Upon returning to Columbus, where Rob Robbins now teaches at CCAD, he began working
mostly in charcoal, and assembling large landscapes out of smaller pieces of paper that are then glued together. Rob’s new paintings demonstrate his love of diffused light and blurriness versus a desire to make some sense out what he is seeing. “There is a certain beauty in the conflict.”
MFA, Yale University, painting and printmaking
BFA , Columbus College of Art & Design
He has twice been a MacDowell Fellow, he has been a resident of the Chateau Rochefort-En-Terre Artist residency program in Brittany, France, and has received several Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
His work has been seen in galleries and museums across the country including the Butler Institute of American Art, The Chateua Museum in Rochefort-En Terre, France The Springfield Museum of Art, Sears/Peyton New York, the Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts, The MacDowell Colony in Perterboro, New Hampshire, Moorehead University, the Florida State University Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland State University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work is in various private and public collections including the Ohio State University, the Nord Family Foundation and the Columbus Metropolitan Library.