Robin Crookall (born 1985, Hyde Park, UT; lives Brooklyn, NY) received a BFA in ceramics from the University of Washington, Seattle; studied ceramics as a post-baccalaureate at the University of Montana, Missoula; and received an MFA from New York University. Crookall has shown work in both solo and group exhibitions at the McCarren Park Center, Brooklyn, NY; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Art Basel, Miami; Penumbra Foundation, New York; and SOIL and Gallery 4Culture, both Seattle. Crookall has been awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts; a residency at Penumbra Foundation; and a Real Art Award, Real Art Ways.
Statement from the Artist:
My work is a blend of sculpture and photography. I create scenes that comprise part fact and part aspect, by photographing constructed setups, both interior and exterior. The images cause the viewer to question preexisting notions of reality, memory and place. The photograph is the ideal pedestal for these concepts, in its singular capacity for depiction and deception. If you can’t trust your own eyes, then you can’t trust your own definition of place.