PRESS RELEASE: Maja Petrić Opens AIEye Art Gallery

Press Release

Maja Petrić Opens AIEye Art Gallery

February 11, 2019

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager 

Redmond, WA – Current Redmond Artist-in-Residence, Maja Petrić, has transformed her art studio into a gallery. The grand opening of the space, located at 16528 Cleveland Street, Building D, Redmond, WA 98052, takes place on Friday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will showcase existing Lost Skies artworks from her AIEye series and opportunities for attendees to participate in the development of new, Redmond specific AIEye artwork. The new artwork will debut as a part of So Bazaar this summer. On-going, drop-in hours at the gallery will be Monday and Thursday’s from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In Lost Skies, Maja seeks to capture people's perspective on climate change and engage their connection with nature. To achieve this all-encompassing collective gaze, Maja partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) scientist Mihai Jalobeanu. Together, they created a system, AIEye, that is designed to process vast numbers of images that document the manifold of people’s visions of nature and create one image that represents all the collected images. Human hands alone could not possibly accomplish this processing, meaning, Lost Skies would not be possible without AI.

“I am focused on re-appropriating AI as an artistic tool to engage people's emotions and facilitate poetic connections between one another,” explains Artist-in-Residence, Maja Petrić. “Instead of considering AI a threat, we could adopt it as a vehicle that allows us to reach new emotional terrains that could not be accessible otherwise.”

Maja Petrić is a new media artist. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree from New York University. She taught at the University of Washington, Complutense University of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, and European Institute of Design. She directs and teaches the graduate program Creative Lighting at the European Institute of Design in Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited internationally, and her art is represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art Gallery in Seattle.

The Redmond Artist-in-Residence Program stimulates cultural vibrancy in Downtown Redmond’s parks and challenges residents to become an active participant in civic life and cultural advocacy. For more information about Maja Petrić’s work, please visit

For questions and more information contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on