Aurora Robson

Canadian-American, b. 1972
Doughnut Economics, 2020
Doughnut Economics, 2020

Her practice is about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories.

Aurora Robson (b. 1972) is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares she had as a child, hybridized with forms in nature. Robson was born in Toronto and grew up in Hawaii. She lived and worked in New York City for over two decades during which time she studied art history and visual art at Columbia University. Recently Robson moved to the Hudson Valley to raise her two daughters. Robson is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Art Work Grant. She has exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries and non-traditional spaces since 2002.


Robson is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work in innovative ways with plastic debris. Recently Robson has been developing and assisting with the implementation of a college course called “Sculpture and Intercepting the Waste Stream”designed to foster creative stewardship through academia.


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Idelle Weber, Lust Set (1978). Courtesy of Hollis Taggert Gallery, New York.

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