Cynthia Beth Rubin
Digital artist who exhibits internationally in a variety of venus. Based in New Haven, CT, USA. The recipient of the first individual artist’s grant in New Media from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts, Rubin has also received numerous other awards, including grants from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the New England Foundation on the Arts, and various artist residencies. Rubin’s work has been featured in exhibitions across North America and around the world. Recent exhibitions include a duo show at the LeVall Gallery in Siberia, the New York Digital Salon, Pixxelpoint in Slovenia, ARCADE III (and II, which opened in England and traveled to Siberia and Belarussia), several editions of SIGGRAPH (2003 2002, 2001,1999,1995), and ISEA 2000 in Paris (and ISEA 1991, 1995, 1997). She has also exhibited in recent years in Brazil, Australia, the Netherlands, and Canada. Her computer animations have been included in many festivals, including the Pandemonium Festival (ICA in London), the Florida Film Festival, Festival Art Vidéo (Casa Blanca, Morocco), 2nd Annual VideoUS, (Stockholm, Sweden), and opening night of the Jewish Film Festival (Berkeley CA) and the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Rubin’s work has been written about in numerous publications. INA (Paris) published a text on her Web site Memoirs in an edition of dossiers de l'audiovisuel on "arts en réseau" (art on the web) edited by Jean Segura. An extensive article on her work by Jef Trombeur and an accompanying CD was published by Création Numérique in February 2001. Other articles have been published in Russia, Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Brazil, and the UK. Her work is discussed in detail in The Computer in the Visual Arts by Anne Morgan Spalter, and in the Painter Wow! Book by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis. Rubin is a native of Rochester, NY and holds degrees from Antioch College and the Maryland Institute, College of Art (BA and MFA). She currently teaches part-time at the Rhode Island School of Design. As part of the organizing committee for ISEA95 in Montreal, Rubin served as co-chair of the conference (papers/panels) committee. She has served as a Board member of ISEA since 1997, with a special interest in Cultural Diversity.