Approved: 28.09.2013

Katya Robin

Artist

Approved: 28.09.2013

This year I am painting cleaners and waitresses and where they work. I select limited palettes to interpret these interiors. My brushstrokes echo the cleaning actions. My source material includes promotional photos and covert sketching in hospitals & public offices. 

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Biography

This year I am painting cleaners and waitresses and where they work. I select limited palettes to interpret these interiors. My brushstrokes echo the cleaning actions. My source material includes promotional photos and covert sketching in hospitals & public offices. 

Research and critical analysis of art history and visual culture underpin my practice. I combine a conceptual mindset with painterly technique.

Biography

Lives: Sheffield, UK

Education:
BA (Hons) Painting, St Martin’s School of Art 1986,
MA Fine Art (Distinction), Sheffield Hallam Uni, 2014,
Turps Banana Correspondence Course 2018-19

 

CV & Education

Katya Robin | b.1964 UK 

www.instagram.com/katya.robin/ | www.KatyaRobinStudio.co.uk 

contact: KatyaRobinStudio@gmail.com  

Selected Exhibitions
2018

Self Actualisation, 2 person show with Lou Hazelwood, Bridlington Contemporary
Loss & Lucidity, curated by Diana Ali,  Santa Ana, California, USA
Artists Film event, Bridlington Contemporary
The Floating Library, Minnesota
2016     
Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht; Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Library, de Appel Library & Archive, Amsterdam
Shoddy, Leeds, Batley
COIN/ICON Penny Exchange, Museums Sheffield
Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Derby        
Unity, Yorkshire Arts Space    
The Floating Library, Minnesota, L.A.        
Library Interventions: Sharon Kivland, Leeds Art College Library, Chelsea School of Art Library
2015                                                                    
2015 Hexopolis (solo), Pages Exhibition, Tetley, Leeds
The Editions II, Pages Exhibition, The  Tetley, Leeds
The Floating Library, Minnesota
Kaleid2015, Printmaking in the expanded field, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo 
2014  
The Editions I, Pages Exhibition, The  Tetley, Leeds
The Floating Library, Minnesota
The Reality of Small Differences, Leeds
Engagement and Entrapment, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv
Fabricate, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 
Library Interventions: Sharon Kivland, Leeds College of Art & Design
The Imaginary Museum, The Tetley, Leeds
2013  
Living Numbers, Fringe Arts Bath
Klub Kube, LoBe, Berlin
Art: Language: Location, Cambridge
ArtLacuna Prize, London
Out of Context, Bank St Art, Sheffield
Contemporary Construction 1, CADS, Sheffield

Bibliography
Crawshaw, Hill, Shoddy Work, (essay in Ford, Sarah-Joy, Cut Cloth, PO Pub., 2017) p.104
Clarke, Helen & Kivland, Sharon (eds), The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin,  Ma Bibliotèque 2017, p.93
The Book Arts Newsletter, Cover, issue 95, Bodman, Sarah (ed.) CFPR, 2015
Sharon Kivland, Report on Knowledge, Ma Bibliotèque 2014, p.34-35
Smith, Rachel, Out of Context: In Response, Lulu 2013, p.15, 31, 41, 55
Walton, Madeleine, List 14, Art:Language:Location, 2013

Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J Watson Library, USA
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, USA
Yale Centre for British Art, USA
Lafayette College, USA 
Swarthmore College, USA
The Floating Library, USA
Oxford Brookes University Library
The Tetley, Leeds
TATE Library, Special Collections
Chelsea College of Art, Special Collections
Leeds College of Art, Special Collection
Centre de livres d’artiste (CdLA), France

Awards/Selections
Self Reflection project supported by Arts Council England, 2018-9
COIN/ICON Penny Exchange supported by Arts Council England, 2016-2018
Kaleid2015, Artist’s Books Representation
ArtLacuna Prize Shortlist, 2013

Education
Turps Art School, Correspondence Course, 2018-9
MA (Distinction) Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, 2011-14
BA (Hons) Painting, St Martin’s School of Art, 1983-6
Foundation, St Martin’s School of Art, 1983