Robyn Whitney Fairclough received her BA degree in Painting and a minor in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MFA from Johnson State College, in a joint program with the Vermont Studio Center. She also attended: the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts; The University of Iowa Graduate School of Painting and Drawing; and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. She has studied with Rosemarie Beck, Jake Berthot, Nicolas Carone, Charles Cajori, Bernie Chaet, Jim Gahagan, Jim Lechay, Selina Trieff and Wolf Kahn.

Fairclough lives and works in Connecticut. She has shown regularly both in the U.S. and Germany and in New York City, including The Prince Street Gallery, NYC; The David Findlay Gallery, NYC; The Barbara von Stechow Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany; The Southport Galleries, Southport, CT; Taylor Gallery, Meriden, NH; The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; The South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, MA; Island House Gallery, Nantucket, MA; AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH; the Montclair State University Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ; Cheeseborough Ponds Gallery, Westport, CT; Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT; Silvermine Gallery, Silvermine Art Guild, New Caanan, CT; Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT; Merrill Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz; Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT; and Ethel Sergeant Gallery, Meriden, NH.


Vivien Raynor, in a review for the New York Times, made a special mention of Fairclough’s work exhibited in the Connecticut artists show at the Stamford Museum. In 2016, Fairclough’s work was reviewed
in Art New England. In 2015 and 2001, the Valley News (Lebanon, NH) published two major articles about her work. In 2004, two German publications, Frankfurte Allgemeine and the Frankfurter Neue Presse, published reviews about Fairclough’s first solo exhibition in Germany. In June 2006, the Frankfurter Neue Presse made special mention of Fairclough’s recent exhibition at The Barbara von Stechow Galerie and special mention was made in the acclaimed Frankfurter Allgemeine (June 28, 2006).

Fairclough is represented by The Prince Street Gallery in new York City. she is also represented by The Southport Galleries, Southport, CT, and The Barbara von Stechow Galerie in Frankfurt, Germany, where she had her first solo exhibition in 2004 and second exhibition in 2006. She was featured in 2013 with four other artists. She has been represented by The Barbara von Stechow Galerie in various art fairs in Cologne and Frankfurt, Germany, as well as the Palm Beach Art Fair. Fairclough was represented by The David Findlay Gallery in new York City for nine years up to its closing in 2009.

Fairclough’s work can be found in private collections throughout California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Vermont as well as austria, France, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

For additional information, please contact the artist at her studio at 212. 741. 1445, or through email at