Robin Gammons is Canada-born and was raised in Butte, Montana. Brought up by two geologists, Robin spent much of her childhood in the outdoors and grew to love the materiality of the natural world and the tactility of 3D media. A lifelong fascination with the artistic implementation of craft processes fuels her practice today.
In her work, Robin uses humor to explore themes of female identity, early childhood, memory, and sexuality. Embracing the bodily, visceral, and hefty quality of clay, she attempts to connect with the rich and ancient history of the medium.
My work is fueled by the embarrassing and often uncomfortable nature of self-expression. With clay as my primary medium, I take up the challenge of translating ideas of naiveté, deskilling, childhood, gender, and sexuality into tangible objects which can be interacted with in a very intimate and sensory way.
While building, I attempt to work with the eye of a child while utilizing my technical training, resulting in work that is visceral and laden with poignancy, but also humorous. It is very important to me to create work that is honest and uncensored to connect most strongly with my audience.
Student Award 2018