Approved: 28.09.2013

Katya Robin

Artist

Approved: 28.09.2013

My work explores ambiguity, systems, genres, and memorial. I work with the material, understanding the properties and context by remaking, replacing.  I re-make colours out of the remnants of destruction. I am drawn to unpicking things, concepts, colours, to find poignant paradoxes within. 

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      My work explores ambiguity, systems, genres, and memorial. I work with the material, understanding the properties and context by remaking, replacing.  I re-make colours out of the remnants of destruction. I am drawn to unpicking things, concepts, colours, to find poignant paradoxes within. 

      I do multi-disciplinary exploratory projects, drawing, painting, pigment-making, artist’s objects and books. I run Fulton Yard, an Art Place outside. My approach is interdisciplinary, making lateral connections between arts, sciences, social history.

       My artist’s books have been acquired by The Met Library, Joan Flasch Collection, Yale Center for British Art, The Floating Library, TATE Library, Chelsea School of Art Library etc.

       

       

       

      CV & Education

       2017
      Shards (drawing), included in The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin,  eds. Helen Clarke & Sharon Kivland
      Coin Icon scarves and Rag Tales, discussed in Shoddy Work, Cut Cloth publication essay by Gill Crawshaw

      2016
      COIN ICON Penny Exchange 2 year project received Arts Council England funding, and new designs installed in Penny Press machines at Museums Sheffield
      Report on Knowledge for Sharon Kivalnd's Leeds College of Art Library Intervention, and  Library Game, Chelsea School of Art Library
      Coin Icon scarves and Rag Tales selected for Shoddy, curated by Gill Crawshaw
      Message in a Bottle exhibited in Midlands Open 2016, Tarpey Gallery
      Double Con-Figuration  (collaborative artist book with Lou Hazelwood) exhibited in Unity, Yorkshire Art Space
      Message in a Bottle, Thinking About Duckrabbits, Bucket List, included The Floating Library, Minnesota, (2014-7)

      2015-6
      Poly-Math Continuing Professional Development
      Residency at Ruskin PopUp Museum
      A selection of 7.45 my artist’s books included in The Kippenberger Challenge exhibited at de Appel Library, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Library, Pierre Kamp Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie
      Contribited to The Editions I and The Editions II

      2015
      HEXOPOLIS, project exhibition for Pages, Leeds Artist’s Book Fair 2015, The Tetley, Leeds
      Symbolic Acts (artist book)  shown in Engagement and Entrapment, curated by Diana Ali, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv
      Damp Edges (textiles) shown  in The Reality of Small Differences, curated by Gill Crawshaw, Leeds

      2014
      Standard Measures 100 feet, shown at Living Numbers, Fringe Arts Bath
      Klub Kube, LoBe Gallery, Berlin

      2013
      Wormhole and Duckrabbit public interventions included in Art: Language: Location 2013, Cambridge
      Reel (3D) shortlisted for ArtLacuna Prize 2013, London, and also shown at Out of Context, Bank Street Arts,  Sheffield

      Collections
      Thinking About Duckrabbits selected for KALEID2015, and  thus acquired by:
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J Watson Library
      Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
      Yale Centre for British Art
      Lafayette College
      Swarthmore College.
      Also acquired by Chelsea School of Art Library, Oxford Brookes University Library, Leeds College of Art Library.
      Typecast, shortlisted for KALEID2016
      Bucket List acquired by Oxford Brookes University Library 
      The Editions (ed. Sharon Kivland) held in The Tate Britain Library and Archive, The Tate Gallery Library and Archive,  The Tetley Leeds, and Leeds College of Art Library, Centre de livres d’artistes, France.

      Art Education
      M.A. Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, 2011–2014
      B.A.(Hons) Painting, St Martin’s School of Art, 1983–6