Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her transformative work intercepting the waste stream using plastic debris, excess packaging and junk mail. A Canadian, Robson was born in Toronto in 1972 and has lived and worked in New York City for the past 21 years. Robson grew up in Maui, Hawaii. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Art & Antiques and recently the cover of Green Building + Design magazine. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in sculpture and numerous other grants and awards. A “subtle yet determined environmental activist”, Robson has exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and public spaces.
She earned an B.A. in visual arts and art history at Columbia University, and is the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar/Artist for 2012. She has taught photography, welding & sculpture and gives lectures and talks around the country. As an advocate for plastic pollution awareness, Robson is the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work with plastic debris. When she isn’t working in her studio, she can be found contemplating and enjoying the universe with her husband and daughters.