About

Amy Robson is a British/American artist who creates paintings that consider the experience of being in a place – interior or exterior, familiar or unfamiliar.  The work is created in the Neo Romantic tradition of a desire to unlock the mystery of the banal, while at the same time reflecting contemporary dislocation and collective anxiety.  The resulting paintings push representational boundaries with disjointed pictorial space and uncanny juxtapositions to emphasise Robson’s subjective response. Weird and wonky trees and urban landscapes or commonplace net curtains and kitchen tiles 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 of Arts, London.  In 2019 she was awarded a residency at PADA Studios in Portugal; and she was recently awarded a fellowship by the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming.

 

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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

Wells Art Contemporary (WAC), 2020, Wells, UK (virtual)

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

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

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

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

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

Awarded Fellowship Jentel Artist Residency, 2020, Wyoming, USA, scheduled for Sept. 2021

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

Stage 2 list John Moores Painting Prize, 2018

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