Robin Grebe was born in Newark, NJ in 1957. She has a MFA in Ceramics/Glass from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and a BFA in Ceramics from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. Robin has taught glass and ceramics at the Massachusetts College of Art and Pilchuck School of Glass among others. Well respected in her community, Grebe has had exhibitions and/or collected by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Lowe Museum, Miami, FL and the Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona to name a few.
“Nature can at times offer offer peaceful beauty but can also be a world of uncharted territory and the unknown. The style of the figure is influenced by Cycladic fertility figures, early Byzantine, iconic paintings, and folk art among others.The figure acts as the canvas or setting for the images that use to tell a narrative. These figures are my attempt to explore our universal quest to understand the directions our lives go. Using images such as birds and plants, as metaphors for mythic flight, spirituality, the intangible, and nature’s forces I am hoping to bring my personal searching into a more shared exploration.” – Robin Grebe