SHARON ROBINSON / Mixed Media Artist
I am a mixed media artist specializing in collage and assemblage. Raised
in New Jersey, I currently reside in Washington DC, after 33 years of
residency between the east and west coasts. Although I earned a
master’s degree in city planning and worked in the transit and urban
design field for over 20 years, I have been a full-time artist,
muralist, teacher, and arts program contractor since 2000. I exhibit
in Washington DC, as well as other east and west coast cities, along with
teaching at The Art League in Alexandria, VA., the Smithsonian
Associates and Howard Community College in Maryland.
Sharon is a mixed media artist and instructor specializing in collage and assemblage. Her work is driven by the desire to create a visual expression of the elements of life that connect human beings and illuminate the true self. She draws on themes addressing cultural integration and how we define ourselves and others, employing a mix of cultural motifs, symbols, text and representations of ethnic, religious and racial identity to blur the lines of “purity”, and reinforce the reality that we are only the latest version of many millennia of mixing, migrating and mingling. Layering materials in collage allows her to explore the richness of the fabric of life, and construct a personal interpretation of timeless themes. Sharon currently resides in Washington DC, where she maintains studio and teaches at The Art League in Alexandria, VA., the Smithsonian Associates, and Howard Community College in Maryland.