In my prints, my photographs, and my artist books, the images I create are wide-ranging in form and content, but certain themes keep resurfacing: women in the world, beauty in and threats to nature, travel and its many lessons, abstraction vs. realism, mind and perception, the joy of seeing and communicating.
Robbie Steinbach is a printmaker, photographer, and book artist. She has lived in Taos since 2001, and formerly taught classes in photography and women’s studies for UNM-Taos. Steinbach has had many solo shows over the years, including a one-woman show of prints and artist books at the Millicent Rogers Museum in 2008. She has been granted three artist residencies in Venice, Italy, under the auspices of the Emily Harvey Foundation. Her printmaking and photography have investigated such diverse subjects as roller derby women in Taos, the colorful denizens of Caffe Tazza, phrenology, feminism, geometric abstraction in Spain and Morocco, and the effects of massive tourism on Venice. Steinbach has published several photographic books, including those profiling creative women in Iowa and in Taos, New Mexico.