Robyn Leoni Abbott graduated from Central Metropolitan College in Perth with qualifications in Arts and Design. Abbott’s penchant for colour and design underpins her work, where her expressionist creations pivot on a spectrum of pattern, abstraction, nature and subjectively, her interpretations of the human psyche.
The artist experiments with inherent contradictions in her designs. She employs a playful and enthusiastic creative methodology which resonates in the aesthetic of her work. Both decorative and emblematic of personal lived experience, Abbott’s work has broad consumer and collector appeal.
The artist professes, “I am an introvert/extrovert. I am an artist. I like to spend time alone. I don’t like being indoors all day. Time spent in nature is never a waste of time. I struggle with routine. I am easily distracted by loveliness and fun. There are never enough hours in the day for play. I am loaded with contradictions. I am compelled to create. I want more time to dream.” This statement succinctly embodies the essence of her work.
Abbott’s experience has seen her participate in various group shows globally, with her work found in collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US.
Central Metropolitan College Perth – Theatre Arts and Diploma of Arts (Art and Design)
2020 City of Melville Art Awards and Exhibition
2020 City of Wanneroo Art Awards and Exhibition
2020 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards and Exhibition
2019 “Everything and Nothing” Group Show, Fridays Studio West Perth
2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2018 Churchlands Community Art Group Exhibition, Churchlands WA
2018 Girls Collide Group Exhibition
2018 Works on paper Group Exhibition
2017 Rockefeller Deli Group Exhibition, Perth WA
2016 Light up Leederville Group Exhibition, Leederville WA
2015 Art Lab Group Exhibition, Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance WA
2015 Tricky Troika Group Exhibition, Studio 2, Leederville WA
2014 Hurly Burly Group Exhibition, Kurb Gallery, Perth WA
2014 Group Exhibition, State Theatre Festival of Perth, Perth WA
2013 Group Exhibition, Art Space Collective, Scarborough WA
2012 Beautiful Madness Group Exhibition, Kurb Gallery, Perth WA
2011 Group Exhibition, John Streater Gallery, Yallingup WA
Works held in private collections across Australia in New Zealand, Europe and the USA.