Alexandra Robinson grew up in the military and has lived all over the world. Because of the semi-transient nature of moving every two years she has a longing for place and truth and seeks these themes in her work. Robinson grew up with her immediate family and the intersection of her Mexican and Jewish heritage cultivates a complexity in how she sees and experiences the world. Since 2012, she has been living in Austin, Texas by way of Kansas City, her adopted hometown. Robinson is a wife and mother to two young girls. She received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati and currently teaches at St. Edward's University in Austin.
Her work ranges from installation to drawing and she has exhibited work throughout the U.S., including the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO and The Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX. Robinson has been a recipient of an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Kansa City and Presidential Research Grants and SPICE grants, and a Delayne Hudspeth Award for Innovative Instruction through St. Edward's University.
In her recent work Robinson has been exploring language and meaning as a way to explore truth and belief. She likes to think of her work as a metaphor for how we navigate and understand our lived experience - through discovery, and even confusion. She has explored this in a variety of ways: through counting, walking, drawing, multiples, and installation.