​William Robinson
Lives and works in the unceded Mi'Kmaq Territory of K'jipuktuk (Halifax NS)
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Education
2019
M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
2007
Minor in Art History, NSCAD University, Halifax NS
2005
B.F.A. Interdisciplinary, NSCAD University, Halifax NS​

​Selected Solo: Exhibitions | Projects | Performances
2018
Duet, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2017
Pickard Quarry Transpose, Artspace, Peterborough ON
Pickard Quarry Transpose, Struts Gallery, Sackville NB
2016
The Bronze Voice, OBEY Convention IX, Halifax NS
Brutalist Songs, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton NB
Brutalist Song II - Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University Killam Memorial Library, HRM Open Project, Halifax NS
2015
Sun Ship Machine Gun - Metallurgy I, Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax NS, Curated by Rose Zack
Sun Ship Machine Gun - Metallurgy I, Art in the Open, Charlottetown P.E.I., Curated by Confederation Centre Art Gallery
2014
Liberation Snare, Over the Hill Performance Series, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax Citadel, Halifax NS
Young Prayer, St. Michael's United Church, White Night, Melbourne Australia

Selected Collaborative – Two & Three People: Exhibitions | Projects | Performances
2021
i want to be a seashell/i want to be a mold/i want to be a spirit, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS, w/ Lou Sheppard
2020
From the Sea, Brought Wealth, Nocturne: Art at Night, Granville Courtyard, Halifax NS, w/ Daonne Huff & Ryan Veltmeyer
From the Sea, Brought Wealth, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax NS, w/ Daonne Huff & Ryan Veltmeyer

Selected Group: Exhibitions | Projects | Performances
2022
Behold: Works from Rutgers Print Collaborative, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ
2022
Staying, The Blue Building Gallery, Halifax NS
2019–2020
Rutgers MFA Print Portfolio Exhibition, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ
2019
What Use Are Flowers?, Public Sculpture Exhibition, Voorhees Mall, Rutgers University in association with Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ
What Use Are Flowers?, Public Sculpture Model Exhibition, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Kara Walker Presents: The Colossus of Rutgers, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn NY
Like a Day, Rutgers in NYC - 2019 MFA Exhibition, 21 Ludlow Street, New York NY
Necessary & Insufficient, Rutgers MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square Building, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
2018
Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax NS
Left Overs, Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square Building, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
2018 Tepper Chair Event: Kara Walker and Rutgers Cohort as The Perpetual Care Society, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
2017
MFA First Year Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square Building, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
Co-Cureate Show, Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square Building, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
2016–2017
Sobey Art Award Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON

Awards
2017
Established Artist Recognition Award, Arts Nova Scotia
2016
Short List Nominee – Atlantic Region Finalist, Sobey Art Award, National Prize

Selected Grants & Scholarships
2021–2023
Concept to Realization Grant, Explore and Create Program, Canada Council for the Arts
2020–2021
Concept to Realization Grant, Explore and Create Program, Canada Council for the Arts w/ Lou Sheppard
2020
Creation Grant, Grants to Individuals, Arts Nova Scotia
2018
Creation Grant, Grants to Individuals, Arts Nova Scotia
2016
Research and Creation Grant, Grants to New Media and Audio Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
2015
Creation Grant, Grants to Individuals, Arts Nova Scotia
“Sweet Home” Film Production Grant, AFCOOP, Halifax NS
2014–2015
Open Projects Grant, HRM Community Relations & Cultural Affairs, Halifax NS

Selected Residencies
2013–2014
CFAT Local Artist In Residency, Centre For Arts Tapes, Halifax NS
2013
Small Town Collaborations Artist In Residency, This Town is Small Artist Run Centre & Art in the Open, Charlottetown P.E.I.
Winter Banff Artist In Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff AB
Killam Library Artist In Residency, Killam Library: Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

Curatorial Projects
2018
Library Voice, Presented in conjunction with Co-Create Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square Building, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ w/ Valerie Suter
2016
Gleaning a Song: The Singing Voice as Artifact in Media Art, Presented by the Centre for Art Tapes, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax NS​

Collections
2019
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
2018
Nova Scotia Art Bank, Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax NS​

Selected Screenings
2012
You Kids Have a Story for Everything: Atlantic Showcase, Tete-A-Tete / Media Talks Festival, Sackville NB (title of work: Wiebe)
2011
Atlantic Shorts 2, Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax NS (title of work: Wiebe)
2008
Personal Culture: Postmodern Fear and Fantasy, Eastern Edge, St. John’s NF, Curated by Mireille Bourgeois (title of work: White Night)

Selected Artist Talks | Workshops
2018
Lincoln Annex Elementary School, New Brunswick NJ
New Brunswick Middle School, New Brunswick NJ
Canadian New Music Network Forum, Victoriaville QC
2017
Artspace, Peterborough ON
2016
OBEY Convention IX, Halifax NS
2015
NSCAD University, Halifax NS
2014
Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS
Centre For Art Tapes, Halifax NS

Selected Teaching Positions
2020
Instructor - Individual Course Appointment (ICA) – Audio Explorations, NSCAD University, Halifax NS w/ Joel Waddell (co-instructor)
Instructor - Individual Course Appointment (ICA) – Media Toolbox, NSCAD University, Halifax NS
2018–2019
Part Time Lecturer (Teaching Appointment) – 4D Fundamentals, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
Appointed Project Artist & Consultant, Windows of Understanding - Community Public Art & Education Program, New Brunswick NJ
Honors Thesis Advisor, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ
2018
Instructor – Extended Studies Summer Program, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick NJ

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