Colette Robbins


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Gallery Representation:



b. St. Louis, MO


MFA | 2007 | Parsons The New School For Design

BFA | 2003 | MaryLand institute College of art


Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


(Two Person) Colette Robbins & Justin Amrhein Transmitter gallery NY, NY

(Two Person) Colette Robbins & Dana Haral SOME.TIME.SALON, San Francisco, CA


(SOLO) Colette Robbins: Archaeological Fiction, 101/EXHIBIT Los Angeles, CA


(SOLO) Colette Robbins, SOME.TIME.SALON, San Francisco, CA


(TWO PERSON): Keri Oldham and Colette Robbins, Field Projects Gallery, NY, NY


(TWO PERSON): Colette Robbins and Dean Goelz, 92 Y Tribeca, NY, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions


Dead Drop, curated by Jesse Patrick Martin & Bryan Rogers, Honey Ramka, NY, NY

NO LEMON NO MELON, curated by Rebecca Reeve FLOWERS Gallery, NY, NY


Art On Paper with SOME.TIME.SALON, Miami, FLA

The Devil Within and The Devil Without, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, TX


NEW/IDOLS, curated by The Varsity, Studio 301, Bushwick, NY, NY

Exquisite Corpse, curated by Amir H. Fallah, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

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

Koi No Yokan II, 101 Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

(THREE PERSON): Relic ISE Cultural Foundation NY, NY

The Human Extension, The Lodge Gallery, NY, NY


Location, Location, Location curated by Sun You, Brooklyn, NY, NY

Strange Landscapes, curated by Janet Hicks, One Mile Gallery, NY, NY

Desaturated Rainbow, a Bicoastal exhibition, Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Dead in August on the Lilac, Site 95, NYC

Desaturated Rainbow, a bicoastal exhibition, Field Projects Gallery, NY, NY

Thanks, curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus Gallery, NYC

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


FoolsGold, RH Gallery, NY, NY

Earth Works: Ten Artists on Land and Industry, curated by Stuart Morrison and Annelliis Beadnell P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY, NY

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

We Have Relocated to a New Location with Kayrock Studios, Picture Farm, NY, NY

Fine Line, Curated by Leslie Rosa, Workshop Gallery, Venice Italy


Liminal Steps, Curated by Emet Sosna, Finance Fund, NY, NY

What Works, organized by Art Star, NY, NY

Hybrid Life Forms, Brooklyn, NY, NY

Try 2, Organized by Jacob Rhodes Jen Beckman Gallery, v

A Dessert in the Ocean, Lesley Heller Work Space, NY, NY

Fesad, Curated by Michael Meadors, Kleio Projects NY, NY

Single Fare, Sloan Fine Art, NY, NY

Discrete Power, Judson Memorial Church, NY, NY


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

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

Parlour #18, Curated by Leslie Rosa and Ciara Gilmarten, NYC

Parlour at The Guild, NY, NY

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

Nice to Meet You, Sloan Fine Art, NY, NY

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


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

Forever Summer, Curated by Scott Malbaurn, Platform Space, NY, NY

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

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


Conceptual Figures, curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Kurt Kauper,

Deitch Projects, NY, NY  

Some Friends of Mine, Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO

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

Deitch Projects, NY, NY


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

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

Triple Exposure, Platform Gallery, Manitoba, Canada

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

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

Hot Picks, Bank Building, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibition, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibition, organized by Ken Tisa, Center for Art and Culture,

Aix En Provence, France



Wolf, Jennifer, No Lemon No Melon at Flowers Gallery, Art Fuse, 08/2017

Heinrich, Will, Justin Amrhein and Colette Robbins, The New Yorker Magazine, 03/2017

Kahn, Anastasia, Colette Robbins at 101/ EXHIBIT,  ARTILLERY Magazine, 10/2016

Colette Robbins Archaeological Fiction Wall Street International 10/2017

Colette Robbins, A Film directed by Alex Amoling and produced by Distinct.  Vimeo Staff Pick:

Smart, Lauren, Dallas Observer, 5 Exhibitions to See this Weekend, 10/07/2015

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

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

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

Rhoden, Rebekah, Desaturated Rainbow: A Travelling Show of Work to Be Curated In New York, Lost At E Minor 4/17/2013

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

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

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

Melena Ryzik, Sticky Fingers Make the Show, Photo credit: Benjamin Lowy, The New York Times, 03/28/2013

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

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

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., Artist For Artist, 11/01/2012

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

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

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

Pelkey,Andrew 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, Welcome to the Company, 01/25/2011

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

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

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




Exhibition Catalogue for Colette Robbins: Archaeological Fiction

Catalog Essay by Anna Nearburg with 101/EXHIBIT, 2016

Exquisite Corpse, MASS Gallery, 2014

Koi No Yokan II, 101/EXHIBIT, 2014   

Site 95 Journal 02-05, 2012

The Hole: Portrait of A Generation 2012

Beautiful Decay Book 8 2012

Site 95 Journal Vol. 01 Issue No. 11 2012


Teaching Experience

Assistant Adjunct | Hofstra University | 2015-Present

  • Drawing the Figure
  • Drawing and Perception
  • Painting (Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginning)
  • Advanced Drawing

Adjuct Factulty/Mentor | Lesley University | 2014-2015

  • Advanced Studio Practice and Professional Development

Adjuct Factulty | Community College of Vermont | 2014-Present

  • Drawing Online Division

Adjunct | Art Institute of Pittsburgh | 2010-2017

  • Drawing
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Color Theory
  • Perspective

Adjunct | Parsons The New School FOr DESIGN | 2007-2010

  • Drawing 1
  • Painting 1

Visiting Artist/Lecturer 

  • 2014 ISE Cultural Foundation Painting, NYC
  • 2012 Networking In the Art World, Skillshare, NYC
  • 2011 Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
  • 2011 Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC
  • 2010 Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2009 Artist’s Lecture 92 Y Tribeca, NYC


Awards and Residencies

  • 2013 Austevollportalen, Marstein Island, Norway
  • 2010 Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland
  • 2008 The Vermont Studio Center
  • 2002 Ken Tisa’s Center For Art and Culture, AIX En Provence Through MICA and American University



  • The Devil Within and The Devil Without, co-curated by Keri Oldham and Colette Robbins, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, TX
  • Koi No Yakan II co-curated by Kevin Van Gorp and Colette Robbins,
  • 101 Exhibit, LA
  • 10, 10 curators/10 artists, Cindy Rucker Gallery, NYC
  • Desaturated Rainbow, a bicoastal exhibition, Co-Curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, Field Projects NYC, and Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA
  • Collapse, co-curated by Colette Robbins and Micah Ganske, RH Gallery, NYC
  • The Living Room, curated by Keri Oldham and Colette