First Street Gallery, 9 for 19 Juried Group Show, Chelsea, NY, January 2021

ArtspeakCollective.org Group Show, “Art in the Aftermath”, December 2020 online exhibition

Art Students League of NY, Merit Winners Exhibition, September 2020 – October 2020

Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, 1stdibs.com, November 2020 - present

Defrate & Paavola, Solo Show, Ed Sullivan Office Theatre Building, NYC (February 5, 2020 – May 2021)

Goddard Riverside Community Center Group Show, NYC (March 2020)

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

Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 57th St., NYC Group Shows (2018/2019/2020)Spring Spring Studio, NYC, Solo Show – Recent Drawings & Collages (March 2015)

Spring Studio, NYC, Group Shows (2010-2015)

Philadelphia Bicentennial Art Exhibition (1976)

Global Art Students Exposition, Glasgow, Scotland (1974)


Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery Group Show Honorable Mention (January 2020)

Art Students League Peter Helk Award (2019)


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


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

Following several retail positions in visual merchandising, she worked on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Annual Events for six years, where her position evolved to Marketing Manager.


Following Macy’s, she worked at Warner Media/DC Entertainment where she remained for 24 years, rising to the position of Senior Vice President, Brand Management, responsible for the brand management of DC Comics’ portfolio of iconic intellectual properties including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. 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 and sales.


Throughout Cheryl’s professional career and while raising a daughter, she continued her art practice in ceramic sculpture as well as life drawing and painting. She is currently a full time artist living and painting in New York City.


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)