Michael Sylvan Robinson
Michael Sylvan Robinson '89 (he/they) is an internationally-exhibited genderqueer fiber artist, activist, and leader in arts education; their contemporary fiber art intersects fashion, sculpture, street art and queer activism through innovative use of textile collage and text-based art techniques.
Robinson, an internationally-exhibited genderqueer fiber artist, activist, and leader in arts education earned an M.F.A in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (2008) and a B.A. from Bennington College (1989) with an emphasis in dance and drama. Originally a costume designer and performance artist, their 2D, and 3D contemporary fiber art has been shown in galleries and museum exhibitions including Rome Art Week, SPRING / BREAK Art Show, the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Their fashion art was photographed for Vogue Germany, commissioned and worn at the Met Gala in 2021 by Jordan Roth, a theater producer; their Met Gala collaboration was featured in an interview with Vogue. Robinson was a visiting faculty member for Fall 2022 and returns for Spring 2023.