Writer

2021

Robinson, Shantay. “Abstracting Social Questions: The Work of Juan Logan.” Black Art in America. 19 Feb. 2021, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2021/02/19/abstracting-social-questions-the-work-of-juan-logan/

Robinson, Shantay. “Tinkering with the Source: The Work of Martha Jackson Jarvis.” Black Art in America. 28 Jan. 2021, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2021/01/28/tinkering-with-the-source-the-work-of-martha-jackson-jarvis/

2020 

Robinson, Shantay. “Aminah Robinson: The Transformative Power of Her Art.” Black Art in America. 16 Nov. 2020,https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/11/16/aminah-robinson-the-transformative-power-of-her-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “New Paintings by Sam Dunson Explore Black Male Demise.” Nashville Scene. 12 Nov. 2020,https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-culture/visual-art/article/21144414/new-paintings-by-sam-dunson-examine-black-male-demise

Robinson, Shantay. “Assemblage: Surpassing the Original Intent.” Black Art in America. 25 Oct. 2020,  https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/10/25/assemblage-surpassing-the-original-intent/

Robinson, Shantay. “Syd Carpenter: Making Her Mother’s Garden.” Black Art in America. 14 Sept. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/09/14/syd-carpenter-making-her-mothers-garden/

Robinson, Shantay. “Still Life: Reckoning with Time.” Black Art in America. 1 Sept. 2020. https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/09/01/still-life-reckoning-with-time/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Aesthetics of the Black Arts Movement.” Black Art in America. 24 Aug.2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/08/24/the-aesthetics-of-the-black-arts-movement/

Robinson, Shantay. “Activating an Afrofemcentric Critique.” Black Art in America. 11 Aug. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/08/11/activating-an-afrofemcentric-critique/

Robinson, Shantay. “Art is a Family Affair: Relatives Working in Visual Art.” Black Art in America. 19 July 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/07/19/art-is-a-family-affair-relatives-working-in-visual-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “Endorsed By the Ancestors: The Ascent of Charly Palmer.” Black Art in America. 10 July 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/07/10/endorsed-by-the-ancestors-the-ascent-of-charly-palmer/

Robinson, Shantay. “Art in the Age of an Awakening: Assessing an Artwork by Arthur Jafa.” Black Art in America. 4 July 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/07/04/art-in-the-age-of-an-awakening-assessing-an-artwork-by-arthur-jafa/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Significance of the Black Lives Matter Mural.” Black Art in America. 11 June 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/06/11/the-significance-of-the-black-lives-matter-mural/

Robinson, Shantay. “15 Enlightening Books About Black Art.” Black Art in America. 2 June 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/06/02/15-enlightening-books-about-black-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “Maurice Evans and Grace Kisa Bring Nu Africans to the Hammonds House.” Black Art in America. 26 May 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/05/26/maurice-evans-and-grace-kisa-bring-nu-africans-to-hammonds-house-museum/

Robinson, Shantay. “How Artists Are Bringing Us Together While Staying Apart.” Black Art in America. 4 May 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/05/04/how-artists-are-bringing-us-together-while-staying-apart/

Robinson, Shantay. “Could We Call It Post-Basquiat.” Black Art in America. 20 Apr. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/04/20/could-we-call-it-post-basquiat/

Robinson, Shantay. “Of Self and Others: The Art of Fahamu Pecou.” Black Art in America. 10 Apr. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/04/10/of-self-and-others-the-art-of-fahamu-pecou/

 Robinson, Shantay. “Liminality and Making Space: The Art of Daphne Arthur.” Black Art in America. 30 Mar. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/03/30/liminality-and-making-space-the-art-of-daphne-arthur/

Robinson, Shantay. “What’s the Deal with Conceptual Art. Black Art in America. 15 Mar. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/03/15/whats-the-deal-with-conceptual-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “10 Breakthrough Black Men Artists as Polled by Black-Owned Art Galleries.” Black Art in America. 3 Mar. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/03/03/10-breakthrough-black-men-artists-as-polled-by-black-owned-art-galleries/

Robinson, Shantay. “10 Breakthrough Black Women Artists as Polled by Black-Owned Art Galleries.” Black Art in America. 27 Feb. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/02/27/10-breakthrough-women-artists-as-polled-by-black-owned-art-galleries/

Robinson, Shantay. “Setting the Artworld Ablaze: Looking at the Artistic Legacy f Reginald Gammon.” Black Art in America. 12 Feb. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/02/12/setting-the-artworld-ablaze-looking-at-the-artistic-legacy-of-reginald-gammon/

Robinson, Shantay. “Depicting the Harshest Realities in the Most Beautiful Ways: The Art of Frederick D. Jones.” Black Art in America, 4 Feb. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/02/04/depicting-the-harshest-realities-in-the-most-beautiful-ways-the-art-of-frederick-d-jones/

Robinson, Shantay. “Art Therapy as a Gift of Kindness.” Black Art in America, 20 Jan. 2020, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/01/20/6389/

Robinson, Shantay. “Black Art: Ghettoizing Art or Creating Space.” Black Art in America, 9 Jan. 2020,https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2020/01/09/black-art-ghettoizing-art-or-creating-space/

2019

Robinson, Shantay. “Moving Monuments and Considering Community.” Black Art in America, 30 Dec. 2019, https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/12/30/moving-monuments-and-considering-community-public-art-by-kehinde-wiley-and-vinnie-bagwell/

Robinson, Shantay. “Courting Corporate Collectors.” Black Art in America, 23 Dec. 2019. https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/12/23/courting-corporate-collectors/

Robinson, Shantay. “Evaluating Course Goals to Achieve High-Order Assignments.” Teaching Artist Journal, vol. 17, no. 1-2, 2019, pp. 11-18. [Academic Essay] Evaluating Course Goals to Achieve High Order Assignments

Robinson, Shantay. “How Poignant Are the Pictures That Portraits Paint?” Black Art in America, 25 June 2019,https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/06/25/why-is-black-portraiture-so-popular-today/

Robinson, Shantay. “Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades of Encouraging Life.” Black Art in America, 11 June2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/06/11/suzanne-jackson-five-decades-of-encouraging-life/

Robinson, Shantay. “20 Top Selling Artists at Five Black-Owned Galleries.” Black Art in America, 2 June2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/06/02/20-top-selling-artists-at-five-black-owned-art-galleries/

Robinson, Shantay. “AfriCobra: Nation Time Exhibition at Venice Biennale.” Black Art in America, 4 May2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/05/04/africobra-nation-time-exhibition-at-venice-biennale/

Robinson, Shantay. “Steeped in Abstraction: After 70, These Artists Deserve Acclaim.” Black Art in America, 4 Apr. 2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/04/04/steeped-in-abstraction-after-70-these-artists-deserve-acclaim/

Robinson, Shantay. “Collecting African American Art After 20 Years: An Interview with Author Halima Taha.”Black Art in America, 22 Mar. 2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/03/22/collecting-african-american-art-after-20-years-an-interview-with-author-halima-taha/

Robinson, Shantay. “Dr. Samella Lewis: The Godmother of African American Art. Black Art in America, 11Mar. 2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/03/11/dr-samella-lewis-the-godmother-of-african-american-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Intellectual Exercise of Talking About Art: An Interview with Curlee Raven Holton.”Black Art in America, 5 Mar. 2019,https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/03/05/the-intellectual-exercise-of-talking-about-art-an-interview-with-curlee-raven-holton/

Robinson, Shantay. “Tina Dunkley: A Treasure Trove of Narratives at Her Fingertips.” Black Art in America,25 Feb. 2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/02/25/tina-dunkley-a-treasure-trove-of-narratives-at-her-fingertips/

Robinson, Shantay. “Minding Your Manners at the Museum.” Black Art in America, 31 Jan. 2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/01/31/minding-your-manners-at-the-museum/

Robinson, Shantay. “Measuring the Pervasiveness of Popular Black Art.” Black Art in America, 28 Jan. 2019,https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/01/28/measuring-the-pervasiveness-of-popular-black-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “Studio Museum in Harlem Ushers in Residents of the World’s Stage.” Black Art in America, 16 Jan. 2019,https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/01/16/studio-museum-in-harlem-ushers-in-residents-of-the-worlds-stage/

Robinson, Shantay. “Prepare for arrival: Michi Meko at MOCA GA.” Black Art in America 8 Jan. 2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/01/08/prepare-for-arrival-michi-meko-at-moca-ga/

Robinson, Shantay. “Auctioning African American Art in 2018 and Beyond.” Black Art in America, 2 Jan.2019, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2019/01/02/auctioning-african-american-art-in-2018-and-beyond/

2018

Robinson, Shantay. “A Fine Line Between Satire and Myth: On Stereotypical Images.” Black Art in America,24 Dec. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/12/24/a-fine-line-between-satire-and-myth-on-stereotypical-images/

Robinson, Shantay. “Putting Their Money Where the Black Art Is: Museums Collect African American Art.”  Black Art in America, 14 Dec. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/12/14/ putting-their-money-where-the-black-art-is-museums-collect-african-american-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “A Very Abbreviated Version of Black Art History.” Black Art in America, 20 Nov. 2018,https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/11/20/a-very-abbreviated-version-of-black-art-history/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Quilting Tradition.” Black Art in America, 9 Nov. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/11/09/the-quilting-tradition/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Afro- in Contemporary Art.” Black Art in America, 1 Nov. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/11/01/the-afro-in-contemporary-black-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “A Critical Look at HBCU Museums and Galleries.” Black Art in America, 30 Oct. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/10/30/a-critical-look-at-hbcu-museums-and-galleries/

Robinson, Shantay. “Artist on the Move: Lavett Ballard on Her Work.” Black Art in America, 22 Oct. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/10/22/artist-on-the-move-lavett-ballard-on-her-work/

Robinson, Shantay. “Mark Bradford at the Hirshhorn Museum: Tearing Into Our Civil Wars.” Black Art in America, 22 Oct. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/10/22/mark-bradford-at-the-hirshhorn-museum-tearing-into-our-civil-wars/

Robinson, Shantay. “The National Gallery Offers a Peek into the Early Works of Gordon Parks” Washington City Paper, 15 Oct. 2018, https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/blog/21032427/gordon-parks-the-new-tide-early-work-19401950-reviewed

Robinson, Shantay. “From Negro Art to Post-Black, Black Art Criticism is Essential.” Black Art in America, 4 Oct. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/10/04/from-negro-art-to-post-black-art-black-art-criticism-is-essential/

Robinson, Shantay. “Artist on the Move: An Interview with Shanequa Gay.” Black Art in America, 4 Oct. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/10/04/artist-on-the-move-an-interview-with-shanequa-gay/

Robinson, Shantay. “Looking Strategies to Impact Art-Going.” Black Art in America, 27 Sep. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/09/27/looking-strategies-to-impact-art-going/

Robinson, Shantay. “8 Reasons to Attend the Black Fine Art Show This Weekend.” Black Art in America, 13 Sep. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/09/13/8-reasons-to-attend-the-baia-fine-art-show-this-weekend/

Robinson, Shantay. “Reginald Gammon: An Artist for the People. Black Art in America, 5 Sep. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/09/05/reginald-gammon-an-artist-for-the-people/

Robinson, Shantay. “Barkley Hendricks: Philadelphia Native Son Leads Portraiture Movement.” Black Art in America, 29 Aug. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/08/29/barkley-hendricks-philadelphias-native-son-leads-portraiture-movement/

Robinson, Shantay. “Remembering the National Black Fine Art Show and a Glimpse of What’s Next.”Black Art in America, 8 Aug. 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/08/08/remembering-the-national-black-fine-art-show-and-a-glimpse-at-whats-next/

Robinson, Shantay. “10 Emerging Black Male Artists.” Black Art in America, 19 June 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/06/19/10-emerging-black-male-artists-to-collect/

Robinson, Shantay. “10 Emerging Black Female Artists.” Black Art in America, 14 June 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/06/14/10-emerging-black-female-artists-to-collect/

Robinson, Shantay. “African American Flag Still Flying High.” Black Art in America, 7 June 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/06/07/3287/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Real Value of Art.”  Black Art in America, 7 May 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/05/30/the-real-value-of-art/

Robinson, Shantay. “The Message Behind Murals.” Black Art in America, 24 May 2018, https://blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2018/05/24/the-message-behind-murals/

Robinson, Shantay. “At UMD’s Driskell Center Portraits of Who We Are Celebrates the Long History of Black Portraitists.” Washington City Paper, 14 Mar. 2018, https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/blog/20996091/at-umds-driskell-center-portraits-of-who-we-are-celebrates-the-long-history-of-black-portraitists

Robinson, Shantay. “At the Brentwood Arts Exchange, a Legacy of Black Art Highlights from the Collection of H. Elaine Johnson.” Washington City Paper, 19 Feb. 2018, https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/blog/20993041/a-curator-collects-a-legacy-of-black-art-at-brentwood-arts-exchange

Robinson, Shantay. (2018, February 2). “1968: Civil Rights at 50 Looks at a Pivotal Year in American History.” Washington City Paper, 2 Feb. 2018, https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/article/20991173/1968-civil-rights-at-50-at-the-newseum-reviewed

2017

Robinson, Shantay. “Kara Walker Tells the Story of the Civil War from the Slave’s Perspective.” Washington City Paper, 27 Oct. 2017, https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/article/20980750/kara-walker-harpers-pictorial-history-of-the-civil-war-annotated-reviewed

 Robinson, Shantay. “With ‘RSVP,’ Atlanta’s Artists Reserve a Seat in the Spiritual Realm.” Arts ATL, 10 July 2017, https://www.artsatl.org/review-withrsvp-atlantas-artists-reserve-seat-spiritual-realm/

Robinson, Shantay. “As Flux Project’s First Visiting Curator, Lauren Haynes Speaks Candidly about the Challenges of Duration.” Arts ATL, 22 June 2017, https://www.artsatl.org/flux-projects-visiting-curator-lauren-haynes-speaks-candidly-challenges-curation/

Robinson, Shantay. “Midtown’s Premier Mixed-Use Development Unfolds into Artists’ Creative Playground.”Arts ATL, 29 May 2017, https://www.artsatl.org/midtowns-premier-mixed-use-development-unfolds-artists-creative-playground

Robinson, Shantay. “MOCA GA’s Permanent Collection Shows Us Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.” Arts ATL, 3 May 2017, https://www.artsatl.org/review-moca-gas-permanent-collection/

Robinson, Shantay. “Mickalene Thomas Shows How ‘Black Girl Magic’ Has Been with Us All Along.” Arts ATL, 24 Mar. 2017, https://www.artsatl.org/review-mickalene-thomas-shows-black-girl-magic/

Robinson, Shantay. “First World Problems: Sean Fahie at Notch 8 Gallery.” Burnaway, 17 Feb. 2017, https://burnaway.org/first-world-problems-sean-fahie-notch-gallery/

Robinson, Shantay. “Alfred Conteh’s Imaging Atlanta: Placing the People Front and Center.” Arts ATL, 2 Feb. 2017, https://www.artsatl.org/alfred-contehs-imaging-atlanta-placing-people-front-center/

 Robinson, Shantay. “September Gray Closes O4W Space, Moves to Buckhead.” Burnaway, 18 Jan. 2017, https://burnaway.org/september-gray-gallery-closes-o4w-space-moves-buckhead/

2016

Robinson, Shantay. “The Perks of Partnership: Facing Race Conference and Wonderroot Team Up.” Number, Inc, 23 Nov. 2017.

Robinson, Shantay. “‘Africa Forecast Shows How Convention Inspires Black Women’s Spirit.” Arts ATL, 11 Nov. 2016, https://www.artsatl.org/review-africa-forecast/

Robinson, Shantay. “Hair muse: Sonya Clark at GSU Welch Galleries.” Burnaway, 1 Nov. 2016, https://burnaway.org/sonya-clark-gsu-welch-galleries/

 Robinson, Shantay. “Studio visit with Shanequa Gay.” Burnaway, 17 Aug. 2016, https://burnaway.org/interview/shanequa-gay-studio-visit/

 Robinson, Shantay. “200 Words: Jamele Wright at Southwest Art Center.” Burnaway, 20 June 2016, https://burnaway.org/review/200-words-jamele-wright-at-southwest-arts-center/

Robinson, Shantay. “Fabian Williams at Notch 8.” Burnaway, 26 May 2016, https://burnaway.org/review/fabian-williams-notch8/

 Robinson, Shantay. “At the High Museum Basquiat’s Star Still Shines Brightly.”  ARTS.BLACK, 19 Apr. 2016, http://arts.black/2016/04/at-the-high-museum-basquiats-star-still-shines-brightly/

Robinson, Shantay. “Studies in blackness: Paul Stephen Benjamin at the High and Gallery 72.” Burnaway, 29 Mar. 2016, https://burnaway.org/review/studies-in-blackness-paul-stephen-benjamin-at-high-gallery/

2015

Robinson, Shantay. “Sheila Pree Bright:  In the Eye of Change.” Burnaway, 24 June 2015, https://burnaway.org/feature/sheila-pree-bright-in-the-eye-of-change/

2014

Robinson, Shantay. “INTERVIEW: Visual Artist Michi Meko – Conjuring Super Powers.” AFROPUNK, 14 Mar. 2014, https://afropunk.com/2014/03/interview-visual-artist-michi-meko-conjuring-super-powers/