Cheryl Rubin Artist Bio


Cheryl attended both Kansas City Art Institute and Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), graduating with a BFA in Sculpture.

While researching a book about the history of parade floats, she petitioned the head of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade department for a job. Successful with the petition, she worked on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Annual Events for the next six years, where her position evolved to Marketing Manager responsible for sponsorship sales and account management, public relations, advertising and promotions. 

The Superman balloon in Macy’s Parade led to her next position at Warner Media/DC Entertainment where she remained for the next 24 years, rising to the position of Senior Vice President, Brand Management. Upon leaving Warner Bros. in 2011, she established her own brand licensing consultancy, Powerhouse Branding, working with entertainment and corporate brands on strategic licensing planning.

Throughout Cheryl’s professional career, and while raising a daughter, she continued her art practice in ceramic sculpture as well as life drawing. 

Currently a full time artist, Cheryl’s goal is to create a journey of imagery on the canvas that conveys emotion, energy, puzzlement, comfort, questions, disturbance or joy within a unique visual language.

Artist Resume 


Offices of Defrate & Paavola (February 6, 2020- October 2020)

Goddard Riverside Community Center, NYC (opened March 1, 2020) 

Manhattan Borough President’s Office Group Show (July- September 2018)

Phyllis Harriman Gallery, 57th St, NYC Group Shows (2018/2019/2020)

Spring Studio Solo Show – Recent Drawings & Collages (March 2015)

Spring Studio Group Shows (2010-2015)

Philadelphia Bicentennial Art Exhibition (1976)

Global Art Students Exposition; Glasgow, Scotland (1974)



Phyllis Harriman Gallery 57th St., NYC Honorable Mention (2020)

Art Students League Peter Helk Award (2019)



Kansas City Art Institute/Philadelphia College of Art BFA (1977)

Continuing Studies (1990- present)

            Art Students League

            Spring Studio/Minerva’s Drawing Studio

            Greenwich House Pottery

            School of Visual Arts


Professional Career

President, Cheryl Rubin Group/Powerhouse Branding (2011-present)

Senior Vice President, Warner Media/DC Entertainment (1987-2010)

Marketing Manager, Macy’s New York (1981-1986)

Visual Merchandising Associate, Macy's New York (1979-1980)


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