Lisa Beth Robinson is the proprietor of Somnambulist Tango Press where she makes artists books (letterpress, papermaking, printmaking), broadsides, fine art, curates exhibitions, and is an assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. In the summer of 2015 she began working in kiln-fused glass on a collaborative project with sculptor Kristin Thielking.
Robinson is a mixed-media artist who is transforming materials physically and psychologically in the pursuit of understanding the idea of reading alongside interpersonal, spiritual, and environmental relationships and their global impact. Her innovative processes employ principles of physics, botany, and Jungian psychology.
Recently, her work has been purchased by institutions such as the New York Public Library, Emory University, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Robinson’s books and bookworks visualize the relationship between language and experience, making connections between disassociated objects and concerns. Her primary research interest is colony collapse disorder, both in and of itself and as a metaphor for global sociopolitical acts. Of equal interest at this time is wave science and shipwrecks as a reflection of the human condition. She is extremely interested in the interconnectedness of things. Ultimately, she makes work that reveals itself over time, shifting and layering its nuances and meanings, a projection of language and experience.