I was SO HONORED to be asked onto Kevin Christy & Nick Youssef‘s podcast OCCASIONALLY AWESOME! Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/occasionallyawesome/118-robyn-oneil or subscribe to them on iTunes!
Also, check out Kevin’s instagram to see that he’s also a completely badass artist!
I’m in a 2-person show with my dear friend, artist Matthew Sontheimer. Using drawings on postcards he sent me throughout the years as my inspiration, I made two new works on paper for this show in a BYU Smart Space Gallery. Matthew’s eight postcards are exquisite, smart, and unlike anything you’ll ever see. Ripe with his own thoughts, imagery, and favorite lines from poems, they’re endlessly fascinating. If you’re anywhere near Provo, Utah in August and September, please stop by this show, A Conversation with Matthew Sontheimer and Robyn O’Neil.
Well guys, I’m trying something new. Not sure if it’s dumb or nice, but I hope you’ll check it out. See that menu up there? Well there’s a new category called “ME READING STUFF.” What is it? It’s me reading stuff. Because my entire life, I’ve loved reading out loud. Because my entire life, I’ve loved literature and poetry above all other things. Because I love to share and communicate all the things that excite me, day in, day out. And there are a lot of those things. So give it a listen and email me your feedback. My email is somewhere on this website. If you have any tips, I will gladly take them.
This Saturday evening, March 28th at 6pm, I’ll be speaking on a panel at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts addressing gender disparities in the arts with the incredible women you see in the photo below. Find all details HERE. This event coincides with the release of the first print issue of Nat. Brut! My short piece of fiction included in this issue can be read HERE.
Would you like to hear how the tip of a hotdog turns into an alluring sunset? Well, Tupelo Quarterly recently did an interview with me, and I explain how exactly that can happen. I also talk about Kleenex (one of my favorite topics and I frankly should be sponsored by them), pointillism, the internet sensation known as #darkhotdogs, and much much more.
Please click HERE to read this interview, and thank you for your time as always! I love you guys.
As many of you know, I’ve always written as much as I’ve drawn. But it wasn’t until recently that I decided to share the things I write. Soon, I’ll be redesigning my website to include a separate section for my writing.
In exciting news, I am now a part of a literature cult called DARK FUCKING WIZARD, and my first post is a letter I wrote to a TV channel after I feared their new programming would remove one of my favorite shows from the lineup. That show is Mr. Belvedere. Click HERE to read the full exchange.
My box set of prints are on display in San Antonio at Artpace‘s
Hudson Show Room through May 17th.
The show celebrates Artpace’s longstanding collaboration
with Hare & Hound Press. There’s also a beautiful catalogue accompanying
I made these prints with Gary Nichols of Hare & Hound through
Electric Works in San Francisco.
The set of 6 lithographs comes in a box made of sweatsuit material!
Heather grey to be specific. Because that’s my favorite.
For pricing and availability, please email Noah Lang noah[at]sfelectricworks[dot]com
or call 415-626-5496
Finally! WE THE MASSES, the animated short I made w/ Irish director Eoghan Kidney is now available to stream online! Eoghan (pronounced “Owen”) and I met at Werner Herzog‘s Rogue Film School in Los Angeles and shortly afterwards, I moved to Dublin temporarily to work with his amazing team at Still Films.
Simply turn off your lights, turn up your volume, and click HERE!
We have very few catalogues left for my show I BURNED WAVES at Susan Inglett Gallery.
Along with full color images of the drawings in the show, there are two pieces of writing.
One essay by Beth Taylor of Talley Dunn Gallery & a prose piece by yours truly (me!)
If you are interested, please email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for all of those who have already gotten theirs!
Did you ever go to a one-week long film school lead by WERNER HERZOG with a mere handful of people, one of them including an incredible young filmmaker named Matthew Salton? Well I did! And thanks to that experience, Mr. Salton & I have become friends throughout the years. He was kind enough to make this video walkthrough of my show, up at Susan Inglett Gallery in NYC through October 18th. Enjoy me and my ill-fitting dress here:
And if you’re wise, you’ll check out Matthew Salton’s trailer for his new film DWARVES KINGDOM.
I BURNED WAVES
Solo exhibition of new drawings, September 12 – October 18
Opening reception, Friday, September 12th from 6-8pm.
Susan Inglett Gallery
522 West 24 Street
New York, NY 10011
Press release HERE.
A catalogue will also be published alongside this exhibition. Enjoy a preview HERE.
GREAT ART IN UGLY ROOMS got me!
See it HERE.
THE ART ASSIGNMENT
I did an episode of The Art Assignment, a PBS Digital Studios production. Hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green and author John Green, I challenged the world to draw a “psychological landscape.”
Check out the video HERE.
And go draw something! And then go eat something! Deal? Deal.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW
Tampa Museum of Art
Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF until May 18, 2014
The Old Jail Art Center
Drawn In / Drawn Out until May 24th, 2014
SOME BOOK PROJECTS (my favorite projects of all projects under the sun are book projects):
1. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock,
illustrations for Michael Myers, Hannibal Lecter, Loch Ness Monster, and a Yowie (similar to a Yeti).
Available through Ashgate and Amazon and all over the web.
A huge thanks to the incredible Timothy Hutchings for thinking of me.
3. I wrote an essay, which might just be a poem and not an essay at all, for my dear friend Iva Gueorguieva.
Special thanks to the writer E. Tyler Lindvall and his lovely and brilliant wife Jenny Nelson for their help with this piece.
Truly honored. Water Liars asked me to do the artwork for their new record, out today.
Buy it at Fat Possum Records or your local record store.
Or probably a million other places online. The point is, just buy it. Trust me. It’s a bewitching album to say the least.
photo kindly lent from nate_nims via instagram
December 6 – Jan 18, 2014
Opening Party: December 6, 7-10pm
Current Solo Exhibition:
WE SPOKE MIRAGE
Talley Dunn Gallery
November 2 – December 14
Opening Reception – Saturday, November 2, 6-8pm
Artist’s Talk – Saturday November 2, 5:30pm
I have work in the upcoming TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR!
Preview the Western Exhibitions booth, including Dan Attoe, Richard Hull, Miller & Shellabarger, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Deb Sokolow & yours truly.
GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Friday, October 11, 2013 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – noon to 6:00pm
First solo exhibition in almost 2 years, first in Chicago since 2009. I want you there.
I WANT BLOOD
845 W Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
Opening reception: Friday, April 26th 5-8
Exhibition runs through June 1st
CLICK HERE FOR PRESS RELEASE
Miserable Hawaii, 2012
First Woman Ever, 2012
Join me as I celebrate The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth‘s recent purchase of my drawing
“These final hours embrace at last; this is our ending, this is our past.”
As it is the drawing that concluded an almost decade-long series of drawings,
I will be giving a lecture on “Ending Things”
Info for event HERE
In very important news, I recently made an appearance on Golf Channel. Jason Dufner was also included in this insightful and artistic event.
Upcoming solo exhibition of my new work:
I WANT BLOOD
April 26 – June 1
and I’m curating a show of sculptures and paintings in Gallery 2:
Heads of Family
Upcoming: ABOUT FACE at ACME Gallery
November 17 – December 22
Opening Reception: December 1 6pm-8pm
A group exhibition of paintings and works on paper curated by Daniel Weinberg featuring the following artists:
Richard Artschwager, Lutz Braun, Chris Brodahl, Kristin Calabrese, Brian Calvin, Ahn Duong, Andre Ethier, Asad Faulwell, Steve Gianakos, Alexander Gorlizki, Scott Grodesky, Mary Addison Hackett, EJ Hauser, Katie Heck, Jonathan Herder, Becky Kolsrud, Robert Lostutter, Ashley Macomber, Josh Mannis, Eddie Martinez, David McGee, Damien Meade, John Mills, Malcolm Morley, Ryan Mrozowski, Loren Munk, Jim Nutt, Robyn O’Neil, Ed Paschke, Joshua Petker, Jerry Phillips, Stephanie Pryor, Helen Rae, Tom Sanford, Amy Sarkisian, Allison Schulnick, James Siena, Neal Tait, Michael Tetherow, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, John Wesley, Karl Wirsum, and Tad Lauritzen Wright.
This year, I took lithographs I made in 2009 and transformed the suite with hand-coloring and collage.
There are 20 one-of-a-kind prints available through I.C. Editions and Susan Inglett Gallery.
After 14 years of denying it, I have finally let the color back in:
My animation WE, THE MASSES won “Best Horror” at the Dallas Video Festival.
This is the 2nd award the film has received, 1st being Spirit Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Hey! WE, THE MASSES is making its TEXAS premier at the
25th Anniversary of the Dallas Video Festival!
Join me as the animated short headlines Charles Dee Mitchell’s “Short Burst of Horror” block.
When? Friday, September 28th at 9:30pm
Where? The Dallas Museum of Art, in the C3 theater.
Long, honest, kinda sad, hopefully-entertaining interview with me on The Conversation. Listen HERE
I was interviewed by Tyler Green on The Modern Art Notes Podcast alongside artists Cardiff & Miller.
Listen and subscribe HERE and HERE
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
has acquired “These final hours embrace at last; this is our ending, this is our past.”
See this drawing, completed in 2007, on view this Fall.
A novel by Alessandro Baricco, cover design by Robyn O’Neil
Get a copy at The McSweeney’s Store
Robyn O’Neil & Chris Hipkiss
At the John Michael KOHLER ARTS CENTER through April 29.
Upcoming show, HELL
Susan Inglett Gallery, 522 West 24th Street, New York NY 10011
Opening reception: Thursday, October 13 6-8
Trailer for “WE, THE MASSES”, Robyn’s Upcoming Film
From the Desk of Robyn O’Neil, an Interview: HERE
Cool Party at Shannon’s House 7/13/11