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Corinne Robbins earned a M.F.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking at Hunter College in New York City and a B.A. Degree in Fine Art at Bennington College in Vermont before working as studio manager and head assistant to Judy Pfaff, MacArthur Award winner installation artist. Early in her career as an art handler, installing exhibitions and archiving pieces of art, she worked at Galerie Zabriskie in Paris, Holly Solomon Gallery, Max Protetch Gallery, The Warhol Foundation, The Whitney Museum, in New York City, The Contemporary Arts Center, in Cincinnati, OH, and The Neuberger Museum of Art, in Purchase, NY. Always maintaining her commitment to her personal work, Robbins began collecting modern furniture during her travels and shopped religiously at the 26th Street Flea Market in Manhattan where she made most of her connections to the vintage furniture world. She quickly became a specialist in Mid-Century Modern Design and eventually opened her first 20th Century Modern furniture store in New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District specializing in high-end American, European and Danish designs. Robbins chose early on to be a furniture dealer rather than to teach (the norm for most scholar painters) to support her art making. She often adorned the walls of her shop with her work. Corinne Robbins Inc, the company she founded in 1998, caters to architects and designers who are looking for original pieces. Her furniture has appeared on the sets of such movies and shows as The Wolf of Wall Street, American Gangster, Person of Interest, Antiques Road Show and Sex and The City (the TV show and movie). Simultaneously painting and dealing modern furniture, Robbins recently finished an eleven painting commission for WinGate Wilderness in Kanab, Utah. The paintings reflected her interpretation of the Symbols of Change. In Robbins’ minds eye she breaks the barrier between art, design and the natural world. She lives and works in upstate New York and is heavily influence by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds her. Scheduled for Spring 2017, she will be exhibiting new work at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY.


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