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Born in Brooklyn, NY, my first experiences of life consisted of tall buildings and cement parks until my parents shipped me off to sleep-away summer camp at age 5. Ever since I had my first breath of fresh air, the scent of grass and hay, the feel of lake water and the sight of trees, I knew that I destined to replicate the wonder and beauty I had experienced in those summer months. They were the foundation for my love of art and all the  elements of nature.

Drawn to expressing the beauty, intensity and fragility of life, my resin work, my newest artform to date, is the perfect medium as it combines these elements which result in either bold colors or subdued hues. Whether literal or abstract, I see my work as an ongoing journal, one that has provided me a voice to express what I otherwise might not.

I take photographs and create distinctive resin paintings, sometimes merging the two, with a goal of producing a provocative aesthetic that invites conversation and interpretation.

I experience each process as a composition and collaboration, and transfer that to working with my clients and collectors.  My goal is to add a memorable aesthetic to my client’s lives, the living and work spaces and offer a distinguishable piece of art that embellishes life and evokes feeling.

A classical and jazz trained musician, Robbie performed and composed music for many years in New York and Portland, OR, before she transitioned into photography. As the staff photographer for the Admissions Department at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, she also co-authored the 125th Anniversary photography and poetry book, “Rendezvous with Light,” with former California Poet Laureate, Carol Muske Dukes. Robbie’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries and featured in numerous publications such as LensCulture, Lenscratch, Gourmet, and Marie Claire magazines.

As a photojournalist she has authored four books including Beauty and Wisdom, a study of older women in America; their traditions and visibility in our society. 

Elizabeth, Beauty and Wisdom

View my work also at:  Kefi Art Gallery, Brittany Davis Gallery and Crawford Family Wines in Solvang, CA

Exhibitions:

Kefi Art Gallery, Toronto, CAN, 2021

Brittany Davis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2021

Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA, 2020

WABGNET, Virtual Exhibition, 2020

Tall Sequoia Galler, Virtual Exhibition, 2020

Envision Arts. Virtual Exhibition, 2020

Brittany Davis Gallery, Ojai, CA, 2019

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, Solvang, CA, 2017

Sandpit Gallery, Malaga, Spain, 2017

Arthill Gallery, London, UK, 2017

Beyond The Lines Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2017

Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA , 2014

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2014

Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL, 2014

Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica ,CA, 2013

Center for Fine Art Photography, CO 2012

Cameraworks Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012

Jeannie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2012

The Women’s Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, 2011

MOPLA (Month of Photography), Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Carmel Art and Film Festival, Carmel, CA, 2010

Collections:

I’m proud to have my work as a permanent exhibit at The University of California. My work is also obtained by private collectors throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Her eye sees and her heart shares, in everything she does. As an artist Robbie presents her work in a wide variety of mediums. Recently I asked her to help me find something or create something for a place above a bathtub. Knowing moisture would restrict my options, she opened her library of images recommending a metal backing for a photo. We finally chose a photo of a sunset in Big Sur. The meager light in this location in a bathroom doesn’t matter, the image still glows and shimmers, reflecting the end of daylight.

Happy with Robbie, yes. Her creative skills and intuitive matching of client and art piece make her a rare gem. 
Karen Roberts, Collector, Solvang CA

Say hello at robbie@robbiekaye.com