Abby Robinson // USA
International artist Abby Robinson has presented her medically related installation/ performance/photography piece Body Imaging in an abandoned health clinic in New York City, in Shanghai at the Yongkang Lu Art Center, in a storage container as part of Photoville in Brooklyn and at the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s P3 Studio in Las Vegas (both this iteration and Photoville were sponsored by the Art Production Fund). Robinson has shown work in the U.S., Europe and Asia and one-person shows include: FotoFest, Blue Sky Gallery, Barcelona’s H2O Gallery and The Workshop in Hong Kong. Grants she’s received include those from the Fulbright Foundation, the Siskind Foundation, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Asian Cultural Council and the American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies along with fellowships in the U.S. from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Light Works as well as Altos de Chavon (Dominican Republic) and Three Shadows (Beijing). She’s written for Asian Art News, PDNedu, and the Trans-Asia Photography Review as well as published a novel, The Dick and Jane, based on her work with a private investigator. Her photos have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Photo District News, and Dear Dave. Prints are in the collections of the Whitney Museum (NYC), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), and the Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, CT). Robinson lives and works in New York City and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in both the Photography and the Graphic Design & Advertising Departments. Plus she runs SVA’s Photography Workshop in Shanghai.