Monochrome for Chicago, 2010–12
Stainless steel, stainless steel wire, and aluminum
40 x 35 x 33 inches (12.2 x 10.7 x 10 m)
Installation at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Erich Koyama
Nancy Rubins was born in Naples, TX, raised in Tullahoma, TN, and studied in Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore (BFA, 1974) and the University of California, Davis (MFA, 1976). She currently lives and works in Topanga Canyon, CA. For more than 25 years, Rubins has exhibited extensively around the world. Her work has been presented in major solo shows at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2005, 2001, 1997, 1994,1993); Fonds regional d'art contemporain de Bourgogne, France (2005); Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (2001); Miami Art Museum (1999); ARTPACE, San Antonio (1997); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1995); and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1994). Her work has also been featured in many major group exhibitions, including "Belvdere dell'Arte Orizzonti," Forte Belvedere, Florence (2003); the Whitney Museum of American Art's 1995 Biennial Exhibition; "Aperto," 45th Venice Biennale (1993); and "Helter Skelter; LA Art in the 1990s," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.