Maria Pittaway Vega, professionally known as Sky Vega, is an award winning multi-disciplinary artist. She has garnered accolades across a variety of endeavors with an artistic education that spans the globe; she has studied and worked in South Africa, Greece and the United States.
Her artistic output ranges from creating children's books, stop motion animation, creative directing, fine and commercial art to recording and performing original music. She is also a teaching and working special effects makeup artist for the Make-up Designory and occasionally offers a variety of artistic educational workshops to her private clientele at Abracadabra Superstore, where she also retails her creative media.
In the visual arts arena, Sky has displayed her creative leanings from the earliest age. Coming from an artistic family, she has exhibited her works informally since age 16. She was educated at the South African School of Art, Dance, Drama and Music, where she studied art on an artistic scholarship. At age 19 the Pensioners Society of Greece hosted her first solo painting show. Later Sky attended college for Computer Graphic Animation & Multi-Media at A.K.T.O. School of Art & Design in Athens. In 2007 The School Of Visual Arts in N.Y. featured her work with a two-week exhibition and in 2015 Sky was named the winner of the BRIC Arts Media Viewers Choice Award, for her sculptural prosthetic work “Geode.”
In the film industry, Sky is an award nominated Special Effects Makeup Artist and creative costume provider. She studied Special Effects Makeup at the School of Visual Arts and fine-tuned those abilities with studies at the Makeup Designory in New York. She has worked as the Department Head on many feature films, shorts, music videos and TV shows and is credited with producing molds and life casting for The Hobbit Trilogy. Her clientele includes a slew of celebrities such as Dr. Oz, “Weird Al” Yankovic, platinum artist P!nk , Anderson Cooper, Isabella Rossellini and many more.
In entertainment, the classically trained guitarist went on to tour independently and perform on the same bill as The Black Eyed Peas, Cee-Lo Green, White Lion, Ritchie Blackmore, among others. She has performed at over 2000 venues and festivals world-wide, from the European Rock Festival at Lekavitos stadium in Greece and the Goombay Festival in Miami, to headlining at the Hard Rock Cafe in Germany. The singer-songwriter-musician is both published and play-listed on multiple radio stations internationally.
Polymath Sky now continues to offer this wealth of knowledge though her creative service company based out of New York.
Fine Art: https://sky-vega.crevado.com
SFX & Make-up: www.skymua.com
Children's Books: https://sky-vega-art.crevado.com
All Media: http://sky707.tripod.com
Artist Profile Interview: www.bricartsmedia.org/studio-visit-open-call-winner-sky-vega