Who are we? Social media tells us one thing. Teachers, parents, and friends say something else. Every day we are defining who we are.

 What is portraiture? It’s choice. It’s the ability to position your body in the world for the world to celebrate you on your own terms.—Kehinde Wiley

Uplift Art Show Bios

Catina Robinson has been teaching Art in the city of Chicago for the past 20 years. She earned her BFA in Secondary Art Education from University of Illinois at Chicago. She began her teaching career with CPS at Austin Community High School. Before joining the staff at Uplift Community High School she taught at Roberto Clemente High School.

As an artist, Robinson enjoys working in a wide range of mediums. Her primary focus has been mixed media collages, abstract oil paintings and photography. During the summers Robinson has been able to refresh her art practice through different Artist Residencies such as Oxbow School of Art and the Educator Micro- Residency at U of I at Urbana-Champaign