Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, M.I.A., is an English musician, producer, painter, and director. Her music combines elements of hip-hop, electronica, dance, alternative, and influences from around the world. She is the first artist to be nominated for all of the following awards: an Academy Award (for her work on the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire), two Grammys, a Brit Award, and Mercury Prize; and the first artist of Asian descent to be nominated for an Academy Award and Grammy in the same year. The first nine years of her life were marked by displacement due to the Sri Lankan civil war- a theme that influences her work, which is often political. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in London.

M.I.A. was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2012 and written by M.I.A.

M.I.A. is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: Design

Stars and Stealths from the Freedom Birds exhibition. Spray paint on canvas (2002) -copyright M.I.A.
"How Many" logo and T-shirt design, Jamaica (2007) -copyright M.I.A.
"Censorship Causes Blindness", digital artwork, Los Angeles, (2010) & Backup singers in custom XXXO digital print burqas worn on tour throughout (2010-11) -copyright M.I.A.
Nisa, Freedom Bird. Animation with spray paint on canvas (2002) -copyright M.I.A.
Digitized felt-tip print (2006) -copyright M.I.A.
Counterfeit leopard print. Felt-tip pen on fabric and paper. India (2006) -copyright M.I.A.