Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares she had as a child. Robson was born in Toronto in 1972 and grew up in Hawaii. She lived and worked in New York City for over 2 decades and recently moved to the Hudson Valley. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, WIRED, Art & Antiques, Green Building + Design and numerous other publications. Robson is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Art Work Grant. She has exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries and non-traditional spaces.
Robson is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work extensively with plastic debris. She has been developing a college course called "Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream" designed to foster creative stewardship initiatives through academia. Her approach is focused on shifting paradigms in art and science education while helping restrict the flow of plastic debris to our oceans. For more information see her TEDx talk entitled Trash + Love.
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