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ABOUT THE ARTIST
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kathleen Robbins was born in Washington, DC and raised in the Mississippi Delta. Robbins received her MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2001. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums including The New Orleans Photo Alliance, The Light Factory Museum of Contemporary Photography & Film, The Weatherspoon Museum, John Michael Kohler Art Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Addison Gallery of American Art, and The Southeast Museum of Photography. Robbins’ work has also been featured by Fraction Magazine, Flak Photo, Conscientious, Humble Arts New York, NPR's Picture Show, PDN’s Photo of the Day, Oxford American, and Garden and Gun. In 2012, she was part of the Critical Mass top 50 and she was the recipient of the 2011 PhotoNOLA Review Prize. She currently resides in Columbia, SC where she is an associate professor of art, coordinator of the photography program, and affiliate faculty of southern studies at the University of South Carolina.
ABOUT THE WORK
Shotgun House, 2010
12 x 12 inches
Archival digital print
In the fall of 2001, Robbins relocated from New Mexico to the Mississippi Delta to live on her family’s farm, Belle Chase. Shotgun House is part of her photographic series Into the Flatland, which explores familial obligation and our conflicted relationship with home. The photographs in this series were made during regular trips to visit her family’s farm over a period of several years. Shotgun House was exhibited at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston during her solo exhibition of the series in 2014 and was selected for Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South which was on view from October 19, 2018 through March 2, 2019 and will continue to travel nationally through 2021.