A strong Bio and Artist Statement are essential components of a fine arts career.
Once written, they become integral to everything from your Website and
exhibition history to the ongoing practice of applications for funding, juried
contests, residencies, and etc. This hands-on, interactive workshop introduces
several direct approaches to creating dynamic and descriptive text about you and
your creative work that can be put to use immediately. Participants will acquire
new insights and strategies to promote themselves and their work with
confidence and clarity into the artful task of articulating their identity and brand
that permeates all aspects of their creative practice.
Saul Robbins’ photographs investigate people’s interactions with their
surroundings and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are
motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience,
especially those related to loss, unity, failure, and the latent potential residing in
traditional photographic materials and personal history. Robbins is best known
for “Initial Intake”, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based
psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective and “How Can I
Help? – An Artful Dialogue”, a pop-up office into which he invites strangers to
speak with him about anything they wish for free, and in complete confidence.
Robbins is also the father of a young boy and since 2012 has created several
series of abstract “photographic drawings” and sculptures made from physically
altered chromogenic paper and chemistry in response to his desire and struggles
to start a family, including: “Where’s My Happy Ending?;” “Chemical Peels;”
“Fertile Gestures;” and a new series investigating how he and his son influence
and infiltrate each other’s lives.
Robbins’ work has been exhibited and published internationally. He received his MFA
from Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he studied under Roy
DeCarava. Robbins is Adjunct Professor of Photography at International Center of
Photography, NYFA, and SVA. He consults privately and leads Master Workshops
about communication and professional development strategies around the globe. His
work can be viewed at: www.saulrobbins.com, Saul.Robbins on Instagram, and