MAYA EIZIN ÖIJER is part of the Young Generation of Swedish artists who emerged and won critical acclaim during the Postmodernism movement in the 1980s. Throughout her career, her work has been widely displayed in institutions, notably the Moderna Museet in Stockhom, Sweden.
Rich, vibrant imagery and the idea of dualism—a universe in which opposites coexist—are features of Eizin Öijer’s work. Early on, already in the 1990s, she used digital image processing, fusing painting and photography, to create works with allusions to dreams and the archetypal landscape of the subconscious.
Born in 1946 in Stockholm, Sweden, she studied at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, and Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2007, Once the Tree Was in Bloom, a show based on a poem by Bruno K. Öijer debuted at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2009–2010, Maya Eizin Öijer, Works 1980–2004 toured Swedish museums, including Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden.
In 2022, Maya Eizin Öijer–Et in Arcadia Ego: Works 1990–2022 was installed at the gallery Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden.