Maira Kalman is an author and illustrator.
Attended High School of Music and Art and New York University
Maira Kalman was married to the designer Tibor Kalman until his death in 1999.
Maira Kalman was born in Tel Aviv and moved to New York with her family at the age of four. She has worked as a designer, author, illustrator and artist for more than thirty years without formal training. Her work is a narrative journal of her life and all its absurdities. She has written and illustrated twelve children's books including Ooh-la-la- Max in Love, What Pete Ate, and Swami on Rye . She often illustrates for The New Yorker magazine, and is well known for her collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz on the NewYorkistan cover in 2001. Recent projects include The Elements of Style (illustrated), and a monthly on-line column entitled Principles of Uncertainty (2006-07) and The Pursuit of Happiness (2008-09) for The New York Times. She has had four exhibitions at the Julie Saul Gallery since 2003.
Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World), The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA;
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Further Illuminations, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
The Elements of Style, Memorial Art Gallery, Universtiy of Rochester, Rochester, NY
The Principles of Uncertainty, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008 Just Looking, Beihang University, Beijing, China
2007 The Principles of Uncertainty, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2005 I Can't Stand All the Excitement, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Just Looking, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
The Principles of Uncertainty, 2009
The Elements of Style, 2007
Smartypants (Pete In School), 2003
Colors : Tibor Kalman, Issues 1-13, 2007
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, 2002
What Pete Ate From A to Z, 2001
(un)Fashion (with Tibor Kalman), 2007
Next Stop Grand Central, 1999
Max Deluxe, 1996
Swami on Rye: Max in India, 1995
Ooh-la-la, Max in Love, 1994
Chicken Soup, Boots, 1993
Max in Hollywood, Baby, 1992
Roarr, Calder's Circus, 1991
Max Makes a Million, 1990
Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman, 1989
Hey Willie, See the Pyramids, 1988
Stay Up Late, 1985
Began a new blog for The New York Times, And The Pursuit of Happiness, in 2009
Illustrated a blog for The New York Times, The Principles of Uncertainty, from April 2006-2007
Cover artist for the New Yorker, most notable cover in collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz,"New Yorkistan"
Contributing Art/Editorial for the New York Times Interview, Departures, Travel and Leisure, etc.
President of M&Co. products distributed by the Museum of Modern Art
Designed a line of bags and dog/person rain gear for Kate Spade
Created sets for Mark Morris Dance group production of Four Saints in Three Acts, an opera by Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thompson
Mural for Library at PS47, Bronx, NY
Mural for Wave Hill Visitor's Center