Maud Rijken has a hybrid career as an artist and teacher of visual art and art history. As an artist she has specialized in photographic images and graphics such as screen printing and etchings. She has exhibited several times in both solo and group exhibitions.

Rijken studied at the Arnhem School of the Arts (now Artez) in the direction of first degree teacher drawing. Afterwards she completed the training as a documentary photographer at the Academy for Photography in Amsterdam. She has worked as a photojournalist for various newspapers and other clients. Since 2001 she has been working as a teacher of visual and art history in secondary education and mainly teaches senior secondary students, HAVO and VWO. Since this year, she also works for the Board for Testing and Examinations and is a member of the assessment committee for the final exams Art General Havo and Vwo.

Rijken's work is situated on the interface between documentary photography and autonomous art. With a strong fascination for form and alienation, Rijken captures the world in all its daily life. Nature and human interventions in nature are important sources of inspiration and are reflected in almost all her work.

In 2019 Rijken set up a collaborative collective with artist Liesbeth Peters ( The works they create together are based on experimentation with and research into most natural materials such as textiles, wood, stone, sand, fungi and mosses. The combination of graphic techniques and textile work forms come together in tactile works. Experiment that is controlled from both rationality and intuition is an important starting point.  


2020 commissioned design for the lining of a Toga

2019 Founded LM Co-Lab (

2018 Collaboration with artist Liesbeth Peters

2017 Groupexhibition 'textile fascinated'

2016 Works on textile

2016 Project; 'Horses'

2015 'Henk van Stokkom fund', fund to work for a year at print lab 'Daglicht'

2016 Participation LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016

2016 Participation Magnum Photography Awards 2016


1990-1995 Artez academy of fine arts, Arnhem. Master art education and art history.

1995-1996 Artez academy of fine arts, Arnhem. Autonomous arts.

1999-2002 Academy of photography, Amsterdam. Photojournalism.


1996-2007: Autonomous photographer and Freelance photographer for newspapers (Dagblad de Limburger, Brabants Dagblad), city of Eindhoven, Youthcare and Schools.

2002 - now: Teacher of visual arts and art history.

2012 - now: Autonomous photographer and graphic- and textile designer. 


2017 groupexhibition 'Textile Fascinated' at GA Den Bosch, NL

2015 solo exhibition at TAC, TAC Eindhoven, NL

2014 10 years TAC, TAC Eindhoven, NL

2013 Graphic Lab 'Daglicht', Eindhoven, NL. 

2007 Gallery 'De Kunstvloer', Tegelen, NL 

2006 Photofestival Deurne, Deurne, NL 

2005 Catriena Church, Eindhoven, NL

2003 Museum 'de Wieger', Deurne, NL

2003 Gallery 'ID', Helmond, NL

2003 Gallery 'Rebound', Eindhoven, NL

2003 Gallery 'Bart', Nijmegen, NL 

2002 Inspection of education, Utrecht, NL

2002 Gallery 'de Melkweg', Amsterdam, NL

2001 Gallery 'Piadza', Tielt, Belgium

1997 Gallery 'Het Schepenhuis', Budel, NL

1996 K.U.N. (Catholic University Nijmegen), Nijmegen, NL