Michael Robinson

Michael's inspiration for his art is drawn from his spiritual beliefs. It is sometimes difficult to ascertain whether Michael Robinson's work and perception of life are pessimistic or hopeful, but he believes strongly in education. Making people aware of the world around them is the only hope for the future. He sees a need for a global balance. "It is important that we see the Earth as a living entity, only then can we understand where we fit in".

"I have worked hard at removing 'man' from the 'centre of all things' by putting him in his rightful place. Equally, among all living things."

Born: Ontario, Canada 1948 (currently living in Keene, Ontario and Manitoulin Island, Ontario)

Medium:
Glassblower, 1971 - 1986
Artist, Printmaker, Poet, 1985 - present

Education:

Sheridan College, School of Design, Glass Major, 1969-1971

Selected Exhibitions:

2005 Elzay Gallery, Aida, Ohio, U.S.A
2005 The Guild Shop, Toronto,Ontario
2005 Gore Bay Museum Heritage Centre, Gore Bay, Ontario
2004 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2003 Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Michigeeng, Ontario
2003 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2002 Ancestral Spirits Gallery, Washington, U.S.A.
2002 The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON
2002 Gallery Gervik, Toronto, ON
2001 Galerie in Alten Kloster, Koln, Germany
2000 Hettmann Studio, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
2000 Gallery Philip, Toronto, Ontario
1999 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
1999 Gallery Philip, Toronto, Ontario
1998 McMichael Canadian Collection, Klienburg, Ontario
1998 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
1998 Spirit of the Sun, Arizona, U.S.A
1997 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario
1997 Rail?s End Gallery, Haliburton, Ontario
1996 Canada House, Banff, Alberta
1995 Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, Quebec
1993 Karlyn's Gallery, Wisconsin, United States
1993 Galeries Sedunoises, Sion, Switzerland
1993 Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario
1992 Bancroft Art Gallery, Bancroft, Ontario
1991 Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, West Bay, Ontario
1990 American Indian Archeological Institute, Washington, United States
1990 Hudson Museum, Maine, United States
1990 Holoyoke Museum, Massachusetts, United States
1990 North Bay Arts Centre, North Bay, Ontario
1990 McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario

Awards:
2005 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
2005 Canada Council, Travel Grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council, Framing Grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
2002 Terra Nova National Park Residency, Terra Nova, Nfld.
2002 Canada Council, Travel Grant
2001 Canada Council, Project Grant
2001 St. Michael?s Print Shop Residency, St John, Nfld.
1992 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
1992 Native Artist in the School, Ontario Arts Council
1990 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
1989 Award for Excellence, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Quebec
1986 Ontario Arts Council, Writers Grant
1985 Canada Council, Explorations Grant
Collections
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario
Glenbow Art Institute, Calgary, Alberta
McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario
Museum of Anthropology, Denver, Colorado
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder, Ontario
Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Books:

A Bird Within A Ring of Fire, 1998, ISBN 0-9695225-3-3
Touching the Serpent's Tail, 1992, ISBN 0-9695225-1-7
The Earth and the Dancing Man, 1991, ISBN 0-9695225-0-9
Freedom of Silence, 1988, ISBN 0-9692185-2-4

Bending the Will of Silence

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 23 x 30 Inches
Code No.: MR155
Price: $4,950.00

Freedom

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 23 x 30 Inches
Code No.: MR154
Price: $4,950.00

Master Plan

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 18.5 x 19 Inches
Code No.: MR153
Price: $3,600.00

The Promise of Tomorrow

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 15.5 x 18.5 Inches
Code No.: MR152
Price: $3,200.00

When the World Began

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 12 x 22 Inches
Code No.: MR151
Price: $3,200.00

The Long Walk – The Journey

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 8.5 x 23 Inches
Code No.: MR149
Price: $2,850.00

Wandering Through Life

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 12 x 14.5 Inches
Code No.: MR148
Price: $2,450.00

Time Traveller

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 14.5 x 12 Inches
Code No.: MR147
Price: $2,450.00

Day And Night

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 12.5 x 12 Inches
Code No.: MR146
Price: $2,250.00

I Fell From the Moon

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 13.5 x 9 Inches
Code No.: MR144
Price: $2,150.00

High Country

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 9 x 10 Inches
Code No.: MR143
Price: $1,950.00

Travellers

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 8 x 10 Inches
Code No.: MR141
Price: $1,500.00

The Enemy Within

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 16 x 16 Inches
Code No.: MR163
Price: $250.00
SOLD

Path of No Choice

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 19 x 14.5 Inches
Code No.: MR156
Price: $900.00 Framed

Dancing Forever

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 4 x 5 Inches
Code No.: MR162
Price: $550.00 Framed

Blindman’s Rush Into the Sky

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 14 x 9 Inches
Code No.: MR159
Price: $800.00 Framed

Old Man’s Dream

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 5 x 5 Inches
Code No.: MR161
Price: $600.00

Keeper of a Dream

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 6 x 5 Inches
Code No.: MR160
Price: $650.00

Old Man and the Hunters

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 15 x 11 Inches
Code No.: MR138
Price: $850.00 Framed

The Oldway Portage-Beothuk Road

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 18 x 26 Inches
Code No.: MR131
Price: $875.00 Framed

A Nation’s Dream

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 11 x 27 Inches
Code No.: MR134
Price: $700.00 Framed
SOLD

Racing the Fog

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 19 x 31 Inches
Code No.: MR132
Price: $925.00 Framed

God of the Wilderness

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 26 x 18 Inches
Code No.: MR133
Price: $795.00 Framed

Beyond the Forest Wall

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching on Paper
Size: 11 x 15 Inches
Code No.: MR68
Price: $300.00

Valley Of Souls

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 11 x 12 Inches
Code No.: MR125
Price: $250.00 or $475.00 Framed

Sound of Hunting

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching on Paper
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Code No.: MR63
Price: $775.00 Framed

The Future’s Story

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 11 1/2 x 14 Inches
Code No.: MR117
Price: $240.00

Shanadithi’s Song

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 Inches
Code No.: MR86
Price: $290.00

Song of the Moon

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 10 x 16 Inches
Code No.: MR164
Price: $350.00

Tipi Cover II (Brown)

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 12 x 14 Inches
Code No.: MR100
Price: $265.00

Looking for the Light in a Fading World

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching on Paper
Size: 22 x 16 Inches
Code No.: MR64
Price: $520.00 or $840.00 Framed

The Wheel of Time – Running Ahead of the Wind

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching on Paper
Size: 12 x 12 Inches
Code No.: MR65
Price: $655.00 Framed

Listening to the Song of Birds

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching on Paper
Size: 13 x 7 Inches
Code No.: MR66
Price: $535.00 Framed

The Responsibility of Knowledge

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 23 x 18 Inches
Code No.: MR82
Price: $778.00 Framed

Fogbound On The Great Canadian Highway

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 17 1/2 x 16 Inches
Code No.: MR77
Price: $760.00 Framed
SOLD

Tipi Cover II

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 12 x 14 Inches
Code No.: MR88
Price: $265.00

Singing with the Birds

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 6 x 7 Inches
Code No.: MR90
Price: $225.00 or $345.00 Framed

The Living Earth- Labrador Tea & Bear Berry

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 16 x 10 Inches
Code No.: MR165
Price: $290.00

The Messenger

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 17 1/2 x 15 3/4 Inches
Code No.: MR91
Price: $390.00 or $610.00 Framed

Hunter

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Inches
Code No.: MR96
Price: $185.00 Framed

Horizons

Artist: Michael Robinson
Medium: Etching
Size: 5 x 6 1/2 Inches
Code No.: MR99
Price: $290.00 Framed