Maia Gambis (1977) is an artist and clinical psychologist of French-Venezuelan origin, currently based in Quito, Ecuador.
Her visual language broadly explores the parameters of human nature in both its structural and organic form, often staging the tension between the natural world and that which is man-made. Her portafolio includes photography, sculpture, painting, conceptual pieces and installations.
Through her use of diverse mediums, her work has increasingly served the purpose of engaging in socially oriented projects that pertain to creativity and its effect on mental health. In 2008 she founded "Museo del Niño y del Niño en el Adulto" — a space for children and for the 'child within' — dedicated to strengthening communities through creative expression. In 2010, she launched "Ecuador visto por los niños" ("Ecuador seen through the children"), a photographic project with refugee children in collaboration with HIAS Ecuador. Most recently, she created "Altavoz historias migrantes", an initiative that collects and records stories of immigrants.