Shantae Robinson

Wow, does Shantae Robinson know how to use color! Her abstract paintings and drawings – sometimes based on a grid structure – come alive with color, seeming to emit some sort of life vibrations. While generally abstract, in any discussion of her work Shantae will vigorously draw the viewer’s attention to meaningful symbols (curves that represent “S” for “Shantae”, for example) and figures gleaned from her surroundings. She describes their significance with her signature refrain, “I made that!”

// Shantae’s available work // 


exhibition history

Making in Color organized by Edwige Charlot // NIAD Online Exhibtion // November 2022

Crossover: Cedars of Marin + NIAD // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // November 2022

What’s Cookin’?!  organized by Terri Moore // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // November 2022

A Stick In The Snow organized by Joanna and Milo Moyer-Battick // NIAD Online Exhibition // October 2022

Los Angeles Review of Books: “Soft Material” // September 2022

Day Or Night It Looks Like Night, organized by Liliana Herrera // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // September 2022

Told Through A Line, organized by Risa Lenore // NIAD Online Exhibition // September 2022

Mash Up, organized by Kiera Lofgreen // NIAD Online Exhibition // September 2022

Projects from ‘Soft Material, organized by Nan Collymore and Celia Lesh // Berkeley Art Center // August 2022

A Little Bit of Everything: Fashion & Fiber at NIAD // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // July 2022

Touching, organized by Zachary Epcar // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

A New Geometry, organized by e bond // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

WIN WIN 10 Silent Auction Preview Exhibition // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // February 2022

Day or Night it Looks Like Night, curated by Liliana Herrera // NIAD Online Exhibition // February 2022

Eternal Idol, curated by Emily Harris // NIAD Online Exhibition // February 2022

Menagerie on 23rd Street, organized by Prajakti Jayavant // NIAD Windows Exhibition // December 2021

Future History: The Katz Legacy // Christie’s Auction House, San Francisco // December 2021

Holiday Gift Guide #6: Win Win 10 Sneak Preview, organized by Isabel Xilonen Ortiz // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2021

Through My Eyes // organized By Scott Hewicker and Cliff Hengst NIAD Art Center 2020

Good On Paper: Erin McCluskey Wheeler x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2020

Fiberful // organized By Cynthia Ona Innis NIAD Art Center 2019

Business Casual // organized By Maria Guzman Capron and Nan Collymore NIAD Art Center 2019 

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner 2019

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Collective Memory: NIAD // organized by Hannah Mode 2019

Where They Want To Go // organized by Erin McCluskey Wheeler NIAD Art Center 2019

Exquisite Corpse: CG x CE x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2018

It’s Complicated // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2018

Prints: An Overview NIAD Art Center 2018

Shantae Robinson // NIAD Art Center 2018

Give A Little Take A Little: Real Time & Space at NIAD // organized By Lexa Walsh NIAD Art Center 2018

Cyrano // organized By Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2018

Woven, Mixed, Tied, and Attached: Fiber As Message // organized By Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2018

 Indeterminate Space // organized by Anthony Piñata NIAD Art Center 2018

Can Did // organized By Julio Rodriguez NIAD Art Center 2018

All Of The Light // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2017

Hanging On a Thread: Fiber Art From NIAD Art Center // Contra Costa County McBrien Administrative Building Martinez 2017

Affinity // organized by Tim Buckwalter Museum of Northern California Art Chico 2017

The Fourth Dimension, organized by Marja Galpin van der Loo // NIAD Art Center 2017

We Can Do It! 2 // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2017

Collograph // NIAD Art Center 2017, Yali’s Cafe Stanley Hall Berkeley 2017

Shapeshifting Superheavies // organized by Jessica Snow NIAD Art Center 2017

Igneous Intrusions // organized by Jon Shibata NIAD Art Center 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Curious Weave // organized by Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2016

Shantae Robinson + Elena Rossi // Yali’s Café Oxford Street Berkeley 2016

Symbols Formally Known As Words // organized by Marja van der Loo Yali’s Café Oxford Street Berkeley 2016

Joyful Tidings Of The Golden Future Time // organized by Jon Shibata Yali’s Café Oxford Street Berkeley 2016

Cities In Mind // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2016

Shantae Robinson + Heather Copus // NIAD Art Center 2016

Welcome To My World // organized by Chris Ashley NIAD Art Center 2015

Moonbeams And Polka Dots // NIAD Art Center 2015

The United Colors Of Shantae Robinson // NIAD Art Center 2015

Hand To Hand: The Emerging Artists Of UCPLA And NIAD Art Center // organized by Anuradha Vikhram Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City; NIAD Art Center 2014

Yes To The Dress Pop-Up Shop // organized by Peter Gravener NIAD Art Center 2013

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

Championship Vinyl // NIAD Art Center 2013


press

Star 82 Review Issue 10.1, edited by Alisa Golden // March 2022

The Editorial Magazine: Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (July 27, 2020)