Lydia Rubio (1946-) Contemporary, American
Birthplace/Origin: La Habana, Cuba
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 music and literature; has given her work both constructive and poetic qualities.
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 based on a conceptual system, not a fixed style. One of the main sources of inspiration has been the natural world represented in symbolic and metaphoric associations. Her works are a balancing act between the Apollonian and the Dionysian, structured geometrically while expressing displacement, rupture, fragmentation. The emphasis is on transformation and chance, prioritizing quality of form and technique.
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). ,