Stephanie Robison, Cloud Construction, 2016Art alum Stephanie Robison ’00 installed Cloud Construction, a sculpture that mimics San Francisco’s rolling fog, on Grove Street.

For her first major exhibition in San Francisco, Stephanie Robison created a playful and surprising installation, responding to the unique microclimates of the region. Cloud Construction features a white plastic fabric that takes over the gallery, crawling in and around wooden scaffold-like structures.

“Most of the work I create has a narrative, addressing aspects of my environment, myself and/or relationships with others,” Robison said. “Clouds are seemingly innocent – perhaps even magical – but they can conceal, fog or obscure the world around us.”

Stephanie’s sculpture is viewable from the sidewalk 24/7, just like the Bay Area fog it mimics. It can be found at SFAC Galleries window installation site at 155 Grove Street, San Francisco, through Dec. 30, 2016.

About Stephanie Robison

Stephanie Robison is an artist based in Oakland, California. She creates sculptures that refer to everyday forms: clouds, towers, bricks, pillows and smoke, among others. Using stone, textile, foam or wood, she deftly manipulates the material of her sculptures to take unexpected shapes; stones look soft and fabric looks rigid. Fascinated by how a simple gesture can alter how we perceive an object, Robison’s works are often imbued with personality, charm and humor.

Stephanie has presented her work in exhibitions and projects across the country, including the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), C2C Project Space (San Francisco, CA), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), Pro Arts (Oakland, CA), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, CA), and Linfield Fine Art Gallery (McMinnville, OR).

Stephanie Robison earned her B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in sculpture from Marylhurst University in 2000. She teaches sculpture at City College of San Francisco.