Anda Dubinskis’ figurative paintings have won numerous awards including two Painting Fellowships from the National Endowment on the Arts; two Painting Fellowships as well as an SOS grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and a Leeway Grant for Achievement in Painting. She was a resident artist at the MacDowell Artist Colony in New Hampshire, was awarded a residency at La Napoule, France and spent a month painting and drawing at the Ballinglen Arts Program in Ballycastle, Ireland. Her work has been exhibited extensively both locally (including at Janet Fleisher Gallery, and, subsequently, Fleisher/Ollman) and nationally,
She received her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She has taught at various institutions in the Philadelphia area including Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, Moore College of Art, Arcadia University and Tyler School of Art. She joined the faculty at Drexel University in 2007 and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor and Drawing Coordinator in the Visual Arts Department of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. She lives and works in Philadelphia.
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is pleased to announce the participation of Anda Dubinskis in the Philadelphia "Art in the Open" festival. "Art in the Open" brings a selected group of artists to the Schuylkill Banks to inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through. From dawn until dusk on June 9th through 12th, the artists will work outside, between the Water Works and Locust Street, and at Bartram's Garden, in a transparent creative process open to everyone.
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is happy to invite you to the opening, tonight, of Rip Rig & Panic.
The title Rip, Rig and Panic appeared from space while we were throwing ideas around Isaac Resnikoff’s Port Richmond studio last month. It is the name of a 1965 album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Kirk could, and would, adopt any style from jazz history with great sensitivity and invention, often on multiple horns that, using circular breathing, he could play simultaneously and for a very long time without stopping. I find myself hard pressed at this instance to cite a Twentieth-Century artist who has done more with their gifts. Having said that, this show has nothing much to do with Rahsaan Roland Kirk. We mostly loved seeing the words rip, rig and panic together in a line, and these days such a reason is a legitimate, if completely goofy, curatorial signature. Beyond that, ripping, rigging and panicking are three unusual activities that people seem to be enjoying in America today.