Gail Rubini (Professor of Art, Design Area) is an artist and designer working in the field of new media and teaching the practice of printing and publishing in interactive media. She has particular interest in collaborative projects in science visualization and public installation work that includes video, flash animations and sound.
“Throughout her career Gail Rubini has worked in photography, offset lithographs, artist books, digital prints, and “net art” including flash animations and web sites. Many of her artist book works and photographs have been collected in the most prestigious museums in the country including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. As indicated by her resume, Gail’s artwork is included in many of the top collections in the country in her area. Gail has received numerous grants for her work and for the work of related arts activities. This is an indication of the high quality of her work and the projects she is involved in. Currently her funded projects includes large scale digital prints and designing projects including flash animations for outdoor projections, CD and DVD’s, and mobile media castings. ” – Marsha Orr, Art Consultant
She just completed My Alaska, too, a 27 foot media installation piece in Anchorage, Alaska. For the past few years she worked on several pieces about the Delaware River – Trickles to Transport and Delaware River Project #1 and series of digital prints called Taken, interpreting street art and print space. v1b3, the second area, uses video and sound projections in urban environments. Her design projects include: Project Leader for a European Graphic and New Media Design Program in London; designX: critical reflections, an exhibition, website and publication discussing the current role of design in our culture; The Future of the Book of the Future, a series of exhibitions, publications and an award winning web site that examined the future forms of the book and the dissemination of ideas; Silent Invaders, a website for middle school students to explore effects of invasive plants and animals in North American ecosystems; Burning Issues 2 and Fire at Wildhorse Basin DVD and web site that explores the use of fire management in North America public lands; and Personal Media – Public Good, 5 short video and flash pieces designed for cell phone delivery that explored ways that mobile media interaction can be used to enhance the social quality of life.
Her work is done as digital prints, as media for web art and installation in the public arena of urban spaces. Her artwork, which is forthcoming at IDMAA 2006, v1b3 at Chapman and The Bigger Picture has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently serving as Program Chair for the College Art Association, New Media Caucus Exhibitions and recently curated New Media/ New Work at the Art Interactive Gallery in Boston. Lately, her work has appeared in 2005 in Daumenkino – the Flip Book Show, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (museum), Germany and the International Digital Art Awards feature in ‘Digital Photography & Design Magazine’ Australia, March 2004 and Ideas, (2004, 2005, 2006) a showcase for creative projects and works of art that reflect novel approaches to the relationship between media tools and content. The CD of Burning Issues has distributed over 7,000 discs including one for every middle school child in Colorado and the new DVD and website will be completed this spring.
She comes to design and new media with a B.A. in Math and Fine Art (Honors) from University of California at Los Angeles, an M.F.A. in photography and glass art from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MBA specializing in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. At the Center for Media Arts in New York City, she chaired the computer graphics and media arts department, proposed and developed new academic programs and curricula, collaborated on programs, and served as an evaluator for NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) She and has worked in the publishing field for over 25 years and often involves students in special projects ranging from experimental artwork to corporate work benefiting community causes. She is an active member of Rhizome.org (an organization connecting art and technology), College Art Association (www.collegeart.org is the largest national art organization that promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art), New Media Caucus (newmediacaucus.org is a non-profit, international membership organization formed to advance the conceptual and artistic use of digital media), University Film and Video Aassociation (www.ufva.org is a organization promoting university level faculty in the making and teaching of film and video), and International Digital Media Arts Association (idmaa.org (iDMAa) was founded by a group of 15 universities including FSU. The iDMAa is dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media).