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.