Joyce Robins

1. – I first met Harry Roseman around 1980 at a dinner at Don and Micki Johnson’s house in High Falls. Thomas Nozkowski and Catherine Murphy were also there. We watched fat snow flakes falling outside the glass wall of the Johnson’s dining area. The modern metal building smelled of woodsmoke and large dogs. The meal was vegetarian and the conversation was excellent.

2. – Joyce Robins was born in Greenville, South Carolina. She was educated at the Yale Summer School of Art, The Cooper Union (B.F.A., 1966) and at The City University of New York (B.S.L.A., 1995). She has had nineteen one-person shows of her art work, most recently at the Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus, Ohio (2005); the Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown, MA (2003); and the Jane Hartsook Gallery in New York City (2002). In addition her work has been seen recently in many group shows at galleries and museums, including, Rubicon Gallery (Dublin), The Brooklyn Museum, The Gasworks (London), The Delaware Art Museum, Vassar College Art Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Pewabic Pottery (Detroit) and the Lennon Weinberg Gallery. In addition to making sculpture, Joyce Robins is a landscape designer. Her current projects include a public sculpture garden in Beacon NY. Robins has taught sculpture at Vassar College. Her awards and honors include being a finalist for the Chrysler Foundation Design Awards in 2000 and a recipient of a New York State Creative Artists Public Service Grant for Sculpture (1982). Robins was a visiting artist at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (2000) and at the Acadia Summer Art Program (2005). Robins work has been written about in The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, The Village Voice, The Nation, The New York Observer, The Philadelphia Inquirer and American Ceramics. She lives and works in New York City and in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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—- February, 2007