The Elements

Lydia Rubio

Opening Reception
Friday, June 28, 4-7pm

The Fireplace Project Hudson
435 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534

LYDIA RUBIO is a third generation Cuban-American artist, born in Havana in 1946. After the University of Florida and Universtia degli Studi di Firenze, she then obtained a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she studied with Rudolf Arnheim. She has lived internationally, and since 2018, in Hudson, NY.

Rubio has vast teaching experience including Harvard GSD, The University of Puerto Rico, Parsons School of Design, New World School for the Arts, Vermont Studio School, and Olana State Historic Park.

She is a polymath of all media platforms, with works in numerous private and public collections. Her work has shown internationally in over thirty solo shows and ninety group shows. They include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Center for Book Arts in New York, and The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Group exhibitions include the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Museum of the Americas Washington DC, Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach CA, Frost Art Museum and Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, Snite Museum of Art, Indiana, Lehigh University, Pittsburg, and others. Rubio has been awarded many fellowships and awards including The Tree of Life, the Ellies Oolite Creatives Award, the Miami-Dade Community Foundation Grant, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, the Graham Foundation Research Grant, and the Cintas Fellowship Award, among others.

THE ELEMENTS is Rubio’s first exhibition at The Fireplace Project. It is also the inaugural exhibition at the second location of The Fireplace Project. The exhibition will include a newer series works, the polyptychs Earth, Fire, Air, Water, a combination of geometric shapes and representational images, their various sections being joined by wood frames extending the paintings into the space. The newer works will be shown alongside some early still life paintings.


Jun 28 2024


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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