BIO 

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I grew up in Montreal where I absorbed the bilingual culture of a city rich in art and architecture. 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. I looked deeply into concepts of health and disease. It has been an inspiring privilege to accompany people of all ages and stages in a quest to manifest their gifts and talents in the fullest possible state of 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.

CV

Juried & Invitational Exhibitions, 2015 - 2021

2021    "Starry Starry Night"   Tubac Center for the Arts", Tubac,  AZ   jurors: Catherine Nash & Robert Renfrow

2021    "2021 International Juried Exhibition", The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, juror Victor Davson

2021    "The Healing Power of Art, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL, juror Leslie Gena

2021     "Ecstasy & The Bounty of Nature" Sebastopol Center for the Arts, juror Carol Peek

2021     "New Beginnings" San Fernando Arts & Cultural Center, San Fernando, CA, juror John Paul Thornton

2020   "43rd National Juried Exhibition" Ridgefield Guild of Art, Ridgefield CT, uror Cybele Maylone, ExecutiveDirector,

               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 Award Show” Stamford Art Association, juror Meredith Brown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

2018   "Heads Up: Portraits in Water Media", Cultural Alliance of Western CT

2017   “Art of the Figure”, International Gallery of the Arts, Toronto, Canada

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

Awards, 2015 - 2021

2021     Award of Excellence, Starry Starry Night” Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ    

2021     Second Prize, “Ecstasy & The Bounty of Nature” national juried exhibition, Sebastopol Centre for the Arts

2021    Second Prize, “International Juried Exhibition, 2021” The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

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

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY, Sculpture Major

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Deans List, University of Toronto, Canada

Sheridan College, School of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, Ceramics Major 

Press & Catalogues

2015   The American Artist's Professional League, New York, NY  P. 39

1987    Postmarked New York,  Southern Alberta Art Gallery  P 12

1986    The Daily News, New York, Oct 19, “City Gallery to showcase the works of 15 Brooklyn Artists”

1986    The Westmount Examiner, Montreal, Jan 9, “Diana Gubbay explores arches in sculpture, ink”

1986     Le Devoir, Montreal, 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”