About

Amy Robson is a British/American artist who creates drawings, paintings and animations that consider the experience of being in a place – physical or psychological.  Her work pushes representational boundaries with disjointed pictorial spaces and uncanny juxtapositions to emphasize contemporary dislocation and collective anxiety.  Drawing is at the heart of Robson’s practice as a means to emphasise her particular subjective response. Weird and wonky depictions of nature or interiors inhabited by ghostlike figures suggest the uncertainty and strangeness of being alive in the modern world.

Born in America (Pittsburgh, PA), Amy Robson has lived in the UK for 25 years. She trained at the Royal Drawing School and holds an MFA from Chelsea College (UAL), London.  Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in the UK and America.  She has been selected for residencies with PADA Studios in Portugal and with Jentel Artists Residency Program in Wyoming. Her writing has been published in Turps Banana magazine and she is currently organising and curating an exhibition of American women artists based in the UK.

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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)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Larger Apples & Better Cotton, 2022, 44 Great Russell Street, London (upcoming)

IDentity: (Self)-Made by Women, 2022, crypto art exhibition curated by Sparrow Read, 1st Dibs

Green & Stone Print Exhibition, 2022, London

Artworks Open 2021, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

Circle, 2021, with Pollen Collective, 44 Great Russell Street, London

Here, I Made This: Dialogues of Distance, 2021, One Paved Court, London

In The Wild, 2021, The Artist Lounge, virtual

Wells Art Contemporary Prize, 2020, Wells, UK

Wiltshire Creative Summer Open, 2020, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, UK

Keep Looking, 2020, Jane Deering Gallery, Annisquam, MA (solo)

(And with good) Reason, June 2020, Cultivate, London

Squeeze, 2020, Karen Tronel Gallery, London

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

Nasty Women Chelsea, 2017, MAFA Gallery, London

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

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

Fellowship, Jentel Artist Residency, 2021, Wyoming, USA

Published essay on Maria Helena Vieira da Silva in Turps Magazine, Issue #22, Feb. 2020

Longlist Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2020

Longlist Jackson’s Open Painting Prize, 2018, 2020

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

Longlist John Moores Painting Prize, 2018

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

email: amy.robson@btconnect.com