Shirah Rubin is a sculptor who works in mixed media most often incorporating ceramics. She utilizes a visual language with materials appropriate to the metaphorical, historical, and social elements of a project.
As a teaching artist, she develops art workshops for audiences ranging from young children through adults in museums, universities, schools, camps, and synagogues. Shirah worked at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem; the Jewish Museum in New York City; the Fresh Air Fund at Camp Hidden Valley, NY; Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design Hillel and Gallery; and Camp Yavneh in New Hampshire.
Her educational leadership and arts administration roles include Director of Education and Administration at BIMA at Williams College; Art Department Chairperson at Gann Academy; and Director of Congregational Learning at Kehillath Israel. Shirah has been sought out as a consultant for a variety of institutions including the Meridian School in Seattle and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. In addition, she leads professional development workshops, facilitates arts-based collaborations, and inspires arts instructors and administrators to think creatively.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master of Arts degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary.