Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her work intercepting the waste stream
Her practice is largely about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories. Her work formally references
recurring nightmares that she had as a child. She was born in Toronto in 1972 and grew up in Maui, HI. After
over 2 decades living and working in NYC she recently moved to the Hudson Valley. Robson holds a double major
(B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University.
Robson’s work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, WIRED, Art & Antiques, the cover of
Green Building + Design and many other publications. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New
York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and numerous other grants and awards.
Robson is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work with plastic debris. Robson is dedicated to intercepting the waste stream as a part of her practice. She is developing a course called “Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream” which
she initially introduced at Mary Baldwin College in the Spring of 2013 during her residency as the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar/Artist. This course is designed to foster creative stewardship at academic institutions.
It is designed to significantly shift current paradigms in art and science education while helping restrict the flow of plastic debris to our oceans. For more information see her TEDx talk entitled Trash + Love.