Racism, classism and social injustice are my motivation. My work exposes layers upon layers of cultural, political, religious and economic inequities and entitlement. I employ a combination of printmaking, drawing, painting and collaging techniques to create visual narratives that reveal challenging views of our diverse American identity. I invite you to engage in, internalize and acknowledge these uncomfortable realities. Share your truth in generating compassion and an expanded awareness of what America looks like !
Robin Holder's work has been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, The David Driskell Center at University of Maryland, the American Labor Museum and The North Carolina Central University Art Museum. She received an Individual Visual Artist Grant from The Brooklyn Arts Council and a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist As Catalyst grant as well as the esteemed Absolut Vodka! commission.
Robin is represented in significant collections including the Library of Congress, the Clark Atlanta Collection, Yale University, The Washington State Arts Commission, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Paul R. Jones Collection of the University of Delaware, The Art Collection of Florida A&M University, The African American Museum of Cleveland, Telavi State University and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. She has served as a panelist, lecturer, and consultant with numerous cultural, educational and art institutions.
Holder has completed several large-scale site-specific public art commissions. Her work is included in the comprehensive Hatch Billops: Artist and Influences Archives housed at Emory University. She has been interviewed and taped by The New York Foundation for the Arts, And The Women Gather, New Times Holler, WBAI, AMCTV and Le Point. Robin has participated in group exhibitions at: The Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, the Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC, the Herbert Johnson Museum f Cornell University.