Adrianne Rubenstein

Born in 1983, in Montreal, Canada

Lives and works New York, USA.


MFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada

Executed in oil, with deliberate, confident strokes, Adrianne Rubenstein's paintings feel relentlessly upbeat. Semi-abstract or semi-figurative, depending on how you look at them, these biographical works-which draw on the artist's memories of childhood and everyday surroundings-pulsate with life. 

The bright, acid tones of some pieces recall the palette of 19th-century French symbolist Odilon Redon, but a stronger connection still is to the early-20th-century German group The Blue Rider, whose members emphasized natural forms and the spiritual/emotive dimension of color. Rubenstein's paintings, in their expressive, vibrant naivety, echo those of key members such as August Macke, Franz Marc and Gabriele Munter. Marc painted Blue Horse in 1911; Rubenstein's painting of the same title followed 110 years later and is typical of her dense compositions, with the horse's head battling for attention with daubs of bold color and semi-recognizable forms. —Sara Harrison

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Body Full of Stars , New York
June 21 - July 28, 2023

Feed the Meter, Wandhaff
September 23 - December 16, 2017

Combustible Cocktail, Offsite
July 08 - July 30, 2017

September 26, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Expositions personelles

(Upcoming) Tanya Leighton, Los Angeles, CA

Global Warmth and Global Cooling, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Bark of the Town, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

Ruby in the Dust, Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Little Shop of Horrors, Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA The Journal, New York, NY

I Love Worms, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA  The Forest Floor, Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON

Liner Note, Reyes Projects, Birmingham, MI
The Parting of the Green Sea, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, USA


NADA Miami Beach with Stems Gallery, Miami, USA
Peaceful Alien, The Pit II, Los Angeles, USA
White Columns, New York, USA
Frog in Fence, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA

Expositions collectives

(Upcoming) David Petersen, Minneapolis, MN

The Way Things Grow, Meg Lipke and Adrianne Rubenstein, Upstate Art Weekend with Broadway, Ghent, NY
Heart View Knot Bird, Tanya Leighton, Los Angeles, CA
Person(a), Venus, New York, NY
SPACE, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY
Al Freeman, Tyson Reeder, Jennifer Rochlin, Adrianne Rubenstein, Tif Sigfrids, New York, NY


All Because of a Hat, Isabella Cuglievan and Adrianne Rubenstein, KDR365, Miami, FL
Horses?, CHART Gallery, New York, NY
10 Years, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
Sunny Side Up, Sunny’s, New York, NY
Speech Sounds, More Pain, New York, NY
Aid for Art Now, Deli Gallery, New York, NY
Grouper, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Downtown 2021, curated by Sam Gordon, La Mama Galeria, New York, NY

Quixotic, Ramp Gallery, London, UK
Rootless, Marvin Gardens, Ridgewood, NY
Cadmium Limon curated by Cristina Anglada, Galeria Pelaires, Mallorca, Spain
Riders of the Red Horse, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Animal Crossing curated by Dana Frankfort and Jackie Gendel, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX|
Summer Group Show, Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA
Woof of the Sun, Ethereal Gauze, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
History, Family Exhibitions, Montreal, QC
Jackie Gendel and Adrianne Rubenstein, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC and Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA

American Earthquake curated by Madeleine Bialke, Vacation, New York, NY
Original Copy, ALTA, Malmö
A Fairly Secret Army curated by Paul Whiting, wildpalms, Dusseldorf
Peanuts curated by Eddie Martinez, Eighteen Gallery, Copenhagen
Hyperlight curated by Sam Borenstein, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick Rodeo curated by Wallace Whitney, Sean Horton, Dallas, TX


Still Big curated by Sun You, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY
Sun Gazers, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Control curated by Sally and Peter Saul, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Friends from LA, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York, NY
Howard's and Tif Sigfrids present, Galeria Mascota, Mexico City
Friends of Marvin Gardens, Rod Barton, London
Chimera, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY
Flower Sermon curated by Jennifer Sullivan, Yui Gallery, New York, NY
An Eye for an Eye, Arsenal, New York, NY
Flat Earthers, Galeria Alegria, Madrid
Permanent Embrace, Walter Robinson and Adrianne Rubenstein, Stems Gallery, Brussels


Retreat curated by Maggie Gladstone and Peter Labier, Mom's, New York, NY

The Dating Game curated by Kenneth Heyne, The Green Door, Chicago

Ear Putty, curated by Esme Thompson-Turcotte, 56 Henry, New York, USA

Combustible Cocktail, Ceysson & Benetiere, Sag Harbor, USA 

Unobstructed Views, presented by MOCAD and Library Street Collective, Hawkins Ferry House, Grosse Pointe, USA 

Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, USA 

Landscape Modern Oil Painting Canvas Painting Abstract Oil Painting Wall Hanging, curated by Jir Sandel, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Bicoastal, curated by Lara Bjork, Meyer Vogl, Charleston, USA 

New Spring, curated by John-Elio Reitman, 

Say Yes, curated by Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Elaine L. Jacob's Gallery at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA


Freud's Mouth, curated by Ebony Haynes, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada Bruise, curated by Chris Hood, Et al., San Francisco, USA 

Hybrid Objects, L'inconnue, Montreal, Canada Outside, curated by Matthew Higgs, Karma, Amagansett, USA 

Katherine Bradford, Sarah Braman, Al Freeman, Adrianne Rubenstein, Harper's Books, East Hampton, USA

We Like Explosions, The Pit, Los Angeles, USA X, Lyles & King, New York, USA 

Super Sketchy, Alleyoop Projects, New York, USA 

So Much, So Little, All at Once, curated by Yevgeniya Baras, Regina Rex, New York, USA 

A Short Story, Field Contemporary, Vancouver, Canada Sibling Rivalries, curated by Ashley Garrett, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, USA 


Form is Not Different From Emptiness, curated by Ryan Schneider, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, USA 

Feed the Meter, curated by Wallace Whitney, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg 

Wind Chimes, curated by Shanna Waddel, Bannerette, Brooklyn, USA 

Muscular, curated by John McAllister, Kansas Gallery, New York, USA 2014 What Was the Question ?, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, USA

Anthropocene, CANADA, New York, USA 


William Deloitte, Alicia Gibson, Adrianne Rubenstein, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA 

Shut Up, Weirdo, curated by Brandy Carstens, 247365, Brooklyn, USA 

The Fruit that Ate Itself, et al., San Francisco, USA 

Curatorial Projects 


Geranium, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 

We might not have a planet left soon, 68projects, Berlin, Germany 


Fort Greene, Venus over Manhattan, Los Angeles, USA 


Maraschino, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, USA 


If you throw a spider out the window, does it break ?, Brennan & Griffin, New York, USA 


Snail Salon, Regina Rex, Ridgewood, USA 

Forget About the Sweetbreads, co-curated with Joanne Greenbaum, James Fuentes, New York, USA


Stephanie Snyder, "Critics Pick", Artforum, March 2017
Richard Speer, "Adrianne Rubenstein", Visual Art Source, March 2017

John Chiaverina, "Rema Hort Mann Foundation names 2016 New York Emerging Artist Grantees", Artnews, November 2016
Bridget Gleeson, "Inspired by Tetsumi Kudo, a New York Painter Makes Contact", Artsy, October 2016
Claire de Dobay Rifelj, "Fort Greene at VENUS LA", Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, October 2016
Mark Segal, "Four Painters at Harper's Books", The East Hampton Star, August 2016
Anna Furney "Anna Furney's Guide to Summer's Best Exhibits", Harper's Bazaar, July 2016
Roberta Smith, "Pam Glick, Annie Pearlman, Adrianne Rubenstein, Alyson Vega", The New York Times, June 2016
Maria Calandra, "Adrianne Rubenstein", Pencil in the Studio, June 2016
Diane Solway, "Four Artists to Know Now at White Columns, Including an Instagram Discovery", W Magazine, June 2016

Megan Burbank, "Fruit Loops: Lisa Frank, Art History Major, at Fourteen30 Contemporary", Portland Mercury, March 2015

Thomas Micchelli, "More Now than Then: When Art Reaches Back", Hyperallergic, August 2014

Roberta Smith, "Forget About the Sweetbreads Review", The New York Times, January 2013
Andrew Russeth, "Forget About the Sweetbreads Review", New York Observer, January 2013
ARTSY - Inspired by Tetsumi Kudo and Sci-fi TV, a New York painter makes contact with - 2016
ARTSY - Bridget Gleeson
October 21, 2016
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THE NEW YORK TIMES - What to see in New York Art galleries this week - 2016
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Roberta Smith
June 30, 2016
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HARPER'S BAZAAR - #THELIST : Guide de l'été des meilleures expositions par Anna Furney - 2016
June 01, 2016
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OBSERVER - Weekend edition : 8 things to do in New York's art world before June 6 - 2016
OBSERVER - Ryan Steadman
February 06, 2016
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Feed the Meter Vol. 2
Feed the Meter Vol. 2
December 12, 2017