Robyn Rubenstein studied marine biology, fine art, and modern dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies. She worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Aide for Senator Ron Wyden while performing in modern, African and Butoh dance groups, then moved to NYC to develop a career in dance and visual art.
Robyn likens her production of mixed media works on paper to the meditative hours she spent on the California coast and in a laboratory collecting and analyzing data on kelp reproduction cycles, as well as the trancelike practice of Butoh dance. Her work draws inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky, Richard Serra, hard bop jazz artists like Charles Mingus, bebop artists like Thelonious Monk and Max Roach, and the contemporary street band Toomanyzooz.
A Japanophile and fluent in Japanese, Robyn resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she works out of the renowned The Bakery studio space.
Juried Group Shows:
Blick Associate Art Show, New York - 2017
Spring Street Studio, New York - 2014 (figure drawing)
The Pad, Brooklyn - 2010
Hadas Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn – 2015
Commissioned Public Art:
CAMBA Women’s Shelter, Brooklyn - 2015