resumé (link to view/download PDF)
2018 Hold Still and Chorus List Gallery at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA - view the exhibition catalogue as a PDF
2017 In Rotation Von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
2015 Robin Mandel: Recent Work Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2014 All Motion is Relative Micro Art Space, Cleveland, OH, exhibition as part of June 2014 artist's residency
2011 Everywhere and Nowhere Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by James Hull
2010 Present, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, part of Step Up '09 series, curated by Kristina Newman-Scott
2009 Relative Strangers The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA, curated by Michael Howell
2005 Robin Mandel: Sculpture Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by James Hull
Selected Group Exhibitions
-15th Annual Athens Digital Arts Festival Athens, Greece (upcoming November 2019)
-Still/Live Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery, curated by Emily Handlin
-InLight Richmond 2017 organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, juried by Nat Trotman, curator of Performance and Media, Guggenheim Museum
-Humorgous Smorgasbord Flux Factory, Queens, NY, juried by Sarah Dahlinger and Danny Crump
-Constructed Video Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by George Fifield
-Currents New Media 2016 The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
-New Wave NYPOP Gallery, New York, NY
-Prizewinners Show: Intelligent Objects Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, juried by George Fifield
-Intelligent Objects Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, juried by George Fifield
-Lyric Visions University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA, curated by Lorne Falk
-What If? KC/CT Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, organized by John Baker, Gene Gort, Daniel Morel and Ken Steen as part of the 2014-15 ArtSounds series
-Seeing the Sky Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 3-month group exhibition as part of the 2014 Wassaic Summer Festival, juried by Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Eve Biddle and Bowie Zunino, Wassaic Project co-directors
-MIFFonEDGE Vol. 2 Waterville, ME, in conjunction with the 2014 Maine International Film Festival
-MIFFonEDGE Vol. 1 Waterville, ME, in conjunction with the 2013 Maine International Film Festival
-Locating Place – 9 Propositions from the Boston Drawing Project, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, curated by Joseph Carroll
-2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, juried by Suzette McAvoy and Daphne Anderson Deeds
-Rockland Shorts International Short Film Series Farnsworth Art Museum at the Strand Theater, Rockland, ME
-Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland, ME
-Drawing the Line 7 June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
-Beacons Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
-Biennial Juried Exhibition Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME CMCA
-Boston Drawing Project (flat file) Carroll and Sons Art Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by Joseph Carroll
-Mutual Migration Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Elizabeth Mooney and Kirsten Ullrich
-New Media Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, curated by Breon Dunigan
-FAWC Fellows Exhibition Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA
-Primary Kendall Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, curated by Sam Blanchard (catalogue)
-Betwixt & Between Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, ME, curated by Bruce Brown
-Thinking On Paper Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ, curated by Jed Morfit
-Linear Perspectives Center for Maine Contemporary Art/June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME, curated by Bruce Brown
-Fall Faculty Exhibition Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
-Shadow Show Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, co-curated by Elizabeth Keithline and Kristina Newman-Scott
-Trainscape DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, curated by Nicholas Capasso
-Arthouse Boston, MA, curated by Brendan Killian
-Lovenest Broadway Gallery, Soho, New York, curated by Adam Eckstrom
-Open Space Centro Culturale Candiani, Venice, Italy, curated by Lara Facco and Alberto Zanchetta
-The American Dream Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
-Boston Drawing Project (flat file) Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
-Arthouse Boston, MA, curated by Brendan Killian
-2006 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
-Still–Moving Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
-The Thing Is RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
-Graduate Student Exhibition 2005 RISD Museum, Providence, RI
-Selected Graduate Student Work Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
-Tales of Suspense The Space at Alice, Providence, RI
-Graduate Sculpture Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
-Robin Mandel & Laura Kaufman Project Gallery, Brown University Hillel, Providence, RI
-Fresh Greens The Space at Alice, Providence, RI
-Homemade Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
-See With Your Eyes… Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
-Boston Drawing Project (flat file) Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
-2000 SAC Grantwinners Exhibition Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
-Schematically Inclined Gallery Bershad, Somerville, MA, curated by Roland Smart
-Robin Mandel: New Sculpture Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT
-Robin Mandel and Deena Suh List Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
-MusraraMix 2012 Festival, The Naggar School of Photography, Media, & New Music, Jerusalem, Israel; exhibited “Smoke and Hot Air,” installation with artist Ali Momeni
-FeedForward: The Angel of History, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain, curated by Steve Dietz and Christiane Paul; exhibited “Smoke and Hot Air,” installation with artist Ali Momeni
-Almost Cinema Festival 2008, Vooruit Arts Center, Ghent, Belgium; exhibited “Smoke and Hot Air,” installation with artist Ali Momeni
-Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; exhibited “Storm,” installation with artist Ali Momeni
-Trainscape, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, curated by Nicholas Capasso; exhibited “Inflatable Respiring Cloudscape,” installation with artist Gideon Webster
-International Computer Music Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain; exhibited “frelia,” interactive installation with artist Ali Momeni
-Electroacoustic Music Studies Network 2005 Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; exhibited “frelia,” interactive installation with artist Ali Momeni
-Pixilerations v.2, Providence, RI; exhibited “frelia,” interactive installation with artist Ali Momeni
-6 Christmas trees, 2 artists, 1 day, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA; created installation with artist Rachel Rush
-Build, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA; co-curated (with artist Rachel Rush) and participated in group exhibition
-Gun Show and Munitions Expo, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA; co-curated (with artist Rachel Rush) and participated in group exhibition
2005 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; M.F.A. in Sculpture
1997 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; B.A. in Art
1996 Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY; summer intensive program in Studio Art
1995 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy; study-abroad semester in Studio Art
1995 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; summer intensive program in Architectural Design
Selected Grants and Awards
2015 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; competitive internal grant, $12K in project support
2013, 2011 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation
2007 Grant-In-Aid Award, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston; unrestricted $2K award
2006 Fellowship Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts; unrestricted $5K award
2005 Award of Excellence II, Rhode Island School of Design; annual prize for outstanding 2nd year graduate work.
2005 MFA Grant Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NY
2004 Award of Excellence I, Rhode Island School of Design; annual prize for outstanding 1st year graduate work.
2002 Artist’s Grant, Somerville Arts Council
2000 Artist’s Grant, Somerville Arts Council
Artist Residencies and Fellowships
2014 Artist’s Residency, Micro Art Space, Cleveland, OH; 2 weeks
2009-2010 Artist’s Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; 7 months
2008 Artist’s Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; 2 months
2008 Artist’s Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO; 1 week
1997 Artist’s Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; 2 months
Visiting Artist Lectures / Presentations / Critiques
2018 Lecture in conjunction with solo exhibition, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 8. link to recorded lecture
2018 Gallery talk in conjunction with group exhibition, Eastern Connecticut State University, January 25.
2017 Lecture and studio visits, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, February 7.
2015 Lecture and studio visits, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, November 3-6.
2012 Lecture and panel discussion in conjunction with 2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, October 21.
2012 Presentation, Pecha Kucha Midcoast, Rockland, ME, July 20. link to recorded presentation
2012 Lecture and studio visits, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, April 12.
2012 Lecture and class visit, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, March 6.
2011 Presentation, Pecha Kucha Waterville, Waterville, ME, July 20.
2008 Panel discussion in conjunction with group exhibition, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME, July 17.
2008 Lecture and studio visits, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, April 23-25.
2008 Lecture and class visit, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, March 6.
2007 Lecture and studio visits, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, October 25-26.
2007 Lecture and class visit, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, November 2.
2006 Critiques of Junior Sculpture majors and two Freshman Foundations classes, Rhode Island School of Design, March 16, May 12, May 24.
Edith Newhall, "Wharton Esherick, re-interpreted, and other must-see shows in Philadelphia galleries right now,"Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 2018. https://www.philly.com/arts/philadelphia-galleries-wharton-esherick-cuban-outsider-artists-20181120.html
Reuben Gelley-Newman, “Robin Mandel ’97 to Share Multimedia Art and Engage Community,” Swarthmore Phoenix, October 25, 2018. https://swarthmorephoenix.com/2018/10/25/robin-mandel-97-to-share-multimedia-art-and-engage-community/
David Sepulveda "Prizewinners Show Breathes Easy at CAW,” New Haven Independent,February 5, 2016 https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/creative_arts_workshop_show/
Joe Amarante "'Intelligent Objects' Ahead,” New Haven Register, May 31, 2015. (photo in print edition)
Linda Marston-Reid “Wassaic Project’s ‘Sky’ reaches a higher plane,” Poughkeepsie Journal,July 31, 2014. https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/arts/2014/07/31/wassaic-project-exhibit-art/13369215/
Doug Harlow, “MiffOnEdge seeks to blur lines…”Kennebec Journal Online, July 14, 2013. https://www.centralmaine.com/2013/07/13/miffonedge-seeks-to-blur-lines-between-cinema-stationary-arts/
Rebecca Lindenberg, “The Motion Pictures of Robin Mandel,” Big Red & Shiny, January 14, 2013. http://bigredandshiny.org/16847/the-motion-pictures-of-robin-mandel/
Stephanie Cardon, “CMCA Biennial in Rockport, ME,” Big Red & Shiny, December 1, 2012. http://bigredandshiny.org/15955/cmca-biennial-in-rockport-maine/
Suzanne Volmer, “CMCA Biennial Exhibition 2012,” Artscope Magazine 7, no. 5 (November & December 2012): 46-47.
Suzanne Volmer, “Locating Place,” Artscope Magazine 7, no. 5, (November & December 2012): 38-39.
Daniel Kany, “Art Review: Biennial backs up good looks with visceral subtext,” Portland Press Herald,October 21, 2012. https://www.pressherald.com/2012/10/21/biennial-backs-up-good-looks-with-visceral-subtext_2012-10-21/
Cate McQuaid, “Harrowing portraits, the edge of innocence,” Boston Globe, January 18, 2012. https://www3.bostonglobe.com/arts/2012/01/18/harrowing-portraits-edge-innocence/xJTjER56UblfHqWtQFEoqK/amp.html?arc404=true
Greg Cook, “Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel” Boston Phoenix, January 10, 2012.
James Foritano, “Robin Mandel: Everywhere and Nowhere”Artscope Magazine 6, no. 6 (January & February 2012): 16-17.
Andrea Codrington Lippke, Robin Mandel: Packing Light. Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways,August 2010. Exhibition pamphlet. https://rawarchives.tumblr.com/post/23738886241/robin-mandel-present-july-15-september-12
Roger Catlin, “Real Art Ways Plays with Shadows, Light,” Hartford Courant, July 15, 2010.
Dominique Moulon, “The Angel of History,” NewMediaArt.EU (blog). March 2010. http://www.newmediaart.eu/angeH.html
Ron Schira, “Top visual arts of 2009,” Reading Eagle, December 27, 2009. http://www2.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=181180
Ron Schira, “Kinetic sculpture brings action to the Freedman Gallery,” Reading Eagle, October 20, 2009. http://www2.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=157756
Chris Bergeron, “Fantasies on Track,” Metrowest Daily News, September 24, 2007. https://www.thedailyreporter.com/article/20070924/news/309249946
Greg Cook, "Locomotion Commotion,” Boston Phoenix, September 18, 2007.
Cate McQuaid, "Keeping Track of 'Trainscape' Proves Challenging,” Boston Globe, September 15, 2007. http://archive.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2007/09/15/keeping_track_of_trainscape_proves_challenging/
Matthew Nash, “Arthouse @ 73 Spring Park Ave.” Big Red & Shiny, April 8, 2007. http://bigredandshiny.org/10291/arthouse-73-spring-park-ave/
David Haskell, “Ali Momeni and Robin Mandel invent a new instrument,” Topic Magazine,Issue 9, 2006, p.31.
Matthew Nash, “Arthouse @ 85 Rockview St.” Big Red & Shiny, May 14, 2006. http://bigredandshiny.org/6061/arthouse-85-rockview-st/
Jonathan Fardy, exhibition review, Art New England, by Volume 27, Issue 3, April/May 2006 p. 35.
Cate McQuaid, “Gallery Pick,” Boston Globe, December 22, 2005, Calendar p. 17.
Christian Holland, “Robin Mandel @ Green Street Gallery,” Big Red & Shiny, December 18, 2005. http://bigredandshiny.org/3283/robin-mandel-green-st-gallery/
Randi Hopkins, Christopher Millis, et al. “The Year in Review,” Boston Phoenix, December 29, 2000, Arts p. 8.
Randi Hopkins, “Connections: Building art in Somerville and the South End,” Boston Phoenix, December 1, 2000, Arts p. 12
David Wildman, “Experiencing the World Around Them, ”Boston Globe, November 12, 2000, CityWeekly p. 9.
Ken Capobianco, “Exploring the Built World,”Cambridge Chronicle, November 1, 2000, p. 16.
Academic and Professional Experience
2013-present Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2019 Peer Reviewer, Connecticut Artist Fellowship Program
2013 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2012-2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington
2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2009 Adjunct Faculty School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2009 Adjunct Faculty Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2009 Summer Faculty, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Summer Faculty, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2007-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College, Waterville, ME
2006 Visiting Lecturer, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
2006 Fellowship Grant Panelist, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
2005-2006 Adjunct Faculty, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
2005 Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design
2004-2005 Graduate Teaching Assistant Rhode Island School of Design
2000, 2002 Fellowships Review Panelist, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
2000 Guest Curator, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
1998-2003 Furniture Maker, Cusack Design, Somerville, MA
1998 Teaching Assistant, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France