Robin Melton Jordan was born in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in Kentucky and North Carolina. She moved to New York, where she studied at The Art Student’s League, Sculpture Center, and Pratt.

She now works in her studio in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, where she paints and builds her recycled sculpture. She also welds steel in a Manhattan studio. No matter what medium she chooses, a lyrical movement and joy is evident in her work. Her steel sculpture is inspired by nocturnal doodlings. Robin’s recycled art, rooted in her southern tradition, has an ephemeral and vernacular quality. She recycles her own art, studio scraps and found objects, with post-consumer detritus to make a type of urban faux-folk art. Robin welds, pours, machine sews and collages fabric onto canvas to build her paintings, assemblages and sculptures.

Robin has most recently shown work at NURTUREart, for the Idle Time/Busy Mind show in Brooklyn, NY and the Pelham Art Center, Birthday show, Pelham, NY in 2010. In Robin’s solo show, Scrappy, in April, 2011, she exhibited sculpture made with umbrella detritus, beach rope, and scraps from the studio, at the Chrystoph Marten Salon, in NYC.

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Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse? (2012)

Robin M. Jordan

Breeze Above Ground

Breeze Above Ground, 2012

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