Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, United States
Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, NE, United States
Beauty and Wisdom Catalog, Robbie Kaye, MagCloud, Santa Monica, 2012 Beauty and Wisdom, Stefania Medetti , D La Repubblica, Rome, 2011 Female Beauty, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Professional Women Photographers, New York, 2011 Interview with the Artist, Robbie Kaye, Visual Overture, Atlanta, 2011 Beauty and Wisdom, Bob Killen , Bob Killen Fine Art Photography, Los Angeles, 2010 Beauty and Wisdom , Aline Smithson, Lenscratch, Los Angeles, 2010 Beauty and Wisdom, Robbie Kaye, Lens Culture, Paris, 2010
Beauty & Wisdom documents and preserves an overlooked generation of women, aged 70 and over, who have been going regularly to the beauty parlor once a week not as a luxury, but as a necessity for most of their adult years. This project explores the grace and courage in which these women age in a society so heavily focused on the beauty of youth. These are the women who opened doors for future generations of women to walk through, yet they are now part of an invisible generation.
As a classically trained pianist, Robbie comes to photography looking for visual melodies. Just as music can take you on a journey, make you laugh and cry and touch the deepest part of your soul so can a photograph. She is a storyteller and looks for visual narratives that define a place in time. She is also drawn to finding beauty in unexpected places, hoping to intrigue, inspire, and evoke a reaction from the viewer. Robbie is a champion of the overlooked and sees her photography as a way to create change, giving exposure to societal issues that need to be addressed.
Robbie is originally from New York and Portland, OR and now resides in Southern California. She studied photography at the University of Southern California. Her work can be viewed in publications such as Visual Overture Magazine, Professional Women Photographers Imprints Mag, Gourmet and Allure Magazine and she is published in various online publications such as Lens Culture, Lenscratch, F-Stop Online Magazine and others. Her work is currently exhibited in various galleries in Santa Monica, CA and permanent exhibits are installed on campus at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, where she was a staff-photographer. Robbie’s work from Beauty & Wisdom has been featured in the Month of Photography, Los Angeles Group Show, (MOPLA) at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA and has received awards from the International Aperture Awards. Additional work has been exhibited at Gallery 825, Los Angeles, Carmel Art and Film Festival and Pasadena Women’s City Club. Robbie will be exhibiting Beauty and Wisdom in a solo show this September, 2012 at Camera Work Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She is the co-author of, "Rendezvous with Light," (Figueroa Press), a book of her photographs and poetry by Carol Muske Dukes, California Poet Laureate.
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