Ms. Muscle Tours Public Statues of Women in Manhattan

To celebrate Women’s History Month, performance artist Ms. Muscle will walk to six monuments in Manhattan that depict historical women. She will start at the Golda Meir statue on 39th Street, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue, at 1:00 pm on March 16, 2024 (rain date March 23).

The public is invited to join Ms. Muscle on the walk that honors the achievements of the historical women depicted in the six commemorative statues.

New York City’s public art collection included only five statues of historical women until the 2020 addition of The Women's Rights Pioneers Monument in Central Park, the third monument on Ms. Muscle's walk. The walk opens conversation about public art today and the experience of gender equality in today's world.

March 16, 2024

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Starting point: Golda Meir Statue at 39th Street and Broadway.

Ending point: Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial at 122nd Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Here is the list of monuments and approximate times. 

1:00 - 1:15  Golda Meir Statue

1:25 - 1:35  Gertrude Stein Statue

2:15 - 2:30  Women's Rights Pioneers Monument

3:00 - 3:10   Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial

3:40 - 3:50   Joan of Arc Monument

4:45 - 5:00   Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial

For real time updates on the day of the walk check with:

Link to interactive map

More about Ms. Muscle

Ms. Muscle's biceps are augmented with sculpted breast shaped muscles. The muscles are fanciful prosthetics, obviously made of papier-mâché.

Ms. Muscle embodies all kinds of female power. By wearing enhanced biceps muscles, she mimics a characteristic associated with male strength. At the same time, because the biceps are breasts, she proudly exposes a female secondary sexual characteristic that is associated with fertility, nurturing, and sexual arousal.

Wearing various garb from exercise wear to evening gowns, Ms. Muscle is a cheerleader for women, feminist pioneers, and the power of nurturing. She is a spectacle that draws attention and sparks conversation wherever she goes. Her interactive walkaround performances are done with humor and embrace society's paradoxical expectations and values for women. She engages onlookers with thought provoking chants such as "Be your biggest and breast self!"

Ms. Muscle is Barbara Lubliner's performance persona. Ms. Muscle performances include A Place at the Table at the Brooklyn Museum, Après Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry, Roar with Ms. Muscle in Art in Odd Places along 14th Street, HOME ROOM IG Live performance program hosted by Radiator Gallery, and Linda Mary Montano’s 80th Birthdayarama Zoom celebration. 

Women's History Month Events with Ms. Muscle

Ms. Muscle has an exciting lineup of events on the March calendar for Women's History Month.

Join Ms. Muscle as she celebrates WOMEN and encourages people of all genders to be their BIGGEST and BREAST Self!

March 2

Every Woman Biennial

Ms. Muscle Welcomes You - Opening Reception

Saturday, March 2, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

La MaMa Galleria

47 Great Jones Street, NYC

March 6

Women Celebrate Women

Ms. Muscle Celebrates the Artists - Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109

215 East 99th Street, NYC

El Barrio's Instagram

March 16 (rain date March 23)

Public Statues of Women in Manhattan

Join Ms. Muscle on a 5-mile walk to visit 6 monuments.

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Meet at the Golda Meir Statue at 39th Street and Broadway at 1:00 pm. Or join later at one of the other monuments along the route. The walk ends at the Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial at 122nd Street. Email to receive the map and approximate time of arrival at each monument.

March 21

Third Thursday Gathering

hosted by Art Lives Here and Amuse Bouche Bistro

Ms. Muscle joins the conversation

Thursday, March 21, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Amuse Bouche Bistro

La Marqueta

Park Avenue & 115 Street, NYC

Under the elevated train

Food and beverages are available to purchase

March 24

Every Woman Biennial

Embrace Yourself with Ms. Muscle

In an interactive performance Ms. Muscle takes to heart the Whitney Houston lyrics, “learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.” Ms. Muscle will guide participants through exercises designed for them to enjoy their uniqueness and empower them to be their Biggest and Breast Self!

Sunday, March 24, 1:00 - 3:00

La MaMa Galleria

47 Great Jones Street, NYC

More information below about the venues.

Every Woman Biennial

The Every Woman Biennial, the largest female and non-binary art festival (originally launched as The Whitney Houston Biennial in 2014), will present its 5th edition, March 2-March 24, 2024, timing with Women’s History Month and The Whitney Biennial, at La MaMa Galleria in downtown NYC. The theme and title, “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU,” continues its homage to Whitney Houston’s music uplifting women which was the inspiration for the creation of the Biennial. The Every Woman Biennial aims to incorporate as many points of view as possible, to truly capture this moment in time from the gaze of women and non-binary artists; and as its following has grown tremendously over the last decade, the open call resulted in 700 applicants from which 200 artists were selected to participate in a dynamic floor-to-ceiling salon and performances.

Women Celebrate Women

Women Celebrate Women is a multi-media group exhibit that brings together women artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and experiences to showcase their art and honor the ongoing legacy of women’s contributions, their strength, creativity, and resilience.

Public Statues of Women in Manhattan

New York City’s public art collection included only five statues of historical women until the addition of The Women's Rights Pioneers Monument in Central Park in 2020. Ms. Muscle's walk will honor the achievements of the historical women depicted in the six commemorative statues as well as open a conversation about public art today and the experience of gender equality in today's world. Email to receive the map and approximate time of arrival at each monument.

Third Thursday Gathering

The Third Thursday Gather is co-hosted by Art Lives Here and Amuse Bouche Bistro on the third Thursday of every month. It is a salon style gathering of artists, curators, collectors and friends . It is inspired by Cafe Society in Paris and New York in the 20th Century, where artists of all genres and patrons gathered, creating a community of creatives. Everyone is welcome!

About Ms. Muscle

Barbara Lubliner morphs into Ms. Muscle, a walking breathing art piece, when she puts on breast shaped biceps muscles made of papier-mâché. Lubliner created Ms. Muscle in 2007 for an event to celebrate the opening of the feminist wing at the Brooklyn Museum. Ms. Muscle applauds the strength of women and encourages people of all genders to be their "biggest and breast self." Venues include the Après Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry, Art in Odd Places along 14th Street, HOME ROOM IG Live performance program hosted by Radiator Gallery, and Linda Mary Montano’s 80th Birthdayarama Zoom celebration.

Addition / Subtraction

Openings is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Group Exhibition:

Addition / Subtraction

January 10 -- February 10, 2024 

curated by Denise Penizzotto and Keena Gonzalez

With this year’s theme, Addition / Subtraction, artists were asked to consider the ways in which they create. Some consider this theme from the abstract: minimize/subtract to emphasize simplicity, placing culture and meaning in their work as it relates to the greater whole. Others approached work by maximizing and highlighting their artistic, social, or political attitudes through expressions of abundance and vibrancy. Some artists saw the theme as literal: adding to their work, building up paint, ink, layers, clay, matter, emulsions, text, prose ... or creating knowing they will be removing and subtracting, reducing, and simplifying. 

The Artists

Alice Zinnes, Anthony Santella, Barbara Lubliner, Elim Mak, Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Murphy, Frank Sabatté, CSP, Hilary Opperman, James Michael Prettyman, James Seffens, James Vanderberg, Jamie Price, Jennifer Ahn, Josh Urso, Kayo Shido, Lauren Gohara, Mark Brennan, Mia Muratori, Michael Berube, Michelle Kim, Nikki Schiro, Patrick Neal,

Paulette Pascarella,  Rachel Kohn, Rafael Sánchez, Robert Aitchison, Sarah Dineen

Barbara Lubliner, dive in, monotype, 19 x 26 inches

The exhibit is installed in and around the large chapels that circle the interior of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, a massive church that is in the National Register of Historic Places and a designated New York City Landmark. 

As you enter the church, in the first chapel on the right you will encounter an installation of my prints with Rafael Sánchez's sculptures. I am happy to start off 2024 with my Sea Life prints in this exhibit at this unique venue.  

Addition / Subtraction

January 10 -- February 10, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11, 7-9pm

Artists Walk Thru: February 8, 7-9pm 

Church of St. Paul the Apostle

corner of W. 60th and Columbus Ave

New York City

Ms. Muscle, Fluxus Coach!

Ms. Muscle had several opportunities to lead exercises to build strength and increase fluxability at the end of 2023.

In October, as part of the Fluxfest NYC 2023, with the facilitation of Mary Campbell, Ms. Muscle led a virtual boot camp of Camp Fluxus recruits. Camp Fluxus is an ongoing project of Allen Bukoff. He also collects and maintains documentation of Fluxfests around the world at

In November, Ms. Muscle led an in-person Fluxus boot camp at the Fifth Wall Performing Arts' Fluxus Fest #4.

Also in November, Ms. Muscle participated in Fluxus? Panel with Performances presented by Day de Dada at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, where she led attendees in Fluxus exercises.

Panelists: Marisa Tornello, Jonathan Leiter, Barbara Lubliner

Moderated by Dr. Jim Jeffers

Many Day de Dada artists have been influenced by the experimental art produced during the Fluxus Art Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. What is Fluxus? Learn some of the main tenets of Fluxus – intermedia, action scores, interactive performance, chance, humor and the priority of process. Three artists will present short performances and then we will have a moderated discussion to consider how what we observed in the performances are connected to the Fluxus concepts.

Shaping Space - Everything As It Is

basking, 2023, monotype, 19 x 26 inches

My art has been swimming along this year! I am particularly pleased that Sea Life monotypes are in a three-person show at the Carter Burden Gallery.

Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions: Shaping Space - Everything As It Is featuring paintings by Beth Barry, ceramic sculptures by Linda Casbon, and monoprints by Barbara Lubliner; Looking for Clues featuring oil paintings and monotypes by Candy Le Sueur; and On the Wall featuring the installation Woven Journey by Janet Goldner.

The reception will be on Thursday, September 7 from 6pm to 8pm. Events accompanying the exhibitions include an Artist Talk for Shaping Space - Everything As It Is and Meet the Artist, including the five exhibiting artists across exhibitions. The exhibitions run from September 7 – October 4, 2023.

View Shaping Space: Everything As It Is online

Shaping Space - Everything As It Is: Beth Barry, Linda Casbon, Barbara Lubliner

Beth Barry

Shaping Space - Everything As It Is features captivating acrylic paintings by Beth Barry; these works unravel the essence of landscapes, capturing the fleeting, transient moments that weave the tapestry of our experiences. Operating at the crossroads of abstraction and landscape, Barry delves into the perception of place. The artist was mesmerized by the rhythmic dance of shapes and the ethereal quality of sunlight when looking out of the window of her first flight in an airplane as teenager. Barry channels these enduring impressions into her latest series, aptly titled "Brainscapes." These process-driven works transcend literal depictions of landscapes, employing layered luminosity, hues, and movement to rouse visceral responses in the viewer. Beth Barry states, “For me, these paintings are places of happiness.”

Linda Casbon

Linda Casbon presents hand built ceramic sculptures that range from free standing to wall mounted in Shaping Space - Everything As It Is. The subtly hued sculptures translate forms into a language of metaphoric associations. Individual objects serve as evocative words or emblematic motifs, while the collective ensemble of sculptures forms an intricately woven narrative, a dance of shapes and forms that engage in their own dialogue. Central to Casbon's artistic vision is the exploration of the interplay between two and three dimensions, inviting viewers to traverse the liminal realm where the tangible meets the ethereal. Confronted by the palpable reality of three-dimensional structures juxtaposed with the illusory breadth of painted images, the observer is compelled to grapple with the convergence of the here-and-now and the boundless intangible. Casbon elaborates, “The shadow of a tree moves and changes, it is ephemeral, but the tree that casts the shadow is physically present and real.”

Barbara Lubliner

Barbara Lubliner's Sea Life Monoprints are a mesmerizing journey into the depths of color and emotion in the exhibition Shaping Space - Everything As It Is. Through meticulous inking, she evokes an aquatic atmosphere that reflects the ever-shifting tides of human emotion. Amidst this chromatic environment, a distinctive whale/guppy glyph glides, a solitary emblem navigating the currents of life. As a multidisciplinary artist, who sculpts with an array of materials, as well as utilizes props in her performance art, Lubliner masterfully employs shape and color, intertwining references and playing with spatial dynamics, crafting monotypes that transcend the surfaces of the paper. These prints capture fleeting moments in an open-ended narrative, inviting viewers to explore their own associations and emotions.

Shaping Space: Everything As It Is

Beth Barry, Linda Casbon, and Barbara Lubliner

September 7 - October 4

Opening reception: Thursday, September 7, 6pm - 8pm

Artists Talk: Thursday, September 14, 6pm - 7:30pm

Meet the Artist: Saturday, September 23, 3pm - 5pm

Carter Burden Gallery

548 West 28th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Hours: Tues - Friday, 11-5, Saturday, 11-6

Also on view:

Looking for Clues: Candy Le Sueur

Woven Journey: Janet Goldner

Making Space a NYAC online exhibit

Private Choice Public Fight, 2016, Stoneware, wood, metal

two elements, 7 x 12 x 12 inches and 10 x 12 x 12 inches

Sculpture by Barbara Lubliner reflecting the complex wrenching issues that an unintentional pregnancy elicits.

Making Space, curated by Eileen Hoffman and Sarah Haviland, presents one view of twenty sculptures, each created by a New York Artists Circle (NYAC) member whose primary practice focuses on sculpture and installation.

From the curatorial statement, "In an online exhibition presenting a sculpture through just one photograph, we need to remember we are only getting a glimpse, a moment in time, from the full sensory experience of sculpture. However, the vitality of the work comes through loud and clear. These are powerful works, offering eloquent messages." 

The New York Artists Circle is a group of professional visual artists who connect to share information, opportunities, skills and resources. Since 1996, NYAC has built a collective bank of expertise through monthly meetings, an active listserve, a dynamic social media presence, and a group website.

Making Space Virtual Opening on Zoom

Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm EST

Join opening

Earth Day Should be Everyday!

Wall Rug, 2016, plastic dry cleaner bags, fishing line, 12 inch diameter

Wall rug pays tribute to spiral patterns that abound in nature and connect us to

the energy and beauty of our fragile Earth.

I am delighted to show two upcycled plastic artworks in "The Fragile Beautiful Earth" at Gallery Sitka in Newport, RI. Thank you, curator Beth Barry and gallery owner Tamar Russell Brown, for your commitment to environmental consciousness!

We feel strongly about our responsibility for the health of our planet. Our way of paying attention, and drawing attention, is through our actions – including artwork.

~Tamar Russell Brown

Gallery Sitka’s Annual Earth Day Art Show!

Opening Saturday, April 22, 2-4 pm

Gallery Sitka South

227 Spring St., Newport, RI

Women's History Month Artist Panel 

I am honored to be one of the six female-identifying artists speaking at The Art of Telling Our Stories event presented by Women of Culture on March 22nd at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan.

The theme for Women’s History Month 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories," energized Women of Culture to "assemble a panel of badass female artists who have a lot of stories to tell and much to say about the ways in which art can help further gender equality."

The panel of artists includes: Alexi Brock @spiralarb , Indira Cesarine @indiracesarine , Barbara Lubliner @barbaralubbies , Katrina Majkut @katrinamajkut , Sana Musasama @sanamusasama and Bianca Romero @biancadoesnyc

Women of Culture is a bi-coastal community organization founded and run by Alexandra Harper. Its mission is to connecting, inspire, and empower women through art, culture & community.

The Art of Telling Our Stories: Artist Panel for Women's History Month 2023

Wednesday, March 22

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Salmagundi Club

47 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10003

Women Celebrate Women!

Sweet and Sour Bite, paper, paint, Exacto blades, staples, 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 2 inches

Two works from my Flower Lips (m) series are on view in Women Celebrate Women!

I am excited to be included in this multimedia, multigenerational, diverse group exhibition with over 75 artists that takes place in an abandoned East Harlem public school building converted into a magnificent arts facility.


curated by Yvonne P. Lamar-Rogers in collaboration with Rolinda Ramos

Opening Reception: March 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Exhibition on view March 10 - 31

11:00 am - 6:00 pm, daily

El Barrio's ArtSpace PS 109

215 E 99th Street

between 2nd & 3rd avenues, New York, NY

Sensing Woman: A multisensory event for reproductive freedom

Sugar Sugar, 2022, cut paper relief, paint, paper fasteners, zipper, 9 x 6 x 2 inches

I am pleased that two of my Flower Lips (v) are included in the art exhibition component of Sensing Woman: A multisensory event for reproductive freedom, five days and four nights of contemporary art, provocative dialogue, storytelling, music, and human connection around the future of being female. Sensing Woman 2022, curated by WoArt and presented by Rosebud Woman will be held September 27th - October 1, 2022 in New York City at C24 Gallery.

Profits from this timely and exciting gathering will go to organizations working to protect autonomy over woman's bodies and improve maternal and sexual health.

The Sensing Woman keynote speaker is V (formerly Eve Ensler). The schedule includes programs that span culture, medicine, and governance on female embodiment. There are several options for joining the conversation from attending the entire event, to individual events or days, or live streaming.

All profits from ticket sales and art sales will be donated to organizations such as The Center for Reproductive Rights and The Center for Intimacy Justice, organizations working to protect and defend reproductive freedom and autonomy over women's bodies,

Artworks are available for presale at The art exhibit is open for public viewing from 3 - 6 pm at C24 Gallery, 560 W 24th Street, New York, NY 10011.

Let me know if you would like to meet at the exhibit!


Alexandra Carter, Alexandra Rutch-Brock, Amy Butowicz, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Arlene Rush, Barbara Lubliner, Beatrix Ost, Caroline Wayne, Danielle Krysa, Dee Shapiro, Denise Sfraga, Diana Schmertz, Elisabeth Condon, Erin Juliana, Fay Ku, Jaynie Crimmins, Jillian M Rock, Jo Yarrington, Jung Eun Park, Manju Shandler, Michela Martello, Mija Jung, Patricia Fabricant, Sana Musasama, Seren Morey, Shamona Stokes, Shima Star, Sophia Wallace, Susan Luss, Suzanna Scott, Theda Sandiford, Traci Johnson

Conversation with Nicolás on The Interior Beauty Salon Website

I am honored to be one of the Voices on The Interior Beauty Salon website. The founder of the site, artist and healer Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles asked thoughtful questions that inspired me to open up about ideas behind my work.

From our conversation:

NDEREO: As a creative and activist who has lived through the upheavals of several key decades in politics, what is your understanding of freedom of expression? I spoke with Martha Wilson a couple of years ago about organizing a panel on this subject.

BL: Freedom of expression is such a difficult issue today with the rampant disinformation that goes on. If a lie is repeated enough times and loudly enough some people will accept it as fact. This is a distortion of the idea of one being able to manifest something through deep spiritual belief. I recently read that despite there being no proof, just over one-third of all voters believe the 2020 election was stolen. Disinformation is disturbing and dangerous. On the other hand, we need to protect the rights of people, especially artists, to freely express themselves. Freedom of expression requires vocabulary that is lacking when the culture does not perceive or recognize your experience. This relates to your earlier question about class, race, and gender issues being challenged. Artists often lead the way with work that gives shape to what has been felt and not expressed. Artwork creates a dialogue that develops vocabulary that facilitates the messy process of understanding one another. I remember what my friend’s father said to us rebellious teenagers, “There is no problem too big or too small that can't be helped by open honest discussion.” My art is my activism. I am always searching for meaning and connection, expressing my experience in a way that is open ended so it will engage the viewer to connect with their own experience.

Click here to read the whole conversation.

Click here to learn more about Nicolás and The Interior Beauty Salon.

ODETTA Digital presents Serious Play

spring, 2022, Monoprint with collage,19 × 26 in

I’m pleased to have work in "Serious Play,” an online group exhibit presented by ODETTA Digital, on the Artsy SHIM Network ⁠through December 8, 2022.

The works in the show, curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan, invite a glimpse into the mind, the being, and humor of ODETTA Digital artists engaged in serious play. Forged from imagination and life experiences, their unique works are created with fearless abandon.

Browse all the work in Serious Play.

View all my work available on the Artsy platform.


Nancy Gesimondo and the ACCESS STUDIO film crew visited me in my studio this past fall. Nancy is an artist, curator, and the host and producer of ACCESS STUDIO. Each episode features an insider's view of a visual artist in his or her studio. Nancy is passionate about art. She is observant and curious which led to questions that drew me out to talk about the motivations behind my work. The episode started airing on public access television stations about a month ago and is now available on YouTube.

Subscribe to the ACCESS STUDIO YouTube channel to see all the episodes.


Ms. Muscle at Third Thursday

Ms. Muscle, Barbara Lubliner's performance persona, will be at the Third Thursday gathering of artists, friends of artists, colleagues and creatives in April!

The event is hosted by Art Lives Here a non profit arts organization founded by curator Connie Lee and by Amuse Bouche Bistro, a corner of France in East Harlem.

Everyone is welcome!

April 21, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Amuse Bouche Bistro

La Marqueta

Park Avenue & 115 Street

Under the elevated train

Food, beer and wine will be available to purchase

Featured on Barbara Swanson Sherman's Blog

Artist and author Barbara Swanson Sherman made me "Barbara of the Day" on her delightful blog "Seeking the Sublime in the Everyday"!

This year Barbara decided to highlight artists who share the name Barbara with her. She thoughtfully featured me to coincide with the opening reception for my "Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers." It is gratifying to me that my artwork stirred Barbara to write about prayer a week later!

Here are the links to both blog posts:

Barbara of the Day: Barbara Lubliner

Our Thoughts and Prayers

You can learn more about Barbara and see her art on her website:

Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers

At the cusp of 2022 I started transforming discarded materials into "Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers," based on Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and the tradition of hanging colorful cloths to send blessings of peace, happiness, and good fortune out into the universe. 

Each flag in this 5-part piece is 43 x 26 inches. They are made of upcycled plastic slide sleeve pages, various paper scraps, and paint chips. Transforming castoffs into art underscores the power and possibility of transformation. 

As I made the flags during these dark times, I imbued them with positive feelings, meditating on loving kindness and wishing good will out into the world. I am delighted to have them hang in the Carter Burden Gallery "On the Wall" space gently releasing good vibrations. 

Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers

March 24 - April 20, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6-8pm

Carter Burden Gallery

548 West 28th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Also on view two group exhibits: About Women and Our Planet in Peril

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11-5, Saturday 11-6

I will be at the gallery 2 Saturdays, March 26, 11-2 and April 9, 2-5.

Stop by then or let me know if you would like to meet another time. 

Two Practices: Art & Therapy

Judith Luongo.....................Jodie Fink.....................Beth Barry

The video of the panel that I organized and moderated for ARTISTS TALK ON ART (ATOA) can now be viewed on YouTube. Three terrific artists who also work as professional therapists showed examples of their artwork and spoke about how both of their practices inform and influence each other.

ATOA is a long-running panel series providing a platform for artists to share opinions and thoughts for critical dialogue in the arts. Since the pandemic the talks have been presented on Zoom.

Two Practices: Art & Therapy

A panel about artists who are also therapists.

Originally presented February 7, 2022, 7 pm-8:30 pm

Organized and moderated by Barbara Lubliner


Judith Luongo

Jodie Fink

Beth Barry

Link to the panel on the ATOA YouTube channel.

Living with Art

I love seeing my work surrounded by amazing art by artists I admire!

I have 5 pieces in Living With Art curated by Connie Lee.

Living with Art is a salon style exhibition in a Harlem brownstone. 15 artists and 75 artworks are on view through January 31, 2022.

Participating artists

@capucinebourcart @capaik670 @jimfairfaxnyc @galerothsteindesigns @susanluss @susanstair @beatriceartnyc @marnelucas @vivianerombaldi @elizabethrileyprojects @kbfitzgeraldart @artbygia @jgcrimmins @barbaralubbies @paulinegaliana

The exhibition is part of the Art Lives Here program. Connie Lee and Gina Fuentes Walker founded the non-profit arts organization to create opportunities for under-recognized artists and to provide access to art in communities that are often excluded.

Appointments are available 7 days a week afternoons or evenings. Contact @artlivesherenyc to make arrangements. Let me know if you would like me to meet you there.


Bristle, paper, 2019, paint, zipper, buttons, 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 4 inches

Don’t Shut Up is an exhibition with artwork amplifying the message that women's voices must be heard and valued. The exhibition was conceived in 2019, postponed in 2020 because of Covid, and finally opening in 2021.


August 21 - December 31, 2021

Through interruptions, censure, violence and threatening behavior - both in person and online - women are silenced everyday. Don't Shut Up presents 47 women artists from across the US and Canada who are working to challenge and disrupt the status quo through their ongoing artistic practice. The mission of this exhibition is to provide a platform for those voices, to create awareness, and to try to ensure that they are heard, valued and implemented.

Opening reception

Saturday, August 21, 2021

12 - 5pm outdoors in Shinbone Alley

(I will be attending 12 - 3)

Admission free for opening reception

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY

For directions go to:

For more information and upcoming programs go to:

Co-curated by Susan Grabel & Stefany Benson. 

Included Artists: Audrey Frank Anastasi, Nancy Azara, Kyra Belan, Marcia Bernstein, Andrea Borsuk, Jo-Ann Brody, Pauline Chernichaw, Regina Corritore, Loren Dann, Anne Drager, Susan Duby, Sharyn Finnegan, Betsey Garand, Laura Gelsomini, Joan Giordano, Carol Goebel, Janet Goldner, Susan Grabel, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Zhen Guo, Melanie Hickerson, robin holder, Leigh Jerome, Carla Rae Johnson, Susan Kaplow, Tania Kravath, Barbara Lubliner, Cynthia Mailman, Virginia Maksymowicz, Ann Marie McDonnell, Marjorie Morrow, Vernita N’Cognita, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Susan Newmark, Kristi Pfister, Helen Redman, Louise Reiner, Pam Shields, Clarissa Sligh, Linda Stein, Heather Topp, Audrey Ushenko, Doris Vila, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Nancy Quin & Deborah Woodbridge

Flower Lips by Barbara Lubliner

These works question the internal and external conditions that nurture women's expression. They reference flowers, women's lips, female energy, and gender politics. Each one is a "snapshot" of a woman's reaction to sexism, injustice, and/or abuse. Together they form an album of responses: don’t bristle silently, don’t swallow a bitter pill, don’t self-censor, don’t hold back. 

Women Celebrate Women!

Tempest, paper, wood, 19 x 33 x 25 inches

I am please to participate in the second annual Women Celebrate Women exhibition with three papier mâché sculptures from my paper fragments series. The exhibit is curated by mixed media artist and teaching artist Yvonne P. Lamar-Rogers. She put together a large, diverse mix of works that reflect her passion and heart.

"Paper Fragments" recast the female body to express a woman's internal world as she faces challenges. The sculptures are relics of a questioning psyche and fragile body rendered in papier mâché in relation to a constraining wooden box. The work focuses on a woman's individual psychological integration grappling with the complex layers of meaning in our contemporary world and in the shared primal world of generations of women.

Women Celebrate Women

August 12 - August 30, 2021

Opening Reception 

Thursday, August 12

6 - 9pm (I will be attending 6 - 8)

El Barrio's Artspace PS109

215 E. 99th Street

New York, NY

See the Art Nurses August 7th

Day de Dada Art Nurses in Union Square during Art in Odd Places: NORMAL

The Art Nurses are bringing art healing to the tip of Manhattan.

Look for them outside the Whitehall Ferry Terminal and along The Battery Park Promenade on Saturday, August 7th from 4 to 6pm.

On duty Art Nurses include Mary Campbell, Lydia Grey, Barbara Lubliner, Vivian Vassar, Milenka Berengolc, and Catherine Schwalbe from Chicago.

You can find Art Nurse updates on the Day de Dada Instagram page.

Lost & Found: A Personal Vision

Portrait 2, 2016, Plastic slide sleeves, paper, 18 x 12 inches

The New York Artists Circle presents the unique visions of 117 selected Artists who explore and reveal what is truly important in our lives, as they cope with waves of serial losses and change during this Pandemic time. The online exhibition is divided into four sub-themes each focuses on a different aspect of what is Lost and Found: The Personal, The Iconographic, The Societal, and Artistic Discoveries.

"Portrait 2" is in the Artistic Discoveries section. Pixelated patterns, made from plastic slide sleeves and paper remnants, coalesce into a flicker of something recognizable. Much like the sense of memory. The promise of something new emerging from what was lost.

The work in the Artistic Discoveries section will be presented in a Zoom event on Wednesday, August 11 at 7pm ET.

Join the Zoom event August 11 at 7pm ET.

View the entire online exhibition.

ODETTA Digital presents Refresh!

Mantra, 2019⁠, Monoprint with collage,11 × 10 inches⁠

I am pleased to have work in "Refresh!" an online exhibit presented by ODETTA Digital, ⁠

on the Artsy SHIM Art Network ⁠June 11 - December 9, 2021⁠.

Refresh! is a rich dialogue of artwork for this extraordinary time in which our worlds are rebooting. Explore the work of 70 artists in the ODETTA Digital community. ⁠

Browse all the work in Refresh!

View all my work available on the Artsy platform.

Art Nurses come to Manhattan

Day de Dada Art Nurses in residence with Mobius, Inc. Boston 2018

Vivian Vassar, Barbara Lubliner, Mary Campbell

The Day de Dada Art Nurses are participating in Art in Odd Places: NORMAL, the16th Annual AiOP Festival featuring visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan.

More than 50 artists will be performing May 14-16 as part of Art in Odd Places 2021: NORMAL. Find all the information on the festival website.

I am happy to be one of the Day De Dada Art Nurses performing Ephemeral Procedures, curious activities designed to help heal the stress of the past year and attempt to bring the world into a playful balance.

You can spot the Art Nurses near Union Square in their traditional white nurse uniforms, nurse caps, and brightly colored wigs. Nurses include Mary Campbell, Lydia Grey, Barbara Lubliner, Vivian Vassar and Milenka Berengolc.

Art Nurse Ephemeral Procedures

Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16

noon to 3pm

Union Square West, 14th Street and University Place

Ephemeral Procedures by Day da Dada Performance Art Collective is a project of Art in Odd Places 2021: NORMAL curated by Furusho Von Puttkammer, with curatorial assistants Yasmeen Abdallah, Lorelle Pais, and Natalie Ortiz.

ODETTA Digital presents Page-Turner

in Glove Squeeze, 2018, Monoprint with collage, 11 × 10 in

I am pleased to have work in⁠ ODETTA Digital "Page-Turner⁠," an Artsy exclusive⁠

March 12-June 10, 2021⁠.

Work on paper is the primary focus of Page-Turner. The exhibit is an overview of the ODETTA Digital community, comprised of 90+ artists. ODETTA Digital is the online portal for ODETTA Gallery, an NYC-based fine art gallery established in Brooklyn in 2014 and currently operating in NYC and Connecticut.

Browse the work in the Page-Turner exhibit.

View all my work available on the Artsy platform.

Women's History Month Workshop

Egg Rider "A saddle of female vitality" by Barbara Lubliner

Every March, for several years, Sculptors Alliance has sponsored me to give a Women's History month workshop. This year I am thrilled to give my Women Sculptors workshop online! You can join me from anywhere!

Register early to take advantage of the early bird pricing and to get the necessary materials and supplies.

Women Sculptors & the Female Figure

Two-day workshop hosted by Sculptors Alliance

Mondays, March 8 and March 15

2:30 - 4:30 pm EDT

Participants will look at expressive female figures sculpted by women and then work with clay to create their own expressive figure. Novices, experienced sculptors, and adults of all genders and sexual orientation are heartily welcomed.

Click here to learn more and to register.

$40 regular price $20 early bird price (register by February 18)

Questions? email me.

Don't Shut Up 2021 Exhibition

Bitter Pill, 2019, paper, paint, fabric, button, 12 x 16 x 3 inches

by Barbara Lubliner

The website for "Don't Shut Up 2021" is live! The mission of this powerful group show, curated by Susan Grabel and Stefany Benson, is to provide a platform for women artists who, through their ongoing artistic practice, are challenging the widespread silencing of women. I am pleased that the exhibit includes 8 of my "Flower Lips" paper relief sculptures.

The exhibition will be on view in the fall of 2021 at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY.


Ms. Muscle At Home

Ms. Muscle, Barbara Lubliner's performance persona is participating in HOME ROOM Performance Program Series on Instagram Live.

“Home Room,” curated by Audra Lambert (Editor-in-Chief, ANTE mag) in parternship with Radiator Gallery, a Long Island City brick and mortar gallery, takes place December 2020.  

Ms. Muscle usually engages with people in public settings, which has not been possible during the pandemic while she shelters at her home in NYC. Ms. Muscle is eager to have contact and excited to invite viewers to get to know her at home.

Join Ms. Muscle At Home

December 16, 2020


Instagram Live: @radiatorarts



performances now on IGTV 

Watch Ms. Muscle At Home on IGTV  (performance starts at 2:00)

View all the HOME ROOM performances

Explore Upcycling with me!

Poochie is one of my bottle dogs made with single-use plastic beverage bottles and caps.

Sculptors Alliance is offering online classes and I am excited to be one of the teaching artists! My course is designed for beginner to advanced sculptors and free for New York City residents.


Upcycle Art – Castoffs: Plastic, Cardboard & Found Objects

Join me to exercise your imagination and creativity by re-envisioning castoffs.  

  6 Mondays

  November 2 - December 7

  2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT


Click to read more about it and to register.

Free for NYC residents. At checkout use discount code: LMCC&NYC.  


Please pass this on to people who may be interested in my course and/or the other courses offered by Sculptors Alliance. 

Click to see all the courses offered by Sculptors Alliance.

Questions? email me.

Hotel Dada and other Performance Art during the Pandemic

Since the Coronavirus shutdown I have participated in a number of online performances, inluding Hotel Dada Fluxfest 2020, which was intiated in Argentina and was the first Fluxfest to take place in a totally virtual environment.

Here are links to my performances:

HOTEL DADA Fluxfest Online 2020 

August 1-2, 2020

Learn Baby Sign Language

Day de Dada "HOW TO"

July 3, 2020

How to Send Mail Art through the Postal Service

Day de Dada does Zoom - part 2

June 16, 2020

Masked Facial Expression Reading Challenge

Day de Dada does Zoom

April 26, 2020

Introduction to Face Yoga

Prayers for the Pandemic - summer 2020

Good Will Wishers by Barbara Lubliner

This past summer I was pleased to participate in Drawing Room's ongoing global public art project, "Prayers for the Pandemic; Prayers for Progress; Prayers for the Planet." First, in response to the Coronavirus shutdown and then to other issues facing the entire world, from racial inequity to climate crisis, Drawing Rooms asked artists to create flags inspired by Tibetan prayer flags used to bless the surrounding area in which they are placed. 

My prayer flags are titled Good Will Wishers.

For the project, I hung two sets of Good Will Wishers on the Upper West Side of New York City, on either side of the intersection of 95th Street and West End Avenue, which is closed to car traffic now to give more space for pedestrians to spread out. 

My flags embody the idea of transformation as they are made of re-purposed castoffs. Making them and hanging them feels like a way to advance optimism that the current strife and crisis is an opportunity for creativity and new thought for our world.  

Good Will Wishers are made of upcycled plastic slide sleeve pages, various paper scraps, and paint chips. There is a permanent installation of large ones (32 x 17 inches each flag) at The Fortune Society, an organization that helps those formerly incarcerated adjust to life outside the prison system.

Exhibitions Director Ann Trauben is curating submissions into online and print books. She plans to have an exhibit of selected works when the Drawing Rooms gallery reopens.

View the online book with my project.

Learn more about Prayers for the Pandemic; Prayers for Progress; Prayers for the Planet.

USPS Art Project at Pelham Art Center

USPS collaboration between Barbara Lubliner and Priscilla Stadler.

The Pelham Art Center with over 300 artworks, is hosting the first live exhibit of the USPS Art Project from August 1 through August 31, 2020. 

The USPS Art Project is an artist collaboration project created by Brooklyn artist Christina Massey. The project promotes connection between artists while socially distancing and helps the financially struggling USPS. To collaborate on artworks, each artist partner starts an artwork and then mails it to the other to finish. The inventive collaborations can be seen on online on Instagram and Facebook.

Two articles about the project feature the image of an artwork created by Priscilla Stadler and me.

ArtNet News

A Quarantine Mail-Art Initiative Challenged Artists to Collaborate Through the USPS. Hundreds Answered the Call


Going Postal

Information about future live venues can be found on Christina Massey's USPS Art Project news page.

Artists on Coping: Barbara Lubliner

Two Zips, 2019, paper relief with staples, zipper, 12 x 16 inches.

Photograph by Paul Takeuchi

Artist, curator, and writer Etty Yaniv created Art Spiel blog as a platform for highlighting the work of contemporary artists. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Spiel team is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping. I am pleased to be included in this wonderful interview series.

Read my interview on Art Spiel.

The Corona Sidestep: A Virtual Exhibition

Summer Breeze 2019, mixed media, 10 x 10 inches by Barbara Lubliner

"The Corona Sidestep: A Virtual Exhibition," is Joanne Mattera's round up of some of the art that got closed out of scheduled exhibitions, either by shuttering, postponement, or cancellation due to the coronavirus shutdown.

"Women Celebrate Women," a group show that includes two of my mixed media paintings is one of the postponed shows.

The blog post features around 100 images with captions detailing where the artwork is not being seen in person. You can see a lot of beautiful work in this grand virtual exhibit.


California Fluxfest 2020

Art Nurses at The Getty 3/7/2020

Jane Hsiaoching Wang, C. Mehrl Bennett, Mary Campbell

Barbara Lubliner, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Viv Vassar

I was thrilled to attend Fluxfest, the annual celebration of all things Fluxus in early March. The event organizer Bibiana Padilla Maltos lined up perfect, fitting venues in the Los Angeles area.

On the first day, Otis College of Art and Design hosted performances and invited the group to view the college's collection of rare and historic Fluxus artists' books.

Evening performances were held at the Beyond Baroque theater, which has presented literary and arts events for over 50 years. Performances included a dance tribute to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire by Italian artists, the "StradaDadas," a classic performance of an Alison Knowles arrangement piece by Andrew Oleksiuk, and the opening of very large box mailed in by Jennifer Weigel. 

The next day the Getty Center provided the setting for a variety of guerrilla performances including ones by the Art Nurses in their retro outfits and colorful wigs. Another round of performances was held in the evening at the Building Bridges Art Exchange, a gallery that sponsors international art exchanges and residencies. In conjunction with Fluxfest, the gallery presented an international mail art exhibit with over 500 pieces. 

The final event, the Correspondence Dinner featured an extensive display of multiples, ephemera, and swaps. Darlene Altschul distributed stamp sheets she had made portraying California Fluxfest participants. The New York Day de Dada group set up a table to make dragon mail art for its St. George Day festival. Naturally, several artists were equipped with their own stamps and stickers!

Within five days every one of the venues closed its doors and the coronavirus shutdown began. It seems like a dream that California Fluxfest 2020 came off without a hitch. 


My Upcyle work is included in Vasari21

"File Cycle" by Barbara Lubliner, welded metal, file cabinets, 90 x 90 x 30 inches

Vasari21 is an online publication for working artists, written by veteran art-world journalist Ann Landi. She gives an insider's perspective on the professional art world today.

The publication's mission is to create: "A community for working artists, a place to connect, find information, read about the new and the unknown, listen to podcasts, and learn about how the art world really works."

I am featured in part one of Landi's roundup of artists who engage in "The Fine Art of Recycling."


Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE

Ms. Muscle makes visible and audible the power and strength of older women.

I am thrilled to perform, "Roar with Ms. Muscle" in Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE


Roar with Ms. Muscle at the festival opening.

Friday, October 18, 5-8pm

West 14th Street between 7th + 8th Avenues (South side)

look for me near 222 West 14th Street from 5:30-7pm


Catch Ms. Muscle in the Promenade of Visual Flâneurs/ Flâneuse.

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 + 20, 2-4pm

Ms. Muscle will roar along 14th Street from East to West, from Avenue C to 10th Avenue, mostly on the South side, but will cross to the North side to greet her fans at two spots.

near IHOP, 235 East 14th Street approximate ETA 2:15pm

near Good Stuff Diner, 109 West 14th Street approximate ETA 3:15pm

for real-time updates check @barbaralubbies on Instagram

Learn about all the Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE artists and projects in the press release.

"Roar with Ms. Muscle" is part of Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE

curated by LuLu LoLo. Curatorial Manager:Anne-Marie Walsh.

Curatorial Assistants: Katrina D. Jeffries, Savannah Pagán Fitzpatrick, and Furusho von Puttkammer. Promenade Coordinator: Valborg Fletre Linn. 

The 10th Anniversary Edition of A Book About Death: The Last Waltz

Front and back of Barbara Lubliner's postcard about her yearlong performance of "going gray" and the resulting video that is a musing about aging, authenticity, and mortality. 

"A Book About Death" (ABAD) is an ongoing international mail art project. Artists are offered the opportunity to explore the theme of death through postcard-sized works in multiples of 500; thus creating an unbound "book."

This "edition" curated by LuAnn Palazzo celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the original show in NYC and the birth of the ABAD project inspired by Ray Johnson, the father of mail art. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to collect one of every card.

The opening will feature live and video performances including Barbara Lubliner's "No More Dy(e)ing" video. 

The 10th Anniversary Edition of

A Book About Death: The Last Waltz

September 14 - November 2, 2019

Opening Reception 

September 14

4 - 9pm

Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane

East Islip, NY 11730

Museum hours 

Tuesday through Friday 10am - 4pm.

Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Update: As of November 2020 the exhibition will be in the permanent collections of 15 institutions:

The Musee de la Poste in Paris, France

ARTPOOL, Budapest, Hungary

The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

The Fluxus West Archive, St. Louis, MO

The B. Davis Schwartz Library, Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY

The Moscow Museum, Russia

The Karuizawa New Art Museum, Japan

The Archives of American Art at the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington DC

The Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Arts Archive of the University of Iowa

The Waskomium, Burlington, VT

The Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland

Museum fur Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany

Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany

Museum fur Kommunikation, Bern, Switzerland

The Mumok, Vienna, Austria



Private Choice Public Fight by Barbara Lubliner

Six Women Artists: An Ongoing Lyric Approach

An online exhibition of six NY Artists Circle members curated by Jonathan Goodman.

The exhibition traces the lyrical impulse that emerged in abstract expressionism and how it continues through the work of the selected artists. Goodman says the artists bring forward abstract art in a way that both remains attached to and moves beyond this idiom and the work is often a mixture of abstraction and figuration.

Featured artists: Marianne Barcellona, Lois Bender, Maggie Hinders, Diana Hobson, Barbara Lubliner and Nancy Nikkal. 

Jonathan Goodman writes art critical essays for Brooklyn Rail and other art media.

Fluxfest 2019

"It was wonderful to be at the 10th annual Fluxfest with amazing Fluxus minded artists from around the world!" ~Barbara Lubliner

The 2019 Fluxfest was held in Toronto in June. Dozens of scores were performed including Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" at two different venues by the event organizer Allan Revich. Renata Strada and Giovanni Strada, Italian artists know as the "StradaDadas" performed "Imagine Peace." C. Mehrl Bennett invited Bibiana Padilla Maltos and Barbara Lubliner to join her Re-interpretation of Alison Knowles original event score: Braid (1964). While there were nods to historic work, Welsh artists Daniel-Wyn Jones and Richard McReynolds performed all new scores written since 2018. 

The festival was rich with experimentation and the embrace of absurdity. Photo and video documentation can be found on the Fluxlist Facebook page.

Art Nurses at Figment NYC 2019

Day de Dada Art Nurses will provide art health procedures to open-minded voluntary “patients” on Saturday, June 1 at Figment NYC 2019 on Roosevelt Island. 

With their ephemeral procedures and interactive diagnostic performances Art Nurses help people explore their creative potential or see their mental or physical health from another perspective. 

Barbara Lubliner gives third eye exams, Mary Cambell improves memory with the aid of a rosemary plant, Hey Viv diagnoses and prescribes with her professional magic eight ball. 

FIGMENT is a free participatory two day arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream. 

Figment NYC 2019 

June 1 from 10am-10pm (Art Nurses 11am-5pm)

June 2 from 10am-6pm 

Lighthouse Park, Roosevelt Island

Free, but tickets are required.


Artist Talk and Factory Tour

As part of the LIC Arts Open Festival the Edison Price Lighting Gallery is hosting an artist talk for ReVISION 2 and a tour of the factory below the gallery.

ReVISION 2 features features work of New York City-based artists made with scraps and surplus materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting factory.

Exhibiting Artists: 

Barbara Lubliner, Bernard Klevickas, Chase Pashkowich, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Francine Perlman, Irene Christensen, Jaynie Crimmins, Jeffrey Allen Price, Ken Weisensee, Mary Pinto


Artist Talk and Factory Tour

Wednesday, May 15

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Edison Price Lighting Gallery

41-50 22nd Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

Among Friends / Entre Amigos

Flower Among Friends by Barbara Lubliner

Among Friends / Entre Amigos

Organized by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary & Patricia Fabricant

Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork “Hiccups,” AMONG FRIENDS reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community.

The show will consist of over 200 pieces of 9 x 7” paper, each worked on by a different artist, zipped together into one continuous, exuberant piece.

Individual works will be for sale for $250 apiece, with 10% going to The Lower East Side Girls Club.

Among Friends / Entre Amigos

May 3–5, 8–12

12 to 7pm

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center 


107 Suffolk Street

New York, NY 10002


Burning Bright by Barbara Lubliner


An online exhibition of five NY Artists Circle members curated by David Masello

David Masello of Milieu magazine curated an exhibition embracing “abstract realism,” the notion that an artist depicts something that is decidedly realistic while simultaneously embracing abstraction to articulate the object or figure or narrative.

Featuring artists: 

Janet Culbertson, Barbara Lubliner, Helene Mukhtar, Susan Beallor Snyder and April Vollmer 

Workshop: Women Sculptors & the Female Figure

For Women's History Month, sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. She will share about figurative sculptors that have inspired her, giving highlights of historic, famous, as well as some little known women sculptors. 

After looking at sculptures depicting the female figure and an experiential exercise, participants will use plastilina to create their own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

Registration opens March 19th. Register online or at a reference desk at Mid-Manhattan Library.  

Women Sculptors and Female Figures: 

Creators and Creations

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street

Room 67A

(Entrance on 42nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

New York, NY, 10018

(212) 340-0863

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance, the workshop is free.


Lively Sky, 2019, by Barbara Lubliner, monoprint that uses an Edison Price Lighting laser cut aluminum sheet to emboss the paper , 22 x 30 inches

ReVISION 2 features artwork made with materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting company's Long Island City factory. 

Exhibiting Artists: 

Barbara Lubliner, Bernard Klevickas, Chase Pashkowich, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Francine Perlman, Irene Christensen, Jaynie Crimmins, Jeffrey Allen Price, Ken Weisensee, Mary Pinto


January 23 - November 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 23

     5:30 pm Art of Lighting tour, 1 AIA and NCQLP credit

     6:30 - 8:30 pm reception

Edison Price Lighting Gallery

41-50 22nd Street

Long Island City, NY 11101


Atmospheric Perspectives

Interplay by Barbara Lubliner 


Contemporary Approaches to a Traditional Technique

A Group Exhibition of artist members from the NY Artists Circle curated by Christina Massey.

Atmospheric or aerial perspective refers to the traditional painting technique of creating an illusion of depth or distance by making objects appear less detailed and typically bluer than nearer objects, traditionally utilized in creating realistic landscapes. It is described as the air and all the particles in it, from dust to pollution that lingers between the eye of the viewer to the distant object that is the subject.

Contemporary perspective of what exists in that air is vastly different however than in past eras. These artists touch on the subjects of smog and pollution, that our air is full of invisible wifi signals, consider thoughts and ideas as objects floating in the air, and inspect the connection to our larger celestial atmosphere which is full of satellites that can cut through all of that distance taking incredibly detailed photographs.

This exhibition takes a new approach to visualizing what exactly is the air we breathe and live in today. How that air shifts and moves through storms, thought forms and energetic waves and how everything from science to social philosophies creates that atmospheric haze that alters how we view our contemporary landscape. The overall exhibition will still highlight that gray and bluish tone of the traditional atmospheric perspective but with pops of an orange-copper glow symbolic of more modern sunsets. These color choices hinting at that technical artistic training and understanding each artist holds despite their choice to forego the traditional landscape in their imagery.

Artists Include:

Beth Barry, Fran Beallor, Yvette Cohen, Jane Dell, Karen Fitzgerald, Pauline Galiana, Elanor Goldstein, Peggy Klineman, Barbara Lubliner, Elizabeth Mead, Gammy Miller, Janie Milstein, Linda Lee Nicholas, Anne Raymond, Phyliss Rosser, Andra Samelson, Linda Schmidt, Linda Stillman, Audrey Stone, Robin Tedesco


Contemporary Approaches to a Traditional Technique

December 21, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Chashama Art Space

485 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10022

Gallery Hours: 

Tuesday - Saturday 12-6 pm

Closed on Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31, and Jan 1

Chashama supports the process of artists by giving them space to create and present.

Look at Plastic Differently with Barbara Lubliner

Barbara Lubliner, a Sculptors Alliance teaching artists will present mini, hands-on, Upcycle Workshops as part of an Environmental themed Trivia Night put on by SoHo Broadway Initiative.

What:  SoHo Broadway Trivia Night Vol. 2
Where: Artists & Fleas SoHo, 568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
When: Thursday, September 27th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm 
RSVP Required: Space is limited, please RSVP here.

World Cleanup Day: Plastic to Art video with Barbara Lubliner

12,780,774 people in 144 countries participated in cleanups on September 15, 2018 - World Cleanup Day.

For the World Cleanup Day broadcast, I was interviewed about my art made of plastic castoffs. 

View the video on youtube.

Workshop: Women Sculptors & the Female Figure

Sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library. She will share about figurative sculptors that have inspired her, giving highlights of historic, famous, as well as some little known women sculptors. 

After looking at sculptures depicting the female figure and an experiential exercise, participants will use plastilina to create their own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call the branch at 212-966-3424 or sign up at the Information Desk on L2.

Women Sculptors and Female Figures: 
Creators and Creations

Saturday, August 4th
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mulberry Street Library
10 Jersey Street
(one block south of Houston between Mulberry & Lafayette Sts.)
New York, NY, 10012

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance.

Creative Sculpture Workshop - Upcycle Plastic Waste

Sculptor and teaching artist Barbara Lubliner will present a workshop at the  at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library teaching techniques to transform plastic bottles and scraps into sculptural objects of unique and interesting designs. Participants explore the creative potential of discarded plastic through an illustrated talk and hands on experimentation.

No previous experience required. For Ages 18 +. All Materials are provided.

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance, the workshop is free. 
Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk
or call (212) 966–3424.

Upcycle Plastic Waste
Saturday, July 28, 2018
12:00-3:00 pm

Mulberry Street Library
10 Jersey Street
(one block south of Houston between Mulberry & Lafayette Sts.)
New York, NY, 10012

Art Residency with Mobius in Boston

Lydia Grey, Viv Vassar, Farrell Mason Brown, Barbara Lubliner, Mary Campbell

June 2018, the Day de Dada Art Nurses are in residence with Mobius, Inc.!

The Art Nurses, kick off the first week of the Mobius dadamobile - a month-long series of guerrilla performances at Farmers Markets in Boston and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Art Nurses celebrate "Art Health Week" with ephemeral procedures, interactive diagnostic performances. Barbara Lubliner gives third eye exams, Mary Cambell improves memory with the aid of a rosemary plant, Hey Viv diagnoses and prescribes with her professional magic eight ball. 

Performances are documented in the Mobius Dadabloge, a thirty-day blog soliciting, collecting and showcasing dada work on the internet for the entire month of June 2018. The blog is inspired by Tristan Tzara’s ambitious anthology project Dadaglobe. Dadabloge is a vehicle for exploring how artists today interpret dada in not only translating but transforming similar ideas to see what they might yield in today’s time.

Trans-cen-der Art Group May Session

I am happy to be one of the six artists presenting images at the Trans-cen-der Art Group May session. 

Presenting artists inlcude: John Hanning, Elisa Jensen, Shira Toren, Barbara Lubliner, Sylvia Schwartz and Mark Guinto.

May 29, 2018
7 - 8:30 pm
Temporary Storage
119 Ingraham St (At Porter Ave)
Brooklyn, New York 11237

ReVISION Artist Reception and Talk

As part of the LIC Arts Open Festival the Edison Price Lighting Gallery is hosting a reception and talk for ReVISION, the current exhibit.

ReVISION features work of New York City-based artists made with scraps and surplus materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting factory directly below the gallery.

Exhibiting artists: Sina Basila, Jane Dell, Larry Dell, Gene Lambert, Roya Farassat, Barbara Lubliner, Francis Milloy, Daniel Sinclair, A.V. Ryan, Anne Spurgeon

Artist Reception and Talk
Thursday, May 17
6:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 pm artist talk

Edison Price Lighting Gallery
41-50 22nd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

In addition to the Thursday evening event, the gallery will be open Sunday, May 20th, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Other times by appointment

NYC Trash! at The City Reliquary Garden

As part of “NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future,” the City Reliquary presents the work of ten local trash artists in its backyard garden. The sculptures on display are site-specific and fabricated from refuse and found objects. Barbara Lubliner's installation is a Plastic Bottle Succulent Garden.

Participating Artists:
Christie Gast, Bernard Klevickas, Jeffrey Allen Price, Niki Lederer, Barbara Lubliner, Maia Murphy, Jacquelyn Ottman, Claudia Sbrissa, Tyrome Tripoli, Debbie Ullman

NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden
April 7-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 12-3 pm
Admission: $7 general/$5 members

City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sculpture & Women Workshop

For Women's History Month, sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Ottendorfer branch of the New York Public Library.

Participants will look at expressive female figures sculpted by women and then experiment with plastilina to create his or her own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance, the workshop is free.
Click here to register.     

Sculpture & Women
An Illustrated Talk and Hands-on Workshop by Barbara Lubliner
Saturday, March 24th, 2018  
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ottendorfer Library
135 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Plastic Art for sale on Project Vortex website

"Cherry" by Barbara Lubliner

Project Vortex is a non-profit international collective of artists, designers, and architects actively working with plastic debris, intercepting the waste stream. 

Two of my plastic pieces are available for sale on the Project Vortex website to benefit the Plastic Pollution Coalition. 

I am proud to be counted among artists who work with plastic debris, helping to inspire others "to rethink and reinvent plastic waste in innovative ways that promote creative stewardship of our global waterways."

Day de Dada Wish Sisters Perform at Saunders Farm

Wish Sisters photo by Taylor Moore
Performance Art on the Farm 2017 “IN TIMES LIKE THESE” presented by Collaborative Concepts and curated by Marcy B. Freedman features six projects including Wish Sisters at the Wishing Well.
In their performance the Day de Dada Wish Sisters examine the nature of contemporary hopes and dreams as they sit around their virtual well. Visitors to the farm are invited to toss a coin into the well to make their own wish, hear wishes collected from around the world and listen to fables about wishing.
Wish Sisters include: Milenka Berengolc, Mary Campbell, Lydia Grey, Barbara Lubliner, Viv de Dada, and two Wish Brothers, Larry Schwabacher and Mark Semanchik.
Performance Art on the Farm coincides with the opening day of Collaborative Concepts Saunders Farm Project sculpture exhibit.
Saturday, September 2, 2017 2-6 pm 
Wish Sisters perform 2:30-5 pm 
Saunders Farm
853 Old Albany Post Road
Garrison, NY 10524