About

About the Artist

Robin Mandel works in sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Across these media, his work is an investigation into time, light, and motion. He situates the art experience where seeing and knowing come together at a sharp edge; the experience of the work balances on that edge. Depending on the body of work, that edge can divide motion and stillness, light and dark, presence and absence, material and immaterial. These edges become active sites, with opposing forces (images, ideas) pushing against one another; in balance, harmony and concordance, but also in deadlock, impasse, and cancellation.

Robin Mandel’s exhibition venues include the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, PA, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI, and the Wassaic Project in New York. He has also exhibited in Portland (Maine), Boston, Montreal, Venice, Barcelona, and Jerusalem. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and has been awarded grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the St. Botolph Club Foundation in Boston. His teaching credits include the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Maine College of Art, and Colby College. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He lives in western Massachusetts.