Robin Antar

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Robin Antar
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

A BFA from The School of Visual Arts (1976-1981). An award winning artist and sculptor based in Brooklyn, New York, Robin Antar is renowned for her stone sculptures, particularly her realistic replications of icons of American pop culture, as well as her abstract works. Ms. Antar has gallery representation in New York, Texas and California.  Her work has been exhibited at prestigious venues such as: Sotheby’s, New York, NY; National Art Club, New York, NY; Nabisco Gallery, East Hanover, NJ; Fine Art Management Enterprises, Miami, FL; City Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA; MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, among many others.   Robin Antar has had works commissioned by corporations, as well as, private collectors. Recent commissions include: a Dr. Marten Boot, England; a Skechers Boot, CA, and a bottle of Chateau Haut-Brion Wine, France.   Ms. Antar’s sculptures have been featured in newspapers, such as: The New York Post, Daily News and Las Vegas Tribune. Magazines, such as: Fashion Manuscript, ArtBusiness News, Sportswear International and The Huffington Post have also presented her work. Broadcast media coverage has included: HGTV’s That’s Clever, Fox News Las Vegas, Today in New York, POP Culture Radio, 1010 WINS with John Montone, Conversations Crossroads, to name a few.   Her talents have been recognized with awards from: The New house Foundation Grant, The Allied Artists of America (Gold Medal of Honor); The National Association of Women Artists (The Gretchen Richardson Award for Carved Sculpture); NYC Mayor’s Office (People with Disabilities Award 2008); Match Up (first prize in sculpture); United Creators (second place); Sculptural Pursuit (4th place in their national annual competition); and several others.   The following books featured her award winning works: Best of American Artists and Artisans; Best of New York Artists Books, and the Guild Sourcebooks (various works appeared in 7 editions).   Robin Antar’s elected memberships include: Allied Artists of America, New York, NY; Pen and Brush, New York, NY and the National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My passion as a sculptor involves a technique I coined more than 20 years ago — the precise art of creating "virtual records" of contemporary culture — capturing common, everyday items in stone. Essentially, I replicate these items on a real life-scale, complete with meticulous detail. I achieve this absolute realism by incorporating parts of the actual object, as well as custom-made stains, paints, plastics and gold leaf. It's more than art imitating life; it's art-mirroring life.  

ROBIN ANTAR

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
  • 1981School of Visual Arts, BFA