BIO & RESUMÉ
TONY “RUBIN” SJÖMAN

Manhattan based mural and studio artist Tony “Rubin” Sjöman (b.1975) has painted all over the world and his work has been shown in galleries throughout the US and Europe. Sjöman’s roots are in Finland and Sweden and he draws inspiration from his Scandinavian heritage for his complex abstract geometrical murals and studio works. Sjöman has become a staple of the art scene of New York City and beyond. His murals can be seen in a wide variety of spots in and around the city: on churches in Brooklyn, high-end boutiques in Soho, luxury high-rises throughout Manhattan and on the 69th floor of WTC 4. Sjöman’s studio works are based on canvases, prints and installations and he is no stranger to painting on metal and wood. Rubin's studio work has been on display at Scope New York, Scope Miami and in galleries throughout New York City, Miami and Los Angeles.

Sjöman’s art has been featured in NBC News, New York Post, NY1 News, Vice Magazine, Time Out New York among other media outlets in the United States. His works have also been featured in all the leading news outlets in his native Sweden and Finland. Sjöman has collaborated with several major mainstream brands, such as Converse, Heineken, Shake Shack, Rag and Bone and GAP and his murals have been featured in prime time television shows, such as “Girls” on HBO.

Sjöman has worked with several of leading US real estate developers, who have been looking to enhance the commercial appeal of new their developments through art. Sjöman painted the largest mural to date right next to the capitol in Washington DC for Related Company’s new luxury high rise development and he has produced a series of art works for the Eugene, a luxury high rise in Manhattan, developed by Brookfield Properties, one of the largest publically traded Real Estate Investment Trusts and property owners in the United States

Sjöman is also the subject of the art book "Rubin: New York / Scandinavia” - a much talked about and comprehensive coffee table book featuring the artist’s work. (Dokument Press, 2016)

Rubin resides in Manhattan with his wife and toddler son and works from his art studio in Midtown Manhattan. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & WORKS
 

Art on Paper – Art Fair – Manhattan New York, NY, USA (2018)

Searching for Surfaces – Vertical Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2018)

Expo de Groupo – Matthew Namour Gallery, Montreal, CAN (2018)

Nu Geometry – Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA (2017)

Black Night – 212 Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2017)

A Minor - Cave Gallery – Los Angeles, California USA (2016)

Direction / Instruction – Paradigm Gallery – Philadelphia USA (2016)

Motion forward - Albany Museum of Art – Albany, Georgia, USA (2016)

Deep Calls Deep – World Trade Gallery, New York, NY USA (2016)

New York / Scandinavia – Wallworks Gallery (solo show) New York, NY, USA (2016)

Metamorphic Abstraction - One Art Space, New York, NY, USA (2016)

The Best Thought I’ve Had - One Art Space, New York, NY, USA (2016)

Off The Wall – World Trade Gallery, New York, NY USA (2016)

SCOPE Art Fair MIAMI – Cave Gallery – Miami, FL USA (2015)

WYN 317 Gallery – Miami, USA (2015)

The Power of Paint – Vertical Gallery – Chicago, IL, USA (2015)

Beyond Eden - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA, USA (2015)

Direction / Instruction – Cave Gallery – Venice, CA (2015)

Affordable Art Fair – Sugarlift – New York, NY, USA (2015)

Ad Hoc Art – Shevaun Williams Gallery – Norman, NY, USA (2015)

Direction / Instruction – Svperordinary gallery, – Denver, CO, USA (2015)

Immediate Realities – Revision Space – Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2015)

The Street Museum Pop-up Auction – Gallery 151 – New York, NY USA (2015)

SCOPE Art Fair NEW YORK – Sugarlift Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2015)

Calicornucopia – Calico Gallery – New York, NY, USA (2014)

SCOPE Art Fair MIAMI- Cave Gallery – Miami, FL, USA (2014)

Gothometria (solo show) – C.A.V.E. Gallery – Los Angeles, CA, USA (2014)

Shape Scapes – Calico Gallery – New York, NY, USA (2014)

Palabra – Succulent Studios – New York, NY, USA (2014)

Open Studios (solo show) – New York Studio Factory – New York, NY USA (2014)

24 Hours in NYC – SMoA – New York, NY, USA (2014)

Piece Art Show – SHNY Gallery – New York, NY USA (2014)

A Major Minority – 1AM Gallery – San Francisco, CA, USA (2014)

Fountain Art Fair – The Armory – New York, NY USA (2014)

Hello / Goodbye (solo exhibition) – Urban Art Room Gallery, Sweden (2012)

Colors – Montana Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland (2012)

Finlandia Institute, Finntastic evening, Stockholm, Sweden (2012)

 

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS, DESIGN WORKS AND COLLABORATIONS
TONY “RUBIN” SJÖMAN

 

The Nordic, AKI Development (Commission for luxury high-rise, 2018)

Shake Shack, New York City (Commissions for Shake Shack Astor Place, 2017)

The Eugene, Brookfield properties (Commission for luxury high-rise, 2017)

21 West End, Dermot properties (Commission for luxury high-rise, 2017)

Related Companies, Washington DC (Mural commission for luxury high-rise, 2017)

Wine Legend Restaurant, (Mural commission, Brooklyn, 2017)

&Pizza Restaurant – Mural commission, Manhattan 2017)

Industry City – (Mural commission, Brooklyn, 2017)

Silverstein Properties – WTC 4 (Mural design for the 69th floor of WTC4, 2016)

The William Vale Hotel, Williamsburg Brooklyn (Design collaboration, 2015)

Heineken (Mural collaboration, Baltimore, 2015)

Ketel One (Mural collaboration, Miami Art Basel, 2014)

NIKE (Design collaboration – 2014) 

Converse (Advertisement collaboration, 2014)