“Look closely at the ordered chaos Kingsburgh creates with her sliding, bump-and-slither paintings and you’ll see the hard geometry underneath the buttery icing.”

- R.M. Vaughan The Globe & Mail, Sat Mar 19, 2011.


Robin Kingsburgh teaches various natural science courses at York University, including Understanding Colour, and The History of Astronomy. She has a background in science (Ph.D. in Astronomy, 1992, University College London), and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mexico from 1993-1996. Her painting experience comes from studies in Toronto (University of Toronto), France (Aix-en-Provençe) the U.K. (continuing education at the Slade School, London), and Haliburton (Haliburton School for the Arts), and has paralleled her scientific development. She has curated numerous shows in the Toronto area, including Nuit Blanche Independent Projects, and artwork inspired by the ideas and methodologies of science. Kingsburgh has exhibited in Toronto in solo and group shows for the past few years. She has a studio in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood, and is a member of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.