I have conducted a lifelong, conscious inquiry into the nature of being human. My works engage the viewer’s own relationship to the world at the individual, community and global levels.
On the surface, much of my work can be justifiably categorized as feminist; however, the focus on women simply illustrates an excellent case in point wherein commercialism and suppression diminish an entire demographic. At the same time that I’m exposing a culture of objectification, I am also exploring the transcendent power of words and expression to liberate the self.
The juxtaposition of words and images provide visual complexity while creating an ambiguous picture plane. My works unabashedly celebrate beauty, both in the art object and the subjects represented.
About The Artist
Robyn Jamison’s path as an artist has been a meandering one. After finishing art school, where she majored in Painting and Drawing and minored in Education, she taught art to young children at the Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City, while also painting murals around town for business owners. Most notable was an “Easy Rider” scene on an exterior wall of a Harley Davidson dealership.
Upon relocating to Fort Worth, Texas, Robyn took a job as a museum guard in a modern art museum and, while there, gained experience in membership services and art installation. Meanwhile, she experienced the other side of the sketch pad as a figure model for a group of graphic artists. (Does that even count?)
Next, as a recreation instructor for the City of Fort Worth, she taught a variety of dance, music and arts and crafts classes, including slip-cast ceramics.
This led her to start two different ceramic businesses. One was called Whimsey & Company and consisted of making playful ceramic brooches and tabletop pieces, which were sold through boutique gift shops. This was followed by a 12-year stint creating one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces which featured her signature airbrushed color techniques. Her vases, jewelry and wall pieces were mostly commissioned but also exhibited at The Front Door Gallery in Dallas.
Although she enjoyed much success with her unique style of ceramic work, she yearned to return to her first loves, painting and drawing. So, Robyn went to graduate school. It was there that she fully stepped into her “voice” as an artist.
Since receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree, Robyn’s work has leaned toward the feminist and to personal narrative. Her recent mediums include video, large-scale painting, drawing and mixed media. They feature the integration of text with non-traditional figurative images.
In addition to being a working artist, Robyn has taken on fulfilling her life-long dream of a world where everyone everywhere experiences the magic and wonder of Modern Art. To that end, she is writing her book, The Magic of Modern Art: How to Love It, which is slated to come out this fall.