The Eagle Flies Free, But Why Not Me?

Jamel Robinson

Opening Reception
Saturday, Nov. 11, 3-6pm

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Gallery 495
495 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414

Jamel Robinson currently lives and works in Harlem, New York; where he was born and raised. Robinson is a multidisciplinary artist working in the medium of abstract expressionism. His practice explores assemblage, sculpture, installation, poetry, and performance. His work serves as a time stamp of the experiences shaping his life and creative processes. Robinson’s work grounds itself in the use of materials and themes associated with the historic and present grief surrounding the Black experience in America.

Robinson’s work has gained notoriety throughout the United States and abroad. In 2022, Robinson opened his first institutional solo exhibition, Beauty from Ashes, at the Hudson River Museum in New York where his work is has been permanently acquired into the collection. Robinson was celebrated in the New York Times and CBS News for Beauty from Ashes. This exhibition was conceptualized  as a response to African American Art in the 20th Century, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibition of selected works from their permanent collection, which opened at the Hudson River Museum in 2021. Robinson was the Hudson River Museum’s 2022 Gala Honoree where he had June 17th declared as “Jamel Robinson Day” by the Office of the Mayor of the City of Yonkers and the Westchester County Board of Legislators for his work with the museum and the city’s youth.  Robinson recently participated in the Long Meadow Art Residency in the Berkshires of Massachusetts in 2022-2023.

Robinson has been spotlighted in several solo gallery exhibitions, including: Beauty From Ashes, The Hudson River Museum, NY; The SCREAM Paintings, A Hug From The Art World, New York; Jamel Robinson: UNFETTERED, Established Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. His work has also been featured in various notable group shows, including: Impulse of an Era, Albertz Benda Gallery, New York; A Love Letter to LA, Superposition Gallery & PHILLIPS, Los Angeles; Dark Matter, Kates-Ferri Projects, New York.


Nov 11 2023


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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