Aminah Brenda Lynn RobinsonBorn in 1940, Robinson was raised in Columbus, Ohio, in the close-knit community of Poindexter Village. She received her formal art training at the Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design) and was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellows grant in 2004. Additional fellowships and grants she received include awards from the Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a Residency Fellowship from PS 1 in Long Island City, New York. Robinson was prolific her entire life. Her diverse body of work ranges from drawings and woodcuts to complex sculptures made from natural and synthetic materials, such as twigs, carved leather, and music boxes. The artist is represented in museums and galleries, including the Columbus Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. She passed away in May 2015.
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