Photo by Tracy Walsh  Artwork by Drew Peterson

Photo by Tracy Walsh

Artwork by Drew Peterson


Robyne Robinson Associate, AIA Minneapolis, NOMA

A driving force in the arts community, Minnesota received more than $3 million in commissions from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport during Robyne’s tenure as Art Director and Consultant for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Her work has garnered praise from The New York Times, Forecast Public Art and international travel bloggers, who in 2017 proclaimed MSP Terminal 2 “One of the 12 Most Beautiful Terminals in the World”.    

Robyne created an international Emmy-winning platform for Minnesota arts during her years as a news anchor-reporter, and made arts finance and commerce one of her key initiatives as a 2010 candidate for Lt. Governor.  She owned and curated flatland, an award winning contemporary art gallery featured in esteemed art publications such as Art News and Juxtapoz.   Robyne has served on numerous arts boards including the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).  She is also a Hubert Humphrey Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota.

Robyne has been a respected jewelry designer for more than a decade, sold by shopping networks, major department stores and museums such as the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.