Kristina Kay Robinson

Artistic Inaugural Writer Residencies
Type of work
Literary and Visual Artist

Kristina Kay Robinson is a writer, curator, and visual artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her ongoing installation and performance art project, Republica: Temple of Color and Sound has been presented in exhibition at “Welcome to the Afrofuture” during Miami Art Week, The New Orleans African American Museum and in the New Museum’s residency program, Ideas City. Her curatorial endeavors include Sudanese artist, Khalid Abdel Rahman’s “A Disappearance.” Robinson is the co-editor of Mixed Company, a collection of short fiction and visual narratives by women of color. Her writing in various genres has appeared in Guernica,The Baffler, The Nation, The Massachusetts Review and Elle among other outlets. She is a 2019 recipient of the Rabkin Prize for Visual Arts Journalism and New Orleans editor at large for Burnaway.

“During my residency, I completed a long-form essay that I have been trying to finish for a while. I also did some filming for a choreopoem I’m working on. The environment definitely made its way into the words and I’m very grateful for that. The bird songs in the morning and the ducks conversing at night. Very memorable!” – Kristina Kay Robinson