Robin Antar

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My passion as a sculptor involves a technique I uncovered more than 20 years ago — the precise art of creating “virtual records” of contemporary culture — capturing common, everyday items in stone. Essentially, I replicate these items on a real life-scale, complete with meticulous detail. I achieve this absolute realism by incorporating parts of the actual object, as well as custom-made stains, paints, plastics and gold leaf. It’s more than art imitating life, it’s art mirroring life.


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about the artist

My passion as a sculptor involves a technique I uncovered more than 20 years ago — the precise art of creating “virtual records” of contemporary culture — capturing common, everyday items in stone. Essentially, I replicate these items on a real life-scale, complete with meticulous detail. I achieve this absolute realism by incorporating parts of the actual object, as well as custom-made stains, paints, plastics and gold leaf. It’s more than art imitating life, it’s art mirroring life.

RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2010
  • Allied Artists of America, Members and Associates award for my boxing gloves
  • Niche competition, finalist
  • Miami Arts, won first prize, showing in Adventura Florida
  • Manhattan Arts, Healing Arts, won competition
  • Upstream People Gallery, works selected for the 12 Annual Summer All Media Juried online International Art Exhibition on line August 1, 2010- July 31, 2011
  • The National Association of Women Artists, won The Gretchen Richardson Award for carved Sculpture
  • Kennedy Productions, National Book, Best Of America Sculpture Artists, Volume II
  • 2009
  • Miami Art, second place prize
  • 2008
  • Work selected to be in a calendar, put out by Mayor Bloomberg’s office, NYC, NY, to honor Artists with disabilities, VSA Arts put the calendar together
  • 2007
  • Match Up, First Place in Sculpture From Jan. 23
  • United Creators, Second Place Prize, Work Shown at the Art Club, New York NY May 3-16
  • Sculptural Pursuit, 4th Annual Competition, 4th Place and Interview in Creative Wisdom, July
  • Guests gallery, 4 in the Top 10 in There International Art Show Online Voting by the Public
  • Kennedy Productions, National Book, Best of America sculpture artists & artisans Vol 1, Sept. 7
  • Upstream People Gallery, Award of Excellence for Jacket and Special Recognition
    Merit Award for the Jeans, 9th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media International Online Juried Art Exhibition, , June 1-May 31, 2008
  • 2005
  • Kennedy Productions, Best of Series for New York Second Place for Sculpture, Represented in Book
  • Thompson Hospitality Publisher of UNITY, Selected to be a Featured Artist in the Women’s Edition of the March 2006 Publication.
  • ARTV Awards, Nominee for Sculpture and Mixed Media, Oct.
  • Small Works 2005, Award of Merit, Manhattan Arts, New York, NY
  • Pen & Brush, Award of Honorable Mention for Diesel Jacket, April

exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2002, Diesel Denim Gallery, Realism in Stone Exhibition, New York, NY, May 3-31
  • 1998, The Commons, New York, NY, Oct. 19-20
  • 1992, Antar Studio Exhibition, Brooklyn NY, May 17-20
  • 1991, Sephardic Community Center, Brooklyn, NY, May 20-June 25
  • 1983, Hansford Gallery, Works on Paper, New York, NY, Mar. 15-28
  • 1977, School of Visual Arts, Drawings and Sculpture, New York, NY

Select Recent Group Exhibitions

  • 2011
  • Niche Magazine, finalist for competition and work being shown at the buyers Market of American Craft show in Pennsylvania convention center, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 18-21
  • Lurie Gallery, Studios City, Ca, introducing realistic works, Jan 2011, LA art show and Red Dot NY
  • 2010
  • Allied Artist of America, November 12- 30 2010, National Art Show, NYC, NY, Won the Members and Associates award for the boxing gloves
  • ReadyMade Magazine, Celebrate Design, Sept 23, 2010, NY, NY
  • Waldorf Astoria, NYC, NY Elliot Stevens, showing m&m bag
  • Rogue Space 2010 International juried show, New York, NY January 14-Febuary 1st 2010
  • 121st show of the National Association of Women Artists, at the National Art Club, NYC June 9-27, 2010, won the Gretchen Richardson Award for carved sculpture.
  • Zora Art Space, Brooklyn NY, Gallery representation and showing June 20-Aug 17TH 2010
  • Art Ability, November 7, 2009-Jan 17, 2010, Bryn Mawr Rehab hospital, PA
  • 2009
  • Community Word Project, spring of 2009 show at the National Art Club, NYC, NY
  • Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, A Parallel Presence, The National Association of Women Artists, 1889 — 2009, January 17, 2009 - April 12, 2009
  • UBS Gallery, NYC, NY, A Parallel Presence, The National Association of Women Artists, 1889 — 2009, April 12, 2009 Ă¢â‚¬â€œ July 31, 2009
  • BWAC, Fall 2009, Words of Color, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Art Ability, November 7, 2009-Jan 17, 2010, Bryn Mawr Rehab hospital, PA
  • Allied Artist of America, November 13 - December 2 2009, National Art Show, NYC, NY
  • Artists in Auction, Pre auction showing, New York, NY, November 2009
  • 2008
  • Park Slope Studio Tour, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2007
  • National Arts Club, Allied Artist of America 94st Annual Competition, Diesel Jean Jacket, New York, NY, Nov. 13-30
  • Paul Stuart, window display, Oct 19-Nov 19th, NYC, NY
  • Gowanus Studio Tour, Oct 21 and 22
  • Pearl River Cultural Center, Made in USA, Pearl River, NY, June 14 - Nov. 30
  • Montclair State University, Discoveries, Montclair, NJ, January 16- Feb. 17
  • Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Tinton Falls, NJ, March 24-29
  • United Creators, 1st Annual Sculpture Group Show at Club Art, New York, NY May 3-16
  • Pen and Brush, 61st Annual Sculpture Show, Group Members Show, April 10-29

media

  • BROADCAST MEDIA
  • 2010, Brooklyn Independent Television, Caught in the Act, interviewed in her studio, aired July 28th, 2010
  • 2007, HGTV TV That Clever Interviewed with Robin Antar in Her Studio and Show Her Work, Aired March 12 at 1:00 PM ET/PT
  • 2005, FOX 5 News, Featured Artist for the ARTV Awards, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2004, 1010 WINS News, Interview with John Montone February 26, 28 and 29
  • 2004, WNBC TV’S Weekend Today In New York Interview of Robin Antar, February 15
  • SELECT ONLINE MEDIA
  • 2010, Selected on Artist of the Day, August 2010
  • 2010, NY News Blast, online magazine, April 2010
  • 2008, Art to artist Palette, NYC Sculptor to “box” a work in stone
  • 2007, Food Reference, Art Food by Robin Antar, June - Online
  • 2007, Art to Art Palette Antar Sculpts works Frozen by Time, June 7
  • 2007, UpstageMagazine.com, Belmar, NJ July 28
  • 2007, Sculptural Pursuit, 4th Annual Competition, 4th Place and Interview in Creative Wisdom, July
  • 2006, Artist Interviews Magazine, On-Line

SELECT RECENT PRINT MEDIA

  • 2011
  • Niche competition, finalist boxing gloves in Jan image in Niche magazine winter issue
  • 2010
  • Viewpoint, Sculpturing new vision, spring, summer 2010
  • New York Post, 50 Pulse Sunday July 18, 2010
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Midwood Artist Antar carves out American Culture June 16, 2010 page 1 and 2
  • 2008
  • Denver Post, Colorado Sunday- Page 5B- TKO - Guaranteed
  • Collective Journal, Page 2 “up in the attic” boxing gloves
  • Niche Magazine, Retail Details, page 22, winter 2008
  • FORUM, The Cult of Cool, page33, Diesel Jeans, spring 2008

    2007
  • Courier Life, February
  • Newsday’s Marketeer, Brooklyn sculptor featured on HGTV, March 9, Page 11
  • Caribbean Life, Brooklyn Sculptor Featured on HGTV, March 21, Page 51
  • Asbury Park Press, A More Intimate Environment, March 22, Page D3
  • Daily News, Artist’s Everyday Items Really Rock, March 27, Brooklyn Section, Page 22
  • Staten Island Advance, Calendar Section Mention of Show by Robin Antar, March
  • Jewish Planet, Brooklyn Sculptress on Going Beyond Andy Warhol and Finding Judaism and Realism in Stone, by Avital Medoff, May, Page 17, Vol. 1, No. 3
  • The Journal News-Rockland Edition, Female Artist in Spotlight in Pearl River Exhibit June 17, Page 8A
  • The Journal News Rockland Edition, Candy Art Show is a Sweet Scene by Georgette Gouvela, June 25, Page 1, 3d
  • The Journal News, Rockland Edition, Let Them Eat Cake, June 27, Page 4B
  • Glenwood Spring Post Independent, Super Size Ketchup Please. June 29
  • Denver Post, Colorado Sunday Section, Out There, front page, July 29th
  • Collectors Journal, Up in The Attic by Connie L. Gewecke, Editor, Page 2, Tuesday Sept 4th
  • Art Business News, The Palatable Palette from delectable dishes to wondrous wines and scrumptious sweets, collectors appetites for food and wine art are far from waning, Page 34, September 2007
  • Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL., Sept 15th the new products column on the cover.
  • Rockland Parent, calendar section and page 33, Pearl River show
  • Новое Pycкое Cлово (Novoye Russkoye Slovo), daily Russian American newspaper, page, A9 Oct. 5th
  • Berks County, November, This is the season to shop, page 44
  • New York Spaces, November, in the design notebook section page 96
  • Hudson Valley, November, events section, page 81
  • Art-To-Art-Palette, Antar artfully “freezes” the real, page 52-55, Vol. 20 No2 2007-08 winter edition
  • Home News Tribune, New Jersey paper, Sunday November 25th page D7, first page of the NY section
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