Tammie Rubin is an artist who transforms familiar objects into mythic sculptures and installations, her material-and-process-driven works open-up dream-like spaces of unexpected associations and dislocations. Rubin received a BFA in Ceramics and Art History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and MFA in Ceramics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Rubin is a grant recipient from Cultural Arts Division Austin, Seattle Artist Trust Grants, and an Illinois Artist Project Grant. Her work is featured in online and printed publications; Artforum, Art in America, Glasstire, Hyperallergic, Sightlines, fields, Conflict of Interest, Arts and Culture Texas, Ceramics: Art & Perception, and Ceramics Monthly. Rubin exhibits widely, selections include Women & Their Work, Austin, TX; the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX; Horton Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA; George Carver Museum, Austin, TX; the Sarah M. Hurt Gallery at the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN; Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science, IN, Rockford Art Museum, IL, and Mulvane Art Museum, KS.
Born and raised in Chicago, Rubin currently lives in Austin, Texas where she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics & Sculpture at St. Edward's University.