Maria Rabinky was born 1959 in Saint-Petersburg, the "cultural hub" of Russia. She has a dual Master's of Fine Arts degree in both architecture and visual arts from the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (1982). After the Academy, she honed her skills as an architect and museum set designer.
After moving to Richmond, VA in 1994, Maria continued to work in watercolors, drawing with pencil and ink, with an emphasis on architectural renderings, urban and country landscapes. She then extended her talents in traditional art into the electronic arts. As a mixed-media artist, she frequently merges both art forms in creating her illustrated maps and other illustration, to achieve the warmth of hand creations combined with the utility and flexibility of layers and PDFs needed for production and proofing. Maria Rabinky became a well-known map illustrator creating pictorial maps for various applications.
Maria is a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, Society of Architectural Illustrators.
Maria Rabinky is founder, owner and principal of the art studio Rabinky Art, LLC located in Richmond, VA.
If name just a few of her recent and current clients, her portfolio corresponds with the wide ranging of her talents: UCLA, travel agency Discovery Maps International, Library of Congress, The Isaac Walton League, dozens of real estate developers, contract illustrator for architects, Garmany Magazine, Nissan, World Wrestling Entertainment, University of Richmond, Bryn Mawr College.
- Bryn Mawr College campus map: http://www.brynmawr.edu/campus/map.shtml
- Choate Rosemary Hall campus map: https://web.archive.org/web/20130624045521/http://www.choate.edu/aboutchoate/pdf/mapwithkey.pdf
- Georgian Court University campus map: http://www.georgian.edu/virtual_tour/campus_map.htm
- Barry University campus map:http://www.barry.edu/about/locations/?source=google&places_barry_main_campus
- Illustration for Mercer University magazine: http://www.mercer.edu/features/macon/
- Gillette College Campus map: https://web.archive.org/web/20150613032108/http://www.sheridan.edu/site/assetlibrary/common/maps/campus_map_gillette.pdf
- NVTC's Techtopia Map 2010: https://web.archive.org/web/20120118035941/http://www.nvtc.org/techtopia/2010Map/index.html
- Budget Travel Magazine: http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/arizona-map,7058/
- Win Country Santa Barbara: https://web.archive.org/web/20120313093613/http://wincountryca.com/
- Izaak Walton League of America "How to build a vernal pond": https://web.archive.org/web/20130109211142/http://www.iwla.org/index.php?ht=a%2FGetDocumentAction%2Fi%2F1013
- Wet 'n Wild Orlando Water Park Map: http://www.wetnwildorlando.com/map.php
- The CSO Magazine article "Test Your Convergence": https://books.google.com/books?id=BGAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA41
- The CSO Magazine article "The Art of Securing Pricelessness": https://books.google.com/books?id=8F8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA43
- GolfDigest Magazine: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/us-open/2008-06/gw20080606strege