Annie Murphy-Robinson

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Annie Murphy-Robinson

United States

Annie Murphy Robinson, was born July 14, 1967 in Sacramento CA. She has a MA in fine art from Sacramento State University and has been showing her work professionally for the last 19 years. She has created her own technique of drawing by sanding charcoal into paper. She has been using and perfecting this technique for the last 18 years. She teaches regular workshops both online and in person in Dallas, Sacramento, London and Italy. Robinson has been an art teacher at Adelante Continuation High School, CA for the past 18 years. She has shown her work both nationally and internationally and her work is in private and public collections including: the Art Renewal Center, the Count Ibex Collection, Museum of European Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona and the Haggin Museum). 

Robinson has won an impressive number of awards. In the last five years alone she has won Best in Show at “Beautiful Bizarre” 2019, the Bouguereau prize and 1st place in drawing in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition as well as an ARC Purchase Award (2019/2020), Second Place in drawing in the 15th ARC Salon (2020/2021), and Second Place Drawing again in the 16th International ARC Salon with the work of “Lucid Dreaming (Forward Back)". She also won the grand prize for the Portrait Society of America (2021) and recently won the president’s award at the AWA Lifting the Sky juried art show.

She has been showing regularly with Arcadia Contemporary, NYC, since 2017, and is scheduled to exhibit at Rehs Contemporary Galleries, NYC in the “ARC Select” show in 2022. Her work has appeared in various media outlets including: the Sacramento Bee, The Locator, WE tv, (now Amazon Prime), Million Dollar Listing New York, Art in the 21st Century, Natsoulas Press, Churn Magazine, American Art Collector cover and story, International Artists, Manifest India, “Strokes of Genius,” American Artist Magazine, and the Museum of European Modern Art’s 2021 “Women Painting Women”. 

“My work is in response to my past which was filled with trauma and addiction. I use my work therapeutically both as a meditative process and also to give meaning to my pain. Connecting with others through shared experience is the intent of my work and the reason I do it.  Trauma isolates, art unites.” - Annie Murphy Robinson


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