American, born 1952, lives in Topanga, California
Nancy Rubins studied at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, earning a BFA in 1974 before completing a MFA at the University of California in Davis (1976). She is known for her architectural-scale indoor and outdoor sculptural work, made from unlikely objects such as airplane parts, water heaters, and trailers. Rubins’ work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum (1999), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (Projects series, 1995), the Venice Biennale (Aper to in 1993), and The Drawing Center in New York (1991). Her project with the FW+M, Mattresses and Cakes, was included in the Whitney Biennial of 1995. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Rockefeller Foundation Travel Award (1993) and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1991).