Existing precariously in the experience of not-knowing, Amy Robson’s paintings explore loss, disillusionment and collective anxiety. Through disjointed pictorial space, anthropomorphic forms and diverse painterly tropes, the work questions hegemonic systems of power and control. Though rooted in the real world, the paintings are not entirely figurative with their bold colours, energetic brush marks and abject mash-ups of historical and cultural references.
Deliberately awkward frame-based animations further investigate the territory of dreams, psychoanalysis and anxiety, generated in part by the contemporary eclectic proliferation of imagery, and the consequent overlaying of potential means of depiction.
Amy Robson is an American artist who has lived in the UK for over twenty years. Following a career in consumer marketing, she has just completed a Master’s in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL). Her work is held in private collections in Europe and the USA.
Amy Robson (b. Pittsburgh, PA)
Lives and works in London
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)
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
Nasty Women Chelsea, 2017, MAFA Gallery, London, (affiliated with Nasty Women US)