Professor and Chair, 2017-present, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Painting)
Oil on canvas
72 x 72 inches
Robert Robbins received his BFA in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. His work has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Robbin’s work has been exhibited at the Butler Institute (Ohio), The Chateau Museum (Rochefort-En-Terre, France), Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio), Sears/Peyton Gallery (New York), Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts (Kentucky), and the Maryland Institute of Art, among others. Robbins is a professor of Art and chair of the Department of Art at Miami University.
These paintings are about traveling at speed, the ephemerality of sensory memory. They are about being in multiple states and places all at once. They are about the feeling of doing one thing while thinking about something else. They are about being distracted and about noticing something small and unexpected. They are about the quotidian strangeness of the everyday.