Rita Maikova (b. 1990 in Ukraine) is a Ukrainiain artist who lives and works in Kyiv. She studied Fine Arts at the Kherson art school, graduating in 2003. Maikova explores the idea of love, focusing mainly on stopping the endless inner discourse going on in any person’s head. By investigating the here and now, Maikova’s works are full of symbols and signs, progressing between the conscious and subconscious mind, which she represented on her canvases -- The idea that the variety and interweaving of forms excite the imagination.
Solo exhibitions include (Upcoming) Bones and Ribbons, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); The New World Solo, Museum of Kyiv, Ukraine (2022); Expo 2020 Dubai, Tuasho Gallery, Ukraine (2021-2022); Volta Art Fairs, Tuasho Gallery, Basel Switzerland (2021); First Ukrainian NFT Exhibition, Unit City Karkov, Ukraine (2021); its not the Louvre, Kiev, Ukraine (2018); AMD Gallery, Ukraine (2018).
Group exhibitions include Uprising, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Goerne, Germany (2022); Women and other wild creatures: matrilineal tales, Sapar Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.; Imago Mundi – Benetton art project, Galleries delle Prigioni, Reviso, Italy (2022); Group exhibition #1, Tuasho Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine (2022); Verbalisation, Institute of Contemporary Art Problems, Ukraine (2021); Ukrainian Fashion Week, Ukraine (2017); Pierre Cardin Residence, France (2017); Yellow Giant, Gallery Odessa, Ukraine (2016); Feldman Art Park, Ukraine (2015).
Highlights and Collections
Rita Maikova's work can be found in private and public collections amongst them the Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and the RO2 Art Collection, Dallas, USA.