Maria Fynsk Norup (b. 1975) is a fine art photographer, living and working on the tiny island of Ærø in the southernmost part of Denmark.

Maria’s works spans the genres of self-portraits and the art of nature itself, with imagery that currently revolves around exploring the melancholy of being, femininity, and the right to a place in the world. She is inevitably influenced by her surroundings, drawing ideas and inspiration from the ocean and the rural landscape, as well as from her schooling in the classical art of Botany, thus often venturing into explorations of the human/nature bond.

Her artistic style is often described by audiences as dreamy and thoughtful, with images that carries a storytelling thread, and a mood infused with silent drama, a vulnerable beauty and a sense of longing.


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)

2021: Galleri Øckenlund, 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 – solo exhibition.
2018: Galleri Højkant, Århus – solo exhibition.
2017: Ærø Museum – curated group exhibition at Søbygaard Castle, Ærø.
2016: Tiny Atlas Quarterly – Solas juryed group exhibition, San Fransisco.
2016: #DetSerDuIkkeIByen – Juryed group exhibition by RealDania, DR Kunstklub and Copenhagen Photo Festival at Rundetårn, Copenhagen. Among the best 12 chosen for large format print.
2015: Tiny Atlas Quarterly – Montauk juryed group exhibition, New York

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
Nov: Interview, Supervisuals
Nov: Magazine interview, Living by Cahetu
Sept: Review,
Sept: Review,
Mar: Interview, (Danske Bank)
2016: Interview, Fyens Amts Avis

May: Honorable mention: 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (part of The Worldwide Photographers Gala Awards): Category: Fine Art
May: Honorable mention: 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (part of The Worldwide Photographers Gala Awards): Category: Self Portrait.

2016: 1st price winner – Click Foto x Spejlløse Fotografer. Subject: Close up in nature

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