Iryna Maksymova (b.1991, Kolomyia) is a Ukrainian artist who explores subjects that touch her personally. While the storyline, colour contrasts and characters appear simple at first sight, they reflect the deepest part of her inner feelings. Every work is a manifesto and a call to action. The female silhouettes which are present in a lot of Maksymova’s works are very powerful and often convey both feminine and masculine characteristics. Another common subject in Maksymova’s work is animals whom she strives to give a voice which they don’t usually have. In this way, Iryna explores the ideas of feminism, sexism, ecology and cruelty towards people or animals. Through her practice, Maksymova seeks to influence people and make them reflect not only on the visual part of the work but also on the idea behind it that might motivate a change.


Solo Exhibitions include (Upcoming) Pieces, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); ‘Kalyna’, Everywhere I look I see your eyes, Casae Studio Granados, Barcelona, Spain (2023); She Will Win, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2022); Kristin Hjelleg- jerde Gallery, London, UK (2022); Big Opening, Lviv, Ukraine (2021); Wild cats in circus, Lviv, Ukraine (2020).


Group Exhibitions include ‘Untitled Miami Beach’, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Miami, USA (2022); ‘Uprising’, Schloss Gòˆrne, Berlin, Germany (2022); The Horses, Galeria Herrero De Tejada, Madrid, Spain (2022); The Flow, Fir Gallery, Beijin, China (2022); Paper, Beers, London, UK (2022); Explosion, Lviv, Ukraine (2021); Shit Art Show 4, LA, USA (2021); 19karengallery, Australia (2021); Conscious, Kyiv, Ukraine (2021); Weserhalle, Berlin, Germany (2021); Explosion, Lviv, Ukraine; Arch & Posed, Online show (2012).


Highlights and Awards

Iryna Maksymova’s work can be found in various international private and public collections such as the Bunker Artspace Museum and the W Art Foundation.