Maria Roosen

Dutch, b. 1957

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Maria Roosen

Dutch, b. 1957

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Maria Roosen calls herself “an artist with green fingers”—fittingly, her sculptures and installations feature imagery that references both plant and human organs, often in conjunction. Though her practice incorporates wool, wood, and sometimes watercolor, Roosen is best known for her ability to manipulate hand-blown glass. She creates a playful irony in the contrast between the material’s hardness and the fluidity and voluptuousness of the shapes she creates with it. Roosen refers to her practice as an exploration of “that which is impossible of reality,” conjoining contrary, exaggerated forms as in her iconic works Breastberries (2009) and Curtain (2010).

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Maria Roosen calls herself “an artist with green fingers”—fittingly, her sculptures and installations feature imagery that references both plant and human organs, often in conjunction. Though her practice incorporates wool, wood, and sometimes watercolor, Roosen is best known for her ability to manipulate hand-blown glass. She creates a playful irony in the contrast between the material’s hardness and the fluidity and voluptuousness of the shapes she creates with it. Roosen refers to her practice as an exploration of “that which is impossible of reality,” conjoining contrary, exaggerated forms as in her iconic works Breastberries (2009) and Curtain (2010).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more