Robin Whiteman | Biography

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Media Description: Ceramic


Robin Whiteman’s surreal sculptures play with reality. Without the use of molds, she crafts her animal-human hybrids to examine the duality of religion and myth in storytelling.

Robin has worked with clay since the age of eleven. Her sculptures have ranged in size from life sized sculptures to the diminutive porcelain pieces. She has been a resident artist at RIT’s School of American Crafts where she received her degree in ceramics, Maine’s Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and has taught extensively throughout the greater Rochester area. Her work is shown nationally and collected internationally. Exhibit A first exhibited Whiteman's work in the gallery's 2016 Black and White Biennial. Robin Whiteman lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York with husband, child, and goats.

Select Shows


Solo Exhibition, Art Space: Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China

Chicago Expo., Tory Folliard Gallery, Chicago, IL

Mythic Menageries, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

The Beautiful and Bizarre: Figurative Ceramics Invitational, Florida Craft Art, St. Petersburg, Fl

As Long As It’s Black, Stoerpunkt, Munich, Germany

PLAY/GROUND, Resource Art, Medina, NY


Aqua Art, Exhibit A, Miami FL

Homeostasis, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY *solo

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY

An Artist’s Affair, The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY


Curious Shadows, Exhibit A, Corning NY *solo

All Manner of Marvels, Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY

Redux, The Clay Center, NY


Children of Illusion, Main Street Arts Center, Clifton Springs, NY

Black and White Biennial, Exhibit A, Corning, NY


Visions and Voices, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

Workhouse Clay National, Workhouse Ceramic Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia *juried

Makers and Mentors, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY *invitational


RIT Alumni Exhibit, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI *juried

Between Heaven and Earth, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


Members Exhibit, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

Faculty Exhibit, Lucy Byrne gallery, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY


Potters of Livingston County, Brody gallery, Suny Geneseo, Geneseo, NY


Partly Tame, Gilded square, Rochester, NY *solo


Masks, Mill Creek Cafe, Honeoye, NY *solo


The Uncommon Denominator, Dyer Art Gallery RIT, Rochester, NY *invitational


Familiars, Morning's canvas, Rochester, NY *solo

50 Artist Play Dolls, XOXO Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ


The Past Decade or So, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD *invitational


New York State Craft Biennial, Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY, andThe Arts Center of the capital Region, Troy, NY *juried

Exhaling Life, Elizabeth Collection, Rochester, NY *solo show


Hot Spells: The Magic of the Ceramic Sculptor, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY *invitational


Contemporary Clay, Gateway and company, Rochester, NY *invitational


Suspension, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY *solo


Home, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY *invitational


Sacred Lint, Park Avenue Books, Rochester, NY *solo


The Finger Lakes Art Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY *juried

Permanent Collections

The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY

Selected Online Press


Rochester, Still a Cradle of Invention, The New York Times

The Uncommon Denominator

Lake Effect Magazine

What's New At Clothesline, The Democrat and Chronicle

City's Choice, City Newspaper

Anti-Gravity and Grace, City Newspaper

Awards and Opportunities

Rochester Contemporary Member's Choice Award

Memorial Art Gallery Award

Main Street Arts Award

Arena Contemporary Art Award

Merit award winner at the Clothesline Art Festival

Co-creator of multiple tile murals commissioned by Golisano Children's Hospital


BFA with high honors from School for American Crafts, RIT

Summer post graduate ceramics program, Alfred University


Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Rochester Institute of Technology