Biography

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. on February 9th, 1951, Robin Elizabeth Knight spent her school years in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From the beginning Fine Art, especially drawing and oil painting, were always a passion and driving force. After almost forty years working as a professional photographer, since 2005 Robin has returned to her first love painting in oils.

Robin Knight has exhibited, sold and published her work since 1969. People, travel, historic buildings and architectural detail have been primary subjects for Robin's professional work, but equestrian subjects were always of interest.

1997 - 1998  Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Harness Horse Photographer

1983 - 2002  Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre - Clinical Trial Coordinator, Dept. Clinical Immunology

1982  James Joyce Centennial (Celtic Festival),  University of Toronto - Photographer

1978 - 1981    TVO/TFO Toronto - Bilingual Film & Stockshot Researcher

1974 - 1976  Art Gallery of Ontario - Bilingual Communications Officer

1970 - 1971  Ryerson Polytechnical Institute  Photographic Arts

1969 - 1970  Ecole des Beaux Arts with Etienne Martin, Paris

1969  Life Drawing classes with John Fox , Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal - a strong influence

1968-1969  New School of Art, Toronto

1968  Life Drawing classes with Ghitta Caiserman-Roth at Concordia University, Montreal

1967 Expo '67  Montreal, Quebec - Bilingual Tour Guide

1963  "The Study Chronicle" First published and prize winning photo. It also published a cartoon drawing and other work by Robin during her time at that school.

1955 - 1968  The Study Inc.  Montreal   Began studio classes with Ethel Seath until her retirement in 1962,  then completed McGill University Matriculation in Fine Art under Edna Tedeschi.

 

Corporate Limited Editions 

2002  "Inticate Stonework , Barcelona"  Numbers 1/200 to 30/200  Produced for Innova Life Sciences Inc.

2001  "Inner Reflections, Bigwin Island"  Numbers 1/200 to 30/200  Produced for Innova Life Sciences Inc.

2001  "Ice Storm"  Exclusive Edition of 100  Produced for Byk Canada

2000  "Shaker Legacy"  Exclusive Edition of 80  Produced for Byk  Canada

1999  "Bigwin Island Reflections"  Exclusive Edition of 180  Produced for Byk / Altana

Solo Exhibitions  

1999     Horses, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada

1999     Horses, Eight Elm Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1983     New Visions, Private Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

1981     Paris / Venice, Yorkville Public Library, Toronto, Canada

1980     Salute to Italy, CN Tower, Toronto, Canada 

1980     Paris / Venise, Centre Francophone, Toronto, Canada

Note:  "Francomag" (Multi-Cultural TV - Channel 47) televised a ten-minute segment with an interview and montage of photographs in conjunction with the Centre Francophone exhibition (1980). Robin also was interviewed on "Entre Chien et Loup" (CJBC Radio)Toronto, Canada

 

Group Exhibitions

2005 - 2007 Val de Loire Series 2003 on display in the following showrooms: Camilla House Imports Ltd., Toronto, Canada and Marie Antoinette Antiques and Interiors, Toronto, Canada

2003     AR(T)CHEVAL, 11ième Salon International de Saumur (France)

2000      Barcelona,  Weave Shed Gallery, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

2000      Barcelona,  Eight Elm Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2000      Fine Women In Art, Arbor Gallery, Van Kleek Hill, Ontario, Canada

1995-1997  Egypt,  Art Med,  Hazelton Lanes, Toronto, Canada

1983     Group Show Linda Charyk Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada

1980     Italy , Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, Canada

1979     Paris / Venice,  Win  Gallery,  Toronto, Canada

 

Photographic Experience

Film

Robin Knight is listed in the British Film Institute data base

1973    “Only God Knows” (Director: P. Pearson) Stills

1973    “Kaleidoscope” (Director: M. Markson) Stills

1972    “Between Friends” (Director: D. Shebib) Wardrobe, Stills, Make-up

1971     Untitled Short (Director: E. Nunes) Stills & Set Design

1971     “Ripoff” (Director: D. Shebib) Stills

1971    “Fishman” (Director: M. Engel) Stills

 

Television

1977    “People & Politics” (Metrocable TV. Ltd.) Camerawork

1973    “Going Places” (Mayfair Productions) Slides of Israel

1971    “Cutty Stool” (CBC) Stills

 

Books

Sorel Etrog  by Pierre Restany © Prestel Verlag, Munich - London - New York 2001

Best of Photography 1991 Photographer’s Forum - Serbin Communications

Inner Views by John Hofsess - McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. Toronto 1975  

Allergy by Allan Knight MD (back cover) - Burns & MacEachern Ltd., Toronto 1973

The Lace Ghetto by Maxine Nunes & Deanna White - New Press, Toronto, 1972

 

Magazines

Driving Calendar 2002 Driving Horse Calendar

Driver 2002  (front cover)

1999 Carriage Journal

1999 Morgan Horse Calendar  

1998 Driving Horse Calendar (April)

1998 Courrier Hyppique Sept. - Oct.  ( front cover )

The Canadian Percheron Broadcaster

Canadian Morgan (front cover Jan / Feb 1998)

Bluegrass Horseman

Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America 1998 Yearbook ( front cover )  

Haflinger Hilites (front cover Fall 1997)

Achenbach

The Wheelhorse

The Whip

British Driving Society Journal

Feather & Fetlock  

Fjord Herald (front cover Fall 1996)  

1996 Morgan Horse Calendar (March)  

The Rider (March 1995)

The Morgan News (front cover Sept. / Oct.  1994)  

Toronto Calendar  1976, 1977  

Toronto Life  1976, 1977,  1983  

Motion,  Jan. / Feb.  1973  Feb. 1977  

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