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Biography

Art has always been a part of my life. I grew up outside of Philadelphia in a house with an 8’ x 10’ floor to ceiling wall mural in our family room of the Stuart Davis 1928 painting, Place Pasdeloup, meticulously copied by my father and brother from a postcard. I loved that wall mural – the harmony of flat colors, line work, and the magical space created on a 2D surface transported me every time I looked at it.  Visiting museums and art fairs were routine activities as were evening and Saturday art classes. One of my fondest memories is sitting with my father in front of a large picture window in the dining room and drawing our backyard view which included a wonderful and unique old stone wall from an early 1900’s estate property, complete with a semi circular stone patio and an archway to the neighbor’s backyard behind us. I began seriously drawing and painting in high school and found a love of creating with clay after watching a potter spin magic on a pottery wheel.  During my senior year in high school, I became the first high school intern in the ceramics department at Cheltenham Arts Centre. After two years studying painting and drawing at Kansas City Art Institute, I transferred to Philadelphia College of Art (now called University of the Arts) graduating with a BFA in Sculpture. Moving to New York City in 1979 I continued to create both 2D and 3D art as well as raise a daughter with my husband, musician and author Dave Rubin, while working as a brand management executive for Warner Discovery’s DC Entertainment for nearly 25 years. After taking early retirement in 2011, I devoted myself to rebuilding my art practice full-time and now have a studio in the Flatiron NOMAD district of New York City.

 

Exhibitions

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 2022)

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)

Awards

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

Art Students League Peter Helk Award (2019)

Awards

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

Art Students League Peter Helk Award (2019)

Education

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 (2011-2015)

Senior Vice President, Brand Management Warner Discovery/DC Entertainment (1987-2010)

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

 

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