Marc Andre Robinson

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Marc Andre Robinson works in sculpture, drawing, video and interactive public projects that revolve around a psychology of belonging: familial, cultural and historical. Robinson, whose mother is white South African and father is African American, imbues his eclectic body of work with a strong sense of temporal and cultural flux.   Playing with the dialogue between art and artifact, he collects discarded furniture and transforms it into sculptural assemblages with complex and delicately balanced symbology. Robinson’s two-dimensional works are often marked by meticulous patterning and repetition, while his public projects have involved creating arenas for members of the community to voice their historical reflections.

Born in Los Angeles, Robinson earned a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program and was artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Rocktower in Kingston Jamaica. Robinson has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad at venues including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; and the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. His work has been featured in Art Forum, Art News, Paris Vogue, New York Times and other international publications. Robinson was recently awarded an Art Matters grant to travel to South Africa in 2010 and has upcoming exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Long Island, Baltimore and Philadelphia. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.