Chris Robinson

Visiting Professor of Art, Department Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Studio Art.

Chris Robinson



M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Chris Robinson is a visual artist, professor of art, and chair of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Department of Fine Arts, as well as a past professor and member of the nanoCenter at the University of South Carolina Columbia. His interests and artwork focus on the development, role, and mediation of complex science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences decision-making. Throughout his career, his work has involved initiatives such as the early use of computers in the arts to public scale laser and ambient light installations, aviation and space development, scientific exploration, 3D computing and complex drawings of digital spaces, and the rapid emergence of nanoscience/technology. Robinson has been a senior and co-principal investigator on United States National Science Foundation multidisciplinary teams investigating the broader impacts, societal implications, and role of images the development of nanotechnology, and spent the Spring 2009 as a visiting professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy working with the Italian National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology (NEST). Recently he has been a consultant with Synzyme Technologies in the visualization and development of artificial blood and as a fellow of the Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Enquiry in the design, preparation, and upcoming flight of a very small museum to be placed on the surface of the moon. Robinson crosses the two cultures and exhibits, writes, and presents at national and international venues and conferences in the arts and the sciences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.


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