Nicole Rubio: Bustle 76 Ship of Discarded Selves
30" x 40", pastel on paper
Nicole Rubio was born in New York and graduated from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston in 1978. In 1980 she migrated to California and supported herself for thirty years doing secretarial work. After retiring in 2010 she returned to her first and most natural art form, drawing. She has spent the last six years creating a body of work consisting of a series of bustle drawings and evening gowns with a psychological layer of social anxiety.