SC State University Hosts Exhibition of Artist Mary Robinson

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mary Robinson ExhibitionSC State University’s Fine Arts Center Gallery is currently hosting “Observing the Observing,” an exhibition by artist Mary Robinson.  The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, April 22, 2010.

“Observing the Observing” explores Robinson’s perceptions of the creative process through paintings and prints. “I observe my daily experiences of generation, breath, evolution, dissolution, clarity, and lack of clarity, and imagine these states of being occurring throughout the universe,” said Robinson. “How can I express in visual form what life feels like?” she continued.

Robinson works primarily in printmaking and drawing, and her imagery results from observing nature. She often uses the forms of trees and vines to express the flux of life (movement, growth, decay) and the interconnectedness of beings. She has received several awards and grants, and her work has been shown throughout the U.S. as well as in England and Australia.

Robinson serves as assistant professor of studio art and is the head of printmaking at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, S.C. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Robinson worked as an assistant to Andy Rubin, the master printer at Tandem Press in Madison, Wis.

In 2001, Robinson earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Indiana University-Bloomington, and taught at Indiana University-South Bend prior to working at USC.

To view more of Robinson’s work, visit her website,

For more information on Lee Swallie’s exhibition, contact James Arendt, SC State University Gallery director, at (803) 536-8918.