Jane Lubin

Corona Girl: Fancy Bird Friend, acrylic/collage, 12 x 16 in, 2020


Corona Girl: Friendship is Golden, acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020


Corona Girl: Undercover, acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020

Corona Girl —Meditation, acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020

Corona Girl: Between the Raindrops, acrylic/collage, 12 x 9 in, 2020

Corona Girl & Her New Friend,  acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020

Corona Girl: Say My Name, acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020


Corona Girl: In the Jungle, acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020


Love in the Time of Corona, acrylic/collage, 12 x 12 in, 2020

Social Distancing, acrylic/collage, 12 x 16 in, 2020



Corona Girl Collage Series

These collage pieces were created in the early days of the COVID pandemic when lockdowns were first instituted. No one knew where the virus might be hiding or how it was transmitted. I saw virus particles everywhere; perhaps we all did.  This experience came out in my artwork as colorful, encapsulated shapes in the background of most of these pieces, raining down everywhere.  The pieces all have the same character, Corona Girl, who tries to live her life “safely” by interacting mainly with the outdoor environment, and with animals rather than people.  Sometimes hiding undercover, she gradually coexists with these colorful little disease particles that surround her everywhere she goes. She wears goggles rather than a mask, her small rebellion against the “rules.” The series represents my way of dealing with the isolation and changed circumstances brought on by the pandemic and response.

This group of images, as with all my artwork, stems from a spontaneous creative process. At the start, I have no preconceived plan for the piece.  It develops in layers, often starting by covering the surface with printed book pages or newsprints, which will then be covered with collage and paint.  The underlying print gives the piece some quiet pattern and activity upon which the focal pieces will be placed.  Additional elements I use include patterned papers made on my Gelli Plate, papers with a metallic sheen, and crusted, excess-dripped paint-filled newspaper that covers my work area after months of use.  Ultimately, my passion lies in the serendipity of using papers and images that can come from almost anywhere. The results just unfold. 



Jane Lubin, MD, is a mixed-media artist whose work spans several genres. She works in acrylic painting, collage, digitally manipulated photographic collage, and polymer clay for jewelry. As an eye surgeon by training, Jane has always been fascinated with anatomical shapes and has never minded working at a microscopic level in small spaces.

As a prolific artist, Dr. Lubin’s creations have been seen at regional, national, and international levels over the past several decades.  She has participated in many juried, group, and solo shows in Connecticut, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Rhode Island, California, and Michigan. As president of the Women’s Caucus for Art—Connecticut Chapter, she has curated area group shows, including a collaborative installation at the University of New Haven’s Seton Gallery, UCONN Stamford, and the Fairfield Arts Council for the Women’s Caucus for Art. Lubin is currently working on new projects and cataloging her vast collection of work. 

Jane Lubin Website


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