Marc Andre Robinson

Adjunct Instructor

Born in Los Angeles, Marc Andre Robinson is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work revolves around a psychology of cultural and community identity.  Whether the constituent is a chair or a human figure, amassing and arranging components into populous compositions is for him a way of both conceptualizing and visualizing the idea of community in its many forms.   Robinson has exhibited extensively in venues including the New Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Torino, Italy.  His work has been featured in Art Forum, Art News, Paris Vogue, New York Times and other international publications.  Awards include the 2017-18 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, Art Matters Artist Grant, Studio Museum in Harlem Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Residency, and Rocktowa Artist Residency in Kingston, Jamaica.  Robinson currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Marc Andre Robinson, "Running Man"

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