"Robin Holder’s work must be viewed slowly and fully to understand the richness of the imagery and the intensity
of the labor involved in their creation. Using a technique to create compositions made from various stencil plates pieced together in joyfully painstaking detail, Holder builds up layer upon layer of color and form. What is eventually achieved
is a balance of subdued tonal plays of light."
Kevin Sipp: Curator, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta
Robin Holder’s mid career retrospective An American Consciousness was curated, organized and exhibited at the David Driskell Center of the University of Maryland in College Park. It traveled to the Spelman College Museum in the Camille and Bill Cosby Center in Atlanta and the Mobile Museum of Art . The accompanying catalogue is
available on line.
Robin was interviewed by Dr. Halima Taha for the Hatch Billops Artist and Influences Archives and New Times Holler. In 2011 Holder was featured in the TV show “ And the Women Gather” in Miami.
She has completed several large scale site specific public art commissions. Holder was selected by The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for an Artist as Catalyst project and chosen by The New York Foundation for the Arts for the taping of a Public Service Announcement. Robin Holder was awarded an Individual Visual Artist Grant by The Brooklyn Arts Council.
Her work is included in significant collections, including The Library of Congress, Con Edison, Xerox Corporation, Clark Atlanta University, Yale University, Queens Borough Public Library, United Parcel Service, The Washington State Arts Commission, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Art Commission of the City of New York and Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
Holder has served as a panelist, lecturer, and consultant by a variety of cultural and educational institutions,
such as Pratt Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, The High Museum of Atlanta, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Natural History, Cooper Union, Manhattan Community College, The Center for Arts Education
and Parsons School of Design.