MYSTIC BLACK: The Essential Nature” by Ruben Salinas

Project Space Gallery October 16 – November 21, 2017.
Public reception: Thursday, October 19, 5-7PM with Artist Gallery Talk at 6PM

Ruben Salinas, SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor of Illustration, will exhibit over twenty paintings produced by using black liquid tempera and acrylic on paper and canvas. Some in combination with large scale ink jet printing, 30” to 40”x 60”.
Salinas joined the faculty at Oneonta in 2016. He has had an extensive career in the arts. Ruben received his MFA from Stephen F Austin State University, and his BA in Communications from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.

Ruben’s works include book and poster illustrations, editorial illustration, storyboards for TV commercials, and fashion illustration. He is the author of the book The Spirit of Gesture. Ruben’s paintings have been exhibited throughout different galleries in the US and Japan. His work with digital prints explore the vast possibilities of black and white image making through regular and large format Giclee printing.

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday while College is in session and during special events. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607) 436-2445, (607) 436-3456 or visit