BIO

Maya Eizin Öijer (born 1946) is a Swedish artist currently living and working in Stockholm.
She was a professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

Eizin Öijer has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in museums. In 2007 the pictorial suite Once The Tree Was In Bloom was exhibited at The 1st at Moderna, an exhibition programme for contemporary art at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The artwork was named after a poem by the legendary Bruno K. Öijer. The poem was  presented as a separate section flanked by two monumental images.

The retrospective Maya Eizin Öijer 1980 – 2004 opened at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Bohusläns Museum in 2004 and then traveled to Bildmuseet Umeå University in 2005. In 2006 the retrospective was exhibited at the Uppsala Art Museum, Örebro Konsthall and at Passagen Linköpings Konsthall.

Eizin Öijer was featured together with Bruno K. Öijer in the film documentary Wilderness – 2 x Öijer on SVT Swedish Public Television in 2011.

The artist´s work has been included in group exhibitions at museums in Sweden and in other countries such as Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2015, the Uppsala Art Museum in 2017 as well as the Riga National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia and at the Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland in 2018.

Eizin Öijer has received awards, fellowships and residencies from many art institutions such as The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and The Royal Institute of Art.

She is represented in many public collections such as the art collections of the Moderna Museet, the Malmö Art Museum and the Norrköping Art Museum.

Eizin Öijer is represented by gallery Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm.

ONCE THE TREE WAS IN BLOOM, MODERNA MUSEET, 2007