Robyn Horn was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, graduated from Northside High School, then Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas where she trained as a painter and earned a BA in Art. Her mother and sister are painters, and her interest in the arts was encouraged. After college, she worked in the typesetting field in Little Rock, and then became chief photographer for Arkansas Parks and Tourism. After trying her hand at stained glass, she found wood. In 1984, she began working on a lathe making bowls and vases, which eventually evolved into sculpture. Over the past 30 years, she has developed an aesthetic through studying the work of contemporary craft artists, then artists such as Rene Magritte, Picasso, and Braque’s Cubism, then the Futurists and Abstract Expressionists. Horn has always worked in series, making sculptures that share qualities of asymmetry, geometry, volume, lack of balance, contrast, and heavy textural qualities. Recently she has moved into painting, exploring similar qualities in two dimensions.
Robyn Horn’s work can be found in private collections, galleries, and museums throughout the U.S. including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.