Raphael Rubinstein
Critical Praise
Raphael Rubinstein
On the road

Since 1986, art criticism has appeared in Arts, Art News, Art in America, Flash Art, Artforum and other magazines. At present, writing appears regularly in Art in America.

Born July 22, 1955, Lawrence, Kansas
1979 B.A. Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Raphael Rubinstein's Resume


1997-present, Senior Editor, Art in America
1995-present, Contributing Editor, Lacanian Ink
1994-1997, Associate Editor, Art in America
1989-1990, Managing Editor, Flash Art International

PUBLICATIONS (selected):

POLYCHROME PROFUSION: SELECTED ART CRITICISM 1990-2002, Hard Press Editions, Lenox, 2003
NORMAN BLUHM, Mazzotta, Milan, 2001
CLAUDE VIALLAT, Templon, Paris, 2001
POSTCARDS FROM ALPHAVILLE, Hard Press Editions, West Stockbridge, 1999 (autobiographical prose)
PEINTURES CROISEES, L'Harmattan, Paris, 1997 (selected art criticism in French translation)
THE BASEMENT OF THE CAFE RILKÉ , Hard Press, West Stockbridge, 1996 (poems)


"A Game for Two or More Players: Kirili, Steichen, Mallarmè," Musèe d'Orsay, Paris
"The Shape of Color," Art Gallery of Ontario
"The Grieving Clown: Beverly McIver's Recent Paintings," Weatherspoon Art Museum
"Heide Fasnacht: A Poetics of Catastrophe," Virginia Commonwealth University
"Independent and International: Highlights of the Cottrell-Loveett Collection," Orlando Museum of Art
"Jane Hammond", Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
"Abstract Painting Once Removed", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
"Noel Dolla", Le Quartier, Qimper, France
"Terry Winters: Recent Work", School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"Exits and Entrances: The Open Art of Guillermo Kuitca" Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas
Author of entry on "Nouveau Realisme," The Grove Dictionary of Art, 1996


"Big Band" Galerie Filles du Calvaire, Paris and Brussels, 2005
"Perspective: Kansas City", Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, 1998
"Colorflex" Apex Art, New York, 1997
"Written/Drawn/Spoken in Lacanian Ink" Thread Waxing Space, New York, 1994
"Postcards From Alphaville: Jean-Luc Godard in Contemporary Art 1963-1992" P.S. 1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, 1992-93


Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 2002
New Perspectives in American Art, Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas 2000-2002
John McCarron New Writing in Arts Criticism Award, 1992

University of Florida, Gainesville, 2005
University of Pennsylvania, 2005
Maryland Institute of Art, 2005
Kansas City Art Institute, 2005
Otis School of Art, 2004
Chicago Institute of Art, 2004
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004
Rhode Island School of Design, 2004
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 2004
Butler Institute of American Art, 2004
School of Visual Art, New York, 2004
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2003
Tucson Museum of Art, 2002
Blanton Museum, University of Texas, Austin, 2002
Wexner Center, University of Ohio, 2001
Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, 1997
College International de Philosophie, Paris, 1997
Museo de Arte y Diseno, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1995
New Arts Program, Philadelphia, 1995
School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994
Museo de Monterrey, Mexico, 1994
Brown University, 1993
University of Hartford School of Art, 1993
Empire State College, New York, 1993
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1993
Columbia University, New York, 1993
Ecole d'Art Superieur, Reims, France 1993


Faye Hirsch, "Jane Hammond and Raphael Rubinstein [review of "Be Zany Poised Harpists, Be Blue Little Sparrows"] ", Art on Paper, December 2002
Marjorie Welish, "Noticings [review of The Basement of the Cafe Rilke]", Sulfur, 43, fall 1998
Arturo Alcantar Flores, "El Sentido de la Madurez Latinoamericano es no Insertarla en una Region: Raphael Rubinstein" Excelsior, August 18, 1993
Patricia Velazquez Yerba, "Raphael Rubinstein: El arte latinoamericano se ha abierto al mundo" El Universal, Mexico, D.F. August 18, 1993
Faye Hirsch, review of "Fabian Marcaccio: The Altered Genetics of Painting", The Print Collector's Newsletter, May-June 1993
J. Hoberman, "Picasso, Marx and Coca-Cola," Art News, February 1993
Thomas McEvilley, "Absence Made Visible," Artforum, Summer 1992
[Allen Schwartzman] "Hand and Eye -- Modelled Sculpture" The New Yorker, June 1, 1992
Kim Levin, "Le Regole del gioco/The Rules of the Game," The Village Voice, Nov. 1991
"Le Regole del gioco, la parola ai curatori" Flash Art Italia 164, Ottobre/Novembre 1991
Nicholas Baume, "The Interpretation of Dreamings: The Australian Aboriginal Acrylic Movement," Art & Text 33, 1990
John Russell, "The Reunion of Distant Cousins," New York Times, June 16, 1989
Peggy Cyphers "Numerators," Arts, March 1989
Max Alexander, "Now on View, New Work by Freelance Curators," New York Times, Feb. 19, 1989
Kathryn Hixson, "Art Press Review" New Art Examiner, June 1987.

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