“A Walk in the Woods” by Diana Gubbay – SECOND PRIZE

All matter pulses with unseen energy. The deeper we delve into the subatomic world, the more we find vast spaces that mirror expanses in our infinite cosmos. The mystery of the energy infused within these spaces — and within all life — inspires me to make art. I work with layered images that incorporate photography, painted brush strokes and digital media. My process is intuitive and organic; I build images without a set idea of where the process will lead me. As the image evolves, I play with semi-transparent layering on my iPad Pro and add digital brush marks and colors. The final image is comprised of multiple layers that have different origins, some that started with actual paint in my studio and others that originated in the digital world. The hybrid mixed media digital image is a final work resulting from an interplay from these combined sources.


size 20″ x 16″ x .125″
medium Layered Watercolor, Photographs and Digital Media
Price $495.00


Bio/CV

DIANA GUBBAY 

BIO
I grew up in Montreal where I absorbed the bilingual culture of a city rich in history, architecture and art. Eager to pursue a career as an artist, I moved to New York  City in the late 1970’s at a time when the city’s streets, lofts and galleries were burgeoning with experimentation and innovation. From my loft in Dumbo I created installations, drawings and sculptures that were shown across North America. A long hiatus ensued as I raised two children and established a practice in holistic family health. Reestablishing creative pursuit in the last several years, I found a changed art world. I learned entirely new techniques that include digital media. Currently, IPad art is a major pillar of my explorations.

RESUMÉ
Juried & Invitational Exhibitions, 2015-2020
2020 “The Healing Power of Art”, National juried exhibition, Kavanagh Gallery, St. Charles, IL
2020 “43rd National Juried Exhibition” Ridgefield Guild of Art, Ridgefield CT, juror Cybele Maylone,
Executive Director, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2020 “Small is the New Big”, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk CT, juror David Green, Director, Cultural Alliance, Fairfield CT
2020 Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, juror Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, ARC Fine Art, Fairfield CT
2020 “Energy, Art Space, Maynard MA, juror Jessica Roscio, Assistant Director & Curator, The Danforth Museum of Art
2019 “Fabre Birren Color” Stamford Art Association, juror Meredith Brown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
2017 “Art of the Figure”, International Gallery of the Arts, Toronto, Canada, Honorable Mention
2016 “88th Grand National Exhibition”, American Artists Professional League, Salamagundi Club, New York, NY
2015 “President’s Show”, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT, juried exhibition

Solo Exhibitions
2018 “Heads Up: Portraits in Water Media”, Cultural Alliance of Western CT, Danbury, CT
1986 “Arches: An Investigation”, Optica Gallery, Montreal, Canada
1985 “Passageways” Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Grants and Awards
2020 Honorable Mention, “Small is the New Big”, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT
2017 Honorable Mention, “The Art of the Figure” International Gallery of the Arts, Toronto
1985 Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant
1984 Canada Council for The Arts, One year stipend/grant
1983 William Graft Memorial Grant, stipend to study in Rome, Italy
1983 Canada Council for the Arts, one year stipend/grant
1982 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, one year stipend/grant

Education
Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY, Sculpture Major, 1983
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, University of Toronto, Canada, 1977
Sheridan College, School of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, Ceramics Major, 1974

Press & Catalogues
2015 The American Artist’s Professional League, New York, NY P. 39
1987 Postmarked New York, Souther Albert Art Gallery P 12
1986 The Daily News, Oct 19, “City Gallery to showcase the works of 15 Brooklyn Artists”
1986 The Westmount Examiner, Jan 9, “Diana Gubbay explores arches in sculpture, ink”
1986 Le Devoir, January 18, “Expositions”
1985 The Citizen, Ottawa, Oct 4, “Arch unifies diversity of Gubbay’s sculptures”
1985 The Fulcrum, Ottawa, Oct, “Arches of Paper, Bronze, Gold”
1985 The Art Post, Dec/Jan/Feb, Ottawa, “Three Fall Shows”
1981 The New Yorker Magazine, May, “Above and Beyond”

http://dianagubbay.com

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