Associate Professor Photography
Robin Assner is a practicing artist working with photography, video and installation. Her work examines corporality and asks viewers to consider the experience of living in their own skin. She is an Associate Professor of Art in theLeigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, where she teaches all levels of photography. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University. Robin’s art has been exhibited in various solo and group shows throughout the United States. You can view her work on her website: www.robinassner.com.
In addition to her own work, Robin is a part of two different art collaborations, one with Adam Watkins, local St. Louis sound artist. Their most recent exhibitions were “Electric is the Love” at Laumeier Sculpture Park in October 2011 and “On Another Note” at The St. Louis Artist Guild in January 2012. Also for the past seven years, Robin has been collaborating with visual artist, Sarah Nitschke on a photographic and installation project called “The Acts of Hope and Futility.” Acts of Hope and Futility is a long-term, multi-part, multi-disciplinary series of artworks that include performance, photography, video and installation and draws from mundane, but meaningful experiences of everyday life. Their recent exhibition Dismantling Evil opened Jan. 21, 2011 at the Good Citizen’s Gallery in St. Louis, MO.