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Dorothy Robinson
updated: 01/03/2012
website: www.purdinky.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Untitled
Broker
Patient Zero
Moonshine
Shortcut
Short Story Long
Short Story Long - detail
Here Somewhere
Undercut
Especially this one
Furthest Reaches
Untitled
Lynchburg Formation
Mixed Message
Ben
 
Portfolio Keywords:  psychological, abstract, landscape
 
 
Untitled by Dorothy Robinson
Untitled
ink, watercolor, paper
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Broker by Dorothy Robinson
Broker
ink/paper
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Patient Zero by Dorothy Robinson
Patient Zero
milk/ink/paper
2010
10 " x  32 " 
Moonshine  by Dorothy Robinson
Moonshine
milk/ink/paper
2010
10 " x  32 " 
Shortcut by Dorothy Robinson
Shortcut
milk/ink/paper
2010
10 " x  32 " 
Short Story Long by Dorothy Robinson
Short Story Long
sumi ink, milk on rice paper
2009
8 " x  40 " 
Short Story Long - detail by Dorothy Robinson
Short Story Long - detail
sumi ink, milk on rice paper
2009
0 " x  0 " 
Here Somewhere by Dorothy Robinson
Here Somewhere
sumi ink, milk on rice paper
2011
10 " x  32 " 
Undercut by Dorothy Robinson
Undercut
ink/paper
2009
14 " x  17 " 
Especially this one by Dorothy Robinson
Especially this one
ink/paper
2009
0 " x  0 " 
Furthest Reaches by Dorothy Robinson
Furthest Reaches
ink, milk on rice paper
2011
10 " x  32 " 
Untitled by Dorothy Robinson
Untitled
ink/paper
2009
14 " x  17 " 
Lynchburg Formation by Dorothy Robinson
Lynchburg Formation
ink/paper
2009
14 " x  17 " 
Mixed Message by Dorothy Robinson
Mixed Message
ink/milk on paper
2008
10 " x  32 " 
Ben by Dorothy Robinson
Ben
ink/paper
2008
11 " x  14 " 

Artist Statement
My paintings are landscapes that twist and turn and are tossed about and split apart. Sometimes they merge into sky or water, or disappear off the edge of a cliff.  Flooding is a regular occurrence.  I view the painting process as a portal to my interior life and responses to environmental and global events; it has evolved out of a deep fascination with the metaphor of landscape and the expressive possibilities of oil paint. In moving paint over and around a surface, weather and geological processes become agents of change, acting on landforms that are repositories of memory and accumulated experience.  I meander through a landscape versus describing it, and capture not a moment but a process — forms, elements and events, moving and changing over time.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions
2009    Slate Gallery, Continental Drift, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2008    Slate Gallery, Tectonics, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2005    Pelham Art Center, Rutsch Award Exhibition, Pelham, NY
2003     Soularch Gallery, A Little Northwest of Eden: SF, CA
1999     The Makeout Room, Garden Paintings, SF, CA
1995     Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Award Exhibit, Berkeley, CA
Group Exhibitions
2009    Kentler International Drawing Space, Benefit 2009, Brooklyn
2008
James Cohan Gallery, NurtureArt Benefit 2008, NYC
Slate Gallery, Black and White, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Erpf Gallery, Arkville, NY
Kentler International Drawing Space, Benefit 2008, Brooklyn
Sideshow Gallery, Peace, Brooklyn, NY
2007
The ’temporary Museum, The Impermanent Collection IV, Brooklyn
Momenta Art, Benefit 2007, Brooklyn
The Gallery at R&F, Not Seeing the Forest, Kingston, NY
2005
Edward Thorp Gallery, Presentations, NYC
2004
SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery, Out There, San Francisco CA,
Somarts Gallery, Up From the Ashes, San Francisco, CA
1993
University Art Museum, M.F.A. Exhibition, University of California, Berkeley
Awards and Honors
2009
Artist-in-Residence, VCCA, Amherst, VA
Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
2008
Grant Recipient, Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Fellowship, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY
2007
Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
Artist-in-Residence, Catskill Center for the Arts, Arkville, NY
2005
Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting, Pelham, NY
2004
Artist-in-Residence, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, NYC
2004
Artist-in-Residence, Caldera, Deschutes National Forest, OR
2000
Artist-in-Residence, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, CA
1996
Award of Merit, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1993
Eisner Prize in the Creative Arts, University of California Berkeley
1993
J. Ruth Kelsey Travel Award, University of California, Berkeley
Bibliography
Zucker, Adam, “Continental Drift On View in Brooklyn,” berkshirefinearts.com 6-29-2009
NY Art Beat, Dorothy Robinson "Continental Drift", 5-14-2009
Education
1993
M.F.A., Painting, University of California, Berkeley
1979
Geography, University of California, Berkeley