Moya Aiken Biography

Moya Aiken is an Emmy award winning graphic artist and abstract mixed-media artist. Raised in England, Moya graduated from Central Saint Martins, the world famous design college at the University of Arts London, before moving to New York City. During Moya’s accomplished career, she’s designed for comedy central, HBO, Nickelodeon, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Rob’s Really Good, One Bridge Park, Capella Hotels and Resorts, and Spin NYC.

Moya has recently made a major lifestyle change, scaling back her full-time career and establishing permanent small-town residency in Essex, CT. When she’s not freelancing for Queue Graphics, she can be found in her studio.

1976 Foundation course in Art and Design
Manchester, UK
1977-1980 Ist class BA Hons in Textile Design
Central School St. Martins London UK

Artist Statement

“My inspiration is the most fundamental element in art – line. Quite simply, I have always been drawn [pun intended] to the varying qualities of line – the way it changes when crossing paths with another line, when it forms an outline, and the soft line of a shadow. Even the solid areas of my work consist of many varying lines forming a solid mass in which there are tiny lines of shadows, a result of the different depths of the graphite. I work primarily in graphite and oil, as they provide such unexpected dimensions to my art. Line is so simple and complex and exciting to me … it is the lifeline of my work!”


Select Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Paynter Fine Art, Lyme, Connecticut.
2014 Garvin Gallery, Essex Connecticut.
2012 Garvin Gallery, Essex Connecticut.

Group Exhibitions
2021 Sol Lewitt featuring Moya Aiken
2021 “New York in Chester” chester Gallery, Chester, Connecticut
2021 “Expanding Visions” Lyme Art Association
2020 ‘Yin and Yang” Winner “Does It Ever End” Lyme Art Association
2020 Melanie Carr gallery, Essex Connecticut
2019 River Valley Tour, Essex Art Association
2018 Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent New York. Featured Artist.
2017 Gallery 651 Middletown, Connecticut.
2015 Gallery 651 Middletown, Connecticut.

Grants and Awards
2020 Winner “Best Contemporary Art” Lyme Art Association Connecticut USA
2016 Awarded “Ford Foundation Grant” for a series of animated projects “Spectrum” and “The Internet Must Go”
1990 Emmy Award for Paintbox Artist “Decade”
1980 Top Textile Design Graduate of Great Britain, Royal college of Art London,