Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist who works with multidisciplinary processes that cross a spectrum of performance, drawing/painting, film, video, and installation. Over the past several years she has engaged in a variety of practices, rituals, and earth-based cosmologies that provide a recontextualization of human embodiment and time through psychomagical and shamanic worldviews. Robbins explores methods of movement and storytelling that pull from ancient and contemporary narratives of birth, death, identity and transformation. Her practice is a re-embodiment of collective and personal rituals through visual, somatic, and sonic art forms.
Robbins has exhibited her work or performed internationally at galleries and museums including Huerto Roma Verde, Mexico City; Prospect 3+ (biennial), New Orleans; Marrickville Garage, Sidney, Australia; Atlanta Contemporary (biennial and solo); Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkeytown, Brooklyn; Mobius, Boston; and Winslow Garage, Los angeles. In 2012, Robbins received a full fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency. Her work has been featured in four books, Viriditas: An Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists, United Kingdom, the Contemporary Performance Almanac, New York, The Art Life: On Creativity and Career, and Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape.