Stephanie Robison

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Bio: The sculpture of Stephanie Robison plays with multiple oppositional relationships. Her latest series of work combines traditional stone carving and the process of needle felting wool. By merging incongruous materials such as wool and marble, she works to synthesize and fuse hard and soft, organic, and geometric, natural and architectural, handmade and the uniform industrial. Focusing on materiality and color with this new work, Robison creates charming, often humorous, or awkward forms referencing aspects of the body, relationships, and the environment. Originally from Oregon, Robison currently resides in California teaching sculpture and serving as Art Department Chair at the City College of San Francisco. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Oregon. Robison is currently represented by Marrow Gallery in San Francisco, California, Foster White Gallery in Seattle, Washington and an affiliated artist with Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Robison’s work has been exhibited at Kouri & Corrao in New Mexico, Foster/White Gallery, Whatcom Museum and Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, Robischon Gallery in Colorado, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Greater Denton Arts Council in Texas, Marrow Gallery, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, Peter Robertson Gallery in Alberta Canada, Yeiser Art Center in Kentucky, and Site:Brooklyn Gallery in New York.

Statement: Sculpture for me is about tangibility and transformation. Being able to manipulate materials with my hands, transforming it into something else, is an intimate and magical process. The new series of pieces combine traditional stone carving and the process of needle felting wool. The physicality of the process and the labor-intensive demands of these materials allows for a focused, slowing down and becomes a mediation on what is happening around and within me. I’m responding to the materials and finding the forms through action and reaction. Each piece is an investigation of form, texture, and color.