phil robinsonPhil Robinson is a Chicago native who has exhibited throughout the Midwest in Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, and various places throughout Missouri. Robinson’s creative practice has included sculpture, installation, 3D design, and cross-disciplinary media. He has also created public artworks for numerous state and local agencies and worked as a design consultant. Robinson earned his BFA in painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He served as an adjunct instructor of art, and then the Henry L. and Natalie Freund Fellow of Painting at Washington University in St. Louis before coming to UMSL. In 1998, he performed Hot Buttered Blackman for the Contemporary Artist’s Series at the St. Louis Art Museum. In 2009, he created Ornamental Bodies for Gallery 239 at Chadron State College, as well as The Codex Project at the Contemporary Art Gallery at Florissant Valley Community College in Ferguson, Missouri. In 2010, Robinson participated in the 23rd Annual Nude show for the Kentucky Art League at Gallery 209 in Lexington, Kentucky. He also showed his artwork at the North Florida Community College gallery in Madison, Florida in 2010.

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