1977         The New School for Social Research, "Fund Raising and Grant Writing"

1971-73    Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA, M.F.A.

1967-71    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C., B.F.A.


2016-18      Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn, N.Y. Lead Restoration of Gilding and Decorative Painting                       

2016           The Painted Pot, Brooklyn, N.Y., Ceramic Instructor   

2010           Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Adjunct Professor: "Materials"

2000           Studio E, NYC, Designed a portfolio of over 20 specialty wallcovering designs

1983-2015  Evergreene Architectural Arts, NYC, Director of Decorative Finishes

1982-83      Trompe L'Oeil Studios, NYC, Staff Artist    

1981-82      The Heller Gallery, NYC, Registrar

1981           The American Crafts Museum, NYC, Gallery Assistant

1978-80     The Drawing Center, NYC, Dir. Educational Program and Viewing Program, Staff  

1977           Artist in Residence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, N.C.       

1976-77      Artist in Residence, Vance Granville Community College, Oxford, N.C.

1975-76      Artist in Residence, Fayetteville Technical Institute, N.C.

1974-75      Artist in Residence, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, N.C. 


2018        Honorable Mention: The 17th Annual Tokyo/New York Friendship exhibit N.Y.,  N.Y.

2017        Received the "Madeline Sadin" award from Greenwich House Pottery, N.Y., N.Y.

1996         Winner of "Picture It Painted Professionally" Residential Interior, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America                  

1981         Artist in Residence, YADDO, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

1979         Creative Artists Public Service Grant, NY State Council on the Arts

1976          Urban Wall commission from the Fayetteville Arts Council, N.C.

1972-73    Mills Reasearch Associateship Grant in Painting, Claremont Grad. School

1971-73    Claremont Graduate School Fellowship, Claremont, CA.

1972-73    Teaching Assistantship, Film Arts, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.


2019     The Nu Hotel, The Root of The Matter, solo exhibition curated by Welancora Gallery

2019     Currently represented by Gagne Contemporary  on


2019     Rendering Likeness Volume 2, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Group Show

2019     PSWT Exhibition, 55 Water St. Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Group Show

2019    The Gathering, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., A two person show.

2018    Gifts By Artists, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Group Show.

2018    On The Table, Gas Works Gallery, Bklyn, N.Y., A group show in conjunction with the annual Brooklyn Clay Tour

2018     17th Annual Tokyo/New York Friendship Show, Nippon Gallery, N.Y.C.

2017     16th Annual Tokyo/New York Friendship Show, Nippon Gallery, N.Y.C.

2017    This Is Not A Teapot, Ground Floor Gallery, Bklyn, N.Y. Group Show in conjunciton with the annual Brooklyn Clay Tour.

2016, 2017, 2018  Curated the Ceramic Exhibit for the annual "Gowanus Open Studios" weekend at the Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2011    Evergreene: The Artists & Their Art, Curator and Participant in Group Exhibition of 65 artists. SoHo, N.Y. 

1983    Variations On a Theme: Embellished Elevations of the Carnegie Mansion, Cooper Hewitt Museum, N.Y.C.

1982    New Drawing in America, The Drawing Center, N.Y., London, Italy

1982    Deck The Halls: A Drawing Exhibition, GE Headquarters, Fairfield, CT.

1981    Art On Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, N.C.

1981    Former N.C. Artists, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N.C. & N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.

1981    The Art of North Carolina, Squibb World Headquarters, Princeton, N.J. & Duke University Museum of Art, N.C.

1981     Heresies Benefit Exhibitiion, The Grey Art Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

1981     Works In The Decorative Mode, Carolyn Schneebeck Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

1980     Recap, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, N.Y.C.

1980,1976,1975,1974,1973    Annual North Carolina Artists Exhibition, N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.  (42nd, 39th, 38th, 36th)

1980     Young Americans of The Eighties, Hans Strelow Gallery, Dusseldorf

1980     New York Pattern Show, Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University

1979     Short Stories and Tall Tales, one person show, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NY, NY

1979     Pattern, Dayton Art Center, Dayton, Ohio

1979     CAPS Graphic Artists, State University of NY at Brockport & New Paltz

1979     Decorative Art: Recent Works, Douglass College, Rutgers, University, N.,J.

1978     Works of Art on Paper, The Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

1978     Pattern Painting, Sewell Art Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

1978     Pattern On Paper, Gladstone/Villani Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

1978     Paperwork, The Drawing Center, N.Y., N.Y.

1977     Art in Public Places, Organization For Independent Artists, Commerce Building, Washington, D.C.   

1977     Pattern Painting, P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, N.Y., N.Y.

1977     Southeastern Drawing Invitational, SECCA, Winston Salem, N.C.


2016     From Idea to Finished Form,  Ceramics Monthly, September issue, p.61

"Originally published in September 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission." 

2016         Arts Gowanus: Artist Profile:    

2016        BoHo Home, "Everyday Artist: Robin Roi"            

2008         Paint Style, Firefly Books, Technical Consultant to Benjamin Moore & Co. for decorative finishes and sample production 

2008         Demystifying Decorative Finishing... Or Why Gild The Lily?  Journal of Architectural Coatings, June issue                                        

2003        The Gilder's Tip,  Journal of the Society of Gilders, Interview Vol 17 Issue 1 "Profile of Robin Roi"

1997        Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. "Urban Wall Revisited".

1996        The Urban Wall, Melissa Clement, Staff Writer, Nov 22 

1995        The Decorative Art of Stenciling, Traditional Home, pages 94-99, July 1995

1986        The Quilt Digest, The Quilt Digest Press, San Francisco, Edited by Michael M. Kile, Page 69, Illus. "The Three Fiances".

1984        Crazy Quilts, Penny McMorris, E.P. Dutton, Inc., page 113, Illus. 127 "The Three Fiances".

1983        Variations on a Theme: Embellished Elevations of the Carnegie Mansion, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC. Smithsonian Institution, Catalogue, Page 66


Oct 2018   Selected by Assoc. Director of DC Moore Gallery, Peter Luke Colon, as "one to see" at the annual Gowanus Open Studios Tour, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jan 1982   Downtown: Trends in American Drawing, by Grace Glueck, New York Times

Jan 1981   N.Y. Reviews, Flash Art, by Valentine Tatransky   

Oct 1981  Former North Carolina Artists, Raleigh Times by Lyn Johnson

Nov 1979  Voice Choices, The Village Voice by Carrie Rickey

Jun 1979   Decoration, Ornament, Pattern and Utility, Flash Art by Carrie Rickey

Jun 1979   Du Die Kunstzeitschrift  Du Magazine (Decorative Arts Today), Zuruck und hin zur "Wurde des Dekorativen"  by Harald Szeemann Pages 56-68

Dec 1978  N.Y. Reviews, ArtForum, by Jeff Perrone

Feb 1978  N.Y. Reviews, Art News, by Peter Frank

Jan 1978   Pattern Painting, Arts Magazine, by Carrie Rickey 

Nov 1977  Issues in Pattern Painting, ArtForum, by John Perreault

Jun 1973   Opulence,  Womanspace Journal, Volume 3, Melinda Terbell


Jan 2015   Merging The Old With The New In Your Townhouse by Robin Roi, produced by Vandenberg Inc., on youtube.

1979        Robin Lehrer: Pattern Painter : a video interview produced by Rutgers University Media Center 

1979        The Third Century: Art For People, a film interview, produced by Duke University Media Center.

1976        Lives Of The Artists By Wives Of The Artists, video presentation by Robin Lehrer at the North carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.