Bruce Robbins

Biography

1948 Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Graduated from Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, New York, New York

The artist lives and works in New York, New York.   

http://www.brucerobbinsstudio.com/

Biennials

  • 19811981 Biennial Exhibition, New York, New York, United States

  • 1980Art of the 70’s, Venice, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009Bruce Robbins: Walls, Paintings, and Sculptures, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2006Bruce Robbins: Walls, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1999Bruce Robbins: Recent Work, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1995An Elephant Crosses the Road, Yoshii Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1988Bruce Robbins, New Work, Turske and Turske Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.

  • 1987Bruce Robbins, Recent Work, Hans Strelow Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 1987Bruce Robbins, Paintings and Sculpture, Turske and Turske Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.

  • 1987Bruce Robbins: Art from the 70’s, Turske Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • 1984Bruce Robbins: Drawings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983Bruce Robbins, Neue Arbeiten 1982-1983, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany.

  • 1983Bruce Robbins: Recent Work, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States.

  • 1982Bruce Robbins: Recent Work, Carol Taylor Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United States.

  • 1981Bruce Robbins: Recent Work, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

  • 1981Bruce Robbins: Doors, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany.

  • 1981Bruce Robbins: Recent Work, Carol Taylor Gallery, Dalla, Texas, United States.

  • 1979Bruce Robbins: Pilasters, Truman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1978Bruce Robbins: Seesaws, Truman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1977Bruce Robbins: Ladders, Truman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2011Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Fundamental Abstraction, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States.

  • 2008Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2005USA, hoy - Pintura y Escultura, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2005Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2001Outside In, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States.

  • 1996Scratch, The Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1996Considerations of the Figure: Magdalena Abakanowicz and Bruce Robbins, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, United States.

  • 1995Drawn on the Museum, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States.

  • 1994Landscape Not Landscape, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, United States.

  • 198925th Anniversary Exhibition, Ann Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbor, Florida, United States.

  • 1988Innovations in Sculpture, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States.

  • 1988Small Size, Turske Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • 1986Armando, Gies, Kirkeby, Robbins and Stamos, Turske Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • 1986Abstractions, Hans Strelow Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 198650th National Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, United States.

  • 1985Greene Gallery Selects, The Greene Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida, United States.

  • 1983Images on Paper Invitational, Art and Architecture Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

  • 1983Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

  • 1983Drawings, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

  • 1983The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 19831983 National Drawing International, Sarah Spurgeon Fine Arts Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, United States.

  • 1982Group Show, Gloria Luria Fine Art, Fisher Island, Florida, United States.

  • 1982Shoe Boxes, White Columns, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1981Recent Painting, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1981Group Exhibition: Major Works, Richard Hines Gallery, Seattle, Washington, United States.

  • 1981Bruce Robbins, Recent Work: Blum Helman Gallery, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1981Bruce Robbins: Recent Work, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

  • 1980Post Puritanism, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources at the Clocktower, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1980Recent Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • 1980Summer Group Show, Galerie 99, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, United States.

  • 1980Art of the 80’s, Hans Strelow Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 1980Seven Artists, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States.

  • 1979Small is Beautiful, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1978Constructions, Organization of Independent Artists, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1978Group Exhibition, Drew University Gallery, Madison, New Jersey, United States.

  • 1976This Doesn’t Look Like a Work of Art II, Parsons-Truman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1976Invitational, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Dakota, United States.

  • 1976Group Exhibition, Sneed-Hilman Gallery, Rockford, Illinois, United States.

  • 1976This Doesn’t Look Like a Work of Art, Parsons-Truman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

Public Collections

  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

  • Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

  • Museum Liner Appenzell, Appenzell, Switzerland

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Harwood Foundation Museum, University of New Mexico, Taos, New Mexico , United States

  • Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Corporate Collections

  • Goldman Sachs, New York, New York, United States

  • IBM Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Southeast Bank NA, Athens, Tennessee, United States

  • Bank of America, New York, New York, United States

  • AT&T, Dallas, Tennessee, United States

Catalogues and Monographs

  • 2009Marlborough Inc.. Bruce Robbins: Walls, Paintings and Sculptures. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.

Bibliography

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  • 2011Wayne. "Eagerly Anticipating: 'Intersection: Photography / Painting / Document'." The Imagist, June 23, 2011

  • 1986Freeman. From Icon to Symbol Imagery in American Art: 1973-1979. New York: Blum Helman Gallery, 1986

  • 1986Robbins, Bruce. "Artists Projects." Berlin Magazine

  • 1985Harris, Susan A. "Bruce Robbins: Linking Material and Spiritual Realities." Arts Magazine, October 01, 1985

  • 1985Harris, Susan A. "In the Mid ‘70s, Exploring the Image." The New York Times, December 12, 1985

  • 1985Warren, Ron. Bruce Robbins: Recent Work. Zürich: M. Knoedler, 1985

  • 1983Dobai, Kathrina. "Robbins, Isely, Motherwell, Stella." Zürichsee-Zeitung, February 03, 1983

  • 1983Kurka, Don. Images on Paper Invitational. Knoxville: Art and Architecture Gallery, University of Tennessee, 1983

  • 1983McDonald, Robert. Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1983

  • 1983McFadden, Sarah. The Works of Bruce Robbins: Works on Wood and Paper from 1980 to 1983. Zürich: M. Knoedler, 1983

  • 1982Balet, Marc and Robert Becker. "Shoe Boxes." Interview, October 01, 1982

  • 1982Becker, Robert. "Bruce Robbins." Interview, March 01, 1982

  • 1982Butera, Virginia Fabbri. "Bruce Robbins." Arts Magazine, February 01, 1982

  • 1982Kutner, Janet. "Bruce Robbins scratches the surface of his talent." Dallas Morning News, October 16, 1982

  • 1982Lawson, Thomas. "Bruce Robbins." Artforum, February 01, 1982

  • 1981The Whitney Museum of American Art. 1981 Biennial Exhibition. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1981

  • 1979Anonymous. "Bruce Robbins, Bryan Hunt: Blum Helman." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, December 06, 1979

  • 1979Frank, Peter. "Histories, Mysteries." The Village Voice, April 09, 1979

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  • 1977Bourdon, David. "Critic’s Diary: The New York Art Year." Art in America, July 30, 1977

  • 1977Cordozo, Judith Lópes. "Bruce Robbins: Truman Gallery." Artforum, June 21, 1977

  • 1977Dillon, Michael. "Bruce Robbins Truman Gallery." Art World, February 01, 1977

  • 1977Pinto, Holly. "Bruce Robbins." New York Magazine, March 14, 1977

  • 1977Snyder, Camilla. "Clothespins at Tiffany’s, Ladders at the Truman, Pigs on the Sunset Boulevard." Los Angeles Herald Examiner, March 18, 1977

  • 1976Russell, John. "This Doesn’t Look Like a Work of Art II." The New York Times, November 26, 1976

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