Aurora Robson + Marshall Coles
“Plastic pollution is a global health problem; art is a global language.” -Aurora Robson
Aurora Robson’s new body of work is made in collaboration with her husband Marshall Coles. Together they are working on solar-powered sculptures made of illuminated and welded plastic debris. Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her work intercepting the waste stream. Her practice is about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories.
Robson was born in Toronto but grew up in Maui, Hawaii. She lived and worked for two decades in New York City and recently moved to the Hudson Valley. Robson holds a double major (B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University. Her work was shown on the cover of Green Building + Design and has also been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, WIRED, and Art & Antiques. Robson is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Grant.
She lives and works in Hudson Valley, New York.