Miriam is a self-taught artist passionate about public art as well as community outreach and
engagement. She has spent the last five years working with artists, architects, and designers
full-time to produce award-winning large-scale sculptures, installations, and murals across the globe. In her private practice, she has focused mainly on paintings. She has over a dozen private collectors and has exhibited work in dozens of shows across the states and internationally. She received special recognition in an international exhibition as early as 2016. Recent winner of Fulton County’s emerging artist award, she is working tirelessly to put her years of experience managing and assisting other artists in their public and community project to use on her own large-scale public works.
Working across multiple disciplines, Miriam Robinson works with the mission of using art to inspire hope and possibility across the globe. Predominantly auto-biographical in nature, Miriam’s work expresses personal narratives that involve relatable human experiences of emotion in approachable ways. Using experimental methods, often-humorous abstraction, and deep insight, this self-taught artist uses her past to connect with her audience over similar feelings and sensations. Although they come from micro- life moments, Miriam works to connect these isolated incidences of her personal experiences with larger social patterns and macro- issues that many people can relate to in their own ways.
Miriam is currently working on a series called “Human Bean: Life Encaged” made up of paintings and assemblages that use the female form, cages, and plant life to explore the concept of aging into a feminist body. The plants represent growth and expansion in physical space, while cages are looked at in various forms as well as their uses to restrain, separate, and protect. Her focus in this series is to create discourse around women allowing themselves to take up more physical space and asking for more. Miriam’s work ponders what it could look like to accommodate this expansion while reflecting the struggle to allow physical growth when restraint is so socio-culturally trained/engrained.