Cynthia Beth Rubin & Renata Janiszewska
Techspressionist Salon #21 – July 6, 2021
Moderator: Davonte Bradley
Cynthia Beth Rubin (b. 1950, Rochester NY) is a new media artist based in New Haven, CT USA, with a studio practice extending from New York City to Narragansett, RI. Rubin is a gradate of Antioch College, in Ohio (BA), and the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MFA).
Rubin’s selected exhibitions include a solo at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard, New York NY (February, 2013), and numerous showings of Layered Histories (collaboration with Bob Gluck) such as the Jewish Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (2005), Legion Arts Center, Ceder Rapids, Iowa (2009), and Seduced by the Sacred, Jewish Art Salon Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford CT (2010). Her video les affinités recouvrées (Recovered Affinities) was featured opening night of multiple Jewish Film Festivals in 1995 (San Francisco, Boston). Recent group exhibitions include Waltz with the Earth: Art Kibbutz, Governor’s Island New York NY (2014), Under the Viaduct: West Harlem Art Fund New York NY (2014), Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH2013 (peer reviewed group exhibition) Anaheim CA (2013), and annual group exhibitions at the Oxford Gallery, Rochester NY.
A three-time recipient of grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Rubin has also been awarded international artist residencies and grants from sources as diverse as the Videochroniques (Marseilles) and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Techspressionist Salons are bi-weekly artist meetups where artists can present their work and discuss matters relating to art and technology. They are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Visual Artists Index and are also open to interested individuals on our mailing list. The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison. During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”