Bruce Robbins, born in Philadelphia, graduated from
the Cooper Union
School of Art and Architecture in New York City.
In the mid-seventies, he broke into the art scene as a new
image sculptor with a
series of painted and constructed ladder and
seesaw sculptures. By 1979 he was
producing a series of pilaster
and door sculptures, which combined
sculpture and painting
signaling the post-modernist movement. Over the years
he has continued his interest in structure and painting using
architecture as a common theme.
During the mid-nineties he produced a series of works called
The Berlin Windows,
which is on permanent display.
In recent years, Robbins developed a series of paintings with
buildings and primary shelters as his subject matter, as well as
free standing sculpture and painted and constructed works called Wall
Reconstructions, which serve as a meditation on painting and sculpture.