Robin Jebavy, 2008, MFA Painting Graduate Wins Award
Former graduate student, ROBIN JEBAVY, (MFA, Painting, 2008) is one of five artists to receive a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship. She has been awarded a $10,000 fellowship in the Emerging Artists Category.
Robin Jebavy – detail Plate with Wreath (Pond)
ON VIEW NOW
June 8 – September 17, 2017
Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists, now in its fourteenth cycle, provides unrestricted funds for local artists to create new work or complete work in progress. This exhibition includes work by the 2016 Fellows: Jesse McLean and Joseph Mougel (Established Artists - $20,000 fellowship) and Rose Curley, Robin Jebavy, and Brooke Thiele (Emerging Artists - $10,000 each). The fellows were selected from a field of 151 applicants by a panel of three jurors: JoAnne Northrup, Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago.
Robin Jebavy uses layered glassware imagery in her paintings to explore a range of contemporary themes: fusion of the inner world’s intuitive, infinite expanse with domestic, private experience; expression of the often fragile, precarious human condition; cathedral-like monumentality conflated with the modest and banal; and the vessel as a symbolic container for both material sustenance and poetic meaning and thought. Her compositional edifices emerge as formally structured, yet illusory fragments of experience--like elemental, mystical and personal utopias that float before our eyes. Jebavy had solo exhibitions at ICON-Iowa Contemporary Art, Fairfield and the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee in 2015; and her paintings were featured alongside the work of Rosemary Ollison at the Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee in spring 2016. Jebavy received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2008, and her bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Philosophy from Bennington College in 2004. https://robinjebavy.com/
Plate with Wreath (Pond), acrylic on canvas, 68x67”