Iryna Maksymova (b. 1991, Kolomyia) is a Ukrainian artist who received her degree at the Polytechnic National University in Ukraine in 2013. Maksymova strongly believes in art as a tool for social and political change, she draws on references from art history and her own imagination to create startlingly original compositions that are imbued with messages of hope and resistance. Her work bears a deep relationship to the land and culture of her home country.


Solo Exhibitions include Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, West Palm Beach, USA (2024); Pieces, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); Pieces, Svitlo, Lviv, Ukraine (2023);Everywhere I look I see your eyes, Casae Studio Granados, Barcelona, Spain (2023); She Will Win, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2022); Kalyna, The Dzyga Art Centre, Lviv, Ukraine (2022); Kalyna, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2022); Big Opening, Lviv, Ukraine (2021); Wild cats in circus,  Apartment 31, Lviv, Ukraine (2020).


Group Exhibitions include  The Collectyv, Namu Museum, Ukraine (2024); Charity exhibition “Mariya’s Dreams”, Vienna, Austria (2023); Regards Croisés, Cohle Galerie, Paris, France (2023); Charity exhibition, weandworld.bfk, Lugano, Switzerland (2023); Enter Art Fair, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Copenhagen, Denmark (2023); Art Busan, HOFA Gallery, Busan, South Korea (2023); Ukrainian Dream, We & The World Kozyteskyi Charity Foundation, London, UK (2023); Dallas Art Fair, Sapar Contemporary, Dallas, USA (2023); NEWDREAM WORLD, Sapar Contemporary, New York, USA (2023); Art Central Art Fair, HOFA Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2023); Everywhere I look I see your eyes, Casa Estudio Granado, Barcelona, Spain (2023); Untitled Miami Beach, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Miami, USA (2022);Uprising, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2022); The Horses, Galeria Herrero De Tejada, Madrid, Spain (2022);The Flow, Fir Gallery, Beijin, China (2022);Paper, Beers, London, UK (2022); Odesia, Contemporary Cluster Art Gallery, Rome, Italy (2022); NADA, Miami, USA (2022); Women and other wild creatures: matrilineal tales, Sapar Contemporary, New York, Paper, Beers Gallery, London, UK (2022); Uprising, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2022); Explosion, Lviv, Ukraine (2021); Shit Art Show 4, LA, USA (2021); 19karengallery, Australia (2021); Conscious, Kyiv, Ukraine (2021); Weserhalle, Berlin, Germany (2021); Back to School, Shit Art Club, Los Angeles, USA (2021); Explosion, Lviv, Ukraine; Arch & Posed, Online shows (2012).


Highlights and Awards

Iryna Maksymova has been the recipient of the 2023 Residency programme at the Chapelle Sté. Catherine, Loire, France ; the 2022 La Maison de Temps, Kauffenheim, France and the 2022 Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal ; the 2021 Vysokko Richka, Ukraine. Maksymova’s work can be found in international public collections such as the Bunker Artspace Museum, the W Art Foundation and Hong Art Museum, Suzhou, as well as private collections in Ukraine, USA, Australia, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland, China, Belgium, Sweden, Scotland, Taiwan, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Czech Republic, Thailand, Netherlands, Latvia.