Dr Robin Chandler is a Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand having received the Fulbright Scholar Award for a year of travel abroad leaving her assistant professorship of African-American studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Chandler, an artist, educator, writer and mother, was born in Boston. She studied studio art and art history at the University of Massachusetts and completed a doctorate in sociology at Northeastern University. An NEA grant recipient, Chandler has exhibited her work in several galleries and museums in the United States and overseas. Her work in mixed media collage in innovative, colorful and often carries messages of social significance. In October 1996 her work was shown in an exhibition entitled "Let the Dreams Begin" at the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT) Centre at the small craft harbour in Durban and is also on tour in Gabon and the Central African Republic. She has been chosen to participate in the Art in Embassies Program of the US State Department. Her work will be shown in the residences of the US ambassadors in South Africa, Gabon and Zaire.
'For me, art has remained a sacred ritual, an attempt to interpret the brightest aesthetic expressions of life.'