Robin Lasser is an artist residing in Oakland, California. She is currently a Professor of Art at San Jose State University.
Lasser produces photographs, video, site-specific installations and public art dealing with socially and culturally significant imagery and themes. Lasser often works in a collaborative mode with other artists, writers, students, public agencies, community organizations, and international coalitions to produce public art and promote public dialogue. Lasser is currently
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
This Fellowship helped to give me confidence in the unique directions developed for my art-making practice.
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
I am now a Full Professor of Art at San Jos? State University. My art continues to evolve. I now work internationally on creating public art spectacles by providing social sculptures that encourage civic dialogue about environmental issues, culture, and the geopolitics of place and placemaking. To see images and videos of my photographs and installations, go to my website: www.robinlasser.com
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Spend time creating what you believe in.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
Movements towards community-based artworks that have a strong aesthetic and compelling components.
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