Renee Robbins



2002 BFA – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Painting and Printmaking


2014: Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, Negentropy, two-person, Batavia, IL Comfort Station, Field notes, Chicago, IL

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Aquatic Kaleidoscope, Michigan City, IN

South Shore Arts, Galactic Lagoons, Munster, IN

2013: Firecat Projects, Glow; Chicago, IL Union League Club of Chicago, Protean Cosmos, Chicago, IL

2012: Adventureland Gallery, Amusements: Works on Paper, Chicago, IL, [catalog] Ann Tower Gallery, Paracosmos, Lexington, KY

2009: Art Institute International Minnesota, Aquatic Landscapes, Minneapolis, MN

2008: Function+Art, Metaphoric Landscape, Chicago, IL University of Illinois at Chicago, Interior/ Exterior, Chicago, IL Macomb Center for the Arts, two-person, Clinton Township, MI

2007: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Micro Macro, Midland, MI

2006: Ai-Gallery, A Closer Look, two-person, Chicago, IL Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Interior/Exterior, Birmingham, MI Mott Fine Art Gallery, Interior/Exterior, Flint, MI

2002: Galerie Soleil, Contortion, Lexington, KY

Selected group exhibitions

2015: La Luz De Jesus Gallery, The Coaster Show, Los Angeles, CA American University Museum, Locally

Sourced, Washington, DC Hoofprint Workshop, New Etchings: Artist in Residence, Chicago, IL

2014: Packer Schopf Gallery, group show, Chicago, IL

Angela Meleca Gallery, group show, Columbus, OH

Andrew Rafacz gallery, Inside/Within Anniversary, Chicago, IL

2013: La Luz De Jesus Gallery, The Bus: 29 Hooligans from Chitown, Los Angeles, CA

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Ten x Ten, a song and print collaboration, Chicago, IL

Center on Contemporary Art, CoCA: Collision, Seattle, WA, [catalog]

Alexandria Museum of Art, 26th Annual. curated by Stewart Nachmias, Alexandria, LA, [catalog] S.E.

Missouri State: River Campus gallery, Chroma Exploda, Cape Girardeau, MO

Firecat Projects, group exhibit, Chicago, IL

Mission Cultural Center, You Are Beautiful, San Francisco, CA

2011: Believe Inn, Uplift, five-person show, Chicago, IL

2010: Hyde Park Art Center & 310 Contemporary, Fantastic Landscapes, Chicago, IL

Hyde Park Art Center, Mischief Weekend: Back Alley Party, Chicago, IL

Art on Track, a mobile art installation on CTA train, curated by Dan Addington, Chicago, IL Chicago Art

Source, Give and Take, Chicago, IL

Sketchbook Project, traveling exhibition, Atlanta, GA; Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Saint Louis, MO

2009: Big Cat Press-Tony Fitzpatrick’s Studio, Chicago, IL

Lodgson 1909, notBig, juried by Doug Stapleton, Chicago, IL

ArtPrize, Michigan State University Venue, Grand Rapids, MI

Scene MetroSpace, Bleeding Green, five-person exhibition, East Lansing, MI Conspire Gallery, MINI MINI: 4in by 4in art show, Phoenix, AZ

2008: Eastern Kentucky Chautauqua Lecture Series, Giles Gallery, Space, Place, Life, Richmond, KY 2007: Ai-Gallery, The Bridge Art Fair, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2006: Center for the Visual Arts, 38th Annual Exhibitions, Denton, TX, [catalog]

2005: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, 45th Annual, Midland, MI, [catalog]

South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Biennial 23, juried by Aron Packer South Bend, IN, [brochure] Kresge

Art Museum, Above and Below, MFA Thesis exhibition, E. Lansing, MI

Wayne State Community Arts Gallery, Graduate Works in Progress, Detroit, MI

2004: Big Ten Conference Center, Big Ten exhibition, Park Ridge, IL Scene Metro Space, See and Be, 4-person show, E. Lansing, MI Buckham  Gallery, 4-person show, Flint, MI

2003: Museum of New Art, Jane Speaks Gallery, Consumption, Detroit, MI Colfax Cultural Center, Art & Social Justice, South Bend, IN

2002:MONA & Michigan Institute of the Arts, Michigannow, Detroit, MI

Public art commissions, residencies, awards & grants

2015: Semi-finalist, terrazzo floor, University of IllinoisUrbana Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab

2015: Artist in Residence, printmaking focus-etching, Hoofprint Workshop, Chicago, IL

2010, 2009: City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: Community Arts Assistance Program Grant

2006: Michigan State University: Department of Art & Art History Travel Fellowship

2005: MSU College of Arts & Letters Degree Completion Fellowship including tuition waver &sti- pend

2004: College of Arts & Letters Special Research Abroad Moneys for one-month study in Tokyo, Japan

2005-2002: Michigan State University: Department of Art & Art History Research Fellowship

2005-2003: USA Funds National Education Scholarship

2002: Theophilia Joan Oxemann Fellowship, University of Kentucky

Selected bibliography

Elusive Muse, An Exclusive Interview with Visual Artist Renee Robbins, Thomas LaBadia, Mar 2015. Fermilab

Today, Art Gallery orders up `Negentropy`, Troy Rummler, Sept. 24 2014.

Creative Insurgents, The Secrets, Cory Huff, Aug 2014., Renee Robbins, Chicago, Illinois, Frank Juarez, May 2014., Pretzels and Beer Cheese, Kristina Daignault & Michael Soto, May 2014.

Inside/, Renee Robbins’ Macro-Biotic Breeds, Kate Sierzputowski, Jan. 2014.

University of Colorado, Diatom Classification & Artist Feature, Sarah Spaulding, Spet. 2013, When Color Becomes Sound (and vice versa), Philip Hartigan, Nov. 26, 2013. Chicago

Magazine, 18 Reasons to Visit Chicago’s Museums in November, Jason Foumberg, Oct. 2013.

Chicago Gallery News, Chicago’s Young Artists: What does the future hold?, Kevin Nance, May-Aug. 2013.

Bureau of Arts and Culture, Tony Fitzpatrick and the young Chicagoans, Joshua Triliegi, summer 2013. Time

Out of Chicago, Art & Design, Glow image feature, Lauren Weinberg, Jan. 25, 2013.

Bad At Sports, Top 5 Weekend Picks Glow at Firecat Projects, Jan. 25, 2013. Chicago

Magazine, Top Free Thing to Do, Glow at Firecat Projects, Jan. 25, 2013.

Chicago Reader, Cover Feature, `La La Lure` from Amusements exhibit, Nov. 22, 2012.

Paul Klein’s Art Letter, Art Blooms in the Fall, Paul Klein, Nov. 2, 2012., Tony Fitzpatrick’s Big Cat Press, Robyn Roulo, article 7694, June 2009.

Noise/Lansing State Journal, Artistic Outlets Cover Feature, Christian Czerwinski, May 2007.

Flint Journal Review, Landscape of Mind in MCC Exhibit, Grayce Scholt,Feb. 11, 2007.

City Pulse, Six Grand Dames…, Review of Kresge Art Museum Exhibition, Amanda Tigner, Mar. 2005. lansing State Journal, MSU MFA Show at KregeArt Museum, Tim Lane, Mar. 2005