About

Robyn Maree Pickens is an art writer, curator, poet, and text-based practitioner. Robyn’s art writing has appeared in ArtAsiaPacific online, ANZJA, Art + Australia online, The Pantograph Punch, and Art New Zealand. Her most recent curatorial project was presented at Blue Oyster (“Bright Cave” 2018), Dunedin. Robyn’s poetry has appeared in Into the Void, Peach Mag, amberfloraSAND Berlin, Cordite, Plumwood MountainMatador Review, Jacket 2, at ARTSPACE, Auckland, and is forthcoming in an anthology to be published by Carcanet Press (March 2020). She was a finalist of the 2018 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize (N.Z) judged by Eileen Myles, winner of the takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize (N.Z) 2018, and a finalist of the inaugural Leeds Brotherton Poetry Prize (U.K) 2019. Her poetry criticism has appeared in Rain Taxi and Jacket 2. Her most recent text-based work was exhibited Te Tuhi (December 2018 – March 2019). Currently Robyn is a PhD candidate in ecological aesthetics at the University of Otago, and an art reviewer for the Otago Daily Times and Art News.  This in-progress website includes links to a selection of recently published online essays, fiction, art reviews and poetry. Thanks for visiting!