about Robin Green

Robin Green is a ceramicist and painter who lives and works in Seattle. She uses pigment, silk, clay, and plants to investigate the relationships between people and the rest of the natural world. Her works have appeared at Rogue Community College (OR), Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), Trestle Gallery (NY), Flatland Gallery (TX); and in Seattle at North Seattle College, Amazon, Project Diana, Bridge Productions, The Vestibule and Modern Glaze. They are represented by i.e. Gallery, Edison, and have been added to the permanent collections of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and King (WA) County Portable Works. 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 academic papers on her field and greenhouse research into 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.