STEPHANIE RUBIN

BIOGRAPHY

Stephanie Rubin

Stephanie Rubin, London, 1968.

Is a London-based sculptor, who trained at City and Guilds of London Art School, Fine Art Sculpture(1989-1993), where she studied sculpture, drawing, casting methods and construction; tutored by Allan Sly RA FRBS and Kim Amis.

Stephanie has recently been awarded mentoring sessions with Martin Jennings FRBS by the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

Artists Statement - Stephanie Rubin - 2008

Stephanie’s early training is rooted in traditional sculpture, archaeological restoration and work within art bronze foundries. This grounding, combined with the experience of theatre set construction and the fabrication of artefacts for theme parks, has led to a unique understanding of how stories are expressed through the context of scenery and the person. The experience gained from working with ancient historical works and the contemporary performance environment has led to a number of influences on her practice.


Exhibitions - (collective, if not otherwise stated)

2009

Face 2009, Society of Portrait Sculptors, The Gallery, Cork Street, London

2008

Face 2008

'some sense of here in relation to there', Menier Gallery, London(two person show)

2007

Mapping, Bury Art Gallery, Museums & Archives, Manchester

2005

The Power of the Image, The Atrium, MTV Networks, London

Opening Exhibition at 'Charing X' Gallery, London

2004

la piel, BAC 04, CCCB(Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture), Spain

Jerwood Drawing Exhibition 2004 , Jerwood Gallery, London & Tour

2002

Land, Artsway, New Forest, UK

Face 2002

2001

Geddon Gallery, Essex

A Retrospective of W. Utermohlen at the Wellcome Institute, London

Fleart Gallery, London

2000

Crossing Boundaries, The Rosemary Branch, London

Izu Panorama Park Museum, Izu, Japan

The Box Show, New Grafton Gallery, London

1999

Face 1999

1998

New Works, The Rosemary Branch, London

Viewpoints , Artsway, New Forest, UK

1997

Brightsparks, The Rosemary Branch, London

Fragility and Communication,The Limehouse Gallery, London(solo)

Small Objects, The Rosemary Branch, London(solo)

David Shapiro, London

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Arts, London

1996

Name, Alternative Arts, London

1994

Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone, UK

1993

Alwin Street Gallery, London

Testimonials

John Sherwood, Little Heath Secondary School, Romford, Essex.

It was a most enjoyable two days, the pupils and staff gave us a lot of positive feedback.

The outcomes were very strong. The materials and techniques were conducive to the production of a strong, sound result. The choice of project was suitable, in that it occupied the two days well, allowing for the production of two related outcomes. It has provided variety to the pupils' exam submission, and gave them a fresh and deeper experience of three dimensional work.

The workshop allowed pupils of any ability to achieve, as the work could be elaborated according to the pupils' individual abilities. The project encouraged some pupils to combine their efforts and work in a group. This was a new experience for some of them and fulfils an Art Dept objective.

The work was introduced well, with effective demonstrations and visual aids.

Debbie Hepplestone, Community Arts Coordinator, St Bernard's Catholic High School, Rotherham.

From the outset, Stephanie's calm and assured manner put students at ease and created a warm and stimulating environment for learning. Stephanie gave clear instructions and demonstrations for students to follow, whilst giving them the freedom to individualise their oucomes and extend their own learning - stretching the group to produce quality outcomes as part of the process.

She successfully balanced her role as lead practitioner and professional artist, with the needs to address health and safety and an awareness of group dynamics - keeping her eye on the bigger picture.

Staff who worked with Stephanie during the week found her to be well organised, approachable and observed how students valued her sound subject knowledge.

I would certainly recommend Stephanie for future workshops and would definately have her back to work with our own students as a creative, flexible and well organised workshop leader.