My visual narratives present challenging views of the American conflicted identity. I am propelled by the dynamics of historic racism, prejudices, classism and social injustice. Cultural, political, racial, religious and economic inequities are revealed in my images. I invite the viewer to acknowledge uncomfortable complexities with the intention of courageously embracing painful realities in order to move forward with more compassion and understanding.
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.
Holder is included in the extensive Hatch Billops: Artist and Influences Archives housed at Emory University. She has been interviewed by The New York Foundation for the Arts, And The Women Gather, New Times Holler, WBAI, AMCTV, and Le Point. Ms. Holder has completed several large-scale site-specific public art commissions.
Robin Holder is represented in significant collections including the Library of Congress, Con Edison, Xerox Corporation, Yale University, United Parcel Service, The Washington State Arts Commission, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She has served as a panelist, lecturer, and consultant with a variety of cultural, educational and art institutions