Joyce Kubat

 

Class Subject

Large Scale - Modern Figurative Drawing/Painting

 

Joyce Kubat photo

Joyce Kubat received a BS in psychology from Michigan State University. She then studied art in NYC at Brooklyn College and The Art Students League of New York. She lives and works in Huntington, NY.

She has exhibited throughout Long Island, NYC, and elsewhere. Highlights on Long Island include the Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, St. Joseph's College, Nassau County Museum of Art, Heckscher Museum of Art, the Long Island Museum, Alpan Gallery, Spinnato Gallery, Nassau Community College, Dowling College and the Art League of Long Island. Highlights elsewhere include the New York State Biennial (Albany), Space Womb Gallery (NYC), The Living Theatre (NYC), Water Street Gallery (MI), St. John's University (Queens), National Association of Women Artists (NYC) and the Art Students League of New York (NYC).

You can view a complete resume on her website.
Website: www.joycekubat.com

 

Thoughts:

Art that goes beyond the obvious, that goes beyond copying, that goes to the gut, that says something, excites me.

The figure has always been my focus, and over the years it's become a psychological focus, a not-always-easy-to-view focus.

I feel an artist finds out what they have to say by doing. It is discovered during the working process, being open to glimpses, fearlessly accepting whatever happens no matter what, to reach a vulnerable personal voice.

Get angry with yourself, don't be afraid to be desperate. Go to a deeper level within where your truth resides, where things feel right. Use materials that feel natural, that allow you to play.

Art with only surface excitement seems empty. For me it has to have a serious and profound underpinning, always poignant, often humorous, relating in some way to the universal humanity common to all of us.