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Robin Holder: On Labor and Youth


Robin Holder: On Labor and Youth

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mixed-media artist Robin Holder addresses the struggle essential workers face carrying the weight of society while scrambling for survival in recent works. The sentimentality and admiration of these pieces stand in contrast to a series of reminiscences from childhood, where the artist visually describes her journey of gradually acquiring social awareness. The final section addresses international children’s labor. Holder’s work centers on the complexities and conflicts of cultural and racial identity. She has completed public art pieces commissioned by New Jersey Transit, the New York School Authority and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. She created 34 glass windows for the New York City subway system. She is the 2020 Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists Executive Fellow and received a Brooklyn Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist as Catalyst Grant. Her works are in the collections of the Library of Congress, Yale University and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. For more information, visit or contact curator Rachel Schmid at or 805-493-3697.

Virtual Exhibition
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM, every day through Apr 14, 2021.

Event Supported By

California Lutheran University

Artist Group Info

Robin Holder