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We live in a complicated age of fractured postmodernism; an age where life is experienced not through one singular lens, but through several simultaneously. The way in which we view the world is shaped by a variety of issues: from our own bodies, to the people around us, from our surroundings, to the world at large. Through my work, I attempt to illuminate my perspective on these themes, on what it means to grow up in this country in this day and age.

My body of work explores how we come, as individuals, to know and understand our own existence through the self, others, and the world, and how these layers of perception work to inform our identity. When I was first introduced to jewelry as a medium, I felt the need to explore the connection to the body, both physically and conceptually. I was raised in an environment that relied more on faith than doctors, but as an adult, I found my first encounters with modern medicine to be equally ineffective and destructive. This gave me a varied point of view on how we relate to the body, and inspired me to explore the ideas of pain, disease, medicine, and healing in several of my pieces.

As we grow and our awareness expands beyond ourselves, the culture that surrounds us works to impact our perspective and identity. The urban environment I was raised in greatly informed my aesthetic; I found more beauty in the color, line, and repetition of a row of telephone poles than I did in scenes of nature. For me, telephone poles are a reflection of the social constructs we create to help define and navigate human interaction, a reminder of the voids that separate us and the ties that bind us together. I approached this theme in my work by exploring several manifestations of death in our society, including the figurative death of a relationship, the act of mourning a loved one, and the mental framework we form to comprehend our own mortality.

Now, as an adult, I have come to see my work not only as a way to explore my generational perspective, but also as a platform to discuss world issues. My frugal upbringing taught me to regard jewelry as a luxury, a commodity intrinsically tied to other issues of wealth and status, such as natural resources, medical care, and the environment. Inequality permeates every aspect of our society; our present quality of life is being sacrificed for the desires of a few, and the future has all but been decided for us. I have an undeniable need to try, in some way, to make a difference through my work, to use my voice as an artist to impact the world we are creating.

This modern world we live in can be so many different things to so many people. While my experiences are not universal, I found that the joy and fear and worries that I pour into my work resonates with more than just a few; a welcome reminder that we are not alone in a world that can be so intricate and yet so mundane, unbearably bitter and achingly sweet.

Born and raised in Southern California, Hosanna Rubio currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina, where she attends East Carolina University as an MFA candidate in the Metal Design program. She received her BA in Art Education from California State University Long Beach, where she also studied Metals and Jewelry. Hosanna specializes in creating wearable art pieces and small scale sculptures that explore themes inspired by her personal experiences, such as health, medicine, and religion.

 

HOSANNA RUBIO

115B Stancil Drive / Greenville NC 27858

hosannarubio@gmail.com

(949) 500-5806 [c]

www.hosannarubio.wordpress.com

EDUCATION

 

2014-Present  Masters of Fine Arts in Metal Design

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

                                                                                   

2013                        Single Subject Teaching Credential

Cum Laude

                        School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California           

 

2011                        Bachelor of Arts in Art Education           

Cum Laude

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2013                        Instructor and Teacher’s Assistant                                                           

Millikan High School, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, California

  • Lead classroom instruction and maintained classroom organization
  • Assisted teacher with daily activities: assisting students with projects, writing handouts, running daily classroom activities, and writing and implementing lesson plans

 

2011                        Instructor – Young Artists Camp

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

  • Designed and implemented three lesson plans to engage three groups of students
  • Lead classroom instruction and maintained classroom organization
  • Acted as a liaison between Department Head and other instructors

 

2010                        Instructor

Minnie Gant Elementary School, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, California

  • Designed and implemented three studio art lesson plans taught to sixty students
  • Maintained classroom organization; facilitated communication between group members
  • Created a unit portfolio that documented lesson plans, class handouts, and student works
  • Organized and executed a group show at the end of the semester of student work

 

2009                        Instructor

Woman to Woman Shelter, Long Beach, California           

  • Designed and implemented three lesson plans taught to a group of 20 at-risk women Lead classroom instruction and assisted in maintaining classroom organization
  • Created a unit portfolio that documented all lesson plans, class handouts, teacher presentations, and final student projects

 

Teacher’s Assistant

Newport Harbor High School, Newport Harbor Unified School District, Newport Beach, California

  • Assisted a teacher over the course of a semester with drawing, painting and art history
  • Maintained a clean and organized work environment; replenished supplies daily
  • Assisted with grading and documenting student work
  • Created and lead small classroom demonstrations and activities

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

 

2014-Present            Metal Arts Guild

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Graduate Artists Forum

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Visual Arts Foundation

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Metal Arts Society of Southern California

 

2011-Present            Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

                       

                        Enamelist Society

 

2011-2014            Metal Arts Guild

                        Secretary: 2012-2014

                        School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 

Metals Lab Monitor and Technician

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California                     

  • Responsible for opening and closing the University Metals Lab
  • Monitored open lab hours for undergraduate use outside of classroom hours
  • Handled and maintained equipment, including torches, acid baths, and kilns

 

2008-Present            National Art Education Association           

 

                        Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

 

Golden Key National Honor Society

 

 

AWARDS

 

2015                        Hanna Graduate Scholarship

John Satterfield & Jenni K. Jewelry Scholarship

 

2014                        McFadyen Metals Scholarship

 

2008-2014            President’s List Scholar

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2013                        Bittersweet, Dutzi Gallery

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California           

 

INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

2015                        Alchemy 3, Enamelist Society 11th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Traveling

                        Montserrat Collage of Art, Beverly, Massachussetts Summer 2015

Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachussetts, Fall 2015

NH League of Craftsman, Concord, New Hampshire, Winter 2016

McGowan Gallery, Concord, New Hampshire, Winter 2016

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015            Four Hands are Better than Two, Burroughs Welcome Gallery

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

2014            Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeast, Gallery 1, Artspace

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

NASAD Student Exhibition, Gray Gallery

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Tales from the Toolbox, Crafthaus

Online: http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/tales-from-the-tool-box-chapter-one

 

7th Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition, Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery

                        School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Made in Metal, Mendenhall Student Center

School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

                                                                        Insights, University Art Museum

                        School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

One of six works selected from department                                   

 

Flux, Gatov Gallery

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 

2013                        Amalgam, Gatov Gallery

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 

2012                        Elements, Gatov Gallery

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 

2010                        Foundations,

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 

2009                        Foundations

School of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 

 

MEDIA AND CATALOGS

 

2015                        Alchemy 3, Enamelist Society 11th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Catalog

 

2013                        Zuchmann, Glenn. “Hosanna Rubio, Bittersweet” Mixedreality.me/hosanna-rubio:                         blog and video interview

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.