Helen Robinson


Helen Robinson was expelled from Montessori school in the fifth grade for refusing to do anything but draw all day, every day. She studied fine arts in college with a concentration in photography. Following a brief stint in museum education, she fell into graphic design through an internship at AFTERIMAGE, the publication of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. Since then she has worked as a museum exhibit designer and a book designer.

Sporadically (but consistently) Helen has painted, photographed, and made collages—mostly while out of the country. Last winter in Mexico City, she began photographing book pages and printed ephemera from used bookstores and in libraries. These montages, in conversation with each other and with photographs of found objects, are the basis of the group of sequences currently titled Paper Cuts.

Helen grew up in Athens, Greece, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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To upload your PAPER CUTS sequence/montages:

• Make a sequence (with these images and/or your own)
• Photograph it
• Email it to
(include your name if you’d like the image credited)
• Upload it to your Instagram account using #papercutsavl
• See what others may be doing at:
and #papercutsavl

sequence/montage uploads

Papercuts uploaded to Instagram #papercutsavl

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