About

Amy Robson is a British/American artist who uses diverse and eclectic painterly styles to emphasise the material, formal and art historical qualities of paint. Her prolific approach to making embraces continuous conceptual and material experimentation to probe concerns surrounding power dynamics, current affairs, and the American condition, often drawing reference to pop cultural mythologies, mass media, and art history. Though rooted in the real world, the paintings push representational boundaries with bold colours, energetic brush marks and abject mash-ups of references, from Winslow Homer and Cubism to Heinz pickles and the Beastie Boys. Her most recent work uses varied spatial and figurative ambiguities to reflect contemporary disquiet.

Born in America (Pittsburgh, PA), Amy Robson has lived in the UK for over twenty years. She holds a Master’s in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) and was recently awarded a month-long residency at PADA Studios in Lisbon, Portugal.  Her work is held in private collections in Europe and the USA.

 

 

CV

Amy Robson (b. Pittsburgh, PA)

Lives and works in London

 

EDUCATION

MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 2016-18

MBA Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia

BA University of Virginia (History)

 

EXHIBITIONS

Present Tense, 2019, HPLTC, London

Bombeiros, 2019, PADA Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Chelsea College (UAL) Degree Show, 2018, London

Where It Is, 2018, Triangle Space, London

Bootcamp, 2018, Chelsea College, London

Please Yourself, 2017, MAFA Gallery, London

Nasty Women Chelsea, 2017, MAFA Gallery, London

Marlborough OS Summer Exhibitions, 2014-17, Mount House Gallery, Wiltshire

‘Grab ‘Em By the Pussy’, 2016, MAFA Gallery, London

Charlie Walker Memorial Trust Art Exhibition, 2016, Donnington Priory, Berkshire

Chase Art Exhibition, 2014, Royal College of Art, London

Upstart Art Summer Show, 2014, London

 

OTHER

PADA Studios + Turps Banana Residency, Awarded 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Stage 2 list John Moores Painting Prize, 2018

Longlist Jackson’s Open Painting Prize, 2018

Curated and organised Nasty Women Chelsea, 2017, MAFA Gallery, London, (affiliated with Nasty Women US)