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 few years she has engaged in a variety of practices, rituals, and earth-based cosmologies that provide a recontextualization of human embodiment and time through shamanic worldviews. Drawing on her experiences as a student of Butoh movement and former model, 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 at Prospect 3+, New Orleans; Marrickville Garage, Sidney, Australia; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Rowan University Art Gallery, New Jersey; Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkeytown, Brooklyn; Mobius, Boston; Winslow Garage, Los angeles; Beta Pictoris, Birmingham; Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL, and at Atlanta galleries including Whitespace, Sandler Hudson, Beep Beep Gallery, and TEW Galleries. In 2012, she received a full fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency. In 2014 Robbins work was featured in two books, Viriditas: An Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists, United Kingdom and the Contemporary Performance Almanac, New York.