Robin Grebe at Schantz Galleries.  photo: Lisa Vollmer

Robin Grebe at Schantz Galleries. photo: Lisa Vollmer

Born: Newark, NJ, 1957

Robin Grebe received her BFA in Ceramics from the Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA in Ceramics/Glass from the Tyler School of Art, Massachusetts. She has been instructor at Rhode Island School of Design and the Pilchuck School. 

Grebe uses cast glass, ceramic glazes, and transparent enamels to create her monolithic and allegorical human forms.  Originally inspired by Greek cycladic fertility goddesses, Grebe's sculptures seem both fragile and strong. To her, they illustrate the paradoxes of human life.

Grebe's work has been shown in Europe and the United States and can be found in many private and public connections worldwide, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

Selected Museum Exhibitions

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Lyman Allan Museum, New London, CT
The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions


Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts              2007

Glass, Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts                                           2003

Cleveland Glass, Cleveland Museum of Art                                                             1997

Warm Glass, Tucson Museum of Art,                                                                       1997   

Tell Me a Story, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio                                            1994

International Exhibition of Contemporary Glass, Rouen, France                             1992

Glass from Ancient Craft to Contemporary Art, The Morris Museum, NJ               1992

World Glass Now ‘91, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan             1991

History of Glass, Lyman Allan Museum, New London, CT                                     1989

World Glass Now ’88, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan 1988

Awards and Publications


Jurors Award, 32nd Annual International Glass Invitational,                          2008, 2004

Glass Art Magazine, ‘The World According to Grebe’                                              2001

New England Foundation for the Arts/Regional NEA Grant                         1993, 2000

Glass Magazine, #50      Review                                                                                1993

Neus Glass, ‘Robin Grebe’s Universe’    April                                                           1990

Glass Magazine, #39      Review                                                                                1990

Glass Art Magazine, Kiln Cast Glass, February                                                        1989

New Works Magazine, Cover, Fall                                                                            1998

Ceramics Monthly, Summer                                                                                      1987

Public Collections

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI                                                                               2011

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada                                                 2009

Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida                           2008

Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA                                                                                     2007

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL                                             2007

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA                                                                         2006

National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA                                                            2000

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA                                           1999

Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, WI                                                                 1998

J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY                                                                     1993

Detroit Institute of Art, David Jacob Chordorkoff Collection,                                  1991

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY                                                                  1987