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Robin Kang

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20131029092148-6kang_warm_gradient_diamond_chip
Warm Gradient Diamond Chip , 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton 18 X 17.5 X 2 Inches © Robin Kang
20131029092306-5kang_green_motherboard
Green Motherboard, 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton 14" X 23" © Robin Kang
20131029092633-13kang_brxl_installation
Circular Casual - Installation view at the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria, 2012 Printed PET Plastic BRXL, Radiant Film © Robin Kang
20130909221446-random_access_memory_med
Random Access Memory, 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton 17 © Robin Kang
20130909221648-pink_intel
Pink Intel, 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton 15 X 16 Inches © Robin Kang
20130909221807-blue_diamond_transistor
Blue Diamond Transistor, 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton 16" X 15" © Robin Kang
20121004183551-7kang_onewovenwire
One Woven Wire, 2012 A Single Handwoven Electrical Wire, Socket, Lightbulb 40 X 60 Inches © Robin Kang
20121004195008-kang_column2
towers, 2012 Printed PET Plastic BRXL, Radiant Acrylic Variable
20130411231158-stack
Stack, 2013 Video Installation Textile 8 Ft X 5 Ft
20121004183738-2kang_seismic
Seismic Industry, 2011 4 Channel Video Installation, 1000 Printed Plastic Brxls © Robin Kang
20111103122017-kang_seismic_industry2
Seismic Industry, 2011 4 Channel Video Installation, 1000 Printed Plastic Brxls © Robin Kang
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Seismic Industry, 2011 4 Channel Video Installation, 1000 Printed Plastic Brxls © Robin Kang
20121004183631-4kang_corememory
Core Memory, 2012 Hand Jacquard Woven Silk and Cotton (image of 1970 Computer Chip) 45" X 46" © Robin Kang
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BRXL, 2010 Printed PET Plastic 3 X 7 X 3 Inches © Robin Kang
20121004184300-9kang_artifacts
Artifacts, 2012 Printed PET Plastic BRXL, Radiant Acrylic, Hologram Paper Variable
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After Andre, 2011 Printed Plastic PET Boxes © Robin Kang
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Perils of Sea, 2012 3 Channel Video Installation Variable
20121004184034-5kang_senthetic_kente
Synthetic Kente, 2012 Hand Jacquard Woven Monofiliament and Cotton 45" X 70"
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Cry, Or Don't, 2/25/2012 Projected Video, Sound, Acrylic, 1,000 Printed Plastic Bricks © Robin Kang
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Red Mesa Shirt Factory (Post-Industrial Insecurity Blanket series), 2011 Charcoal Monoprint on Rives BFK 30" X 40"
20121004185036-12kang_thunderrug
Thunder Rug (Post-Industrial Insecurity Blanket series), 2011 Charcoal Monoprint on Kitakata
20121004190105-in___out
In/Out, 2012 Printed PET Plastic Brxls, Made in China Variable to Window Size
20131122220043-7kang_ancient_circuit
Ancient Circuit Rising, 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton, Wool, and Synthetic Fibers 33.5 X 51 X 2 Inches © Robin Kang
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Core Memory, 2012 Hand Jacquard Woven Silk and Cotton (image of 1970 Computer Chip) 27 X 30 X 2 Inches © Robin Kang
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Cool Gradient Diamond Chip, 2013 Hand Jacquard Woven Cotton 18 X 17.5 X 2 Inches © Robin Kang
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BRXL, 2012 Printed PET Plastic 3.5 X 7" X 3.5 Inches © Robin Kang
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BRXL, 2012 Printed PET Plastic 3.5 X 7 X 3.5 Inches © Robin Kang
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'Industry : Industry', Opening: Friday, October 10th, 6:30-10:00 pm... Closes: November 9th, 2014 Multi-media © All Angels' Church, CIVA, The King's College
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'Industry : Industry', Opening: Friday, October 10th, 6:30-10:00 pm... Closes: November 9th, 2014 Multi-media © All Angels' Church, CIVA, The King's College
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'Industry : Industry', Opening: Friday, October 10th, 6:30-10:00 pm... Closes: November 9th, 2014 All Media © All Angels' Church, CIVA, The King's College
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'Green Motherboard', 2013 Robin Kang Juxtaposes Textiles and Technology, Producing Tapestries From Digital Looms That Challenge Definitions of Tradition and Progress. © Robin Kang... Statement: The Curators
20150205213257-damian_davis
'Ancient Circuit Rising', 2013 Damien Davis Designs Patterns Influenced by Traditional African Fabrics to Question Authenticity and Identity. © Damien Davis... Statement: The Curators
20130411230733-corememory
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Kerrville, Texas
Birth year
1981
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Works in
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2006, BFA Photography
Tags
fiber-art, fiber, fiberart, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, landscape, modern, photography, digital
Statement

Originally from Texas, Robin Kang, is a multimedia artist whose installations, video work, and textiles have been exhibited throughout the US and recently at the Essl Museum in Vienna, Austria.   Robin received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and creates in Brooklyn.  Utilizing various construction techniques with synthetic and industrial materials, she generates an abstract interlacing of memories involving sociopolitical systems and the mechanization of craft and culture. Often referring to relationships between textiles and electronics, her work highlights absence and the residue of industry, while questioning the process of making and the materiality of experience. She has participated in artist residencies in Texas, Michigan, and Beijing. Robin was the founder and director of the Carousel Space Project, an alternative arts project space in Chicago.

CV

Born Kerrville, Texas
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

2012 MFA, Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 BFA, Photography, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (Cum Laude)

UPCOMING SHOWS

Nov. 7-Dec.1, 2013
FRESH 10
Outlet Gallery
curated by Jason Andrew, John Silvis, and Julian Jimarez Howard
opening Nov. 7, 2013 7-10pm.
253 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Dec. 4-8, 2013
Aqua Art Miami with Artslant 
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2013 Woven/Bits; First Things; NY, NY
2012 Cry, or Don’t; the Milk Factory Gallery; Chicago, IL
2011 Seismic Industry; Gallery X; Chicago, IL
2009 Modern Exhaust, I Gallery, Orlando, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2013 New. New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Glitch Art 0P3NR3P0.NET, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
New Work, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
2012 Internet Superheros, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Circa 1970, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Version Festival 12: Act of God, Bridgeport, Chicago, IL
SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Mayor Rham Emanual’s office, City Hall, Chicago, IL
SAIC President Walter Massey’s office, Chicago, IL
EX, International Arts Movement, NY, NY
Mind and Reality, Cofa Space Gallery, Sidney, Australia
New Wave Ladies Nite, 2nd Floor Rear 24 hour Alternative Space Festival, Chicago, IL
2011 Mind and Reality, Roxaboxen Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Back2Back2Back Part2: Remix + Multiple, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Happiness Project, curated by Tricia Van Eck, Logan Square Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
Deconstructed Memory, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX
Obstacle, A Plus One Curation Series, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Peregrine Papers, Peregrine Program, the MDW Fair, the Geolofts, Chicago, IL
Déjà vu, the Carrousel Space Project, Chicago, IL
2010 NOROC 4: The Musical, Reenactments and Other Short Stories, the Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, IL
Redefining Photography: Robin Kang, Victor Esther G, and Egan Frantz, Silvis Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Contemplo: Regarding Nature, RENDr Art Gallery, Lubbock, TX
2009 Re-Humanize, NYCAMS Gallery, NY, NY
Generative Creativity, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NY, NY

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

2012 The Visualist, feature, Chicago Visual Arts Archive, Feb. 2012
Chicago Gallery News, Chicago, IL
2011 Chicago Tribune, Arts & Entertainment cover feature (circ.437,205), “Emanuel’s Taste for Chicago” by Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune, Arts & Entertainment, photo by Brian Cassella
ARTINFO, Visual Arts, the Daily Checklist, Dec. 6, 2011
Timeout Chicago, Arts & Design feature, by Lauren Weinberg

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/HONORS (selected)

2012 Student Leadership Award, Honorable Mention, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
George Leibert Scholarship, Oxbow Arts Residency, Saugatuck, MI
2011 AIR Beijing, Arts Residency; Beijing, China
2010 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit based Trustee Scholarship 2010-12
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Grant 2010-12
2008 Editor's Choice Award, Sojourn Magazine: A Journal of the Arts, School of Arts and Humanities; Dallas, TX
2007 Best of Show, IAM Juried Group Exhibition; Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NY, NY
2004 Highest Merit Student Athlete Academic Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX