Cynthia Beth Rubin is a new media visual artist who regularly participates in the activities of the Menden-Deuer lab of Oceanography at URI. Building on many years of focus on Cultural Heritage, she found that her fascination with the imagined hidden sensations of unseen history led easily to envisioning the unseen sensations of microscopic life. Working in still imagery, video, and Augmented Reality, she digitally intertwines photographic elements in complex layers of representation and abstraction. Recent exhibitions range from public showings of video on the ICC skyscraper in Hong Kong and the Cotton Club outdoor screen in NYC, and such diverse venues as the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Jerusalem Biennale, opening night of the both the San Francisco and the Boston Jewish Film Festivals, the Siberia State Art Museum, the Kyrgyzstan State Museum, the Pandemonium Festival at the ICA in London, the DeLeon White Gallery in Toronto, and numerous editions of ISEA, ArCade and SIGGRAPH. Winner of the first award in New Media from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, she has been awarded this grant three times, as well as a NEFA grant. Her work has been written about in publications throughout the world, including articles and television interviews in Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Brazil. Her work is discussed extensively in The Computer in the Visual Arts by Anne Morgan Spalter, and is among the artists featured in The Art of the Digital Age by Bruce Wands, and Painting the Digital River by James Faure Walker.
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C B Rubin