Iryna Maksymova - Contemporary Figurative Artist 

I am a Ukrainian figurative artist talking about things that touch me personally.

I was born and raised in a small town in the western part of Ukraine called Kolomyia. In 2013 graduated from the graphic design department of Lviv Polytechnic National University. I began my artistic journey in 2020 with my first solo show in Lviv. Since that time I participated in various group shows in Ukraine and around the world including New York (2022), London (2022), Madrid (2022), Beijing (2022), Los Angeles (2021), Golden Coast (2021), Berlin (2021) and solo shows in Berlin (2022) and in London (2022).

Currently two solo shows are open for visit:  "Kalyna" in Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery (London) and "She will win" in Circle Culture solo show (Berlin).

With my figurative and naive artworks I give an innocent and easy voice to the world problems that touch me personally. I am exploring woman body as both feminine and masculine, empowering equality and interconnection as well as constantly seeking and developing the way to add traditional Ukrainian motifs in a fresh new visual forms and cultivating Ukrainian primitivism art. 

Currently living in Lviv, Ukraine.

Exhibitions 

Solo

2022

"She will win", Berlin, Germany

2020

"Wild cats in circus", Lviv, Ukraine

Group

2022

"Women and other wild creatures: matrilineal tales", 
Sapar Contemporary
, New York, USA

2022

"The horses", Galeria Herrero De Tejada, Madrid, Spain

2022

"The Flow", Fir Gallery, Beijin, China

2022

"Paper", Beers Gallery, London, UK

2021

"Explosion", Fest Republic, Lviv, Ukraine

2021

"Back to School", Shit Art Club, Los Angeles, USA

2021

19karengallery, Golden Coast, Australia

2021

"Conscious", Kyiv, Ukraine

2021

Weserhalle, Berlin, Germany

2021

"Arch & Posed", Online show

Private collections

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

Contact Me

2021

2022

"Big opening", Lviv, Ukraine

"Kalyna", London, UK