Maria Roosen
Dutch, born 1957
Represented by industry leading galleries.

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).