Working in a range of media—wood, epoxy, metal, leather, and found materials—Walter Robinson hand-fabricates and assembles objects, signage and tableaux. Through his work, Robinson explores the mechanics of cultural and social anthropology. Using text and the strategies of appropriation, conflation, and dislocation, he investigates the subconscious and biological human imperatives hidden beneath social, political, religious, and capitalist packaging.
Robinson’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA; Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, and in numerous group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA; the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; and the Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA. Recently, Walter’s works have been exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. His work has received critical attention from a number of print and online publications, including Artforum, ArtReview, New York Times, Vanity Fair, Juxtapoz, the San Francisco Chronicle, THE Magazine and artpractical.com. An alumnus of the M.F.A. program at Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, CA, he also studied at California College of Arts and Crafts, and San Francisco Academy of Art. In 2014, Robinson moved from San Francisco to Lamy, New Mexico. His artwork is represented by Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, Robischon Gallery in Denver, CO, Visions West Contemporary, Bozeman, MT, and by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA