Jorg Dubin

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LVF-16 (Corporate Jet Series), 2011
Sheetmetal and paint
Unique
87 x 58 inches
LVF-16 (Corporate Jet Series), 2011
Sheetmetal and paint
Unique
87 x 58 inches

Jorg Dubin



Jorg Dubin has been making paintings of sexuality through a lens of brutality like an undeterred train for decades in his Laguna Beach studio.  If we break down the subjects of his latest feat we find pairs of desperate souls lingering in a waiting room of purification. The artist places the viewer in the same room and offers a question, “where do I stand in this metaphor”? The more interesting question lays not in the hands of the viewer but in that of the artist’s intention. Dubin rarely gives the viewer any clues as to the whereabouts or hints as to the surroundings of his subjects. They are in a sterilized room, put in a lab and studied like mice. The sentiment is stripped away and he is showing us the results of the studies. The subjects all take on a similar sum no matter how large and menacing or how young and sweet. Even in the seemingly polarized places they occupy in the world, they end up having much in common. This is much because what is really on display is the artist himself, his relationship with sexuality and brutality, culture and isolation, anger and beauty, hard and soft, judgment and fear.

-Jeff Peters


JORG R. DUBIN

BORN: Eugene, Oregon, December 6, 1955.
LIVES: Laguna Beach, CA. 949-497-2618
EDUCATION: Art Institute of Southern California
Stephen Douglas, Kris Cox., Richard White
LECTURER: Laguna College of Art and Design

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2012 Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA. "Jorg Dubin, DECADE"
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Group exhibition
S Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. SPACE ODDITY, Group exhibition
Museum of Art and History, MOAH, Lancaster, CA.
THE PAINTED DESERT, Group exhibition
Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA.
THIS IMMORTAL COIL,
Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO. NUDE
BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA. CAPITAL CRIMES

2011 Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA. PLANE AIR POWER
O.C.C.C.A. Santa Ana, CA. DEEP, Curated by Grace Kook Anderson
Chief curator at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
John Natsoulas gallery, Davis, CA. PAINTING IN THE 21ST. CENTURY
William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA. FACE TO FACE
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. STREET AND LOW
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. TEN NEW WORKS
Hyaena Gallery, Burbank, CA. ART OF FIGHTING

2010 Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA. REUNION
O.C.C.C.A Santa Ana, CA. Group exhibition
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. ANOTHER NUDE SHOW
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. SUBMIT; NEW PAINTINGS
Fullerton State University, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA.
BC SPACE: MYTHING IN ACTION

2009 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. WoW : EMERGENT
MEDIA PHENOMENON
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. POSTURE
Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. THERE HERE

2008 Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. CHANGE AMERICA
BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA. MY FATHER’S PARTY IS BROKEN

2008 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
LOS ANGELES JURIED EXHIBITION
Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA, JORG DUBIN, SURVEY
J. Flynn Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. JORG DUIBN, NEW WORK

2007 Palos Verdes Art Center, THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Curator, Scott Canty, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. NEW PAINTINGS
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.
JORG DUBIN: RETROSPECTIVE- Paintings from 2001-2007

2006 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. RECENT WORK
The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait
Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, Semi Finalist.
Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION

2005 LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Laguna Beach, CA.
Faculty Show
PETER BLAKE GALLERY, Laguna Beach. CA.
THE WHITE PORTRAITS
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.
25 YEAR REUNION SHOW
BC SPACE GALLERY, Laguna Beach, CA. FOR SHAME
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.,
JORG DUBIN, NEW PAINTINGS

2004 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Bch, CA. THE OsCene, A survey
of art and culture in Orange County
BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
MEAN TIMES BACK AT HOME
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. SUMMER SHOW
Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA, THE THREE GRACES
Robert Berman gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 25th. Anniversary Group
Exhibition
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, FUNNY BUSINESS:
Humor in art from the permanent collection

2003 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, NEW PAINTINGS
Art Institute of California, O.C. PAINTING TODAY
BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA. PRETTY LIES / DIRTY TRUTHS

2003 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA Juried Exhibition
Juror : Gordon Fuglie, Director, Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount
University, Los Angeles, Ca

2002 Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. A THOUSAND CLOWNS
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, NEW PAINTINGS
Square Blue Gallery, Newport Beach, CA. PAINTER’S PAINTERS
The Second City Gallery, Long Beach, CA, “LIVING AND DYING”
Juror, Michael Darling, Assistant Curator, MOCA, Los Angeles
OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA. OOPARTS 11

2001 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. PRESENTING L.A.
Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA.
JORG R. DUBIN : NEW PAINTINGS
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. RE-PRESENTING
REPRESENTATION V
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. NEW WORK

2000 Allan Stone Gallery, New York, N.Y. TALENT 2000
Frye Museum, Seattle, WA. PRESENTING L.A.
OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA. EXTREME: ILL-MANNERED ART
John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA. American Artist, REALISM
TODAY
The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA. 2x2
OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA. 20/20
Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA. THE FIGURE
San Bernardino County Museum, GROUP EXHIBITION

1999 California State University, Los Angeles, CA. FIGURE THIS: THE
FIGURE AS EXPRESSED BY ARTISTS IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA
California State University, Fullerton, CA. COURTING THE MUSE:
CONTEMPORARY PICTURES; HISTORICAL INFLUENCES
Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska. REALISM 99
Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA. GO FIGURE
Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION

1998 BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA. TWO VIEWS FROM THE EDGE
Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA. THAT FIGURES

1997 Site Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. NATIONAL COMPETITION
EXHIBITION, Henry Hopkins, juror

1997 Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA.
TWO MAN EXHIBITION
Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA.
O.C.V.A. ANNUAL
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach , CA
SOUTHERN CA. OPEN JURIED COMPETITION

1996 La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 21st. CENTURY TIKI
The Loft Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION
Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA. LEAP OF
FAITH

1995 F.A.C.T. Exhibition Space, Laguna Beach, CA. UNDER ATTACK

1994 Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA. TWO MAN EXHIBITION
Concordia University, Irvine, CA. JORG R. DUBIN, RECENT WORK
Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA. BEST OF
LAGUNA
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION

1993 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. HAND AND SPIRIT;
1918 -1993

1992 South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA.
A QUESTION ON BALANCE
BC SPACE, Laguna Beach, CA. SERIOUSLY SENSUAL
Nese Gallery, Santa Ana, CA. UNCENSORED

1991 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION
Modern Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA. CALIFORNIA
PERSPECTIVE

1990 Koll Center, Newport Beach, CA. INDUSTRIOUS ARTISTS/
INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. JORG R. DUBIN/
CURRENT WORK
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA. SCREENS AND
BOXES
Artworks Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. FUNCTIONAL ARTFORMS
Kimzey/Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA. GROUP EXHIBITION

1989 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. FUNCTIONAL ART
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. CLASSIC SHEETMETAL

1984 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. ART IN CLAY


1983 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. ORANGE COUNTY
CLAY
Marcia Rodell Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. GROUP EXHIBITION
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION
Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA. EARTH, WIND, FIRE

1982 Marcia Rodell Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. AMERICAN RAKU
Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA. SCULPTURAL
VIEWPOINT

1981 Mills House Gallery, Garden Grove, CA. GROUP EXHIBITION

1980 Senior Eye Gallery, Long Beach, CA. Jorg R. Dubin RECENT
WORK

PUBLICATIONS:

Farameh, Patrice. GO WEST Cutting edge creative's in the United States
DAAB Publications

Mickadeit, Frank. "9/11 artist carried the weight". OC Register, Sept. 2011

Richie, Erika. "Laguna relives 9/11 through monument", OC Register, Sept. 2011

Clay, Joanna. "Remembering always" Coastline Pilot , Sept. 2011

Diamond, Barbara. "WTC debris to be used in a 9/11 memorial in Laguna Beach, CA. Los Angeles Times, July 2011

Willette, Jeanne. "Jorg Dubin @ The Great Park, Palm court complex" Visual Art Source, Art scene magazine, Aug. 2011

Peters, Sarah, "Exhibition documents El Toro's history" Daily Pilot, July 2011

Walsh, Daniella. “Mything in action” Exhibition review. Artscene magazine. April 2010


PUBLICATIONS CONT:

Walsh, Daniella. “Fight club, Jorg Dubin, SUBMIT”, Riviera magazine, April 2010

Harp, Grady, “Poets and Artists Magazine, “Jorg Dubin: review”,
Jan. 2010

Goldner, Liz, “World of Warcraft”, Artillery Magazine,Aug. 2009

Chang, Richard, "World of Warcraft leads to Laguna".
OC Register, June 2009

Wahlquist, Grant, War Games", Riviera Magazine, June 2009

Goldner, Liz, "WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon",
Artscene, July/August 2009

Carasso, Roberta, “Portrait artist competes for national acclaim", OC Register, Nov. 2005

Mendenhall, Lauri, “OC’s Blue Chip Artists”, Coast Magazine, Oct. 2005

Walsh, Daniella, Riviera Magazine, “Not a temporary contemporary”
Sept. 2005

Walsh, Daniella, OCCCA 25th. Anniversary Exhibition, Orange County
Center for Contemporary Art Register, July, 2005

Walsh, Daniella, “Jorg Dubin at Robert Berman”, ArtScene Magazine
Vol. 24, No. 7 Mar. 2005

Carasso, Roberta, “ Orange county artists set the scene in ‘OsCene’

O.C.Register, Nov. 2004

Goldner, Liz, “Artistic Dialogue” OC METRO, Nov. 2004

Ollman, Leah, “Vibrant shades of Orange County in ‘The OsCene’
Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2004



PUBLICATIONS CONT:

Chang, Richard, “ Celebrating O.C.’s own scene”. O.C. Register,
Nov. 2004

Dalkey, Victoria, “Reinterpreting the Three graces”, Sacramento Bee,
Nov. 2004

Griffith, Jackson, “Splendor, mirth, and good cheer”, News Review,
Nov. 2004

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Now that’s what I call art”, OC Weekly, Nov, 2004

Walsh, Daniella, “ Mean times strikes a balance”, OC Register, Oct. 2004

Carasso, Roberta, “ Jorg Dubin surpasses himself”, OC Register,
Dec 2003

Walsh, Daniella, “Portrait artist Jorg Dubin captures reality”
Riviera Magazine, Oct. 2003

Carasso, Roberta, “ Five artists portray varying perceptions of the
Human form”. O.C.Register/ News Post, Aug. 2003

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “ All this senseless beauty” O.C.Weekly,
Aug. 2003

Mendenhall, Lauri, “ Unexpected moods”. Coast magazine, Dec. 2002

Walsh, Daniella, “ Art for many preferences “ OC Register, Dec. 2002

Carasso, Roberta, “ Jorg Dubin, Recent paintings, Dec.2002,
Artscene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA.

Haithman, Diane, “ Where rubbernecks meet rubber noses”, Oct 2002
Los Angeles Times

Mendenhall, Lauri, “ Painter’s Painters “, May 2002, Coast Magazine

Carasso, Roberta, “ Telling visual stories through portrait “, April 2002
Orange County Home


PUBLICATIONS CONT:

Carasso, Roberta, “ Artist depicts human condition “
Orange Co. Register : Aug. 2, 2001

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Dark, but not sad” OC weekly; Aug 2, 2001

Walsh, Brendan, “Pictorial Cali-Style: Art you can recognize is focus
Of art museum’s newest exhibit”, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Apr. 2,
2001

Fuglie, Gordon, “ Representing L.A.”, JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE,
Volume 9, Number 3, May/June 2001

Fuglie, Gordon, “ A new exhibit documents the recent resurgence of
Representational art in Southern California”, Southwest Art, Jan. 2001

Hackett, Regina, “ LA realists reach for edge at Frye”. Seattle Union
Record, Dec. 2000

Farr, Shelia, “ A breath of fresh air from LA”. Seattle union Record, Dec. 2000

Wagonfeld, Judy, “ Inside LaLa land: Frye show exposes a swatch of
Grit”, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Dec 2000

Pucci, Carol : Seattle plays host to an exhibit that can’t find a home
In California”, Seattle Times, Dec. 2000

American Artist Magazine, Special Issue, “ REALISM TODAY “,
ISSN 0002-7375, Oct. 2000

Zaczek, Iain, DOG; A dog’s life in art and literature, Published by:
Watson- Guptill, ISBN 0-8230-1298-0, March 2000

Carasso, Roberta, “ Dubin spreads allegorical realism”, The Register,
December 1999

Tapley, George, “Courting the Muse”, Cal State Fullerton, Artweek
June 1999

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Next please, What the world needs is a good
Renaissance, Orange county weekly, April,1999

PUBLICATIONS CONT:

Von Mizener, Donna and Novikoff, Nadia, Courting the Muse, Catalogue,
Published by, California State University, Fullerton,

Besbris, Becki, “Artists present edgy urban exhibit”, The Register,
May 1998

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Real art, a must see”, Orange County Weekly,
March 1997

Poeschl, Sian, “Questions, not answers, fill artist’s work”, The Register,
June 1997






SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Laguna Art Museum
Art Institute of Southern California
Concordia University
The Jeffery Evans Tucker Collection
Mr. Barry Brief
Mr. And Mrs. Donald Beall
City of Laguna Beach, CA
Bank Of America, Corp
I Base T, Corporation
City of Brea, CA.
The Michael Ray collection
The Mike Kunin collection
The Colbert Report
Mr. Ryan Murphy