MARYIA BULKA | LOS ANGELES | BELARUS |       

Born and raised in Belarus (Eastern Europe), Maryia Bulka relocated in 2015 to Los Angeles, where she now lives and works.

Exploring different media -- analogue black and white photography in particular -- helped Maryia to discover her penchant for graphic painting.

"It’s straightforward, sonorous and versatile," she says, adding motorcycle paintings have become the centerpiece of her recent work and her newly launched small business -- Tinta by Bulka -- which features ink art, prints and more.

Her history of riding started a couple of years ago with a Vespa, which became her first means of transportation in LA, and more than that, a way to experience life and road anew on two wheels. The Vespa is now gone, but Maryia and her husband still enjoy taking their Monster and Triumph out on rides.