Mariia Loniuk was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Now she’s a freelance artist and teacher at her own drawing courses. Mariia received a bachelor’s degree at the Publishing and Printing Institute in Kyiv, majoring in fine arts. After that, she worked as a digital artist for 8 years in game development. The outbreak of a full-scale war induced her to paint war. Mariia felt that she had to scream through her drawings, and hoped that someone would hear her.