Stephanie Rubin lives in Rye, East Sussex. She graduated in 1993 from City & Guilds of London Art School with a degree in Fine Art Sculpture. Running parallel to her career as a commercial sculptor Stephanie’s personal work concentrates on pushing the boundaries of traditional themes in portraiture and landscape.
Rubin has a fundamental interest in human identity and is currently exploring how she can portray an individual in clay with the same accuracy and passion as in a snapshot. In portraiture she chooses an unorthodox use of colour that has relation to the subject or unifies a specific collection. In the past Stephanie has documented life stories in producing collections of modelled clay heads and interviewing the sitters forming audiovisual installations.
Drawing plays an integral part of Rubin’s practise. Her drawing skills display an understanding of structure, proportion and balance. Often the drawing will lead her to explore the potential of working with new technologies. This occurred with ‘Perfect Storm’, a year long collection of weather data forming a sculpture, a collaboration with Jonathan Hogg which was selected for the Artangel Open Longlist/2014 and shortlisted for the Brighton/Hove Sculpture Plinth Campaign/2015.
Other works have been presented at numerous venues including CCCB (Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture) (2004), Artsway, New Forest (2002,1998), Jerwood Drawing Exhibition, London (2004), Bury Art Gallery, Manchester (2007), Wellcome Trust Institute, London (2001) and Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London (1997), Izu, Japan (2000) and with The Society of Portrait Sculptors (2013,2009, 2008, 2002 &1999). Stephanie has also carried out private commissions for collectors in Denmark, Spain and Britain.