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Robin Venable received an MFA from Florida State University in 2009. Prior to that she studied painting at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee.
Her paintings are built up of layers of tracing paper and acrylic paint, allowing the viewer to glimpse different levels rather than focus a single painted surface. Likewise, human figures only feature among other ornery in her compositions.
Venable regards the current art climate as a vacuum created by postmodernism, characterized by a hunger for spiritual renaissance. But she sees this as no reason for despair. ‘I seduce the viewers with texture and intimate scale in the hopes of recreating my own religious revelations for them,’ she says.
Her work has been exhibited across the United States and awarded numerous distinctions, including first place at the FBC Arts Festival in 2009.