MARIA P. KJÆRULFF
Artist from Greenland
The Greenlandic multi-artist grew up in Nuuk.
Maria earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005 from
the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University
and the Cooper Union School of Art in New York.
Maria has also been on an artist residence at
the International Studio & Curatorial Program
in New York in 2009.
Maria Panínguak `Kjærulff is primarily a visual artist, and is also primarily known for her large paintings and drawings. During the course of her career, she has worked well with acting, photography, sculpture and film. She has a great variation in her expressions. From huge elephants to small stamps. From stunning portraits of mysterious women to gloomy gray, claustrophobic paintings of Nuuk building blocks to the romantic and thoughtful "Igloo Ruin" - stone sculpture from the Environmental Sculpture Art Biennale in Ii, Finland in 2010.
Maria Panínguak `Kjærulff is represented at the Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk Art Museum, Queen Ingrid's Hospital, and the Government of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland.
Maria Panínguak `Kjærulff has exhibited locally as well as in Canada, Korea, France and the nordic countries.
In 2007, her painting "Pink" was selected for the traveling exhibition JC Jacobsen's Portrait Prize and was exhibited at the Museum of National History Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Hafnarborg Art Museum in Hafnarfjordur Iceland, Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby Sweden and the Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo. That same year, Maria Panínguak `Kjærulff painted a 20 foot container in the project Moving Art. The following year, she participated - in addition to the travelling exhibition - in no less than four exhibitions. Two of them solo exhibitions; as the youngest exhibitor ever in the Summer Exhibition in Katuaq - Greenland Cultural Centre. And then completed two exhibition floors in Nuuk Art Museum. Among other things, Maria Panínguak `Kjærullf has illustrated the cover of Atuakkiorfiks spiral calendar, as well as training materials for Ilinniusiorfik, and debuted as set designer for the play" Gi Mi tiggum "in 2008, decorated Queen Ingrid's Hospital meeting rooms, and made 35 anniversary Christmas seals in Greenland in 2008, an art stamp in 2010, and a christmas stamp in 2012. Maria was awarded an artist residence in International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York in 2009. Maria also attended the Art Copenhagen art fair in Forum, Copenhagen 2010. Besides participating in group exhibitions annually, Maria has also developed a new stylistic line of popular artwork in the past years, called Inuit Lady.
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