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Robin Arnold
updated: 10/08/2013
website: www.robinarnoldstudio.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Seen&Unseen
Anesthesia
Dead Soldiers
L.K.P. (Last Known Position)
The Dark
Sorrow Floats
One Eye Dream
BlowYourHouseDown3 - IronOn
BlowYourHouseDown (from Domestic Disturbances)
BlowYourHouseDown2 - Boilover
Thought Balloons
Countdown
Maw
Heat
Airborne
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, dreams, obsessive, domestic, narrative, gestural, political, language
 
 
Seen&Unseen by Robin Arnold
Seen&Unseen
charcoal, graphite, and pastel on paper
2012
50" x  38" 
Anesthesia by Robin Arnold
Anesthesia
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2012
50 " x  38 " 
Dead Soldiers by Robin Arnold
Dead Soldiers
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2012
50"" x  38"" 
L.K.P. (Last Known Position) by Robin Arnold
L.K.P. (Last Known Position)
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2011
50" x  38" 
The Dark by Robin Arnold
The Dark
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2011
50 " x  38 " 
Sorrow Floats by Robin Arnold
Sorrow Floats
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2011
50" x  38" 
One Eye Dream by Robin Arnold
One Eye Dream
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2011
50" x  38" 
BlowYourHouseDown3 - IronOn by Robin Arnold
BlowYourHouseDown3 - IronOn
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
BlowYourHouseDown (from Domestic Disturbances) by Robin Arnold
BlowYourHouseDown (from Domestic Disturbances)
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2010
50 " x  38 " 
BlowYourHouseDown2 - Boilover by Robin Arnold
BlowYourHouseDown2 - Boilover
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Thought Balloons by Robin Arnold
Thought Balloons
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Countdown by Robin Arnold
Countdown
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Maw by Robin Arnold
Maw
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2012
50"" x  38"" 
Heat by Robin Arnold
Heat
charcoal, graphite, pastel on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Airborne by Robin Arnold
Airborne
charcoal, pastel, graphite on paper
2013
50" x  38" 

Artist Statement

Drawing has a poetry and immediacy unmatched by other media. My process is one of discovery - a building up and taking away of marks and images; an excavation of the mind as well as apparent subject matter. As a result, space and narrative may be layered and elusive.

An emphasis on physics - tension, magnetism, heat, gravity - manifests issues of power/vulnerability. Political power, control of nature, desire, obsession, and chance are interwoven. Animals appear purely and as projections of longing or fear. Boundaries blur between nature and artifice, human and animal, real and imagined.

Artist Bio / CV

Robin Arnold has received numerous grants and awards for her creative work, including a Residency Fellowship at the Millay Colony for the Arts and a Ford Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited nationally, with venues including Axel Raben Gallery and Steinbaum Krauss Gallery in New York City, the New York State Museum in Albany, Albany Center Galleries, and Cornell University. Recent exhibitions:  solo shows at Wake Forest University and the Lake George Arts Project,The BIG BAD at Nave Gallery, Somerville MA, Viewpoints at Aljira Contemporary Art Center in Newark NJ, Marks That Matter at Muroff Kotler Gallery in Stone Ridge NY, and Wild Things at Annmarie Art Center and Sculpture Garden, Solomons MD. Selected reviews include The New York Times, Art New England, Detroit Free Press, Albany Times Union, and Direct Art magazine. Robin Arnold holds an MFA in painting from Michigan State University. She is a Professor in the Painting and Drawing program at the State University of New York at New Paltz.