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(b. 1982, San Fransisco)


James Rubio is a painter based out of New York.  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 which can be found in New York, Austin TX, Chihuahua MX, and Quito Ecuador.


Rubio has shown his work at galleries, museums, and art fairs across the U.S. As a member of Apostrophe NYC's Base 12 Project, his work was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMa PS1, Coney Island's Luna Park, Mana Contemporary, and the MTA's Kosciuszko Street J train Station. He currently shows with Ki Smith Gallery and his works can be found in several prominent private and public collections.

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