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Born in Cincinnati, Robin Adams Przybysz grew up in a family that was involved in the arts, during a time when Cincinnati was experiencing a renaissance in music, visual and performing arts, and television.  Her family’s history in the arts involve acting, modeling, landscape architecture, sculpture, and lithography. Robin developed a career as a contemporary textile/fiber artist and educator.  

After receiving her undergrad degree in Fine Arts/Art Education from the University of Cincinnati in 1986, Robin returned in 1991 to serve as an Adjunct Professor for the Art Education Department. She has spent the last three decades teaching art to children Kprep-12th grade, as well as teaching adults weaving at UCSD’s Craft Center. Przybysz graduated with her MFA degree in 2016 from Azusa Pacific University.

Throughout her career, she has been very interactive with collaborative groups such as Art Meets Fashion, combining talents of San Diego’s top of the field artists, fashion designers, documenters, and educators inspiring and engaging the youth of San Diego to join along; Healing Waters, an art for healing project with artist Gerrit Greve and local high school students creating, exhibiting, and auctioning off work where all proceeds were donated to Arts: A Reason to Survive and Family Health Services; and Hats off to Life, working with a local retirement community of octogenarians creating hats to go along with their story of life and having an exhibition for these elderly citizens to walk the runway.  Przybysz interacts with galleries, curators, artists, and patrons of the arts, and involves her students in this interaction of the business and community of art.

Robin has been exhibiting her work and receiving awards throughout the United States and Internationally. 

 

Education

2013-2016 Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, Master of Fine Arts

1982-1986 University of Cincinnati, DAAP, Cincinnati, Ohio, B.A., Fine Arts/Art Education

Artist in Residency

2019: Carrizozo, New Mexico

2018: Green Olive Arts, Tetouan, Morocco

Solo Shows

2016: Excavation of the Immaculate Heart, Azusa, CA, MFA Thesis Exhibition

2013-2014:  Myth of the West, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA

2011: Art in Texture, Art Center at Fallbrook, Fallbrook, CA

2011:  Art in Texture, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Two Person Show

2012:  Elemental Contrast, Glimpse, San Diego, CA

2009: L Street Gallery, Healing Waters, San Diego, CA

Group Shows

2012: Hats Off to Life, Hera Hub, San Diego, CA

2011: Exhibit Ambush, San Diego, CA

2011: Art Meets Fashion, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA

2011: Art Meets Fashion, NTC, San Diego, CA

2011: Elevation, Space4Art, San Diego, CA

2009: Art Center at Fallbrook, 13th Annual Gourd Fine Art Show, Fallbrook, CA

2009: North Coast Repertoire Theater, Sculptures, Solana Beach, CA

2008: Art Center at Fallbrook, 12th Annual Gourd Fine Art Show, Fallbrook, CA

2007: La Jolla Fiber Arts, Sculptural Fiber, La Jolla, CA

2007: Art Center at Fallbrook, 11th Annual Gourd Fine Art Show, Fallbrook, CA

2006: Art Center at Fallbrook, 10th Annual Gourd Fine Art Show, Fallbrook, CA

2006: UCSD Crafts Center, Incendiary, Faculty Show, La Jolla, CA

2005: Art Center at Fallbrook, 9th Annual Gourd Fine Art Show, Fallbrook, CA

2004: The Next Door Gallery, Baskets, Gourds & Imagination, San Diego, CA

2004: La Jolla Fiber Arts, The Exceptional Vessel V, La Jolla, CA

2003: La Jolla Fiber Arts, The Exceptional Vessel IV, La Jolla, CA

2002: UCSD Crafts Center, Black & White, Faculty Show, La Jolla, CA

2002: La Jolla Fiber Arts, The Exceptional Vessel III, La Jolla, CA

2001: La Jolla Fiber Arts, The Exceptional Vessel II, La Jolla, CA

1999: La Jolla Fiber Arts, The Exceptional Vessel, La Jolla, CA

Juried Shows

2017: Mixed Media 2017, Irvine Art Center, Irvine, CA

2017: Strings Attached, Newport Beach, CA

2017: Souls Rising, Encinitas, CA

2017-2018: Through the Iris, Touring exhibition, IN, TX, OR, CA

2017: Mini-textile, Veere, Netherlands

2016: Recycled Runway Fashion Show, Escondido, CA 

2016: West Coast Fiber and Book Arts, Escondido, CA (Honorable Mention)

2015: Who’s Afraid of Feminism, NY

2013-2014:  Myth of the West, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA

2010: Escondido Municipal Gallery, California Fiber and Book Art, Honorable Mention, Escondido, CA

Runway:

2019: Portland Fashion Week, Portland, Oregon

2019: London Fashion Week, London, England

2011: Art Meets Fashion, San Diego, CA 

Publications: 

Fine Magazine, October 2016, Volume 9, Issue 10

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, February 2012

The Bottom-line Magazine, October 2011, Volume 31, Issue 3

San Diego Magazine, April 2011

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, July 1998

Field Experience

2011-Present Art Teacher, Cambridge Classical Academy, Rancho Penasquitos, CA

1999-2011 Art Teacher, Santa Fe Christian Schools, Solana Beach, CA

Middle School, High School, Summer School teacher of visual arts

1999-2004 Weaving Instructor, UCSD, San Diego, CA

1993-1997 Teacher, St. Francis of Assisi, Vista, CA

5th Grade teacher and art teacher for middle school

1990-1991 Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Instructor of Visual Arts to early education majors—How to implement art in the classroom

1987-1990 Art Teacher, Santa Fe Christian Schools, Solana Beach, CA

Kindergarten – 12th Grade teacher of visual arts

Community Outreach

2010-2011 Art Meets Fashion, SDVAN, San Diego, CA

A collaboration of Artists, Fashion Designers, Educators, and Documenters combining the talents of San Diego’s top of the field to go and inspire and engage the youth of San Diego to join along. Out of the eleven collaborative groups, my students were chosen to showcase their art in the San Diego International Airport for three months.

2009 Healing Waters Exhibition, San Diego, CA

An art for healing project with Gerrit Greve and local high school students; all proceeds from students’ paintings was donated to Arts: A Reason to Survive and Family Health Services

2009 Healing Waters with Gerrit Greve, Encinitas, CA

Collaboration with Gerrit Greve to come teach my art students from Santa Fe Christian to paint and sell their work, all proceeds from student work went to Scripps Hospital