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


I grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia in a mid-century ranch house with a floor to ceiling wall mural of Stuart Davis’ painting, Place Pasdeloup, copied from a postcard by my father and brother in the family room. The harmony of flat colors, drawing and the engaging space created on a 2D surface transported me throughout my childhood to the magic of the visual arts.


I began drawing and painting in high school, studied ceramics and painting at Kansas City Art Institute and then transferred to Philadelphia's University of the Arts, graduating with a BFA in Sculpture. Moving to New York City in 1979, I continued creating both 2D and 3D art, while raising a daughter and working full time during a 24 year career as a brand management and licensing executive for Warner Media’s DC Entertainment. 


After leaving Warner Media in 2011, I established my own brand licensing consultancy, Powerhouse Branding, working with entertainment and corporate brands on strategic licensing planning and sales.

I currently live in New York City and am a full time artist with a painting studio in NoMad, Manhattan.


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)