Artist Robyn Bellospirito, a resident of Huntington, NY, has been exhibiting her work for over thirty years in galleries and museums in the New York metropolitan area, around the country and abroad.
Robyn is listed in 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 Frick Collection.
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, RI.
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. The three paintings titled "Lovers of the Past", "Tears in the Machine" and "As Angels Fly Away" 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 website.
Robyn Bellospirito's art is on permanent/semi-permanent display at Cornucopia's Noshery in Amityville, NY where the Owner, Chef Erica occasionally asks the artist to put up new work as it is created, and also to do special events. Bellospirito's art has also been exhibited at the Studio 5404 in Massapequa, NY; Artspace Patchogue in Patchogue, NY; RIPE Art Gallery in Huntington, NY; The Huntington Arts Council in Huntington, NY; 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; Artastic Gallery in Huntington, NY; ATM Gallery in Oyster Bay, NY; The Lana Santorelli Gallery in Southampton, NY; The Michael Peter Hayes Salon in Locust Valley, NY; 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 covers of Natural Awakenings Magazine (2017), Horizons Magazine (2017) and Creations Magazine (1998), for which she has also written several articles. Her art has been featured in The Village Connection Magazine (2016) and ACES Magazine (2015). Her art has been published in Pentacle Magazine in the UK and has appeared in issues of Magickal Light (2006 and 2008), published in Italy. Images of Bellospirito's paintings were used as illustrations in Susun Weed's Wise Woman Herbal Ezine (2008), The Queen's Chronicles (2009), a monthly e-newsletter by Urban Shaman Donna Henes. Bellospirito's children's story "The Little Maple Queen", along with one of her illustrations, were published in Oak Leaves (2009), the quarterly journal of the ADF. Her painting "Lullaby Tree" was featured in The Sow's Ear Poetry Review (2010).
Aside from her art, Robyn is a butoh dancer, percussionist and shamanic practitioner.