Bio

Robin was born in 1954 in Grand Rapids Michigan and lived and traveled for five years on a 65 ft. square rigged boat with her family. St. Croix was her home for six years until she moved to finish her last two years of school in Massachusetts. She entered Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in sculpture in 1976.

EXPERIENCE

1999 to present
Moved Speas Studio to Santa Fe into a straw bale, owner design/build home and studio.
1995 to 1999
Opened Speas Studio, a custom furniture and design build company specializing in creative furniture and architectural details.
1990 to 1994
Pursued further education full time and UNM. resulting in Master of Fine Arts in sculpture.
1978 to 1990
Business owner of RJ Speas Woodworking, Design/build
-Interior architectural design detail consultant for Samyn-D'elia Architects.
-Extensive professional and private commissions throughout New England
-Architectural renderings of additions, renovations and private homes.
1976 to 1977
Wm Brouwer Woodworks, Cambridge, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1990 to 1994
University of New Mexico, MFA in sculpture.
1988 to 1990
Plymouth State College, independent study
1972 to 1976
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in sculpture.

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

2003
New Mexico Women in the Arts,Albuquerque NM, juried invitaional, best of show award recipient.
2002
Shidoni Arts Gallery, Tesuque NM, New Traditions in Contempory Furniture show.
1994
Albuquerque Untied Artist, Artspace, Albuquerque NM, one person show
1993
University Art Musuem, UNM Friends of Art, best of show award recipient.
1991
Harwood Center, Albuquerque NM, group show, award recipient.
1989
New Hampshire Chapter, American Institute of Architects - Craftsmanship Award.
1987
Leighton/Tracy Gallery, Meredith NH, Bramblewood Furniture series, own design
1986
Bernsen Gallery, Ashland NH, one person show, Furniture