Maria Hardin is a Swedish-American artist and bilingual poet based in Stockholm. She holds an MFA in Fine Arts from HDK-Valand (2023). From 2016-2022 Maria published under the pen name Mai Ivfjäll.

Maria is the author of the chapbooks Into Longing Vast Rose (If a Leaf Falls Press, UK), Andakt (AFV Press, NO), Weep Hole (Sad Press, UK), and Sick Sonnets (Radioactive Cloud, USA). Her writing has appeared in American Chordata, Burning House Press, Denver Quarterly, Fanzine, Gutter, Ligeia, Odiseo Magazine, Ordkonst, Populär Poesi, SLFFCK, Spam Zine, Spectra Poetry, Tidskriften Provins, Wigleaf, Vakxikon’s Greek Anthology of Young Swedish Writers, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Cute Girls Watch When I Eat Aether, will be published by Action Books April 15, 2024. The book is currently availible for world wide pre-order

Maria is interested in the potential of language to alter consciousness. Moving across mediums, she brings language from the page, and screen, into the physical world by creating installations, sound sculptures, and site specific works where audiences can encounter sick time, feminine wounding, and mystical suspensions of coexistence.

Her work has been exhibited across Scandinavia, and her writing has been published in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Greece, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States of America.