Robin Mitchell
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EDUCATION
1972-1974 California Institute of the Arts Master of Fine Arts
1971-1972 California Institute of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts
1970-1971 University of California at Los Angeles
1968-1970 California State University at Northridge
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 How Many Heart Beats in a Lifetime?, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2013 Moment to Moment, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Treasure Maps, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009 Paintings, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Code Paintings, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA
1984 Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Baum-Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1974 Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Southern California Abstraction Now, Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
PRETTY RAW: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2014 Toward the Heart of the Matter: Abstracting From Nature, Sturt-Haaga Gallery, Desconso Gardens, Flintridge, CA
Curiouser and Curiouser: Work Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Art Division, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Cries and Whispers, Stan Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 ou-boum, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2009 Everywhere & Nowhere, the Spiritual Temperament in Recent American Art, International Festival of Sacred Arts, New Delhi, India
2008 Painting in Southern California, The 1980s:Driven to Abstraction II, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
It?s Gouache and Gouache Only, curated by Geoffrey Young, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
Some Paintings: The Third L.A. Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
LA (A Select Survey of Art From Los Angeles), Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
Emphasis Santa Monica, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Works On/Of Paper, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
Women Artists of Southern California: Then and Now, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions, California institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2006 30th Anniversary Exhibit, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Off the Wall: Murals, Armory Northwest, Armory Arts Center, Pasadena, CA
Immodesty, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles CA
2005 COLA 1996-2006, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Printmaking Society 18th National Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
2003 Pressing On, Kent State University, School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH
L.A. Post Cool, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Tinseltown, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Post Cool, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2001 25th Anniversary Exhibit, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 The Importance of Being Earnest, Occidental College Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Luminous, Ikon Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Cake, Pasadena City College Art Gallery
1998 L.A. Brastractionists, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
City of Los Angeles (COLA) Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
Art At Michael’s, Michael’s Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
1997 L.A. New Art/Arte Actual en Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Madrid, Spain
Plastered, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
L.A. New Art/Arte Actual en Los Angeles, Sala de Exposiciones, Cuenca, Spain
My Favorite Femmes, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Distant Bodies, L. A. Art Core, The Art Bank, Los Angeles, CA
XX-Sight, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Remembrance of Exhibitions Past: 20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Slide, The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles Printmaking Society 14th National Exhibition, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola-Marymount University
1996 $100 Show, Post, Los Angeles, CA
Feminist Directions 1970/1996, Sweeny Art Gallery, University of California at Riverside, Riverside CA
True. Bliss., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Blessings and Beginnings, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Teeming, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Love’s Labors Lost , SI.T.E., Los Angeles, CA
Aftershocks, collaborative group print portfolio, Josephine Press, Santa Monica, CA
Aftershocks, Artworks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Transcendental Meditations, William Turner Gallery, Venice, CA
Thought Works @ L.A., Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
Thought Works @ L.A., Valdosta College Art Gallery, Valdosta, GA
1995 $100 Show, Post, Los Angeles, CA
Hodge Podge Lodge, The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Restless Voices: Abstractions from Los Angeles, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Embraceable You: Current Abstraction, Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1994 Surface Tension, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Embraceable You: Current Abstraction, Selby Gallery of the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
December, Jerold Burchman Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, California
Embraceable You: Current Abstraction, Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
1993 Faculty Exhibition: Department of Art Studio, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
Coastal Abstractions, Manhattan Beach Friends of the Fine Arts. Curated by Peter Frank. Catalog.
The Layered Look, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Sue Spaid
1992 Aspects of Painting in Los Angeles, Gallery of the College of Creative Studies, U C Santa Barbara
A Small Show, Susan Landau Contemporary Art, West Los Angeles, CA
Abstract Paintings, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Coming Unraveled, Otis School of Art and Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Anne Ayres
Coming Unraveled is a part of The Los Angeles Exhibition.
L.A. Xtension, ART LA 92/Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center
Drawing Show, Nomadic Site at Bliss, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Adam Ross.
Los Angeles: Works on Paper, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1991 Inscapes, Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Abstract Variations, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Professor's Choice, Lang Art Gallery, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
1988 Experience-Reordered, L.A. Abstractions, Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
L.A. Weekly Critics' Picks Exhibit, LA 88 Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair
Registry, Santa Monica Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA
Small Works, Cal Arts Alumni Exhibit, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.
1986 Twenty Artists-Los Angeles, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Southern California Monoprints: The Singular Image, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Santa Ana, CA.
1984 Summer Exhibit, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA.
The Cotton Exchange Show, LACE- Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
The Finals, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles.
Environs III: W. Washington Blvd., Art Gallery of the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
1983 Olympiad: Summer 1984, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles.
At Home, collaborative installation with Miriam Schapiro, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.
1982 Faculty Exhibit, Art Gallery, California State University at Fullerton. Fullerton, CA.
Art Today, Offices of Welton-Beckett Architects, Santa Monica, CA
Group exhibit, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
1980 Faculty Exhibit, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA.
1979 Group exhibit, Baum-Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles.
Color, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Art Exhibition Space, Los Angeles.
Faculty Exhibit, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA.
1978 Abstract Works on Paper, Baum-Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles
1978 L.A. Painters, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont Colleges, Claremont CA.
Group exhibit, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Exhibition Space, Los Angeles.
1977 Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit, Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA.
100+, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Curated by Robert Smith.
We Were All Here, Art Gallery, California State University at Northridge. Curated by Joanne Julian. Catalog.
1976 Los Angeles Women Artists, touring exhibit organized for the State of North Carolina.
24 Southern California Women Artists, Cerritos College, El Cerritos, CA. Curated by Gil Steele
1975 Group exhibit, Ellie Blankfort Gallery, Los Angeles. Catalog.
Robin Mitchell, John Miller and Dave Thomas, Art Gallery of Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA.
Contemporary Concerns II, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Curated by Walter Hopps.
1974 Selections from Five Orange County Galleries, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA. C
Eleven Young Californians, Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles.
1973 Robin Mitchell/Jim Oliver, Gallery TJB, Newport Beach, CA. Curated by Charles C. Hill
Women Artists Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Womanspace Gallery, Los Angeles.
1972 Thirteen Artists on Paper, Art Gallery of the College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara
Small Images, Art Gallery of California State University at Los Angeles. Curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels.
New Artists/New Work, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Curated by Laura Lee Woods.
Womanhouse, collaborative project of the Feminist Art Program, California Institute of the Arts
 
AWARDS & HONORS
2016 City of Santa Monica Arts Cultural Affairs Division Project Fellowship
2007 Finalist for the Eduardo Carrillo Prize for Painting
2006 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artist, Mid-Career Award
1997 City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department Visual Artists Grant
1997 Cash Award with funds from Lea & Luis Remba (Mixografia Workshop, Inc.) and Jean & Leslie Burg,
Los Angeles Printmaking Society 14th National Exhibition
1996 Anonymous Was a Woman Visual Artists Award
1991 Course Improvement Development Grant, University of California at Irvine
1991 University of California at Irvine Career Development Grant
1989 University of California at Irvine Career Development Grant
1987 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship for Painting
1974 California Institute of the Arts, Full Tuition Scholarship / Graduate Assistant Teaching Stipend
1973 California Institute of the Arts, Partial Tuition Scholarship
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 Siegel, Katy, “The Heroine Paint” After Frankenthaler, published by Gagosian Gallery
Roberta Smith, New York Times, Review: ‘Pretty Raw’ Recounts Helen Frankenthaler’s Influence on the Art World, June 03, 2015
Smee, Sebastian, Raw Power at Rose Art Museum, Boston Globe, Art Review February 19, 2015
2013 David Pagel, Moment to Moment exhibition review, Los Angeles Times, July 2013
2010 Schor, Mira, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life
Miles, Christopher, Robin Mitchell at Craig Krull Gallery, LA Weekly, November 5-11, 2009, page 41.
2008 Harvey, Doug, Some Paintings: The Artists in the Third L.A. Weekly Annual Biennial, L.A. Weekly, January 11-17, 2008
2007 Mallinson, Constance, Robin Mitchell at Jancar Gallery, Art in America, September 2007
Pagel, David, Robin Mitchell at Craig Krull Gallery, Around the Galleries, Los Angeles Times, July 13, 2007, Calendar Section
Women Artists of Southern California: Then and Now, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA catalog
Frank, Peter, Still Waters and Restless Currents, L.A. Weekly, August 3-8, 2007, page 82
2002 Duncan, Michael, L.A. Post Cool, catalog essay, San Jose Museum of Art
Cooper, Bernard, “In the Raw”, Los Angeles Magazine, December 2002, pp 124-128
2001 Duncan, Michael, The Importance of Being Earnest, catalog essay