Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist who works with processes that cross a spectrum of drawing/painting, performance, film, video, and installation. Over the past ten years she has engaged in a variety of practices with earth-based cosmologies and technologies that provide a recoding of human embodiment and time through psychomagical and shamanic worldviews (plant spirit medicines). Her practice is a re-embodiment and reweaving 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; TRAFO center of contemporary art, Poland; Prospect 3+ (biennial), New Orleans; Atlanta Contemporary (supported by Andy Warhol Grant); 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 New York Times Magazine as well as 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.