Aurora Robson is known predominantly for her transformative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares she had as a child. Her practice explores waste management and anti-discrimination through art. Born in Toronto in 1972, Robson grew up in Maui, Hawaii. After two decades living and working in New York City, she moved to the Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Robson earned a double major (B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University.

A recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture and a National Endowment for the Arts Art Work Grant, Robson’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and non-traditional spaces. Additionally, Robson is the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects also working with plastic debris.

1. Fermi

Fermi, 2012

Plastic debris (PET), aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic + mica powder
30” x 19” x 12”

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2. Capital Gain

Capital Gain, 2019

Ultrasonic welded plastic debris (shampoo / detergent bottles)
15 ½” (w) x 17” (t) x 10” (d)
3. valkyrie

Valkyrie, 2020

Welded plastic debris (safety drums, old trash bins, shampoo and detergent bottles)
36" x 33" x 18”
4. spinneret

Spinneret, 2020

Plastic and paper debris, wire, glue, mica powder, polycrylic and cardboard
15" x 24" x 3”
5. Jungle Drum

Jungle Drum, 2020

Excess packaging, oil paint, acrylic and resin on panel
20 x 21 x 1 ¾”

Fibroblast, 2012

Plastic debris (PET), aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic + mica powder
35 x 22 x 15 in

Saturated Serving, 2020

Excess packaging, junk mail, acrylic, mica powder and resin on panel
24 x 24 x 2 1/4 in

Rain of birds and Flowers, 2022

Acrylic on paper
22 x 30 in