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James Rubio is a painter based out of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Rubio studied photography at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, but fell in love with painting and street art later in New York City. In 2006 Rubio joined the Antagonist Art Movement and began regularly exhibiting paintings at Niagara Bar. He graduated to participating in international group shows and painting murals with fellow Antagonist Chris Yerington. Their murals can be found in New York, Austin TX, Chihuahua MX, and Quito Ecuador. Currently Rubio is painting solo; exploring notions of Love and Mortality through his Black Flowers Series.
Selected Blog Press:
Born: San Francisco 1982
Education: School of The Art Institute of Chicago
January 2016 Black Flowers; Flowers of Love and Death, Ideal Glass Gallery: NYC
Black Birds & Flowers, The Wren Underground: New York, NY
Ruta 1 - 1.1: Terminal Santorini: Chihuahua, MX
Rubio / Yerington Contemporary Adult Music Mural and solo collaborative exhibition.
Summer School, SENA : NYC
Rubio / Yerington Collaborative exhibition
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Grafff Festival de Arte Publico: Ambato, Ecuador
Flores Negras Mural
Festival de Arte Pasaje Victoria: Chihuahua MX
Re-Create, Hope Outdoor Gallery: Austin, TX
Curated Mural Show
This, La Estacion Gallery Pop Up Series : LES NYC
The Nave Museum: Victoria TX
Rubio / Yerington collaboration: Contemporary Adult Music Retablos on display.
Grafff Festival de Arte Publico : Ambato, Ecuador
Collaboration Mural in Ambato
Collaboration Mural Bushwick, NY
La Mexicana : Chihuahua, MX
Ideal Glass Gallery, NYC
Collaborative Mural 22 e. 2nd st. April 2013
Victoria, TX Collaborative Mural Die Spieglung! Ausstellung Im Hda Kunstsalon: Berlin, Germany
Love Life Lust: Casa Redonda Museo de Arte Contemporeno. Chih, MX
Small series of paintings under the guidance of mentor Arturo Vega for his retrospective show.
Lie Cheat Steal, OMR Gallery: Mexico City MX
James Rubio and Arturo Vega collaborative paintings at OMR.
CURE-ATED : NYC
Pop Up Lisboa: Lisboa, Portugal
Never Records, NYC
Never Records Stage, Backdrop, and Wall painted for the legendary pop up record store art show.
Mindy Wyatt Gallery, NYC
Dead Cat Gallery: Rhode Island
Behold The Antagonist!
Matsul e.v, Berlin, Germany
SELF MEDICATED feature length film
Psycho Moto Zine, Featured Artist June 2013
DOLLS OF LISBON, Feature Length Film
THIS IS BERLIN NOT NEW YORK, Feature Length Film
Huge Japan No. 0037 August, several paintings photographed