Maria Rubinke

Overview

Born 1985 in Denmark.

Maria Rubinke works with the classic porcelain figure, where she allows the incomprehensible and chaotic in the human subconscious to rise to the surface. The pure white porcelain surface attracts the gaze of the viewer, but at the same time distorts our presuppositions when the small porcelain girls are slowly broken down and subjected to contrast-filled madness. They sink down and seem to drown in the thick mud of the bog and are fatally bitten by a snake. Like the surrealists, Maria Rubinke thematizes the complexity of the human psyche and works in a formal idiom all her own.

Maria Rubinke studied at the School of Glass and Ceramics on Bornholm in 2008. Later she has exhibited at Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art in Norway and the Civic Museum Bassano del Grappa in Italy, and most recently she has presented a comprehensive solo exhibition, Fragile, at the Vejle Art Museum in 2012. Maria Rubinbkes first solo show at Martin Asbæk Gallery, It’s better to burn out than to fade away, was showed from the 11th April to 17th May 2014.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Maria Rubinke

Born 1985
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

EDUCATION
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Scools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (Bornholm, department of ceramic)
Graduated 2008

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
VOLTA, New York, USA

2014
It’s better to burn out than to fade away, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Fragile, Vejle Museum of Art, Denmark
Galleri Franz Pedersen, Denmark

2010
Hans Alf Gallery, Denmark

2009
Hans Alf Gallery, Denmark
Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark

2008
Galleri Falkener Project, Denmark

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
No Ordinary Moments, EMMA Museum, Finland

2016
Napoleon Complexity, AFA Gallery, New York & Las Vegas, USA

2015
Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Leaving An Image Behind, Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark

2014
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Denmark

2012
The Civic Museum Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium
Rasson Art Gallery, Belgium
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Paris, France
Galleri Franz Pedersen, Denmark
Hans Alf Gallery, Denmark

2011
Rasson Art Gallery, Belgium
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Paris, France
Galleri Franz Pedersen, Denmark
Hans Alf Gallery, Denmark

2010
Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art, Norway
Sølvberget, Stavanger Kulturhus, Norway
Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Paris, France
Gallery Artitled, Holland
Galleri Franz Pedersen, Denmark
Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark

2009
Hans Alf Gallery, Denmark
Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark
Galerie Ulf Saupe, Berlin
Galleri Falkener Project, Denmark
Grimmerhus, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark

2008
Galleri Falkener Project, Denmark
Grimmerhus, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark
Bornholm Museum of Art, Denmark

Other
SCOPE BASEL, 2013
SCOPE NEW YORK, USA, 2013
Just Mad Madrid, Spain, 2013
Just Mad Mia, Miami, USA, 2012
Slick Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Elephantparade 2011

Collections
Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art, Norway
Vejle Museum of Art, Denmark
Grimmerhus, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark
EMMA, Tapiola, Finland