Artist, Creative Director
Robin Slonina is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative output includes body painting, canvas painting and mural painting, as well as indoor and outdoor sculpture and site-specific installation. Much of her work is interactive, inviting the viewer to experience the art rather than simply observe it. Slonina enjoys taking the “Do Not Touch” sign off of her art, inviting people to recognize art as an integral and fun part of everyday life.
Robin is also a producer and judge on the hit body painting competition show Skin Wars, alongside RuPaul, Rebecca Romijn and Craig Tracy, as well as Executive Producer and Judge of the live runway competition Battle of the Salons with LaGanja Estranja and Samuel Gutierrez.
Robin graduated from the School of the Art Institute in her native Chicago, then spent several years traveling the world with various visiting arts programs. Las Vegas has been her adopted home for the past 15 years, where she founded Skin City Body Painting art and event studio. She has been deeply influenced by the nature and neon of her adopted city, where she currently lives with her son Leo and her husband Jimmy Slonina, who is an actor and performer with Cirque du Soleil. She is an active philanthropist with several local charities, as well as a passionate advocate for the arts community, serving on the Arts District Board and working as the Artist Liaison for Meow Wolf.
Slonina’s artwork has been collected and exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and museums around the world, including: the Museum of Contemporary Art, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Smart Museum of Art, the Peace Museum, Sedona Arts Academy, the Contemporary Art Workshop, University of Chicago, DePaul University, Art-O-Mat, Artemisia Gallery, Ambrosino Gallery, Lucky Gallery and the Baraka Art Complex, among many others. She has exhibited locally in Las Vegas at Recycled Propaganda, Area 15, Life Cube, Emergency Arts, Atomic Todd Gallery, The Smith Center, Springs Preserve and the Arts Factory.