Cuban artist Lydia Rubio


Lydia Rubio is a Cuban born, American artist, based in Hudson NY. Rubio a third generation of female painters, started her art practice in 1980. Graduate studies with Rudolf Arnheim, Leonardo Ricci, Jerzy Soltan, and her experience in practice and teaching architectural design at Harvard GSD and visual art at Parsons School of Design, as well as her fascination with literature; has given her work sensibilities and precision both constructive and poetic.

Her multidisciplinary work displays a vast knowledge of art history, theory and technique, enriched by extensive travel and visits to international museum collections. Painting is at the core of her practice driven by a conceptual system, not a fixed style.

One of the main sources of inspiration has been the natural world in symbolic and metaphoric associations a balancing act of the Apollonian and Dionysian expressing displacement, rupture, fragmentation: a poetic search prioritizing transformation, chance and visual quality.

Rubio has held solo exhibitions in national museums, such as The Center for Book Arts (2019), The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale(1995), Bronx Museum of the Arts (1985) and group exhibitions at the Museum of the Americas (2019), Frost Art Museum (2011) Boca Raton Museum of Art (2010) Museum of Latin American Art (2006), Snite Museum of Art, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery (1999), Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (1991).

Rubio has been the recipient of awards such as The Tree of Life (2020) The Ellies Award (2018) The Pollock Krasner (2006) State of Florida Artist Award (1995) The Cintas Fellowship (1982).