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Maija Fiebig is known for her highly detailed, atmospheric paintings of abstracted plant forms and patterns. She has recently expanded into new dimensions with sculptural textiles. Working with thread, roving, and yarn, Maija creates unexpected spherical forms—poms—that feel like small planets unto themselves. Her embroidered panels feature the exacting detail of her painting style, but performed in delicate bead, sequin and thread. 


Born in Seattle, Washington, Maija has exhibited nationally in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Seattle. Her work is institutionally collected (Microsoft & Harborview), and she is the recipient of multiple fellowships and residencies including Vermont Studio Center and is the recipient of the Professional Edge Award. She splits her time making work from her home in the Pacific Northwest, on the road, and sometimes in a small inflatable boat.

curriculum vitae


1998 BFA Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Concentration in painting and printmakingm minor in Art History


Solo Exhibitions 1998-2017

2017 New Paintings, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle WA
2016 Maija Fiebig New work, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle WA

Maija Fiebig New Paintings, Michele Mariaud Gallery, NY NY 2015 New Work, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Charm, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 New Paintings, G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Moss, G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Images of the Floating World, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA
2004 Genuine Imitation Gallery, Portland, OR

Visage, Portland, OR 2003 Compound, Portland, OR

Smoots, Velocity Art and Design, Seattle, WA 2002 Piku-Niku, Velocity Art and Design, Seattle, WA

Overland Agency, Portland, OR
2001 Velocity Art and Design, Seattle,WA
1999 Scratch Pink it Bleeds, Omni Gallery, Bellingham, WA 1998 Insects, VU Gallery, Bellingham, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions 2002-2014

2014 Blown, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Balls Out, Grass Hut Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Group Show, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA 2006 Its All Wood, Renowned Gallery, Portland ,OR 2005 Georgetown Invasion, All City Coffee, Seattle, WA

Soft Salience, Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA 2004 Seattle to Portland, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR

Knock on Wood, Saw Gallery, Seattle, WA 2002 Consequence, Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

Are You Listening, Warehouse A, Portland, OR

Selected Publications 2001-2017

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, The Stranger, May 2022

2016 City Arts Magazine “Claire”, Amanda Manitach 2014 Microsoft Art Publication, “Swamp Jungle” 2003 Portland Mercury "Music and Art" Ann Ramano 2003 Portland Mercury, Cover art

2001 Seattle Weekly, "Forever 1974" Soyon Im
2001 Tablet Newspaper, "Musical Galleries" Karla Esquirel

Awards and Residencies

2016 Vermont Studio Center - Artist in residence, Johnson, VT

2003 Professional Edge Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA,


Weyerhaeuser, Seattle Microsoft Art Collection, Seattle Swedish Medical Center, Seattle



2014 Essenza restaurant, Vale, CO - Project budget: 24,000
2012 Water and Stone restaurant, Hong Kong - Project budget: 10,000

2005 Velocity Art and Design, private commission - Various Project

budgets: 5,500- 10,000


2016 Vermont Studio Center - Classroom assistant

2010-present Sanctuary Art Center - Board Member and Volunteer 

inquiries are welcome

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