Kenya (Robinson)







PRESS

2020
Art News: “Hard Cash: A History of Artists Using Money as a Metaphor—and a Medium in Their Work“ by Andrew Russeth


2018
The New York Times: “Monuments for a New Era”


2017
The Village Voice: “Two Artists Ask Why We Put White Men on Pedestals” by Jillian Steinhauer

The Paris Review: “White Man on a Pedestal” by Toniann Fernandez

Creative Capital (The Lab): "Kenya (Robinson) Challenges the Imagination to Remold Privilege" Interview with Hillary Bonhomme and Alex Teplitzky

The New Yorker: “The Podcast as Performance Art” by Cassie da Costa

Hyperallergic: “Best of 2017: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows” 

Huffpost: “How A ‘White Man In My Pocket’ Can Help You Understand Privilege” by Priscilla Frank



2016
The Creative Independent: “Kenya (Robinson) on Creating Your Own
Opportunities”
, Interview by Brandon Stosuy

HYPERALLERGIC ArtRx NYC: “That-Thong-Song-Sing-Along”, by Jillian Steinhauer

Blouin ArtInfo: “5 Can’t Miss Gallery Shows in New York” by Scott Indrisek


2015
Intercourse Magazine, #4: “Hood Tales – Fictional Pulp Fiction” (portfolio)

Huffington Post Arts + Culture: Art Review: “Kenya Eats a (Big) Cracker” by Illya Szilak

HYPERALLERGIC ­ArtRx NYC: “Last Chance: Pussy Don’t Fail Me Now”, by Jillian Steinhauer

Brooklyn Magazine: “At Karaoke Universal, CHEEKY LaSHAE Wants YOU to Be a Performance Artist”, by Carey Dunne

The Creators Project: “CHEEKY LaSHAE Marries Karaoke, Puppetry, and Performance Art” by Charlie Schmidlin

LAPALME Magazine: “Kenya (Robinson) Mischief Maker”, by Coralie Claeysen­-Gleyzon

Huffington Post Arts + Culture: “How A 'White Man in My Pocket' Can Help You Understand Privilege” by Priscilla Frank


2013
BOMBlog: “Kenya (Robinson)” by Lee Ann Norman


2012
The New York Times: “Serious Artists Plan Whimsy in the Sand”


2011
16 Miles of String (blog): “Kenya (Robinson) Eats a Cracker in The Kitchen” by Andrew Russeth

The New York Times: “The Serial Sleepover Artist” by Penelope Green


2010
The L Magazine: “The NADA Emerging Artist”

Essence Magazine: “10 Female Artists You Should Know About”

Deutsche Bank ArtMag: “There is No Looking Glass Here: The current exhibition at the Wall Gallery of Deutsche Bank”

The International Review of African American Art: “Drawing Outside the Lines” by Samantha

artcritical: “LES GALLS” by David Cohen

The L Magazine: “Who Ain’t Woman?” by Kathleen Massara


2008
Gainesville Magazine: “Hair, Art and Culture: Kenya Robinson Transforms the Familiar Into the Thought Provoking” by Amritha Alladi


SELECTED WRITING:

2018 
The New York Times - Sunday Review, “Monuments for a New Era” (Op-Art)


2017
Artsy.net, “40 Artists Share Their Favorite Shows of 2017”  (short review)

HuffingtonPost.com, “Sexual Dealing” (essay)

HILOBROW.com, “Political Objects (12): Burner Phone” (essay)


2016
Blouin Modern Painters Magazine, “The Fate of Excellence” (critical response)

JamaicaFlux: Workspace & Windows 2016 Catalog, “The Prep Is an Old School Dance: Performing The SAT - a Work for Performance by Ayana Evans” (essay)


2015
Intercourse Magazine #4, “Hood Tales – Fictional Pulp Fiction” (essay)


2014
Featured Blogger ­ Huffington Post Arts & Culture | “Practically Magic”, “Romantical”, “Ass, et al.”


2013
Featured Blogger ­ Huffington Post Arts & Culture | “Shorty Wanna Be a Thug”, “Blue for Black”, “Crap: A Philosophy of Shit”


2012 Featured Blogger ­ Huffington Post Arts & Culture | “Black Love: Off the Chain”, “Is That a Rectangle in your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy To See Me?”, “Soul Seasoning”, “The Box Marked Other”, “The Crying Game”, “…Bet Your Last Money”, “The Unbearable Whiteness of Beyoncé”