Robin Holder's Chronology



Born, Chicago, IL


Parents divorced, moved to Manhattan, NY.


Graduated from New York City's High School of Music and Art.


Received a scholarship to The Art Students League of New York, NYC.

Studied with: Marshall Glasier, Vaclav Vytlacil, Morris Kantor, and Rudolf Baranik.


Married Miguel Enrique Luna Alcivar in Mexico City, Mexico.


Birth of son Enrique Sebastian Marc Luna Holder in Quito, Ecuador.


Worked in lithography at Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, the Netherlands.


Assistant Director/Coordinator at The Printmaking Workshop, NYC, NY.


Group Exhibition: Voices Expressing What Is. Westbeth Galleries, NYC, NY. Curators: Benny Andrews, Howardena Pindell, and May Stevens.


Group exhibition: The Wild Art Show. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY. Curator: Faith Ringgold.


Group exhibition: Art In Print. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC, NY.

End of marriage to Miguel Enrique Luna Alcivar.


Group exhibition: Generations in Transition. Hampton University, Hampton, VA. Curator: Dr. Jacqueline Fonvielle-Bontemps.


Group exhibition: Progressions—A Cultural Legacy. The Clocktower, NYC, NY. Curators: Emma Amos, Julia Hotton, and Vivian Browne.


Teaching Artist. The Studio in a School Association, NYC, NY.


Group exhibition: Prevailing Spirit. Longwood Arts Gallery, NYC, NY. Sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts. Curator: Fred Wilson. Teaching Residency. The Children's Museum of Manhattan, NYC, NY.


Received a grant from the Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC, NY.


Artist in Residence. El Museo Del Barrio, NYC, NY. Sponsored by New York State Council on the Arts.

One person exhibition: Robin Holder. The Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.


One person exhibition. Kent State University, Kent, OH. One person exhibition: "Warrior Women". ACBAW Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, NY. Filmed by The New York Foundation for the Arts for a public service announcement produced for television.


Featured in an Arts Education Program for Sesame Street: Family History Portrait Quilt with Young Students. Aired on PBS Fall 1992 through Spring 1997.


Commissioned for an exterior plaza in precast concrete stone and concrete: 6,500 sq. ft. NYC, NY. NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, NYC, NY. Architect: Gruzen, Sampton and Steinglass, NYC, NY.


Assistant to Bob Blackburn. Master Printmaking Workshop at Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic. Sponsored by United States Information Service, United

State Embassy, Dominican Republic, and Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY.

One person exhibition: Robin Holder. Cedar Crest College, Tompkins Gallery, Allentown, PA.


Commissioned for six stained glass windows, NYC, NY. NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program. Architect: RKT & B, NYC, NY.

Commissioned for Portraits and Patterns, seven 32" x 80" ceramic tile murals. Public Art for Public Schools, NYC. Architect: Fleming, Inc., NYC, NY.


Group exhibition: Women in Full Effect. Rush Art, NYC, NY. Curator: Nanette Carter.

One person exhibition: Reflections. State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY.

Commissioned for stained glass window, 8' x 14'. Wayside Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY.


Commissioned for five works for the Racial Justice Awards. The YWCA of the USA, NYC, NY.


Received the Individual Visual Artist Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, NY.

Received a fellowship from The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC, NY.

Group exhibition: Women United: Aesthetically Multicultural. Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Curator: Charlotte Armstead-Williams.


Commissioned by Absolut® Vodka to create a work Absolut Holder.


Residency Grant Artist as Catalyst 2001. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

Commissioned for Transformations, sixteen antique leaded glass windows sponsored by the State of Connecticut Arts Commission. Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Middletown, CT.


Commissioned for Bayonne, five 2.5' x 5' paintings, by the New Jersey Transit, for the Hudson Bergen Light Rail System, NJ. Architect: Parsons Brinkerhoff, Philadelphia


Group exhibition: From Challenge to Triumph. Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY. Curators: Blake T. Kimbrough and Melvin A. Marshall.


Trained high school and middle school NYC Department of Education teachers how to implement the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, NYC, NY


The Brooklyn Museum Education Program's Basquiat Master Class workshops at Holder's studio. Resident Artist. Temple Visual Arts Festival. Lafayette College, Easton, PA.

Group exhibition: Common Cause: Collecting African American Art. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC. Curator: Cheryl Sutton.

Group exhibition: New York/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York. Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris Atelier Lacouriere-Frelaut, Paris, France. Curator: Maddy Rosenberg.

Group exhibition: African American Printmakers: The Legacy Continues. Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Curator: Cynthia Hawkins.


Site specific commission for Migration, 34 windows in laminated glass, NYC, NY. Commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY.

One person exhibition: Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

Commissioned to create a Collectors Guild Print, They Damaged Us More Than Katrina. National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA.


Group exhibition: Daughters of the House of Life: Betty Blayton and Robin Holder. Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA. Curator: Kevin Sipp.


Group Exhibition: New Prints: Artists' Commentary. International Print Center New York, NYC. Curators: Nick Lamia, Gary Simmons, Robin White Owen, and Martha Wilson.


One person exhibition: Robin Holder: Rhythm, Movement, and Change. Parish Gallery, Washington, DC.

One person exhibition: An American Consciousness: Robin Holder's Mid-Career Retrospective. The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Curator: Dorit Yaron.