Artist Robyn Bellospirito, a native of Oyster Bay, Long Island,
NY and current resident of Huntington, NY, has been exhibiting
her work for over twenty-five years in galleries and museums
in the New York metropolitan area, around the country, and abroad.
Her primary medium is oil on canvas, but she has recently found
expression through photography, video and performance art.
Ms. Bellospirito, who is listed in the current editions of
Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who of American
Women, 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 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 work has been exhibited at 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.
Aside from her art and performance, Robyn Bellospirito is
a freelance writer and publicist and has worked as a photojournalist.
She is also an Independent Art History Lecturer, giving talks
on various topics from Monet to O'Keeffe.
Images of Robyn's paintings have been used on the cover of
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
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 the ADF.