Artist Robyn Bellospirito, a native of Oyster Bay, Long
Island, NY and current resident of Huntington, NY, has been exhibiting
her work for thirty years in galleries and museums in the New
York metropolitan area, around the country, and abroad.
Robyn is listed in the current editions of Who's
Who in American Art and Who's Who of American Women
and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art History. She has worked
in some of New York's finest museums, including The
Metropolitan Museum of Art and The
For three years (1993-96) Robyn Bellospirito published
The Exhibitioner Art Magazine, which featured the work
of emerging and established artists from around the country.
Several issues contain articles about, and interviews with art
world V.I.P.'s such as photographer Andres Serrano, correspondence
artist Ray Johnson,
and art historian Dr. Stella Russell, author of Art in the
World. A complete collection of all of the issues of The
Exhibitioner can be found in The
Museum of Modern Art Library in New York City, in the Library
of C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University in Brookville, NY,
and in the Rhode Island School of Design Library in Providence,
In 1992 the Manhasset Public Library in Manhasset, NY,
attempted to censor Robyn's work and denied her a scheduled show,
on the grounds that three of her paintings contained nudity.
One of these paintings is titled "Lovers of the Past"
and can be seen here on her web site. Following a two and a half
year battle in Federal Court, Judge Thomas Platt ruled in Ms.
Bellospirito's favor and in favor of the protection of free speech.
The case set a precedent in the Eastern District of New York,
and in January 1996 the artist was given back her show which
included the three disputed works. To find out more about the
case, you can visit the National
Coalition Against Censorship Web Site.
Robyn Bellospirito's art has been exhibited at the UUFH
Gallery in Huntington, NY; "Art After Dark" at the
Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, NY; Live
Art Fusion events on Long Island, NY; RIPE
Gallery in Greenlawn, NY; Artastic
Gallery in Huntington, NY; Art
(that matters) in Oyster Bay, NY; The
Lana Santorelli Gallery in Southampton, NY; The Michael Peter Hayes Salon; The IMAC Theater in Huntington, NY; The Society of Illustrators
in New York City; Mistretta Galleries in Locust Valley, NY; Barnes & Noble in New York City;
The Watchung Arts Center
in Watchung, NJ; The
Hillwood Art Museum in Brookville, NY; The Ghost Fleet Gallery
in Kitty Hawk, NC; The Islip Art Museum in Islip, NY; The Eighth
Floor Gallery in New York City, The Foster Freeman Gallery in
San Antonio, TX; The U.N. Fourth World Conference in Beijing,
China and Moscow, Russia; The Ticknor Gallery at Harvard University
in Cambridge, MA; and a corporate exhibition at the 1-800-FLOWERS
Manhattan Store. Her work was featured in 2000 when she painted
a mask for The Mask Project NY which was auctioned off to benefit
Hospice Care. The Mask Project chose to use the image of her
mask as their logo on various promotional materials, including
ten-foot long banners which were hung throughout the Fortunoff
Mall in Carle Place, NY. Her work is in the corporate collection
of 1-800-FLOWERS at their headquarters located in Carle Place,
NY, and in many private collections around the country.
Images of Robyn's paintings have been used on the cover
of Creations Magazine,
for which she has also written several articles. Her art has
been published in Pentacle
Magazine in the UK; it has appeared in the December 2006
and the January 2008 issues of Magickal Light; images of her paintings
were used as illustrations in the January 2008 issue of Susun
Woman Herbal Ezine; and in the December 2009 issue of The Queen's
Chronicles, a monthly e-newsletter by Urban Shaman Donna
Henes. Her children's story "The Little Maple Queen",
along with an illustration, were published in the Winter 2009
issue of Oak Leaves, the quarterly journal of
Aside from her art, Robyn is a freelance writer, publicist
and has worked as a photojournalist, graphic designer, illustrator
and art history lecturer.