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Maria Fynsk Norup is an award-winning fine art photographer, living and working on the tiny island of Ærø in the southernmost part of Denmark.

Maria primarily uses self-portraits as the medium for storytelling in her work, creating imagery that currently revolves around exploring femininity, and the human-nature interconnection. Her inspiration is often drawn directly from dreams and emotions, and her work can therefore vibrate with a dark undertone. Originally trained in classical botany, her love for and inspiration from the plant world inevitably appears in the visual storytelling of her works. Maria’s work has received several international awards, and her images have been widely exhibited, lately in Le Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, during NFT Paris, February 2023.



1996-1997: History of Arts studies, University of Aarhus, DK
2004: M.Sc. Botany, University of Aarhus (DK) and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK)
2005-2009: PhD-studies at Copenhagen Botanical Gardens (DK)


2023: The Artists Village, NFTNYC: Group exhibition: April
2023: Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, with NFTUK, as part of Paris Blockchain Week. Group exhibition: March
2023: Le Grand Palais Éphémère, NFT Paris, with Light.Art. Group exhibition: Feb
2023: Forever Frame #DANY2023, NEAL Digital Gallery, Beijing. Group exhibition: Feb
2022: Art Basel Miami, The Royal House of Medici. Group exhibition: Dec
2022: Rome Art Week, Mecanate Art Gallery, Rome. Group exhibition: Oct
2022: Wonder Fair 4.0 – Natural Intelligence. Waterline Square Park, NY. Group exhibition: June
2022: Complicit Exhibition, American Copper Buildings Sky Bridge, NYC. Group exhibition: June
2022: NFTLiverpool, Adelia Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Group exhibition: June-July
2022: FlowerGang, 1st Dibs. Online group exhibition: May-June
2022: Women and non-binary photographers in the NFT space: P46 Gallery x NFTphotography. Online group exhibition: April-May
2021: Edition 365, British Journal of Photography digital exhibition at, Room 1: December
2021: ImageNation,  Luciana Fondazione Matalon, Milan, IT – group exhibition: September
2021: Økant Performancefestival, Marstal, DK – solo exhibition: July
2021: Galleri Øckenlund, Copenhagen, DK – group exhibition/duo show: January
2020: KunstNow – online solo exhibition on their social platforms: March, June.
2020: Contemporary Art Collectors – online exhibition on their social platforms: March
2018-2020: Galleri Vråvejen, Ærøskøbing, DK – solo exhibition.
2018: Galleri Højkant, Århus, DK – solo exhibition.
2017: Ærø Museum – curated group exhibition at Søbygaard Castle, Ærø, DK.
2016: Tiny Atlas Quarterly – Solas juryed group exhibition, San Fransisco, US.
2016: #DetSerDuIkkeIByen – Juryed group exhibition by RealDania, DR Kunstklub and Copenhagen Photo Festival at Rundetårn, Copenhagen, DK. Among the best 12 chosen for large format print.
2015: Tiny Atlas Quarterly – Montauk juryed group exhibition, New York, US


2022: Honorable mention: 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (part of The Worldwide Photographers Gala Awards): Professional category: Fine Art, series
2021: Winner, Edition 365, British Journal of Photography
2021: Honorable mention: 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Professional category: Fine Art, series
2021: Honorable mention: 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Professional category: Self-portrait
2021: Finalist, Fine Art Category: FotoNostrum Magazine x Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Lockdown Competition
2020: Honorable mention: International Photography Awards: Category: People / Selfportrait
2020: Honorable mention: 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (part of The Worldwide Photographers Gala Awards): Professional category: Fine Art
2020: Honorable mention: 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (part of The Worldwide Photographers Gala Awards): Professional category: Self Portrait.
2016: 1st price winner – Click Foto x Spejlløse Fotografer. Subject: Close up in nature

Publications & Media

Oct: Oli’s Photo Radio, interview on storytelling
Oct: Mina Art Magazine, feature interview
Aug: Drawlights art blog, feature interview
Aug: Light.Art: podcast/video interview
May: The Moderne Analogue, interview
April: Paloma’s top 10: SuperRare
March: NFT Culture Interview
July: Feature Interview, FotoNostrum Magazine, Issue 17
Feb: Winner feature, FotoNostrum Magazine, Issue 12
Feb: Feature interview in the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten.
Oct: Book feature/Interview, “Heimat” by Simone Hawlisch, published by Knesebeck verlag
Oct: Photographer for the book “Falmet Skønhed” by Dorthe Kvist, published by Forlaget Koustrup & co.
Jul: Magazine interview, BoBedre
Mar: Interview, MyNewsDesk/VisitÆrø

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