Colette Robbins

Email & Instagram:  @coletterobbins

Gallery Representation:


Colette Robbins, born 1980, received her MFA from Parsons, the New School for Design, and has exhibited at 101/Exhibit (Los Angeles, CA), The Hole Gallery, (NY, NY), P.P.O.W. (NY, NY), Deitch Projects (NY, NY), Koki Arts (Tokyo, Japan),and Workshop Arte Contemporanea,(Venice, Italy),amongst others. Her work has been featured in Artillery Magazine, Art in America, New York Times,and LA Weekly. She has been awarded residencies in Norway, Ireland, and at the Vermont Studio Center. Colette actively teaches, lectures, and curates at various venues nationally and in NYC. She lives and works in New York, NY.

Selected Exhibitions



Past Continuous, Curated by Norm Paris and Jackie Hoving at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, NYC


Archaeological Fiction, Solo exhibiton with 101/EXHIBIT LA, CA


Art on Paper, with SOME/TIME/SALON,  Miami, FL

The Devil Within And The Devil Without Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas, TX

Solo Project with SOME/TIME/SALON, San Francisco, CA


NEW/IDOLS, The Varsity, Studio 301, NYC

Wanderers above a sea of smog Katrina Van Tassel Projects, NYC

For the Time Being, curated by Dexter Wimberly, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Exquisite Corpse, Curated by Amir H. Fallah, MASS, Austin, TX

Koi No Yokan II, 101 Exhibit, LA, CA

Relic, a three person exhibition, curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC

The Human Extension, curated by Amy Berger, the Lodge Gallery, NYC


Location, Location, curated by Sun You, Brooklyn, NYC

Thanks Curated By Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus Gallery, NYC

Two Person Pop Up, Keri Oldham and Colette Robbins, Field Projects, NYC

Desaturated Rainbow Field Projects Gallery, NYC

Dead in August on the LILAC, Organized by Site 95, NYC

Desaturated Rainbow Kopeikin Gallery, LA

Strange Landscapes One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

MICA Pairs curated by Seth Cohen and Courtney Puckett, 92Y Tribeca, NYC


Fools Gold at RH Gallery, NYC

Earth Works: Ten artists on Land and Industry, curated by Anneliis Beadnell

and Stuart Morrison at P.P.O.W. Gallery, NYC

Portrait of a Generation, organized by Kathy Grayson, The Hole, NYC

Fine Line, curated by Leslie Rosa, Workshop Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy

We Have Relocated to Our New Location, Organized by Kayrock, Picture Farm, NYC


The Living Room, curated by Keri Oldham and Colette Robbins, Field Projects, NYC

Collapsecurated by Micah Ganske and Colette Robbins, RH Gallery, NYC

Liminal Step, Curated by Emet Sosna, Art Connects, NYC

What Works, organized by ArtStar, NYC

A dessert in the Ocean, A View from Cill Rialaig,  Leslie Heller Workspace, NYC

Fe sad, Curated by Michael Meadors, Kleio Projects, NYC

Discrete Power, organized by Vizkult, Judson Memorial Church, NYC

Single Fare, Organized by Jean Pierre Roy, Michael Kagen, and Alix Sloan,

Sloan Fine Art, NYC

Hybrid Life Forms, curated by Jiyon Lee-Lodge, Brooklyn, NYC


Parlour #19, Curated by Leslie Rosa and Ciara Gilmarten,Sienna, Italy

Fools Gold Farm, Organized by Fools Gold Arts and RH Gallery, RH Gallery, NYC

See You In September, Curated by Leslie Rosa and Ciara Gilmarten, Parlour #18, NYC

Structures Within An InterventionIntervention#5 "All of the Above", Curated by

Leslie Rosa, Ciara Gilmarten, and Meenakshi Thirukode

Fragments, Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode,Parlour #17, NYC

Nice to Meet You, Sloan Fine Art, NYC

Single Fare, Organized by Jean Pierre Roy and Michael Kagen, Brooklyn, NYC

Two’s Company Curated by Leslie Rosa and Ciara Gilmarten, Parlour #13, NYC


Inferno, Curated by Leslie Rosa, Yaupetec, Mexico City, Mexico

Two Person: Colette Robbins and Dean Goelz, Organized by Like the Spice,92 Y, NYC

Forever Summer, Curated by Scott Malbaurn, Platfom Space at Denise Bibro Gallery, NYC

First Friday Silent Auction, Like the Spice, Brooklyn, NY

Watery Grave, Curated by Leslie Rosa and Ciara Gilmarten, Parlour #6, NYC


Conceptual Figures, Deitch Projects, NYC

Some Friends of Mine, curated by Melanie Jalacic, Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO

2008-05 Oranges on Toothpicks, The Bobble Head Collective, the Art Parade

Deitch Projects, NYC


MFA Thesis Show, Caelum Gallery, Organized by Brian Sholis, NYC

Slow Dance, Curated by Marilyn Rosenberg, Heidi Cho Gallery, NYC


Triple Exposure, Platform Gallery, Manitoba, Canada

Drawing Show, Curated by Thomas Butter, MFA Gallery Space,  NYC


Buff Group Show, Buff Space, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Hot Picks, curated by Colette Robbins Bank Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibition, H.Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2002   CAC, organized by Ken Tisa, Center for Art and Culture,

Aix En Provence,France



MFA Parsons, the New School for Design, NYC

BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Center for Art and Culture at the Institute for American

Universities, Aix En Provence, France 



2013 Austevollportalen, Bergen, Norway

2013 Featured in Pierogi Online Flat Files

2010 Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland

2008 The Vermont Studio Center

2006/07 LCU  Grant, Parsons, The New School for Design

2005 Graduate Dean’s Scholarship Parsons, The New School for Design



Exquisite Corpse, MASS Gallery

Koi No Yokan II, 101/EXHIBIT

Site 95 Journal 02-05

Site 95 Journal 01 11

Featured in The Hole's Portrait Of A Generation Publication

Beautiful Decay Book 9



Flaunt Magazine, A Future Love is Inescapable, Koi No Yokan at 101/Exhibit, 07/01/ 2014

Trond Hagenes, Kunst Pa Fryholmen Marsteinen, 08/22/2013

Trond Hagenes, Kunst fra knausane, Marsteinen, 08/29/2013

Shana Nys Dambrot, Beatniks vs. Surfers, LA Weekly, 07/19/2013

Desaturated Rainbow Curated by Amir Fallah and Colette Robbins, Issue 17, Installation Magazine, 08/2013

Rebekah Rhoden, Desaturated Rainbow: A Travelling Show of Work to Be Curated In New York,

Lost At E Minor 4/17/2013

Jasmin Rosenberg, Desaturated Rainbow at Kopeikin Gallery, LA Confidential, 07/22/2013

Brian Boucher, Steal This Artwork: Adam Parker Smith Filches a Show, Art in America, 03/13/2013

March 28, Melena Ryzik, Sticky Fingers Make the Show, Photo credit: Benjamin Lowy, 

The New York Times 03/28/2013

Amir Fallah, Colette Robbins Landscape Paintings,  Beautiful Decay, 03/20/2013

Kakar, Pooja, Interview with Colette Robbins, Site 95 Journal 02-05, 07/11/2013

Gil Haddi Colette Robbins Uses Dissolved Powder in Her Pencil Portrait Series, Trend Hunter: 03/21/2013

Liquid Graphite Paintings by Artist Colette Robbins, Design and Trend, 03/21/2013

Colette Robbins: Site 95, 10/15/2012

Anneliis Beadnell Before and After: Littlewood asks Robbins pt 2., Interview in Artist For Artist, 11/01/2012

Isobel Schofield Interview with Colette Robbins Painterly Muse, Bryr Muse, 10/22/ 2012

Jessica, Everything Overlaps, The Layer Project, 10/26/2012

Kathryn Hough, Michelangelo Meets MakerBot At Metropolitan Museum Hackathon, Techli Interview, 06/21/2012

Andrew Pelkey,  Art Reimagined, Artists Discuss Their Hackathon Experiences, Colette Robbins

and Micah Ganske, Video Interview , Makerbot Industries: 06/01/2012

Rhoni Blankenhorn, Interview With Colette Robbins, Interview on Welcome to the Company, 01/25/2011

Jaime Martinez, What Works An Art Star Pop-Up Exhibition,  Arte Fuse, 07/15/2011

Grace Johnston, About Town: Artstar,06/30/2011

Charlie Finch, Save the Galleries!, Artnet, 07/14/2011

Featured in video of P.P.O.W. exhibition

Catalog for What Works with Artstar



Visiting Artist/Lecturer

2014 ISE Cultural Foundation Painting, NYC

2014 Visiting Critic Maryland Institute College of Art

2011 Harvard Art Museum

2011 Lesley Heller Workspace: Artist’s from the Cill Rialaig Residency panel discussion

2010 Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2010 Fordham University, NY

2009 Artist’s Lecture 92 Y Tribeca 



Teaching Experience

Assistant Adjunct, Drawing, Painting, Advanced Studio Art

2015- Present Hofstra University, Long Island

Adjunct Faculty, Drawing

2015- Observational Drawing Vermont Community College online Division

Adjunct Faculty, Color Theory, Drawing, and Perspective

2010-Present, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Adjunct Faculty, Drawing

2008-2009, Parsons, the New School for Design, NYC

Adjunct Faculty, Drawing for Design Survey + Fashion Forward

2009 Parsons, the New School for Design, NYC

Private Tutor, Drawing

2009- Present Drawing With In Reach, NYC

Adjunct Faculty, Painting and Drawing

2007Parsons, the New School for Design, NYC