I wanted anyone to be able to identify with it. This project is breaking down walls and shedding light on Black artists. It shows that we have valuable voices, too. For as long as I can remember, art has inspired me. Expressing myself with my artwork allows me to convey a thought, an emotion, a personal experience, or an important message. As an artist, it has become my mission to push the envelope and create artwork that sparks a dialog and remains timeless.
Award-winning mixed media Artist Rebecca Robinson creates impactful artwork, specifically with concrete and tar. Her strategic use of texture and contrast creates various subjects and themes which continue to evoke emotion and spark dialogue while enriching the community and contributing to the culture.
Rebecca is an Indianapolis native and studied Art/Visual Communications at the Historically Black College North Carolina Central University. Rebecca’s background includes art history, photography, film, fashion, and creative marketing/branding. She is also a self-published author of the book for creatives titled Arts Honor. Rebecca’s artwork has been featured in dozens of media outlets including Indianapolis Business Journal, NPR, PBS, WFYI, NUVO, Jezebel Magazine Atlanta, Pattern Magazine, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Recorder, New York Examiner, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, and more.
In 2018, Rebecca co-produced the award-winning documentary film The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital as a tribute to her father and grandfather’s legacy in the medical field. Rebecca is also a member of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum Planning Committee, the Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival Advisory Committee, the Art Center of Indianapolis Board of Directors, the Indianapolis Cabaret Board of Directors, and the African American History Committee Advisory Board for the Indianapolis Public Library. Rebecca is also a member of the art collectives WE ARE INDY ARTS, The EIGHTEEN, and Circle City Creatives. Rebecca currently has an art residency at The Harrison Center Indianapolis.