Aminah Robinson

 

WBNS Channel 10 TV’s Jerry Revish interviews Aminah Robinson at Hammond Harkins Galleries
Columbus Artist Explains How Poindexter Village Influenced Her

Aminah Robinson inducted into the
City of Columbus Hall of Fame

Biography

Born in 1940, Aminah Robinson was raised in Columbus, Ohio, in the close-knit community of Poindexter Village. She received her formal art training at the Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design) and was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellows grant in 2004. Additional fellowships and grants she received include awards from the Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a Residency Fellowship from PS 1 in Long Island City, New York. Robinson was prolific her entire life. Her diverse body of work ranges from drawings and woodcuts to complex sculptures made from natural and synthetic materials, such as twigs, carved leather, music boxes, and “hogmawg,” a material composed of mud, grease, dyes and glue. The artist is represented in museums and galleries, including the Columbus Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. She passed away in May 2015.

 

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