Barbara Lubliner


Biography

Barbara Lubliner moves fluidly from performance art to works on paper to sculpture both large and small. Additionally, Lubliner has organized and moderated panels, taught workshops, curated shows, and started a feminist newspaper. Her art practice is a confluence of art and life. Each twist and turn is driven by the desire to play with current life concerns as the jumping off point for insightful art.

In the 1990s, Lubliner started her ongoing series of work called “Aspects of the Female Experience.” This series grew out of her experiences of giving birth and mothering. Examples can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum's online feminist art base.

Lubliner's public projects in recent years have involved re-purposing trash into art, shifting the focus from environmental blight to creative production. She welded 6 cabinets for "File Cycle," in Stamford, Connecticut's 2007 Art in Public Places Exhibit and was featured in The New York Times article about the show. "Tree Gems," and "Plastic Bottle Pyramid" were outdoor installations made from large accumulations of post consumer plastic bottles.

Curatorial projects include “Upcycled,” artwork created out of plastic post-consumer waste; “Art & Alchemy,” featuring artists who transform found materials; “A Place At The Table,” a feminist performance event at the Brooklyn Museum; “Break the Mold: Honoring Walt Zucker;” “Time Frames Marking Time,” featuring work of artists who engage time as a palpable presence; and “Dog, Dog, Cat!” celebrating the bond humans share with all living creatures.
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