Vincent Robbins was born in the Los Angeles area of California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art with Distinction and went on to design projects for Charles Eames, Herbert Rosenthal, and Louis Danziger.
Moving east, he worked for Raymond Loewy in New York where he became so influenced by the city that he painted his series of “Black Paintings,” which were shown at Atelier International. When he returned to California, he became Head of Design for LACMA. It was there, while they worked together on the Art & Technology exhibit, that he began a lifelong friendship with James Lee Byars.
Their relationship influenced Vincent's work as a concept artist as they collaborated on many projects together. Over the years, Vincent's work has had a conceptual, aesthetic approach to language with letters and symbols. Vincent was influenced by his art residency in Venice, Italy to make pieces that combine all his skills in drawing, painting, photo imagery, and inkjet processing with Venetian plaster and Venetian stucco on canvass, silk, and paper surfaces for large pieces. He is continuing to work on collaborative ideas James Lee Byars and he planned on doing in their exchange of letter writing.
Pool Type Imagery, Art & Technology, Los Angeles County Museum of Ar
Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, Venice, Italy
CEDAC Art & Design University, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Vincent Robbins Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA