Washington, DC artist Carol Rubin explores plant life and a variety of other subject
matter, to discover essential rhythms, forces and interconnections; yielding active,
powerful paintings, reminiscent of the abstract expressionists. Rubin works in oil using
vivid color, strong compositions and aggressive brushwork.
Rubin was raised in the south, and was drawn to the undulating forms of Live Oaks,
hanging moss and verdant growth. Painter, Joan Mitchell was influential for her
abstraction of the natural world into bold, yet poetic, statements, as was Stuart Shils
for his active landscapes of weather and form. Other artists important to Rubin’s
development include photographer, Sally Mann, Robert Rauschenberg and Richard
Rubin received the BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in
1975. She studied art at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and received the
Certificate of Achievement at the Washington Studio School, Washington DC, in 2009.
She has attended various residencies including the Vermont Studio Center.
Rubin’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at Studio Gallery, SPACE gallery,
and WSS Gallery in Washington, DC, and in juried shows, nationally. She received
an award for her work by ArtnDeed in 2009. Her work is held in private collections