Artist: Robin Grebe

  • Robin Grebe received her BFA in Ceramics from the Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA in Ceramics/Glass from the Tyler School of Art, Massachusetts. She has been instructor at Rhode Island School of Design and the Pilchuck School.

    Grebe uses cast glass, ceramic glazes, and transparent enamels to create her monolithic and allegorical human forms. Originally inspired by Greek cycladic fertility goddesses, Grebe’s sculptures seem both fragile and strong. To her, they illustrate the paradoxes of human life.

    Grebe’s work has been shown in Europe and the United States and can be found in many private and public connections worldwide, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI                                                             2011

    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada                                        2009

                            Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida                2008

                            Museum of Fine Arts,  Boston, MA                                                                     2007

    Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL                              2007

    Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA                                                        2006

    National Liberty Museum,  Philadelphia, PA                                            2000

    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA                            1999

    Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, WI                                               1998

    J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY                                                   1993

    Detroit Institute of Art, David Jacob Chordorkoff Collection,

    Detroit, MI                                                                                                                  1991

    Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY                                                 1987


  • Jurors Award, 32nd Annual International Glass Invitational,

    Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan                    2008,  2004

    Glass Art Magazine, ‘The World According to Grebe’            March/April   2001

    New England Foundation for the Arts/Regional NEA Grant         1993, 2000

    Glass Magazine, #50      Review                                                             1993

    Neus Glass, ‘Robin Grebe’s Universe’    April                                           1990

    Glass Magazine, #39      Review                                                             1990

    Glass Art Magazine,  Kiln Cast Glass,  February                                      1989

    New Works Magazine,  Cover,  Fall                                                        1998

    Ceramics Monthly,  Summer                                                                  1987

  • Heller Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.                1990,1992,1994,1997,2000,2003,2007,2009

    Habatat Gallery, Detroit, Michigan              1990,1992.1996,1998

    Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida         1998

    Habatat Gallery, Chicago, Illinois                 2001

    Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio           1999

    Heller Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida              1993,1995

    Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida         1992

    Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland             1991

    Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts          1989,1993

    Anne O’Brien Gallery, Washington, D.C.      1989


    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS________________________________________________

    All About Seven,  Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Massachusetts         2014

    Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts         2007

                Glass, Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts                                   2003

    Millennium Glass, Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery                                              2000

    Cleveland Glass, Cleveland Museum of Art                                                       1997

    Warm Glass, Tucson Museum of Art,                                                                  1997

    Six Major Artists, Gallery Naga, Boston, MA                                                     1996

    Tell Me a Story, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio                                                  1994

    Two Person Show, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA                           1993

              International Exhibition of Contemporary Glass, Rouen, France                      1992

    Glass from Ancient Craft to Contemporary Art,

    The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ                                                                  1992

    The Sculptural Object, Clark Galley, Lincoln, MA                                              1992

    World Glass Now ‘91, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan           1991

              History of Glass, Lyman Allan Museum, New London, CT                                  1989

    World Glass Now ’88, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo , Japan                    1988