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Phoebe Robinson | Guest Curator

Phoebe Robinson is a standup comedian, best-selling author, producer, actress, and publisher. She is the author of the essay collections “You Can’t Touch My Hair,” “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay,” and “Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes.” In 2020, she also launched her own imprint, Tiny Reparations Books. Robinson is also the co-creator and co-star of the podcast “2 Dope Queens” and the HBO series of the same name. Other onscreen work includes the TV adaptation of “Everything’s Trash” and the standup special “Sorry, Harriet Tubman,” both of which are produced by her company, Tiny Reparations.

“Anyone who knows me knows I want a lot of color in my life.”
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“As someone who is deeply passionate about fashion, I gravitate towards fashion photography and photography that is a celebration of clothing but isn't necessarily an on-the-nose editorial photo for a fashion magazine. The juxtaposition of black and white against the warm citrus-y background just grabs your eye. And the shapes the models are making with their bodies lures you in. So much can be read from their bodies-intimacy, angsty, acceptance-that makes you think about the ways bodies communicate so much from the subtlest of movements.”
On Katie Burdon's Two Figures in a Room 3
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“Anyone who knows me knows I want a lot of color in my life. From my clothes to my purses, to my furniture, I use color as a form of expression. To reflect my mood, my hopes, my dreams, etc. The simplicity of this piece is what makes it so memorable. And that marriage of vibrancy with minimalism is something I love to visit and revisit in art.”
On Alexis Arnold’s Griddle Cake
“Wow. So regal. So vulnerable. So breathtaking. Showing the rich multitudes of Blackness is one of things I strive for in my own work. Being able to surrender and give yourself over to someone else even if just for a moment is what humanity is all about. I see such strength in this as well. Finally, the mix of colors excites me and pops off the models' skin. This is just heaven.”
On Katie Burdon's Two Figures in a Room 8
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“The starkness of this feels as though it would be right at home in a movie like "The Seventh Seal" or a Herb Ritts music video. It forces you to stop and think and can jump start your own imagination. Anything that is startling yet highly refined hits the sweet spot for me.”
On Astrid Verhoef’s Human Nature 7
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“What a surprise that I like this one a great deal. Haha. Lots of color. Abstract. I feel as though this is a piece of art in which you can discover something new every time you look at it. It invites you to dive into its rich layers and bring your own essence and mix it with its beauty.”
On Rives Granade’s Relic

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