Maria Naita is an accomplished multi-media African female artist whose art career spans nearly two decades. She holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Mekerere University in Kampala. Naita is a seasoned sculptress who works in wood, metal, cement and fibers glass and has worked on several major public monuments in the Great Lakes region. In 2005 she founded the KANN Artists studio along the Kampala-Entebbe highway.
In 2014, Naita was commissioned by the government of Uganda to make “The Journey” a sculpture commemorating Uganda’s 50th Independence, The Kabamba Monument in Bombo, 2013, “The stride” Monument to commemorate the Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting hosted in Uganda. Naita’s work is majorly figurative, inspired by her multiple roles as an African working woman, mother, wife and as a human being in the midst of this environment. She believes that “there is no better way of showcasing a society’s heritage and culture, or of communicating one’s innermost being than through art.”