Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist who works with multidisciplinary processes that cross a spectrum of performance, drawing/painting, film, video, and installation. Over the past few years she has engaged in a variety of practices, rituals, and earth-based cosmologies that provide a recontextualization of human embodiment and time through shamanic worldviews. Drawing on her own experiences as a student of Butoh movement, Robbins explores methods of movement and storytelling that pull from ancient narratives of birth, death, identity and transformation.
Robbins has exhibited her work or performed at Prospect 3+, New Orleans; Marrickville Garage, Sidney, Australia; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Rowan University Art Gallery, New Jersey; Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkeytown, Brooklyn; Mobius, Boston; Winslow Garage, Los angeles; Beta Pictoris, Birmingham; Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL, and at Atlanta galleries including Whitespace, Sandler Hudson, Beep Beep Gallery, and TEW Galleries. In 2012, she received a full fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency. In 2014 Robbins work was featured in two books, Viriditas: An Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists, United Kingdom and the Contemporary Performance Almanac, New York.