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Cynthia Beth Rubin

Cynthia Beth Rubin is a new media artist work in still and moving imagery.  Trained as an abstract painter, Rubin's artistic inquiry was shaped by two important events in the early 1980s: an exhibition of Hebrew Manuscripts at New York's Jewish Museum, and an invitation to learn computer imaging.  Subsequent artwork based on medieval Hebrew manuscripts developed in lockstep with new technology: in the pre-scanning era, working on compositional structure, and then, as scanning and digital photography became available, gradually moving into representation and responses to specific sites of Cultural Heritage.  This work was recognized with multiple grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the New England Foundation on the Arts, and others; artists residencies in France, Canada, Israel, and Scotland; and showings in festivals, museums, and arts centers around the world, including screenings on Opening Night of major Jewish Film Festivals, and an installation at the Jewish Museum in Prague.  Rubin works independently and in collaboration, most recently organizing the Cultural Heritage Artists Project.  She currently teaches part-time at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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