Maria Kanevskaya was born in March of 1987 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has a bachelor degree in Hospitality Management from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
In 2010 Maria moved to San Francisco to study English. That year she picked up a camera never thinking she would end up feeling so inspired, but a little flame was quickly lit and soon she was consumed by her new method of expression. Shortly after this she enrolled in classes, at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, to get technical training and develop a disciplined photography practice.
Maria Kanevskaya is influenced by the vision of dreams and everyday life, childhood memories, the interactions with people, the feelings that arise, and the films and works of other artists.She tries to create a different world with photography, a world that doesn’t exist but that some people might want to be a part of.
She currently lives in Bay Area with her husband and son.