Alex Rubio’s large-scale paintings and prints depict the people, places, and memories rooted in San Antonio’s Chicano heritage. His signature aesthetic-curvilinear brush strokes, brilliant hues, and high contrast-provides a visual parallel to the energetic, soulful history of his subjects. Informed by his extensive community outreach, Rubio’s images project an intimate, yet panoramic sense of his city’s many Latino communities.
Rubio was born in 1968 and is a San Antonio native. He has been a mural coordinator at San Anto Cultural Arts and an art instructor at several schools and institutions around San Antonio, including The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and The Bexar County Detention Center. He has had a solo exhibition at Blue Star Center for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX (2003). His work has been included in Four Horsemen, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (2006); Contemporary Wall Painting, UTSA Art Gallery, TX (2005); Arte Caliente: Selections from the Joe A. Diaz Collection, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX (2004); and Chicano Visions: Painters on the Verge, Cheech Marin Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (traveling exhibition) (2001).