Leslie Robbins’ passion for art in public space has manifested itself in a number of ways: as assistant to artists like Michael Davis or, in collaboration with Julia Klemek, making six large scale clay sculptures along the LA & Orange Counties coastal city parks. Prior to moving to Rotterdam, she lived and worked in (West) Berlin where she did her Meisterschuler.
In Rotterdam she shared an office in the Rotterdam City Hall with an open door policy to ‘artists’ initiatives’ during its year long reign as Cultural Capital of Europe (2001).
Since assuming her post at the Piet Zwart Institute in April 2003 her drive to bring art to the general public has moved into the nurturing of students whose careers are ahead of them. It has also afforded her the opportunity to sideline the art world, floating in and out as she wishes, allowing her to concentrate on her tangible archives.