Pittsburgh je t'aime

Friday, December 13, 2013 to Friday, February 21, 2014

The show consists of a series of over 100 small printed images, taken in and around Pittsburgh with an iPhone.

The London-based artist trained as a painter then transitioned to writing about art and art theory, before moving into leadership roles in art schools, including Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. About her current artwork she says. "I started taking photos, looking at the overlooked, recording the everyday. I loved the limitations of the technology: it provided something to work against, while focusing on the image and it's structure." 

The Lawrenceville section of the city provided a rich visual context for her, and "trained her how to look again at things, see new things in the same place," she explains. Although this exhibit is not composed of photographs exclusively taken in Lawrenceville, "it does speak mainly of my deep affection for the city," she says.

While at the University of Ulster, Belfast, she earned her first Chair, as Professor of the Politics of Art. In 2005 she was appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Professor of Art Theory and Criticism at Carnegie Mellon University. She moved back to the UK in December 2012. While in Pittsburgh she was a board member of The Andy Warhol Museum; Quantum Theatre; Silver Eye Centre for Photography; The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. She is still a board member for The Mattress Factory.

Robinson is currently the Dean of the School of Art and Design and Professor of Visual Culture at Middlesex University in London. Her teaching and research focuses on feminist art theory. She is currently working on a revised edition of "Feminism-Art-Theory" and on a history of the feminist art movement.

There will be a closing reception on Monday, February 17, 2014, 5:30 - 8 pm.