Photograph by Mark Strodl 2017

Photograph by Mark Strodl 2017

 

Artist Robyn Bellospirito, a current resident of Huntington, NY, has been exhibiting her art 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, and she curated solo and group art exhibitions at local galleries during that time. 

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. 

Robyn Bellospirito's art is on display at Cornucopia's Noshery in Amityville, NY where the Owner, Chef Erica occasionally asks the artist to do special events. Some of the venues where Bellospirito's has been exhibited include: 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; The Lana Santorelli Gallery in Southampton, NY; The IMAC Theater in Huntington, NY; The Society of Illustrators 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.

Robyn's art has been featured in numerous publications including: Natural Awakenings Magazine (2017), Horizons Magazine (2017), The Village Connection Magazine (2016), ACES Magazine (2015), The Sow's Ear Poetry Review (2010), ADF's Oak Leaves (2009), The Queen's Chronicles (2009), Susun Weed's Wise Woman Herbal Ezine (2008), Magickal Light (Italy) (2006 & 2008), Pentacle Magazine, UK (2005), and Creations Magazine (1998). 

Aside from her art, Robyn is a poet, butoh dancer, percussionist, vocalist and shamanic practitioner.