EDUCATION:

MFA Sculpture/Ceramics, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
MA Painting, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


TEACHING:

Professor Emeritus, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018
California Society of Printmakers Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2017
Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
2015
Ten Steps, Listhus Gallery, Olafsfjordur, Iceland
2013
Michael Angelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
2012
Bank Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
2011
Michael Angelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2010
Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
2008
Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2007
Gallery 33 East, Long Beach, CA
2006
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2003
Santa Cruz Art League Distinguished Artist Award, Santa Cruz,CA
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Diablo Valley College, Walnut Creek, CA
2000
Antennae Gallery, Washington, DC
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA
1999
Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
1997
D.P. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA
1996
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1995
A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL
D.P. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA
1994
Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR
Villa Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, CA
1993
Access Exhibition, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992
D.P. Fong & Spratt Galleries, San Jose, CA
Viewpoint Gallery, Carmel, CA
Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1990
Mission College Gallery, San Jose, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Thinking Outside the Frame, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
2017
Technology and Touch, Gallery 688, San Francisco, CA, Priscilla Fowler Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV, IPA Gallery Grafiksalurinn, Reykjavik, Iceland
2016
In Harm's Way, Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY
International Solarplate, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY
Grabados Solares, Baupres Gallery, Mazatlan, Mexico
2015
Then and Now, Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY
Elements, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA
2014
Sea to Seed, Bluseed Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY
Redefining the Multiple, Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda, CA
Re/Appropriation, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013
Geoprints, LARQ Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
2012
ART: A Bridge Beyond Borders, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
Gallery Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
2011
Light/Dark, curated by Enrique Chagoya, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2009
Meditations on the Apocalyptic, Kellogg Gallery, California Polytechnic, Pomona, CA
Hecho en Mazatlan, Museum of Art, Mazatlan, Mexico
Collage+Assemblage+Construction, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
2008
Print Matter(s), Studio Channel islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
2007
Consciencia, International Art Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
2006
Portal Spaces, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2005
Material Effect, Nido Gallery, Moss Landing, CA
California Black and White, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
2004
Collapsing Histories, Gallery EF, Tokyo, Japan, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA,
2003
Winter Work, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Kala Print Exhibition at the National Museum of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus (catalog)
Grabado sin Fronteras/Printmaking Without Borders, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Estamperi a Quitena, Quito, Ecuador (catalog)
Radical Printmaking, Thatcher Gallery at USF, San Francisco, CA
2002
Crater Lake Residency Fellows, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2001
Yuma Symposium Presenter's Exhibition, Yuma, AZ
Below the Surface, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
2000
Radical Printmaking, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999
Kala Institute Fellowship Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
1998
Paper Invitational, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
Pacific Prints, Palo Alto Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Shadows 2000, Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Crocker Kingsley National, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA
Atelier d'Lile, Quebec, Canada
Flemish Ministry of Culture, Antwerp, Belgium
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California
Holualoa Foundation for Art and Culture, Holualoa, Hawaii
Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California


REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016
Navigating Liminal Terrain, California Society of Printmakers Journal, 2016, p.23-26 (San Francisco)
2015
The Lure of the Unknown, Mid America Print Council Journal, Vol. 23, #1 & #2, 2015, p.16-19 (Oberlin)
Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Spring 2015, p.60 (Watsonville)
2011
The Naked Pilgrim, Maureen Davidson, Good Times Santa Cruz, 3/22/11. p.19
2010
Robynn Smith at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Erin Goodwin Guerrero,www.artshiftsanjose.com 2/1/10
Robynn Smith Covers New Ground, Maureen Davidson, The Exhibitionist, www.kusp.org
2009
Magpie Studios, Dianne Longley, Imprint - Journal of the Print Council of South Australia, Spring 09, p.12
2005
Soldiers/Stones, ZYZZYVA, Fall 2005, p.121
2004
Collapsing Histories at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, D. Buuck, ARTWEEK, 2/04, p.14
2003
Previews: Robynn Smith, Debra Koppman, ARTWEEK, 9/03, p.6
Casein Art Competition Winners, Cathy Bennett, American Artist, 11/03, p.64
Exhibit Highlights Two Advocates of the Original Print, Richard Bennett, Register-Pajaronian, 10/23/03, p.12-14 (Watsonville)
Daring and Distinguished, Christa Martin, Santa Cruz Good Times, 10/30-11/5/03
Cut From the Same Stone, Patrick Knowles, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/23/03, p.B1-2 
Stories to Tell, Nancy Redwine, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/18/03, p.B1-2
1997
Q&A with Robynn Smith, Roslyn White, Gallery Magazine, 3/9/97 (Monterey)
1996
Inner Circle by Robynn Smith, Dr. Narayan Singh Khalsa, ArtistWriter, vol.5.2, March/April, p. 5 (Pleasanton)
Magical Monoprints, George Rivera, ArtistWriter, vol.5.2, March/April, p.3-4 (Pleasanton)
Moore Art II, Salli McQuaid, ArtistWriter, vol.5.2, March/April, p.12-13
1993
Creating the System: Mythologies at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Edie Meidav, ARTWEEK, 7/8/93, p.20-21
1992
Parallel Circles for Two Artists, Susan Lea Hubbard, Alta Vista Magazine, 6/7/92, p.21
Icons & Dogs, Rick Deragon, Monterey Herald, 6/5/92, p.3D
1990
Open Studios 90, Cruzan Magazine, October-November Issue
Of Mice & Men, Rick Deragon, Monterey Herald, 5/25/90, p.17
1989
Arthur Williams, Sculpture: Technique, Form, Content (Worcester: Davis Publications, 1989), p. 82
Diverse Approaches, Featured at Exhibition by MPC Faculty, Monterey Herald, 9/10/89, p. 6D


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015
Listhus, Olafsfjordur, Iceland - Residency Fellowship
2013
Bluseed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY - Visiting Artist
2012
Landscape Art Research Queenstown, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
2011
Open Studio Print Shop, Toronto, Canada - Residency Award
2009
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO - Visiting Artist
2008
Atelier de L'lle, Val-David, Quebec, Canada – Residency Fellowship
2003
Santa Cruz Art League Distinguished Artist of the Year – Exhibition Award
Frans Masereel Center for Graphic Art, Kasterlee, Belgium – Residency Fellowship
Exemplary Contemporary at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California Santa Cruz, First Place Solo Exhibition Award
2002
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL – Residency Fellowship
2001
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon – Residency Fellowship
1998
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA – Residency Fellowship
1997
Frans Masereel Center for Graphic Art, Kasterlee, Belgium – Residency Fellowship
1996
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - Artist in Residence in Printmaking
1995
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL – Residency Fellowship
1994
Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA – Residency Fellowship
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT – Residency Fellowship
1992
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT – Residency Fellowship
1990
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT – Residency Fellowship


LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

2018
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Islensk Grafik, Icelandic Printmakers Association, Reykjavik, Iceland
2015
Islensk Grafik, Icelandic Printmakers Association, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014
PIE Lab Artist, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
2013
La Maison Verte, Roujan, France
2012
Magpie Studios, Adelaide, Australia2010
2010
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2008
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2007
Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, HI
2006
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2004
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Holualoa Center for Art and Culture, Holualoa, HI
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
2001
Yuma Symposium, Yuma, AZ
2000
RISD in Rome, Rome, Italy
1998
University of California Extension, Santa Cruz, CA
1996
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1995
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1994
Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
1993
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA