masterful finish in her creative process.

Her block printing work depicts the beauty of the architecture in her surroundings portrayed in minimalistic and simplified illustrations transformed into linocut prints. As a Croatian who moved to Utah with a background in industrial design, she got intrigued with the difference in construction between the two.