Through their social media campaign #5WomenArtists, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) asks, “Can you name five women artists?
In response to that, this month five artists with Little Rock connections will be highlighted throughout March. Up next is Robyn Horn. She is a talented artist who also is an avid collector and promoter of other artists.
Born in Fort Smith, Horn graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in art. In the late 1970s, she was the photographer for Arkansas Parks and Tourism.
Her work as an wood artist started in 1983. Since then, she has worked in a variety of styles that have evolved over the years. Horn is drawn to abstract, geometric sculpture, the volume of it, the form, the textures, the negative spaces. She is influenced by the nature of the material and its resistance to being changed and thinks in terms of wood and stone,. Her works explore line and mass, the interplay of angles and planes to create effects of light and shadow, with a strong emphasis on visual grace, and a sense of structural strength and unity. She has also resumed painting.
Currently her works can be seen at the Clinton Presidential Center (in the White House Craft exhibit which runs through the end of the month) and at Galleries at Library Square on the CALS campus. Her work is also part of the Arkansas Arts Center permanent collection as well as on display at Crystal Bridges and other locations throughout Arkansas and beyond. In 2018, she published a book The Sculpture of Robyn Horn.