Fiona Robinson PRWA
Fiona Robinson, artist, curator, writer, is currently President of the Royal West of England Academy. She lives in Dorset.
Robinson primarily uses graphite, combined with other media, on prepared support. Although her current work is made in direct response to music, ‘View of the Ferry from Doonferry’ is contemporaneous with a period she spent in Ireland after receiving the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2010. It is rare for her work to be so directly landscape-looking as her focus is, more usually, a conceptual, abstract vision/interpretation of place. The title of the Irish series,‘Ballinglen Paintings – Unstable Horizons,’ provides an indication of this.
Selected Exhibitions include Pushing Paper The British Museum London and Tour – Seeing Sound The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge – Sonographie Centro Internationale d’arte di Palazzo Te Mantua Italy – Prime Matter The Drawing Museum Laholm, Sweden – Royal West of England Academy Bristol – Illuminating the Future, Christies, London – ParisCONCRET, Paris – Masters Projects New York.
Her work is held in major public collections including The British Museum London, The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, The Polish Art Foundation Melbourne Australia and The Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art Co. Mayo, as well as private collections worldwide.
Robinson was awarded the Drawing Prize at the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition, Bristol (2011) First Prize in the University of Bath Painting Prize (2007), and third prize at the 4th International Biennale of Drawing in Melbourne, Australia (2007). She was shortlisted for The Derwent Drawing Prize (2016) The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2012), the Cheltenham Drawing Prize (1998), and Rabley Contemporary Sketch Prize (2011) and (2005).
She was elected an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Co. Mayo.