Robbie Sugg

Born in Berkeley, California
Lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico


2020      MFA – Art Practice; Printmaking-Painting
              University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2012       BA – Art Studio Practice (cum laude)
               Pictorial Art concentration; Minor: Japanese
               San José State University, San José, California

2020    In Passing. John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
2018    Past Present. Crescendo Gallery, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA.
2015    Recent Imprints, Gallery Ex Libris, San Francisco, CA.
2012    Between Faults. Θ Belcher Gallery, San José State University, San José, CA.


2021:  Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter. International Print Center New York, NYC.

2020:  Identity as Material, Material as Identity. Curated by Jefreen Hayes.

              University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.  

           We All Come from Somewhere. Puertográfico, SGC Int’l, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2019:   Postal Perspectives. Artspace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, OK.

            Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

            SITE Scholars Exhibition. SITE Santa Fe. Santa Fe, NM.

            Albuquerque Community Print Show. Inpost Artspace, The Outpost, Albuquerque, NM.

            Art & Poetry VIII. The Good Tern, Rockland, Maine.

2018    Here Now. University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
            Print, Printed, Printing. New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM.
            Crossroads. Studio 4, Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, TX.
2017    At First Sight. CFA Downtown Studio, Albuquerque, NM.
            Beginnings. Gallery Route One. Pt. Reyes Station, CA.
               curator: Chester Arnold
2016    Black and White. Gallery X, New Bedford, MA.
            Home is Where the Heart Is. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
2015    Works Gallery Benefit Auction, Works/San José, CA.
            More the Merrier VI. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
            Natural Extraction. Works/San José, CA.
            The Print Show. Gallery 8. San José State University, San José, CA.
            Postcards from the Edge. Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
            Collective Musing, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA.
2014    Sixth Anniversary Show, Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford, MA.
            Art of State, 320 South 1st Street, San José, CA.
            (Anti)Valentine’s Show, Works Gallery, San José, CA.
            Postcards from the Edge. Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
2013    More the Merrier IV. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
            Small Works. Sweet Sanctum, San Francisco, CA.
            Shared Mythology. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
            BA-MFA. New Coast Studios, Palo Alto, CA.
            SEED. The Citadel, San José, CA.
2012    10.-22.-38 Astoria #2. The Lab, San Francisco, CA.

            Paperwork. FICTILIS, Oakland, CA.

            Postcard Patchwork. Cellar Gallery, Worcester Arts Workshop, England.

            Pressing Matters. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA.
               curator: Valerie Wade, gallery director, Crown Point Press, San Francisco.
            Public Hanging. Gallery X, New Bedford, MA.

2019    Robbie Sugg, Kyle Harvey, John Landry. Lithic Bookstore, Fruita, CO.

2018    Poets Speak: Walls & Survival, Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe, NM.
2017    Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, Albuquerque, NM.
2016    Tuesdays at North Beach (featured with Doreeen Stock),
                 North Beach Library, San Francisco, CA.
             Poetry at Florey's (featured reader), Florey's Book Co., Pacifica, CA.
2015     Well-Red (featured reader), works/san josé, San José, CA.
             Thursday at Readers' Bookstore (featured with John Landry).
                  Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
              At the Inkwell, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA.
              Vernal Equinox at Willard North, San Francisco, CA.
              Poetry Kitchen, Los Gatos Public Library, Los Gatos, CA.
              Willow Glen Poetry Series (featured reader), San José, CA.
2014    Koccha & Other Poems (featured reader), Bird & Beckett, San Francisco
                Florey’s Book Co., Pacifica, CA.
            Howl for Ginsberg, The Beat Museum, San Francisco, CA.
            Well-Red, Works Gallery, San José, CA
            Not Yet Dead Poets (featured reader), The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA.
            New Year Reading, Hi’ilani Ecohouse, Kapulena, Honoka’a, Hawai’i
2013    New Moon Poetry Series, San Francisco, CA
            Open City Poetry Series, Café Mediterraneum, Berkeley, CA
            New Year Reading, Hi’ilani Ecohouse, Kapulena, Honoka’a, Hawai’i
2012    Between Faults Opening, Theta Belcher Gallery, San José, CA
            Drini Poetik International Festival of Poetry, Prizren, Kosovo
            Art Internationale, San Francisco, CA
2011    Art Internationale, San Francisco, CA
            Phillip Hackett Presents, Caffe Greco, San Francisco, CA
2010    Whaling City Review LIVE, Baker Books, Dartmouth, MA
2010-2015    Willow Glen Poetry Series, San José, CA


Books:   Koccha, and Other Poems. Day’sEye Press, El Granada, CA. 2014.

Artwork: The Café Review. Portland, ME. Spring 2021.

              Artforum, MFA Spotlight, University of New Mexico, July 2020

              Diáfano Magazine no. 1, Barcelona, Catalonia, ES. 2019.

              Reed vol. 66, San José, CA. 2013.

              Washington Square, San José State University, CA. 2012.
              Reed vol. 64, San José, CA. 2012.

Poetry:   Poets Speak: Survival (Albuquerque, NM) 2018.
              Poets Speak: Walls (Albuquerque, NM) 2018.
              Poets Speak: Water (Albuquerque, NM) 2017.
              Elohi Gadugi Journal (Portland, OR) 2013.
              Lummox (San Pedro, CA) 2013.
              Earthen Lamp (Noida-Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, India) 2013.
              Eternal Breakfast (New Bedford, MA) 2013.
              The Café Review (Portland, ME) 2013.
              Perfume River Poetry Review (Cupertino, CA) 2013.
              No Ordinary Language (Willow Glen Poetry Project, San José, CA) 2013.
              Caesura (San José, CA) 2012.
              Cape Cod Poetry Review (South Yarmouth, MA) 2012.
              Shared Light: The Willow Glen Poetry Anthology (San José, CA) 2011.
              Flying Fish (New London, CT) Winter 2010, Summer 2012.
              The Newport Review (Newport, RI) Fall 2010.
              Elephant (Jewett City, CT) Winter 2014, Fall 2010.


No More Normal: The Survival Basics, KUNM, Albuquerque, NM ( August, 2020.

Here Now (catalogue), University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM. 2018.

Out of Our Minds, Interview, KKUP Radio, Cupertino, CA. January, 2016
At The Inkwell (New York, NY.) “How we separate ourselves,” February 25, 2015.
Glen Park Association News (San Francisco.) Glen Park’s new (and tiny) art gallery. February 16, 2015.
Tri-City Voice (Fremont, CA.) Collective Musings opens at Olive Hyde. January 6, 2015

Professional Experience

Instructor of Record, Dept. of Art & Art History, University of New Mexico,
     Introduction to Printmaking      


Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Art & Art History, University of New Mexico

     Art Practices I

San José Museum of Art, San José, CA (2015-2017)
    Gallery Teacher.

San José State University (2013 – 2017)
    Teaching Assistant to Prof. Patrick Surgalski, printmaking area chair
    Instruction and studio maintenance.

San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA (2016-2017)
     Art Preparator

CalColor Academy, Fremont, CA (2015-2016)
     Instructor: drawing, painting, printmaking, foundations.

Rainbow Art Studio, Cupertino, CA (2015)
    Assistant instructor.

The School of Visual Philosophy, San José, CA (2014)
    Instructor’s assistant and apprentice to Dana Harris Seeger

Private Studies:
Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA.
Washi, Traditional Japanese papermaking (2013)

Guzheng (21-string Chinese Zither)
student of Betty Wong, San Francisco, CA (1999-2012)

Independent studies of Japanese language, art, history and culture in Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara, Japan (2006)