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Aurora Robson was born in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Hawaii and has lived in New York for the past twenty years.
In addition to her artistic practice, she is Director/Co-founder of Lumenhouse, a photo studio, artist in residence program, exhibition space and community/cultural event space located in Brooklyn. She is the founding director of Project Vortex, an international organization of artists, architects and designers working with plastic debris. Using Project Kaisei reduces the amount of plastic debris in oceans.
Robson’s work is exhibited across the United States. She has received several grants, including the Arthur Levine Foundation Grant, in 2010 She currently lives and works in Brooklyn with her daughter Ona and her husband, the cinematographer Marshall Coles.
"Colorful and visually intriguing yet suggestive of a darkness within, Robson's sculptures and installations communicate a strong environmental message. She is one of the few artists I know of whose works are both politically motivated and truly beautiful at the same time."