Alex Rubio’s passion for art led directly to his opportunity to pursue an arts career. In 1987 the director of a mural project for a San Antonio arts group noticed some images that Rubio had spray painted on walls in his housing project. Impressed by the paintings, the director located Rubio and arranged for him to participate in a work-study program, thus allowing him to study art at San Antonio College and simultaneously work on murals in the area. This began Rubio’s long association with community-based organizations. Feeling that the mural project had helped him, Rubio resolved to do whatever he could to help other artists develop their talents. Accordingly, he became the artist in residence for the Inmate Creative Arts Program at Bexar County Jail, taught in an after-school high school arts program, and was an art instructor at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Rubio studied at San Antonio Art Institute and, on a fine arts scholarship, at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Later he studied printmaking with Sam Coronado (see entry on this artist), a course of study that produced two limited-edition serigraphs. Having worked with community-based organizations since the age of sixteen, Rubio stresses the importance of using his art to make a contribution back to the community. At this writing he is accomplishing that aim by working as a mural coordinator with the San Anto Cultural Arts Organization, using his familiar forum as a means of teaching young artists.

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Alex Rubio
El Spider
1996|Serigraph|24"x18"| Edition of 50