Always & Forever (forever ever ever) No. 1
2016, Cast and pigmented porcelain, underglaze, 16 x 47 in. x 12 in.
Always & Forever (forever ever ever) No. 3
2016, Cast and pigmented porcelain, underglaze, 16 x 47 x 12 in.
I, Too, Am
2019, Installation foam, resin, netting, monofilament, resin, flags, steel wool, pigmented porcelain, 120 x 120 x 120 in.
Alice, Harriet, Cassy & Emmeline
2019, Pigmented porcelain, underglaze, steel wool, vinyl, tape, wire, flags, twine, cotton, 20 x 25 in.
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.