“We had no Material Difficulties. Life in the USSR had taught us to be satisfied with Little”: Mikhail Gubin

On Art and Aesthetics

Mikhail Gubin

New York-based artist Mikhail Gubin has a impressively versatile practice that includes sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, installation, collage and video, and explores a range of themes from the darkness of human nature, to the fragmentary aspect of memory to the joy of living.

Born in 1953 in the Soviet Union, Mikhail immigrated to the US by way of Vienna and Rome in 1989. He has participated in 36 solo shows and over 200 group exhibitions in the US and internationally, receiving multiple prizes and praise from leading media outlets, among them the New York Times. He was awarded a NYFA Fellowship in the category of Crafts/Sculpture in 2014. He is a member of Audubon Artists, the National Collage Society and the Sculptors Guild of New York.

Here is a short conversation with the artist…

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