About

Amy Robson is a British/American artist with a sustained commitment to painting as a medium to explore loss, dislocation and collective anxiety. Robson considers the experience of being in a place – interior or exterior, familiar or unfamiliar – via keen observational drawing and by eschewing the use of photography. The resulting paintings push representational boundaries with disjointed pictorial space and uncanny juxtapositions to reflect contemporary disquiet. The work is created in the New Romantic tradition of a desire to discover a semblance of the infinite via the commonplace or ordinary. Weird and wonky trees, rocks and urban landscapes or banal net curtains and kitchen tiles reflect the mystery and strangeness of being alive in the modern world.

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.

 

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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

Solo exhibition, 2020 (forthcoming), Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA

BLUE, 2019, AH Studio, London

Present Tense, 2019, HPLTC, London (solo)

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)