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.