Tammie Rubin was born in Chicago, Illinois, a sculptor who transforms familiar and trivial objects into mythic relics: surreal, dark, playful and sensual. Her works are intensely colored, technically complex, and intricately ornamented sculptural assemblages of everyday objects. Rubin completed her MFA in Ceramics at the University of Washington, and she received a BFA in Ceramics and Art History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She was awarded a grant from Artist Trust, Grants for Artist Projects (GAP), and an Artist Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Rubin’s work has appeared in the journals fields Issue 7, Ceramics: Art & Perception, Ceramics Monthly, and newspapers such as The Seattle Time, The News-Gazette, and The Austin American Statesman. Rubin has discussed her work and shared her techniques through lectures and workshops at various art centers and universities.
She has exhibited nationally; selected solo exhibitions include de stijl Gallery, Austin, TX, Charak Gallery at Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, the Sarah M. Hurt Gallery at the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, and Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA. Selected group exhibitions include Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science, IN, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX, Rockford Art Museum, IL, Mulvane Art Museum, KS, and Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL. Rubin lives and works in Austin, TX, where she is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture & Ceramics at St. Edward’s University.