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Solo Exhibitions

2018 List Gallery, Swarthmore College “Hold Still” and “Chorus” (upcoming November 2018)
2017 Von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA In Rotation
2015 Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Robin Mandel: Recent Work
2014 Micro Art Space, Cleveland, OH All Motion is Relative exhibition as part of June 2014 artist’s residency
2011 Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA Everywhere and Nowhere, curated by James Hull
2010 Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Present, part of Step Up ’09 series
2010 Artstrand, Provincetown, MA Robin Mandel
2009 The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA Relative Strangers, curated by Michael Howell
2008 Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME  Storm
2005 Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA Robin Mandel: Sculpture, curated by James Hull

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
-Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery Still/Live curated by Emily Handlin

2017
InLight Richmond 2017, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
-Flux Factory, Queens, NY Humorgous Smorgasbord curated by Sarah Dahlinger and Danny Crump

2016
-Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston , MA Constructed Video curated by George Fifield
-Santa Fe, NM Currents 2016, The Santa Fe International New Media Festival
-Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT Prizewinners Show

2015
-Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT Intelligent Objects curated by George Fifield
-University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA Lyric Visions curated by Lorne Falk
-Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO What If? KC/CT organized by John Baker, Gene Gort, Daniel Morel and Ken Steen as part of the 2014-15 ArtSounds serieshttp://creativeartsworkshop.org/gallery/prizewinners-intelligent-objects/

2014
-Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY Seeing the Sky summer-long exhibition as part of the 2014 Wassaic Summer Festival
-Waterville, ME MIFFonEDGE Vol. 2 in conjunction with the 2014 Maine International Film Festival, organized by Gary Green, Shannon Haines, and Steve Wurtzler

2013
-Waterville, ME MIFFonEDGE Vol. 1 in conjunction with the 2013 Maine International Film Festival, organized by Gary Green, Shannon Haines, and Steve Wurtzler

2012
-Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI Locating Place – 9 Propositions from the Boston Drawing Project curated by Joseph Carroll
-The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME 2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition curated by Suzette McAvoy and Daphne Anderson Deeds
-The Naggar School of Photography, Media, and New Music, Jerusalem, Israel MusraraMix 2012 Festival
-Farnsworth Art Museum at the Strand Theater, Rockland, ME Rockland Shorts International Short Film Series

2011
-Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland, ME
-June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME Drawing the Line 7
-Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Beacons

2010
-Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME CMCA Biennial Juried Exhibition
-Carroll and Sons Art Gallery, Boston, MA Boston Drawing Project ongoing, curated by Joseph Carroll
-Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA Mutual Migration curated by Elizabeth Mooney and Kirsten Ullrich
-Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA New Media curated by Breon Dunigan
-Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA FAWC Fellows Exhibition

2009
-LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain FeedForward curated by Steve Dietz and Christiane Paul

2008
-Vooruit Arts Center, Ghent, Belgium Almost Cinema Festival 2008
-Kendall Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI Primary curated by Sam Blanchard
-Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, ME  Betwixt & Between curated by Bruce Brown
-Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ Thinking On Paper curated by Jed Morfit
-Center for Maine Contemporary Art at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME Linear Perspectives curated by Bruce Brown

2007
-Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME Fall Faculty Exhibition
-Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Shadow Show curated by Elizabeth Keithline
-DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA Trainscape curated by Nicholas Capasso
-Arthouse, Boston, MA curated by Brendan Killian
-Broadway Gallery, Soho, New York Lovenest curated by Adam Eckstrom

2006
-Centro Culturale Candiani, Venice, Italy Open Space curated by Lara Facco and Alberto Zanchetta
-Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA The American Dream
-Arthouse, Boston, MA curated by Brendan Killian
-Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI 2006 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition

2005
-EMS 05, Montreal, Quebec, Canada frelia
-Pixilerations v.2, Providence, RI frelia
-International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona, Spain frelia
-Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI Still – Moving
-RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY The Thing Is
-RISD Museum, Providence, RI Graduate Student Exhibition 2005
-Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI Selected Graduate Student Work
-The Space at Alice, Providence, RI Tales of Suspense
-Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI Graduate Sculpture

2004
-Project Gallery, Brown University Hillel, Providence, RI Robin Mandel & Laura Kaufman
-The Space at Alice, Providence, RI Fresh Greens

1997-2003
-Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA Homemade
-Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA See With Your Eyes…
-Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA 2000 SAC Grantwinners Exhibition
-Gallery Bershad, Somerville, MA Schematically Inclined curated by Roland Smart
-Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA Build curated by Robin Mandel and Rachel Rush
-Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA Gun Show and Munitions Expo in collaboration with fellow artist Rachel Rush
-Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT Robin Mandel: New Sculpture
-List Gallery, Swarthmore, PA Robin Mandel and Deena Suh

 

Education

2005 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; M.F.A. in Sculpture
1997 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; B.A. in Art
1996 Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY; summer intensive program in Studio Art
1995 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy; study-abroad semester in Studio Art
1995 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; summer intensive program in Architectural Design

 

Grants and Awards

2015 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; competitive internal grant, $12K in project support
2007 Grant-In-Aid Award, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston; unrestricted $2K award
2006 Fellowship Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts; unrestricted $5K award
2005 Award of Excellence II, Rhode Island School of Design; annual prize for outstanding 2nd year graduate work.
2005 MFA Grant Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NY
2004 Award of Excellence I, Rhode Island School of Design; annual prize for outstanding 1st year graduate work.
2002 Artist’s Grant, Somerville Arts Council
2000 Artist’s Grant, Somerville Arts Council

 

Artist Residencies and Fellowships

2014 Artist’s Residency, Micro Art Space, Cleveland, OH; 2 weeks
2009-2010 Artist’s Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; 7 months
2008 Artist’s Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; 2 months
2008 Artist’s Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO; 1 week
1997 Artist’s Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; 2 months

 

Visiting Artist Lectures and Panel Discussions

2015 Visiting Artist, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; lecture and studio visits
2012 Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; lecture and studio visits
2012 Visiting Artist, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME; lecture and class visit
2012 Panel Discussant, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME; in conjunction with 2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition
2008 Visiting Artist, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI; lecture and studio visits
2008 Visiting Artist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA: lecture and class visit
2008 Panel Discussant, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME; in conjunction with group exhibition
2007 Exhibition Artist, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; gallery talk as part of 2007 Fall Faculty Exhibition
2007 Visiting Artist, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; lecture and studio visits
2007 Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; lecture and class visit

 

Press

-New Haven Independent, New Haven, CT David Sepulveda “Prizewinners Show Breathes Easy at CAW” February 5, 2016
-New Haven Register
, New Haven, CT Joe Amarante “‘Intelligent Objects’ Ahead” May 31, 2015 (photo in print edition)
-Poughkeepsie Journal
, Poughkeepsie, NY Linda Marston-Reid “Wassaic Project’s ‘Sky’ reaches a higher plane” July 31, 2014
-Kennebec Journal Online, Waterville, ME Doug Harlow, “MiffOnEdge seeks to blur lines…” July 14, 2013
-Big Red & Shiny, Boston, MA Rebecca Lindenberg, “The Motion Pictures of Robin Mandel” Vol.2, Issue 4, January 14, 2013
-Big, Red, & Shiny, Boston, MA Stephanie Cardon, “CMCA Biennial in Rockport, ME” December 1, 2012
-Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA Suzanne Volmer “CMCA Biennial Exhibition 2012” Vol.7, No.5, November & December 2012 pp. 46-47
-Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA Suzanne Volmer “Locating Place” Vol.7, No.5, November & December 2012 pp. 38-39
-Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME Daniel Kany “Art Review: Biennial backs up good looks with visceral subtext” October 21, 2012
-Boston Globe, Boston, MA Cate McQuaid  “Harrowing portraits, the edge of innocence” January 18, 2012 Section G p. 5
-Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA Greg Cook “Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel” January 10, 2012
-Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA James Foritano “Robin Mandel: Everywhere and Nowhere” Vol.6, No.6, January & February 2012 pp. 16-17
-Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Andrea Codrington Lippke, “Robin Mandel: Packing Light” August 2010, essay commissioned and published in conjunction with Step Up ’09 exhibition series.
-Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT Roger Catlin, “Real Art Ways Plays with Shadows, Light” July 15, 2010
-NewMediaArt, Dominique Moulon, “Angel of History” March 2010  www.newmediaart.eu
-Reading Eagle, Reading, PA Ron Schira, “Top visual arts of 2009” December 27, 2009
-Reading Eagle, Reading, PA Ron Schira, “Kinetic sculpture brings action to the Freedman Gallery” October 20, 2009
-Metrowest Daily News, Framingham, MA Chris Bergeron, “Fantasies on Track” September 23, 2007
-Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA Greg Cook, “Locomotion Commotion” September 18, 2007
-Boston Globe, Boston, MA Cate McQuaid, “Keeping Track of ‘Trainscape’ Proves Challenging” September 15, 2007
-Big, Red, & Shiny, Boston, MA  Matthew Nash, “Arthouse @ 73 Spring Park Ave.” Issue 61, April 8, 2007
-Topic Magazine, New York, NY David Haskell, editor.  “Ali Momeni and Robin Mandel invent a new instrument” Issue 9, 2006, p.31
-Big, Red, & Shiny, Boston, MA Matthew Nash, “Arthouse @ 85 Rockview St.” Issue 43, May 14, 2006
-Art New England, Boston, MA review by Jonathan Fardy Vol.27, Issue 3, April/May 2006  p.35
-Boston Globe, Boston, MA Cate McQuaid  “Gallery Pick” December 22, 2005 Calendar p. 17
-Big, Red & Shiny, Boston, MA Christian Holland “Robin Mandel at Green Street Gallery” Issue 33, December 18, 2005
-Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA Randi Hopkins, Christopher Millis, et al. “The Year in Review” December 29, 2000  Arts p. 8
-Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA Randi Hopkins, “Building art in Somerville and the South End” December 1, 2000  Arts p. 12
-Boston Globe, Boston, MA David Wildman, “Experiencing the World Around Them” November 12, 2000 CityWeekly p. 9
-Cambridge Chronicle, Cambridge, MA Ken Capobianco, “Exploring the Built World November 1, 2000 p. 16

 

Academic and Professional Experience

2013-present Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2013 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2012-2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington
2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2009 Adjunct Faculty School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2009 Adjunct Faculty Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2009 Summer Faculty, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Faculty, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2007-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College, Waterville, ME
2006 Visiting Lecturer, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
2006 Fellowship Grant Panelist, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
2005-2006 Adjunct Faculty, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
2005 Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design
2004-2005 Graduate Teaching Assistant Rhode Island School of Design
2000, 2002 Fellowships Review Panelist, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
2000 Guest Curator, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
1998-2003 Furniture Maker, Cusack Design, Somerville, MA
1998 Teaching Assistant, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France