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San Francisco Art Institute                        M.F.A. 2004, Painting and Drawing

San Francisco, CA


New College                                              B.A. 1990, General Studies

Sarasota, Florida                                       Emphasis Art and Literature





University of New Mexico                          Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

                                                                  2007-2012 (resigned due to illness)


San Francisco Art Institute                        Academic Associate, Studio Art and School of 

                                                                  Interdisciplinary Studies, 2003-2007


University of California, Berkeley              Instructor, Post-Baccalaureate Program

                                                                  Spring, 2007


San Francisco Art Institute                        ACE Instructor, 2004-2006

Guest Lecturer                                          California College of Arts, 2006


Guest Lecturer                                          San Jose State, 2006


San Francisco Art Institute                        Teaching Assistant 2003-2004




PsychoGeographies Interdisciplinary Seminar

Advanced Drawing

Advanced Painting

Art and Mythologies (Roland Barthes)

Painting III-IV

Graduate Painting Seminar
Art Practices II

Hybrid Media

From Line to Life Drawing

Narrative Art

Painting I and II

Mixed Media Painting

Figure Drawing

Two-Dimensional Design

Foundations I and II

Service on Doctoral, MFA, Masters, and Honors Thesis Committees

Creative Watercolor


Portland Adult Community - Creative Watercolor, 2018-19

Artery, San Francisco - Adult Continuing Education, Painting and Drawing, 2004-2007

CEYA Institute on Aging, San Francisco - Painting with the elderly and dementia patients, 2004-2006

Creativity Explored, San Francisco - Mural workshops with artists with developmental disabilities, 2006


Merit Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, 2002-2004

Artist Residency, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico, 2007

Creative Research Grant, University of New Mexico, 2009

Project Assistance Grant, University of New Mexico, 2009

Drawing Center of New York Viewing Program, 2009

Project Assistance Grant, University of New Mexico, 2010

Artist Residency, Center for Contemporary Art Andratx, Mallorca, Spain 2011



The Herb and Dorothy Show, Nox Contemporary, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012

Pinned and Wriggling on the Wall (solo), Ethel Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor Maine, 2011

Introductions, Center for Contemporary Art Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, 2011

Desire .10, Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

2009 University of New Mexico Faculty Exhibit, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

Objet Inutile, Musée de Préhistoire, Quinson, France, 2009

Interspecies/Intertext, Center for Gendre Research, Uppsala University, Sweden 2009

The Fine Art of Drawing, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 2008

You Know How I Feel (4-person collaboration), Center for Contemporary Arts, Munoz Waxman Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2008

Giving Shelter, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2008

Perspectives on San Francisco Character, The Urbanist, SPUR, 2007

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2007

Artists Go Lightly, Temporary Autonomous Museum, 2007

The Deluge (solo), Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2006

Objects of Desire, six space gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

The World Domination of Painting (and Drawing), Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2006

The Excitable Gift (4-person collaboration), Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2006

Snow Blind Water Drop (solo), sixsace gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2006

Otherkin (solo), Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2005

Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2005

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NY, 2005

Marking Traces, 33 Grand, Oakland, CA, 2005

Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2005

That’s So Queer, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Conversations with the Wall, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Vernissage, San Francisco Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, 2004

Topographies with SF Dept of Vernacular Drawing, Walter and McBean Galleries, SF 2004

New California Masters, San Jose Works, San Jose, CA, 2004

Paper Cuts, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA, 2004

Memory/Loss, Lacunae Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2004

Egression, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2003

3rd Street Inside Out, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2003


Co-Curator, Motels and Motion on the Mother Road, State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, NM, 2011

Curator: At First Sight, UNM Graduate Introductions, 2010

Visualizing Creaturehood: the Uncanny, Meet Animal Meet Conference, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2009

Building Bridges, Conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2008


Mount Desert Islander, “Artist Tests Boundaries of Figurative Drawing,” Donna Gold, January 2011

Albuquerque Journal, “Mother Road and her Neon,” MaLin Wilson-Powell, February 2011

Santa Fe Reporter, Critic’s Pick, “You know how I feel,” Charlotte Jusinski, October 2008

Albuqerque Journal/Santa Fe North, “Feeling It,” Kim Russo, October 2008

THE Magazine, “Giving Shelter,” Alex Ross, 2008

Current TV, “Artists Go Lightly,” Eight-Minute Documentary, Apryl Berney, September, 2007

San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Artists Go Lightly,” Katie Kurtz, 2007

KQED Gallery Crawl, Interview: The Deluge, Mark Taylor and Marie K. Lee, 2006

7x7 Magazine, Ultimate Guide to San Francisco, Featured Artist, Fall, 2006

7x7 Magazine, Featured Artist, The Deluge, September, 2006

Flavorpill, “Robin Ward: The Deluge,” Brianna M Smith, Issue 231, October 2006

East Bay Express, “The World Domination of Painting (and Drawing),” Jakki Spicer, 2006

Art in America, “Robin Ward at Lisa Dent,” Mark Van Proyen, October 2005

Art on Paper, “Otherkin at Lisa Dent,” Laura Janku, May/June 2005

Artweek, “Robin Ward at Lisa Dent,” Jordan Essoe, April 2005

San Francisco Bay Guardian, Critic’s Choice, “Otherkin,” 2005

Contra Costa Times, Robert Taylor’s Papercuts,” 2004

Artweek, “New California Masters,” DeWitt Cheng, 2004


Search Committee for Professor of Art and Ecology, 2010

Painting and Drawing Area Representative 2009-10

DASC, 2009-10

Search Committee for Professor of Foundations, 2008

Chair’s Advisory Committee, 2008-09

Foundations Committee, 2009



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