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Cuban artist Lydia RubioEducation : B Arch.University of Florida; M. Arch.Harvard University GSD. Based in Hudson NY.

Her work has been exhibited in 27 solo and over 50 group shows in the USA and internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, CA, Snite Museum of Art, IN, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, AK, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Lowe Museum of Art, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Bianca Lanza Gallery, Gutierrez Fine Art, FL. AIR Gallery, Joyce Goldstein, Bridgewater Lustberg Gallery, NYC.

She is represented in many public and private collections, including Eskenazy Museum of Art, IN, Bryn Mawr College, PH, Stanford University, CA, UCSB Museum CA, University of Southern California, CA, Lowe Museum, Wolfsonian FIU, Diane and Robert Moss, Fracie B. Good David Horvitz and others.

Awards and honors include two public art commissions for the RDUA Airport,NC and two for Miami Dade Art in Public Places, a residence with the WSW NY, and fellowships from the Art Center SF The Ellies 2018, Pollock Krasner, State of Florida, The Cintas Foundation, The Graham Foundation.

Has taught at Parsons School of Design, where she developed the Visual Thinking studio, Harvard Graduate School of Design, New World School of the Arts and as full-time instructor at the University of Puerto Rico. Teaching interests include painting and drawing, space in art and design, public art, basic design for art and architecture.

Reviews of her works have appeared in Art News, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Miami Herald. Cuban born American artist, has traveled extensively, practiced and exhibited in multiple cities in the USA and overseas.

Notes On My Work

My recent abstract geometric work explores a pairing of opposites: geometric structures in contrast with gestural free forms, calligraphy over atmospheric spaces. The paintings suggest movements and patterns in nature: from the microscopic to the cosmic scale.

The works represent my reaction against the extreme visual and verbal turbulence within today’s world: in them, I look for refuge, retreat into self, silence.

My work is an ongoing investigation about nature and representation in painting: imagined or perceived, the abstract or the real simulated. The scale of my work ranges from monumental metal sculptures, commissioned public art, to paintings, drawings and artist books.

My interest in the image and its representation originated early on with studies in perception with R. Arnheim, poetry and music are ongoing influences.