about Robin Green

Robin Green is a ceramicist and painter who lives and works in Seattle. She uses pigment, silk, clay, and plants to explore the harmony and discord between humans and the natural world. Her works have appeared at North Seattle College, Rogue Community College, Amazon, Whatcom Museum of Art, Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Project Diana. She is the recipient of grants from the City of Seattle and the Allied Arts Foundation, and residencies at Jentel Foundation and the University of Washington. She has published numerous papers on the evolution and ecology of plant populations in tropical rain forests in Panama, and in temperate grasslands in the Pacific Northwest; and has designed and illustrated a best-selling college textbook on evolution.


I love nuance, complexity and ambiguity. I like not knowing how things are going to turn out. I like trying to figure out how to make things I haven’t quite seen. I make painterly and ceramic objects that carry my deep and life-long awe and respect for our natural world. Many of these objects reference something made prehistorically. Lately, many of the objects literally carry pieces of plants I collect on daily walks, thinking about rapid change, our long history as humans on the planet, and the resiliency of anything alive.