Maria Finn

Maria Finn is a Swedish artist that lives and works in Denmark. She has received her MFA from the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen in 1997, and has recently earned a PhD in Visual Art at the University of Copenhagen and the Royal Academy of Fine Art in 2010. Her work investigates the relationship between literature, film and landscape. Maria Finn became known for her black and white pencil drawings of featureless figures. These works explore issues of identity, gender, and existential anxiety. She has primarily worked with drawing and photography, but recently has introduced film into her practice. Her films are multilayered stories that present several possible interpretations while exploring the challenge of performativity. The drawings are presented together with photographs, films and wall drawings in scenarios where the different mediums interact and reflect on each other. She has shown in museums in Europe, including Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, and Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland. In 2008, she curated Technically Sweet with Yvette Brackman at Participant, Inc., New York and Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark. She is represented by The Apartment Gallery in Athens, Greece. Her works are found in private collections in Scandinavia, Greece and the United States.