Andrew Cornell Robinson | Bio | Statement | Resumes | Bibliography
About the Artist
Andrew Cornell Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist and designer working with sculpture, painting and works on paper. He spends some of his time curating, teaching and writing about art and culture. His work has been presented in New York City at Anna Kustera; Christopher Stout Gallery; Paul Sharpe Projects, Eyelevel BQE; in Chicago at the American Center for Design; in Connecticut at the Bruce Museum for the Ceramics Circle; in London with the United Kingdom Crafts Council, et al. He has received an Edward Albee Foundation fellowship; grants for an art, design and performance collaborative workshop with The New School for Drama; and a research grant from Parsons for his work exploring the nature of craft thinking across disciplines. He has worked as an artist and educator in Port au Prince, Haiti and in southern India.
He has a deep appreciation of art and design having studied ceramic sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art from which he received a BFA. He was awarded an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Andrew has worked with some of the most prominent design agencies in the industry. He has worked with an array of clients representing the luxury, fashion, and entertainment industries. He is a member of the faculty at Parsons School of Design. His New York accent comes out when he is in a hurry, and he is fluent in hand gestures and hearty laughter.
About the Work
Andrew Cornell Robinson creates images and sculptural artifacts in order to examine the ways in which dominant ideologies shape and distort our understanding of history, perception and memory. Using industrial design personae and other narrative strategies, he creates works that explore revisionist history through the production of artifacts as evidence of a person, place or thing. Robinson works as an interdisciplinary artist, primarily creating sculpture and works on paper. He embraces an array of media and methods including fiber, wood, ceramic, plastic, metal, printmaking, painting, and drawing.