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Annie Murphy-Robinson
updated: 06/02/2013
website: www.anniemurphyrobinson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Casey The Damned
Casey The Shaman
Emily and the Cosmos
Gabrielle's Lamp
Casey Matador
Clown; Coitus
Clown; Post Coitus
Casey Nana's Bra
Sasquatch, Birch Trees
Sasquatch, Dordogne
Dragonfly Eyes
The Firelight
Emily Crying
Emily Crying
Casey and the Red Ball
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, childhood, portraiture, identity, psychological, illustration, feminist, figurative, gender/sexuality, still life
 
 
Casey The Damned by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Casey The Damned
Charcoal and Pastel on Rag
2013
42 " x  35 " 
Casey The Shaman by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Casey The Shaman
Charcoal and Pastel on Rag
2013
18 " x  36 " 
Emily and the Cosmos by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Emily and the Cosmos
Charcoal on Rag
2011
62 " x  42 " 
Gabrielle's Lamp by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Gabrielle's Lamp
Charcoal on Rag
2009
42" x  31" 
Casey Matador by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Casey Matador
Charcoal on Rag
2012
42 " x  28.5 " 
Clown; Coitus by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Clown; Coitus
Charcoal and Pastel on Rag
2009
21 " x  30 " 
Clown; Post Coitus by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Clown; Post Coitus
Charcoal and Pastel on Rag
2009
21 " x  30 " 
Casey Nana's Bra by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Casey Nana's Bra
Charcoal on Rag
2012
" x  42 " 
Sasquatch, Birch Trees by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Sasquatch, Birch Trees
Charcaol on Rag
2008
57" x  44" 
Sasquatch, Dordogne by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Sasquatch, Dordogne
Charcoal on Rag
2008
43 " x  34 " 
Dragonfly Eyes by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Dragonfly Eyes
Charcoal on Rag
2011
13 " x  19.75 " 
The Firelight by Annie Murphy-Robinson
The Firelight
Charcoal on Rag
2013
28 " x  42 " 
Emily Crying by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Emily Crying
Charcoal and Pastel on Rag
2010
29.5 " x  21 " 
Emily Crying by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Emily Crying
Charcoal and Pastel on Rag
2010
21 " x  29.5 " 
Casey and the Red Ball by Annie Murphy-Robinson
Casey and the Red Ball
Charcoal on Rag
2009
42" x  35" 

Artist Statement
     my work is to connect with the viewer by addressing issues of the human condition through portraiture of myself and my family.  My current work consists of three different subject matters: my children, antique childhood toys and self portraits.  The self portraits have changed over the years, from being surrounded in white, empty space to being surrounded by nature.  I have named this particular body of work the “Sasquatch Series” to reflect both the physicality of the figure and of my feelings while creating the drawings. I feel the drawings ask the viewer to enter at their own risk. The freedom I experience when I draw myself nude translates into a kind of hard honesty which is one of the most important aspects of my work.  In each piece that I create, I attempt to illustrate human strengths and vulnerabilities.  In the “Sasquatch Series” it is the perceived strengths of the lone Sasquatch that I sought to portray.  How I draw my children is different, the honesty is there, but it is their own honesty reinterpreted through my hand and eye, often tinged with the sadness I felt at that age.  I draw their vulnerability.  This can be seen through their expressions and states of dress.  I choose to draw them with minimal covering, in order to convey not only the beauty of the body but the beauty of innocence.  Because of their vulnerability, I have felt the need to protect them.  I often choose poses which confront the viewer; this is achieved by the gaze being met. The portraits of my children are essentially self-portraits to be seen in conjunction with the Sasquatch pieces.  For me, it is imperative to recognize this connection, to understand why I draw what I draw, to make it more about healing than producing and to realize that I am today who I am because I have come to terms with my childhood and not shut the door on it.  My work is a kind of diary, a documentation of my life.      

 

    

Artist Bio / CV
 

 

  EXHIBITIONS2005  John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA2005  Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA2005  Richard L. Nelson Gallery,  Davis, CA2005  John Natsoulas Gallery  “Western Biennale”, Davis, CA2005  Crocker Art Museum Art Auction, Sacramento, CA2005 Berkeley Art Center, 22nd National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA.2005 Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI2005  Merced College, Merced, CA2005 Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV2005 CA St. University, Sacramento, Student Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA2006  Ridley Gallery, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA2006  Ventura Gallery,Ventura, CA.2006 Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA 2006 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA 2006 LBI Foundation, Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Loveladies, New Jersey2006 B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento,CA.2007 Nelson Gallery Benefit Auction, Davis CA 2007 Friends and Artists Group Show, B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA2008 Figuratively Speaking Group Show, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA2008 California St. Fair Fine Arts Competition, Sacramento, CA2008 Self Portrait Show, Gregory Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA2008 The Drawing Show, Center for contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA2009 The James Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento, CA2009 The Blue line Gallery, Juried Competition, Roseville, CA2009  Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA AWARDS2009 Blue Line Gallery, Juror’s Award2008 California St. Fair, Juror’s Award2008 California St. Fair, Award of Excellence2005 Northern National Art Competition, Excellence Award2002 Increase Robinson Award2001 Student Purchase Award Show, CSUS Sacramento