Jenny Robinson - Infrastructure (detail)

Jenny Robinson

United Kingdom

Painting, Prints

Jenny Robinson
Jenny Robinson
United Kingdom
November 2, 2015
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Jenny Robinson is a painter and printmaker, born in the United Kingdom, but raised in Borneo. She went to West Surrey College of Art and Design in England, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking. After that, she traveled extensively around the world and settled in San Francisco in 2000.


Jenny Robinson - Zeppelin, 2014
Jenny Robinson – Zeppelin, 2014

Her work focuses on urban environments and the dichotomy of giant abandoned buildings. She is fascinated by the constant cycle of decay and renewal that they undergo. Robinson works primarily on paper, which enables her to make images heavy and clotted with dark ink. Her images depict the corosion and decay, which is inviting the viewer to think about the fragility of our urban environment.

She has had numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. She has also taught printmaking in art colleges and institutes, such as Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, San Francisco Center for the Book in San Francisco and Chico State University in Chico.

Worlds Fair by Jenny Robinson

Jenny Robinson - Worlds Fair #1, Tondo (Left) / World Fair #2 (Right)
Jenny Robinson – Worlds Fair #1, Tondo (Left) / World Fair #2 (Right)

Her work is featured in many public and private collections. Some of them are the Library of Congress Print Collection in Washington, The Achenbach Fine Print Collection in San Francisco, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, United Kingdom and Janet Turner print collection in Chico.

Apart from being invited to be an Artist in Residence at Hartford School of Art in Conneticut, Robinson is a frequent Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. She is a member of various art societies, such as the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (R.E.) in London, UK, The Los Angeles Printmaking Society in Los Angeles, US; and the California Society of Printmakers in US.

Harison Street Billboard

Jenny Robinson - Harison Street Billboard, Monoprint
Jenny Robinson – Harison Street Billboard, Monoprint

She is represented by Vertical Gallery.

Jenny Robinson lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Featured image: Jenny Robinson – Infrastructure (detail)
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YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Autumn New prints programIPCNY, NYCGroup
2015Curator, Scale, selected from the membership of the CSPArc Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2015SGCI DemonstrationKnoxville, TNGroup
2015ArtMrkt International Art fairKala Institute of Art, San FranciscoGroup
2015Giants in the SkyNew Museum of Los Gatos, CAGroup
2015Codex international Book FairCAGroup
2015INK!Slipe Gallery, Hartford, CTGroup
2015Monomania, Invited Artist residencyStevens point, WisconsinGroup
2014Royal Society of painter Printmakers (R.E.) Bankside Gallery, LondonGroup
2014The BIG Picture ShowIPCNY, NYCGroup
2014Pacific International Print Festival InvitationalKoreaGroup
2014Standout PrintsHighpoint Center for Printmaking Minneapolis, MN Group
2014New Prints 2014Christies NYC, IPCNYGroup
2014SGIC DemonstrationKala, Berkeley, CAGroup
2014Curator, Altered StatesArc Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2014Visiting Artist and lecturerUniversity at Buffalo, SUNYGroup
2014Visiting lecturer and JurorChico state University, CAGroup
2014Poetics of Light, Pinhole Photography New Mexico History Museum, Santa FeGroup
2014Turner Print BiennielChico, CAGroup
2014Jenny Robinson, Recent Monoprints and EtchingsDavidson Galleries, Seattle, WaSolo
2013AssembleVertial Gallery, ChicagoGroup
2013ArtMRKT Art fairSan FranciscoGroup
201387th Annual International Juried CompetitionThe Print Center, PhiladelphiaGroup
2013Codex International Book FairBerkeley, CAGroup
2013Fresh Impressions, Juried ShowProject Gallery PhiladelphiaGroup
2013artMRKT, Art FairSan FranciscoGroup
2013Jenny RobinsonCalifornia Centered, Juried Show, Merced, CASolo
2013Jenny Robinson, Monoprints The Wall Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2013R.E.Annual Members ExhibitionBankside Gallery, LondonGroup
2013The Turner National Print CompetitionChico, CAGroup
2013Elapsed in TimeCCAI Courthouse Gallery, CArson City NVGroup
2013Lightscape-Darkscape, New Works by Kala ArtistsSan Rafael, CAGroup
2013Off the PressInvatational Halden Gallery, Lake TahoeGroup
2013Bite, Artists Making PrintsMall Galleries, LondonGroup
2013IN Extremis, Prints Monumental, Intimate, and EncompassingMeridian Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2013artMRKT, International Art FairSan Francisco, CAliforniaGroup
2013SFMOMA Café Museo ExhibitionSan Francisco, CAliforniaGroup
2013Monoprint ArtistsJames Snidle Gallery, Chico CaliforniaGroup
2013Los Angeles Printmaking Society juried showCity of Brea Gallery, CaliforniaGroup
2013Artists on ViewKala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CaliforniaGroup
2013PresenterYuma Arts Symposium, Yuma ArizonaGroup
2011Light and DarkBerkeley Art centerGroup
2010Fresh WorkKala Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CaliforniaGroup
2010Structure & DecayMarket Street Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2010New Prints, SummerIPCNY, New YorkGroup
2010Paper View, Invitational ExhibitionArc Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010The Art of FootballJHW Fine Art, LondonGroup
2010Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Annual ExhibitionBankside Gallery, LondonGroup
20102nd Art International Fine Art FairSan FranciscoGroup
2010Elected member Los Angeles Printmaking SocietyGroup
2010Originals 2010Mall Galleries, LondonGroup
20104th Annual Invitational ExhibitionGraton Gallery, Graton, CaliforniaGroup
2010Here and There: Two Degrees of Separation, Invitational ExhibitionSchenectady, NYGroup
2009Elected MemberRoyal Society of Painter Printmakers, London,UKGroup
2009Collection of the Ashmolean MuseumOxford, UKGroup
2009AIR Artists On ViewKala Art Institute-GalleryGroup
2009Small Works ExhibitionCalifornia Society of Printmakers, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Invited Artist, Steamroller PrintsSan Francisco Center for the BookGroup
2009Kala Artist in ResidenceKala Institute of ArtGroup
20092nd Qijiang International Print ExhibitionChinaGroup
2009The Exhibition of The Stream of International Prints InvitationalSeoul, KoreaGroup
2009New Prints ProgramInternational Print Center New York (IPCNY)Group
2009IPCNY at Anchor GraphicsColumbia College, ChicagoGroup
2009Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Annual ShowBankside gallery, LondonGroup
2009Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Summer ShowBankside gallery, LondonGroup
2009Under Pressure, 2009 Annual Membership ShowSun Gallery, 1015 E Street, Hayward, CAGroup
2008Print NowDavidson Gallery, SeattleGroup
2008Jenny Robinson Urban MonumentsLarry Warnock Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2008Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
2008IPCNY New Prints Spring 2008, seleted by Jane Hammond InternationalPrint Center, New York, NYGroup
2008Jenny Robinson Exhibition of MonoprintsDavidson Gallery, Seattle WASolo
2008Footprint International Print ExhibitionCenter for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CTGroup
2007Collectors Gallery Print SaleOakland Museum of CaliforniaGroup
2007Discerning EyeMall galleries, LondonGroup
200724th Annual National Juried ExhibitionBerkeley Art centerGroup
2007Introductions 2007Davidson Gallery, SeattleGroup
2007Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy of Art, LondonGroup
2007Work purchased by Achenbach Foundation of Graphic ArtsFine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CaliforniaGroup
2007Monotype Marathon 2007San Jose Institute of Contemporary ArtGroup
2007Winner of the Printmaking Today Prize, Originals 07Mall Galleries, LondonGroup
2006Jenny Robinson, Contemporary MonotypesLarry Warnock Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
200619th Annual McNeese National juried Works On Paper ExhibitionMcneese State University, LouisianaGroup
2006Colors run through a pressFetterly Gallery, VallejoGroup
2005Scapes, Land, City, MindLarry Warnock Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2005UnknownSFMOMA Artist Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2004Jenny RobinsonJames Snidle Gallery, Chico, CaliforniaSolo
2005Pacific Prints Juried ExhibitionPalo Alto, California Juror Paula KirkebyGroup
2000Jenny RobinsonThe Ice House Gallery, LondonSolo
1999Society of Painter Printmakers Annual ShowMall galleries, LondonGroup
2000Jenny RobinsonEarl of Smith Gallery, Royal Leamington Spa, UKSolo
1998Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize CompetitionRBSA GalleryGroup
1999Society of Graphics Fine Art Open ExhibitionConnoisseur Gallery, LondonGroup