Maria Wæhrens


Maria Wæhrens (b. 1976) paints in an expressive and intuitive style. It can be said that her paintings contain every expressive artistic direction all at once, where the raw and unedited are allowed to take up space creating a documentary and lively expression. Wæhrens works both with automatic drawings, heavy materials and light paintings without any special rules or guidelines. The works are at once poetic and punk, violent, gentle and naive, and borders on the almost unfinished or incapable.


Maria Wæhrens graduated from the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in 1998-1998 and from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1999-2005 under Professor and artist Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Wæhrens has previously exhibited at Møstings Hus, M100, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunsthal NORD, the Nivågaard collection and Lviv National Art Gallery, Ukraine. Latest she had a retrospective exhibition at Vejen Kunstmuseum in 2020/2021 and painted a site-specific mural at for O - Overgaden, Institut of Contemporary Art. Her works are part of the collection at The Museum of Religious Art and the Danish Arts Foundation. She also recieved the three year grand from the Danish Arts Council in 2021.