Leslie Robison performance art

leslie robison



MFA, University of Florida

BFA, Washington State University

Academic Employment

Associate Professor

Department of Art and Design

Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida

Selected Exhibitions

2018    (juried) Defining The Art of Change in the Age of Trump, Center for Contemporary Political Art, Washington, D.C. juror: Charles Krause
2018    (juried) Rethinking the Menopause, Alison Richards Building and online, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
2018    (juried) 33rd Annual Tallahassee International, Museum of Fine Arts, FSU, Tallahassee, Florida
2018    (solo) A Soft Insurrection, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2018    Nasty Women Art Prize-Pop up Exhibition, EKA Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
2018    Nasty Women Art Prize-Pop up Exhibition, Popinnart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018    (juried) Pride and Prejudice, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2018    (juried) Nasty Women International Art Prize- Showcase, PRAXIS Gallery, Newcastle, England
2018    (juried) Tiny Acts Topple Empires, The Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State U, State College, Pennsylvania

2017    (solo) The Language of Endowment, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

2017    Faculty Exhibition, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida

2017    (solo) Becoming Monumental, tAd Gallery, Denton, Texas
2017    (juried) American Dream, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas
2017    (juried) Gritty in Pink, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, Florida
2016    (juried) Messing With Yarn, Textile Arts Factory, Napoli, Thessaloniki, Greece
2016    (juried) Politics and Power, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York2016   

2016    Extended Family, 849 Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
2016    First Coast Educators Exhibit, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
2016    Hers; Me, an exhibition within the Outskirts Series, tAd Art Space, Denton, Texas
2015    Little (de)Liberations: Small Works by Leslie Robison, Amistad, St. Augustine Beach, FL
2015    Northeast Florida Sculptors, UNF Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
2015    (juried) Perspective: Fresh Look at Contemporary Drawing & Painting, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.

2015    (juried) Who Might I Be?, Nave Gallery Annex, Sommerville, Massachusetts

2015    Werd, Main Gallery, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, North Carolina

2015    The Semi-Pro No-No Show, Gallery at Sternwood, Nashville, Tennessee
2015    (juried) South by Southlight, South Gallery at Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida
2015    Flagler College Faculty Exhibition, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, Florida
2015    (juried) Without A Place, online Exhibition, http://bevietos.wix.com/withoutplace

2014    Font, curated by Donald Martin, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, Florida

2014    FLOR 500, Selected Artists, Graham Center Art Gallery, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

2014    FLOR500, Selected Artists, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida

2013-14Our Shared Past, Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2013    FLOR500, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2013    (juried) A State of Un-Play, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania

2013    (juried) What is Art? Art is Salvaged, Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2013    (juried) Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri                        

2012    (juried) Attention Otherwise Occupied, Manifesto-ish Virtual Gallery

2012    (juried) Folio Weekly Invitational Artists Exhibition, Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2012    Drawing Muchness, UNF Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

2011    Material Matters, Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, Florida

2011    The Black and White Show, St Johns County Administration Building, Saint Augustine, Florida

2011    Flagler College Art Faculty Show, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Saint Augustine, Florida

2010    MFA/FLA, Tioga Art Center, Tioga, Florida

2009    Women of the Past, Present, and Future, Art Advocate Gallery, Saint Augustine, Florida

2008    (juried) Simply Drawn, Atlanta Fine Arts League, Kennesaw, Georgia    juror: John de la Vega

2008    (juried) Digits, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2008    (juried) Cure, Art Institute of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

2007    (solo) Summer, Carrera Gallery, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida

2007    Last Minute on Seattle Art Museum, Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2006    Process, Carrera Gallery, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida

2005    Faculty Exhibition, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

2002    (solo) Current Consumption, Carrera Gallery, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida

2002    (juried) Wind River Valley Artists’ Guild 53rd Annual National Art Exhibit, Dubois, Wyoming

2001    Absence Present, MFA Thesis Exhibit, University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2000    (solo) Absence Minded, Hubbard Hall Gallery, University of South Carolina-Lancaster

2000    Shades of GRADAA, Reitz Union Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2000    (juried) Fine Arts College Council Show, University Gallery, University of Florida    juror:  Akio Takamori

1999    (juried) Fine Arts College Council Show, University Gallery, University of Florida       juror: Philip Smith 

1997    Self Portraits, Daniel Smith Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1996    BFA Exhibit, Gallery III, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

1995    Sacred Hearts, Summer Song Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Art Participations/Community Events

2015    (artist) Obelisk Art 450, monuments project, installed at Llambias House, St. Augustine, Florida
2014    (coordinator) Literacy Mural, St. Johns Juvenile Detention Center, St. Augustine, Florida

2013    (participant) Ransom, Wayfarer’s Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

2013    (artist/coordinator) What is Vulnerability?, St. Johns Juvenile Detention Center, St. Augustine, Florida

2013    (artist/coordinator) Life Lessons, with the Council on Aging at Crisp-Ellert Museum, St. Augustine, Florida

2012-13 (regional curator/participant) Flor500, online exhibit hosted by Florida International University and Xavier Cortada

2012    (artist/coordinator) The Buddy System, Council on Aging at the Art Association, St. Augustine, Florida

2010    (participant) Imagination Squared, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida​


2018                Endowed Professorship, Kenan Distinguished Associate Professor of Liberal Education in Art, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
2018                Highly Commended Award, Nasty Women International Art Prize, London, England

2017                Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
2017                Fall Sabbatical leave, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
2017                Best of Show, American Dream, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas
2017                3rd Place Judge’s Choice Award, Gritty in Pink, Bailey Contemporary, Pompano Beach, Florida

2010                Kahler Award for Professional Development

2010                Coordinator of grant enactment, Dr. Joanne Crisp-Ellert Grant for Art Appreciation through the

                        Community Fund, Jacksonville, Florida

2008                Summer Research Award, Schultz Foundation, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida

2002                2nd place/Oil Painting, Wind River Valley Artists’ Guild, Dubois, Wyoming   

1998-2001      Grinter Academic Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida     

1998-2001      Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Florida, School of Art and Art History

2001                Travel Grant, University of Florida, Graduate Student Council

2000                Travel Grant, University of Florida, Graduate Student Council

1999                Honorable mention, Misc., Fine Arts College Council Juried Art Show, Gainesville, Florida

The 33rd Annual Tallahassee International, 2018 Juried Competition catalogue, page 33.

Smith, Tim, “A Monument to Insurrection: Dayton Society of Artists’ Special Summer Exhibit,” Dayton City Paper, July 10, 2018, page 10  http://www.daytoncitypaper.com/a-monument-to-insurrection/

Kuonen, Lily, “Interview with Leslie Robison,” Numbers Inc. Magazine, No. 93, March 2018, pages 20-21 http://www.numberinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/No-93.pdf

Finnegan, Haley,  “‘Tiny Acts Topple Empires’ Opens At the Woskob Family Gallery,” Penn State News, March 27, 2018 http://news.psu.edu/story/512539/2018/03/27/arts-and-entertainment/tiny-acts-topple-empires-opens-woskob-family-gallery

Patton, Charlie, Arts Notes: Art Ventures initiative awards $28,000 to eight local artists, Florida Times Union, September 3, 2017 http://jacksonville.com/arts/entertainment/2017-09-03/arts-notes-art-ventures-initiative-awards-28000-eight-local-artistsGritty in Pink, Exhibition Catalogue

Vasiliki Asaroglou, Messing With Yarn, Exhibition Catalogue, 2017, pages 32-33  http://www.textileartsfactory.com/p/catalogues.html

Stewart, Bobbie, “Art to Heal and Connect: Art Professor’s Course Helps Students Engage the Elderly and Homeless in St. Augustine,” Flagler College Magazine, Fall 2016, p.7-8 

Kayleigh Bywater, “International Artistry: Exhibit portrays bonds between mothers and daughters,” North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas http://ntdaily.com/international-artistry-exhibit-portrays-bonds-between-mothers-and-daughters/

Kara Pound, “Behold: The Obelisks,” pages 13-17, inset “Leslie Robison” page 16, Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida, September 2, 2015 https://issuu.com/folioweekly/docs/folio0902wkl_book

Jorge Rivera, “The Obelisks and the Artists Behind them, Part III,” First Coast.TV, http://firstcoast.tv/the-obelisks-and-the-artists-behind-them-part-iii/ ,  July 2015

Daniel A. Brown, ”Open Source: The Art of Leslie Robison,” Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida, page 22, March 18, 2015

“Art Exhibit Spotlights Flagler’s Art & Design Faculty,” St. Augustine Record Compass, online March 6, 2015

“Leslie Robison,” 365Artists/365Days.com, A Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery Collaborative Project, January, 2015

Bob Tis, “Flagler College art students and detainees make beautiful mural together,” Saint Augustine Record,      page 1, June 27, 2014

John Foster, “Our Shared Past,” The Design Observer blog, May 18, 2014

Nicole Gaudier, “Our Shared Past: Highlight on Leslie Robison,” Cummer Museum blog, March 15, 2014

Daniel A. Brown, “Pictures of Home,” on STAREHOUSE blog, December 13, 2013

Carol Elliot, “Addressing Joann,” Saint Augustine Record Compass, p. 17, February 1-7, 2008

Artist Lectures/Workshops/Panel Discussions

2018                Moderator, The Visuality of Race: Racism, Civil, Rights, and Visual Politics, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, Florida
2018                Insurrerection: My Work, Knitting, and Revolution, on the panel Social Textiles: Humor and Magic as a part of ArtSpace at the Annual College Art 

                        Association Conference, Los Angeles, California

2013                Performing with Principles, on the panel Context, Narrative and Expression: Elements and

                        Principles for a Contemporary Practice, at FATE biannual conference, Savannah, Georgia

2011                Beyond Observation: Challenging Students Into Contemporary Drawing Practices, on the                                  

                        panel Drawing Muchness, Southeast College Art Conference, Savannah, Georgia

2011                A Conversation with Leslie Robison & Patrick Moser, Crisp-Ellert Museum, St. Augustine, Florida

2010                Lecture on work and women in Art History, Girls, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

2007                Workshop: Collage, Mixed Media, Books and Boxes, Reddi-arts, Jacksonville, Florida

2000                Visiting Artist Lecture, University of South Carolina- Lancaster