Yvette Drury Dubinsky

Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Maybe Mahindra, 2016. Full credit below.

Yvette Drury Dubinsky, BA64/MA66/MFA90

In the past 25 years, Yvette Drury Dubinsky has had more than 22 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows across the United States, Europe, and India. Her work is in several notable collections, including the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Margaret Harwell Museum, the Buhl Collection, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and she has participated in the US Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. In 2006, Dubinsky had a residency and a solo exhibition at the Cité International des Arts in Paris. In 2014, she worked with Krzysztof Wodiczko, Harvard University’s professor in residence of art, design, and the public domain, who is known for his public art installations about injustice. She also collaborated with two other artists for a performance at Harvard’s ARTS FIRST festival in 2015. Next spring, she will have a solo exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Much of Dubinsky’s recent work focuses on migration and is inspired by her travels within the United States and abroad, most recently by her trip to Syria, which she visited in 2009. In 2013 she created an installation, loosely based on Picasso's Guernica, that examined the global and growing conflict within Syria, drawing parallels between the current situation in Aleppo and pre-WWII Spain in 1937.

Dubinsky grew up in Chicago, studied at The Art Institute of Chicago, and earned her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude), Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Washington University. She has taught at Washington University, Webster University, the University of Chicago, and Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts, where she lives and has a studio. She also spends time in New York, San Francisco, and St. Louis, where she has a second studio. Dubinsky is represented by A.I.R. Gallery in New York and Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, and has had affiliations with additional galleries in New York, Chicago, and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. She is a trustee of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She is a long-serving member of the Sam Fox School’s National Council, and in 2009, she was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Arts & Sciences at Washington University.

Image credit

Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Maybe Mahindra, 2016. Cyanotype and Monotype on watercolor and Japanese paper, 37 1/2 × 37 1/4 in., 95.3 × 94.6 cm.