Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist who works with multidisciplinary processes that cross a spectrum of performance, film, drawing/painting, video, and installation. Her work aims to create new cartographies that advance the self as a set of relations; eco ritual as a way of relating with the world; landscape as a cultural mirror; the identity of the in-between; the bodying forth of natural forces. Her performance-based work comes from decades of co creation in natural habitats around the world. Robbins has exhibited and performed in galleries and museums internationally and has received fellowships and grants from the Vermont Studio Center, Andy Warhol Foundation, and Idea Capital. Her work has been featured in New York Times Magazine and ArtReview and has been published in four books.
“Prior to this moment, the audience saw her buried alive (lying interred in a cutaway coffin that was pressed up against the glass of a gallery window like a terrarium) and exhumed by a concert pianist amidst the building lightning storm outside. Robbins then entered the gallery clad in a moldering, black Victorian dress. Walking and then crawling backwards, she entered her installation...”