Maia Kumari Gilman
A writer, Architect, artist, and Reiki Master whose award-winning work has been featured by USA Today and the Sundance Channel, Maia Kumari Gilman grew up in Canada and now lives in the United States in New Jersey with her husband and their two children. Gilman is the author of the eco-fiction novel The Erenwine Agenda (ASEI Arts, 2017) and is currently writing her next novel, Otter Coast, which has a focus on creative states of consciousness. A third and related novel-in-the-works, Rail, touches on the complexities of high-speed transport in the modern world.
Gilman has published numerous nonfiction green building articles, and contributed a case study to How to Design and Build a Green Office Building: A Complete Guide to Making Your New Or Existing Building Environmentally Healthy (Atlantic Publishing Company, 2011).
A visual artist, Gilman expresses herself not only through the written word, but also through color and line. In 2018 she showed her work in the group exhibition Domus Terrae, an art show held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to honor the international negotiations of the UN around migration and refugees. She exhibits her work locally in the New York area and maintains a private art studio in New Jersey.