Heather Robinson

Heather Robinson

San Francisco, CA, United States

About Heather Robinson

A love of structure led me to study architecture in school, which fueled a fascination with how people choose to decorate the spaces around them. I indiscriminately love pattern and color - if it’s decorated and brightly colored, I’m attracted to it. I adore the handmade and the accidental, and have a fondness for the imperfect - imperfection is what makes us human, and I want to celebrate the best parts of being human.

When I began my abstract art practice, I was working in collage and mixed media, but transitioned to mostly acrylic painting because I like having full control over my colors and materials. So now I call myself a painter, although you’ll still sometimes see some collage elements worked into my paintings.

Since 2007, I’ve been painting in my tiny studio in the Mission Bernal neighborhood of San Francisco. I travel as often as I possibly can, and study a few foreign languages so I am more comfortable at my destinations. In my free time, I crochet fancy lace, collect loud vintage neckties, and experiment with crazy hair colors.


Professional practices, Taking the Leap, 2003-2004

Architectural study, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

Bachelor of Environmental Design, Summa Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1995

Environmental Design Studies including design studio, ItalArt, Santa Chiara, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy 1993


Secession Art & Design, "Essential", April 2020
Secession Art & Design, "Luminous", August - September 2019

Secession Art & Design, "Civilizations", August - September 2018

Spark Arts, San Francisco, November-December 2017

Secession Art & Design, August - September 2017

201 California, "Attraction", November - December 2016

Secession Art & Design, "Connection," August - September 2016

Secession Art and Design, "8th Anniversary," August - September 2015

Secession Art and Design, "Golden," August - September 2014

Secession Art and Design, "Embellished," August - September 2013

Blackbird, "Embellished", June-July 2013

Andalu, March 2013

Secession Art and Design, "Motifs", October-November 2012

Mermaids Tattoo, April-May 2012

Acabello, December 2011-February 2012

Secession Art and Design, "Ghosts of Flowers", October-November 2011

Andalu, July 2011

Secession Art and Design, October-November 2010

Variety Screening Room, August-September 2010

On Mars, May-June 2010

Andalu, January 2010

Vi Gallery, November-December 2009

Secession Art and Design, "Net and Nest", October-November 2009

Secession Art and Design,“Earthly Desires”, October - November 2008

Drug Store Gallery, “The Ornamental Figure,” February – March 2006

Levy Art and Architecture, December 2005 – January 2006

“Internal Affairs,” Los Gatos, CA, September 2005

Femina Potens, "Recent Work," San Francisco, August 2002