Steve Robinson

Born in Blackpool, England in 1955, Steve Robinson received his B.F.A. Honours degree from the University of Manitoba in 1979. His major areas of study were painting and drawing with a minor in film studies. In 1982 Steve studied Graphic Arts but found this field too limiting.

With a strong urge to return to the roughness of his earlier art, he began working with clay, attempting to push it to its limit. Steve was excited by the Raku process and in 1985 he began exhibiting his work in juried art and craft shows across Canada.

After years of travelling and exhibiting work in shows, Steve's focus changed to a more sculptural format. In 1996 he held his first solo exhibition of Raku sculpture. The exhibition, titled "cutting through THE SHIELD,"was a testimonial to the beauty, power and strength of the Canadian Shield. Steve's heart dwells in the mother rock of the Canadian Shield.

In 1997 Steve took his first trip to Africa, armed with a camera and sketch book, he studied rock formations throughout southern Africa. After returning to his studio in Winnipeg he produced his next body of work titled "Colliding Shields" a comparison and contrast of the Canadian Shield and the African Shield.

Steve returned to Africa a year later to study more rock formation. He noticed how the elements had changed some of the sites he had previously visited. This produced his 1999 exhibit "Nomadic Trails - African Visions."

Steve lives and operates his studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He leads workshops from his studio and also in schools. His work is represented in galleries across Canada and in many private collections worldwide.

B.F.A. Hours Degree - University of Manitoba

The artwork of Steve Robinson is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Gift & Art Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary.

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