About

Amy Robson is a British/American artist who creates drawings, paintings and prints 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 emphasise contemporary dislocation and collective anxiety. A decommissioned nuclear missile silo, the former Stasi Headquarters, an ancient village in Greece or the Wandsworth recycling centre – these historical and quotidian locations inform weird and wonky responses that suggest the uncertainty and strangeness of being alive in the modern world.

Born in America, Amy Robson has lived in the UK for over 25 years. She trained at the Royal Drawing School and holds an MFA from Chelsea College (UAL), London. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the UK, the US and in Europe. She has been selected for residencies with PADA Studios in Portugal, Jentel Artists Residency in Wyoming and DRAW in France. She is a member of London-based Pollen Collective. Her writing has been published in Turps Banana magazine and she coordinated and curated ‘Larger Apples & Better Cotton,’ 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 and BA (History), University of Virginia, 1995, 1990

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Pollen Olympiada, 2024, Bakery Gallery Camden Passage, London

Beyond Confinement, 2023, Koppel Project Station, London

Young Masters, 2022, London

Hastings Open, 2022, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Larger Apples & Better Cotton, 2022, 44 Great Russell Street, London (produced and curated)

IDentity: (Self)-Made by Women, 2022, 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

OTHER

Draw International Residency, Caylus, France, 2022

Young Masters Art Prize, Exhibiting Artist, London, 2022

Fellowship, Jentel Artist Residency, Wyoming, USA, 2021

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

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

Shortlist Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2020

Shortlist John Moores Painting Prize, 2018

Shortlist Jackson’s Open Painting Prize, 2020, 2018