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Edward L Rubin (He/Him)

Edward L. Rubin is a Production Designer in film and television, a painter, a fine art photographer, and author based in his hometown of Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Set Design from Carnegie-Mellon University. He attended the Academie de Port Royal in Paris, France, where he studied painting and drawing.

Edward has six Emmy Award nominations for Art Direction and has won the Emmy for Disney’s CINDERELLA, starring Whitney Houston and Brandy. Other art direction Emmy nominations include AMERICAN HORROR STORY (seasons 1 and 2), RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN (Disney), ANDERSONVILLE (Turner Television Network), and ANNIE (Disney). He has also been nominated five times for the Excellence in Production Design Award from the Hollywood Art Directors Guild and won the award for CINDERELLA. Edward has also taught Production Design for Film and Television at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.

Edward’s fine art photographs have been shown in galleries throughout the United States and in Europe. His work has been published in Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s annual BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY and The New York Review of Books. His photographs have been exhibited in over eighty international competitions including the 3RD INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Malaga, Spain, and the 5TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Barcelona. He has won First Place in the INTERNATIONAL POLLUX AWARDS many times. In 2023, Edward had his first solo show at Gallery de Saint Laurent in Paris, France.

His photography book, VERMONT-AN INSIDER’S OUTSIDE VIEW, was short listed in the 2016 INTERNATIONAL RUBERY BOOK AWARDS (United Kingdom). The book has also won the 2017 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL–US Northeast Region Non-Fiction, and also the 2016 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS OF NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD.

Edward L. Rubin is busy creating art every day after his morning swim workout, which he takes very seriously. That, and his husband of thirty-four years, poet Sam Ambler. He takes him very seriously, too.