Jeffrey Robins is a storyteller.

He creates narratives which explore the emotional, cultural, and spiritual undertones of contemporary life. Using sequences of images layered with meaning and text he explores the nuances of the human condition.

Robins’ subtle metaphors are often created through careful investigation of the subject’s surroundings; preferring sincerity over idealism in his work.

His practice is rooted in the empathetic investigations of Alec Soth, the prose portraits of Duane Michals, and the self referential portrayals of America by Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander.

︎ robins.jeffrey@gmail.com
︎ @jewishsoundingname

PRESS
AINT BAD Feature
STAY Gallery Interview

AWARDS
2018   Charcoal Book Club Publishing Prize Finalist, Chico Hot Springs, MT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019  I Thought I Saw the Light, STAY Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019  I Thought I Saw the Light, Space Place Gallery, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2012   Faux Film/ Misleading Memories, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013   UAS @ UAG, University Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2013   Equinox, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2013   Amalgamy, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2012   Le Friend, T.F.R. Gallery, Leucadia, CA
2012   American Free Spirits, The Canvas Shop, Seal Beach, CA
2012   Undergraduate Art Show, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2011   Undergraduate Art Show, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2014 Miranda Conway selected works, Costa Mesa, CA
2014  Shadow Spaces from the Art | Crime Archive, co-curated with Brian Goeltzenleuchter, SDSU, San Diego, CA
2013  UAS @ UAG, co-curator, University Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012  Undergraduate Art Show, co-curator, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2011  Undergraduate Art Show, co-curator, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

EDUCATION
2013   BA Magna Cum Laude, Studio Art and Photography, University of California San Diego