Walter Robinson is a New York painter and art critic. In 2020 he had exhibitions at Galleria Mazzoli in Modena and Galerie Sébastien Bertrand in Geneva. Robinson has also shown his paintings at Jeffrey Deitch in NYC, Pure Joy in Marfa, Charlie James in Los Angeles, Stems Gallery in Brussels, Inna Art Space in Hangzhou, China, and Vito Schnabel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. In 2017 his work was included in “Fast Forward: Work from the 1980s” at the Whitney Museum. As a critic, Robinson was founding editor of Artnet Magazine, and also wrote on art for Art in America,, the East Village Eye and the Observer.

Walter Robinson was born in 1950 and has lived and worked in New York City since 1968. In 1973 he launched Art-Rite magazine with two collaborators, publishing irregularly until 1977. During the same period he was a co-founder of Printed Matter, and somewhat later served as a correspondent for the cable TV show “Art TV Gallery Beat.” He began exhibiting his paintings in earnest with Collaborative Projects, participating in “The Real Estate Show” and “The Times Square Show” in 1980. In 1982 he had his first exhibition with Metro Pictures, and later showed at galleries in the East Village and elsewhere. He wrote reviews and art news for Art in America until 1996, when he became founding editor of Artnet Magazine, a post he held until 2012. A retrospective of his paintings opened at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, in 2014, traveling to the Galleries at Moore in Philadelphia, and debuting the new Jeffrey Deitch gallery in Soho in 2016. His first exhibition at Air de Paris « It’s Doom Baby » opened in late 2021.


C'est le destin bébé
Air de Paris
October 2021 - January 2022

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