Robin Antar is an international sculptor. In her 40-year career, she has created two parallel bodies of work: expressions in stone, which are organic forms, that appear to be soft and bendable; and hyper-realism in stone, which are depictions of American icons, including the ballpark frank, the work boot and the cowboy hat. Antar has worked with limestone, onyx, marble, calcite, steatite, and fluorite to express and convey each work’s subject and experience, through color, texture and opacity.

Antar’s approach to Trompe l’oeil sculpture pushes boundaries of handmade craft using industry-grade machinery using hand-controlled air and electric tools custom-made oil-based stains and mixed-media.

Her latest project is a series of 30 sculptures that bring her knot and hyper-realism sculptures together. The project pairs works representing Antar’s personal experiences with the loaded American symbols including the “Make America Great Again,” cap, and the U.S. Constitution.

How do Americans deal with trauma? How do Americans cope with their struggles, and how do these experiences help us find balance again in the world? This project aims to raise awareness and contribute to conversations about the struggles at the forefront of American life today.

Her work is in the corporate collections of Doc Marten’s, Stella Artois, and Skechers. Antar’s public sculpture, “David’s Knot in Flames,” is in the courtyard at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York. She has exhibited in venues including Canton Museum of Art, Ohio and Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Robin Antar is an elected member of the Allied Artists of America, New York, the National Association of Women Artists, New York, and the New York Artists Equity Association, New York. 

She received many awards including the Wynn Newhouse Grant and the Gretchen Richardson Award for Carved Sculpture from The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, 2012. Antar is a graduate of School of Visual Arts (BFA, 1981), New York.

Robin Antar is represented by POP International Galleries, New York, N.Y.

Bombay Sapphire Unveiling, Pop International Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
Realism in Stone, Diesel Denim Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
Robin Antar, The Commons, New York, NY, 1998
Robin Antar, Sephardic Community Center (The Center), Brooklyn, NY, 1991
Robin Antar, Hansford Gallery, New York, NY, 1983

Allied Artists of America 100 years, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH, 2015
Hot Sauce and Brown Liquor, Rush Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
• Sculpture of Food, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY,  2015
Artists in Action, Jewish Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
The National Association of Women Artists 125th Annual Show, Morris Museum, Morristown NJ, 2014
•  The National Association of Women Artists 120th Annual Show, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., 2009
The Really Big Shoe Show, City Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2000
The Millennium Exhibition, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY, 1999
From Celestial to Earthly: Exploring The Environment through Ourselves, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ, 1995
• More Artistic License, Nabisco Corporate Gallery, East Hanover, NJ, 1999
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 1983

Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY, 2011
Affordable Art Fair, represented by Lurie Gallery, New York, NY, 2011
Los Angeles Art Fair, CA, 2011
New York Art Expo, represented by Art Marketing Group, New York, NY, 2004
New Artists at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, 1981

“David’s Knot in Flames,” permanent public sculpture, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY, 2015

Château Haut-Brion Wines, Paris
Doc Marten’s footwear and clothing, London
Skechers Footwear, U.S.
Stella Artois Belgian pilsner, U.S.

Wynn Newhouse Grant, 2012

• Art Ability, Honorable Mention, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2012
• Supremely Important Artists of the World, 4th Place, World Wide Art Books, 2012
• Special Recognition, Upstream People Gallery, 2012
• The Gretchen Richardson Award for Carved Sculpture, The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, 2012
• Members and Associates Award, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, 2011
• First Prize, Miami Arts, Miami, FL, 2010
• Healing Arts Competition, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY,  2010

• Carrara Residency Program, New York Academy of the Arts, 2018
• Carrara Residency Program, New York Academy of the Arts, 2017

  • Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1981