Robbie Sugg was born in Berkeley, California in 1987. After living their childhood in a commune in the East Bay hills, they were later raised in the Diablo Valley, and came of age in San Francisco. Their time spent living in Downtown San José, California solidified their interest in peeling back the layers and histories of overlooked and disregarded places, deepening their curiosity in banal and mundane sites such as parking lots and alleyways, and the far-reaching histories and stories encased in them.
Their artwork has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and New Mexico, as well as in New York City, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. They have been included in exhibitions at such venues as The International Print Center of New York (NYC), The Lab (San Francisco), Gallery Ex Libris/Bird & Beckett (San Francisco), FICTILIS (Oakland, CA), SITE Santa Fe (NM) , University of New Mexico Museum of Art (Albuquerque), Trapdoor Projects (Albuquerque), The Citadel (San José, CA), and El Arsenal de la Marina (San Juan, PR).
They hold an MFA in Art Practice with a dual emphasis on Printmaking and Painting from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from San José State University in California.
Their poetry has appeared in journals including The Racket, The Café Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Elohi Gadugi, Lummox, Earthen Lamp, Caesura, The Newport Review, Flying Fish, and others. Their first book, Koccha and Other Poems, was published in the Spring of 2014 by DaysEye Press. They have participated in numerous readings throughout the Bay Area, New England, New Mexico, and Hawai'i.
They play the guzheng, a 22-stringed Chinese zither.
They reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico.