A winner of various awards and grants including the Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts and the Abby Award for Artist of the Year in Atlanta, Cornel Rubino’s editorial clients include The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Penthouse and other national magazines. Rubino has created numerous posters for various clients such as the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, International Habitat for Humanity, New York’s EOS Orchestra, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Symphony among others.

Rubino has created numerous large scale, temporary drawing installations including “Cockfight, A Treatise on the Cruelty of the Petit Bourgeoisie” on the walls of the round gallery at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center; “My Life Does Not Resemble Me”, exploring how the able-bodied maneuver through the world of the disabled at the University of Maryland, College Park. In Baltimore he created “MOBTOWN”, spanning 2000 sq. ft. at the Creative Alliance Patterson Arts Center; “Mondo Botanico”, an exploration on life and death in the Richman Gallery at the Park School; “The Left as Perceived from the Right/The Right as Perceived from the Left”at Maryland Art Place, “Stray Dogs”, a commentary on the homeless dilemma for the spare room space and "Cerca Trova, a search for the meta-message in the marginalia at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

He has lectured on Picasso at the High Museum of Art; 20th Century Art at the Nexus Contemporary Arts Center; Master Drawings from the Worcester Art Museum at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and on his own work at Johns Hopkins University. He was a participating panelist and lecturer in the Discovering Art and Science Lecture Series “Beauty and the Brain: A Neural Approach to Aesthetics” at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

For a different point of view, visit Rubino at cornel-rubino.tumblr.com

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