Sean Rubin holds an AB from Princeton University (2009) and was a 2014-2015 New City Artist-in-Residence at The Haven.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Sean illustrates children’s books and comics, including Redwall novels The Sable Quean (2011) and The Rogue Crew (2012); and “Potential,” which appeared in the Eisner Award-winning anthologyMouse Guard: Legends of the Guard (2010). Sean is currently writing and illustrating Bolivar (2015), a story about a dinosaur who lives in New York City because he doesn’t want anyone to notice him.
As an illustrator, Sean gravitates towards educational projects and narratives about the relationship between the identity of the individual and the community, “hopefully with a humorous bent.” Sean relocated to Charlottesville from New York, where he has worked as an art director and graphic designer.
In 2015, resident artists Sean Rubin and Amanda Wagstaff facilitated the making of a Haven Community Quilt over the course of weekly quilting sessions in the Haven Day Shelter. Images, patterns, and messages were sewn, drawn, and colored onto the quilt pieces, which were placed onto the blank quilt, resulting in an art piece that reflects both the collective and individual nature of the Haven community. The Haven Quilt is displayed in the Haven Day Shelter. For images and the story of The Haven Community quilt, click HERE.
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