Robin Masi is an artist and arts researcher. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University; her MFA from the Academy of Art University; San Francisco; and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. She is currently a doctoral student at Boston University researching the intersection of ethics and the role of the artist.
Masi has been with AiP online since 1999. She worked as a content developer for the fine arts courses, taught as an adjunct professor and in 2006 came on fulltime with graphic design program director Voni Whitter. Currently she teaches color theory, fundamentals of design, and perspective with Jeff Davis, foundations program director. Masi served on the steering committee for the MSCHE accreditation, and currently serves as co-chair of the Faculty Advancement Committee, the Dean’s Advisory Committee, and is actively involved with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) on behalf of AiP and EDMC.
She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. One of Masi’s most well known installations, The Witness Project,includes 10’ – 30’ panoramic black-and-white charcoal drawings recreating the buildings at the perimeter of the World Trade Center site in a 360 degree view. The installation also includes conceptual costumes, video and sound. Masi produced, wrote and designed costumes for Vanishing Point: Scenes from the Life of Baroque Painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Vanishing Point was performed in Italian and English in Rome at the Palazzio Venezia with the Gentileschi paintings as a backdrop. The piece was also performed in New York at the Italian Cultural Institute and in Boston at the Black Box Theatre.
Since 2004 she has worked as a parent/consultant representing the special needs of youth in state custody for the Educational Surrogate Parent program through the Massachusetts Department of Education. Masi has taught foundation, life drawing, illustration, and painting at art schools, colleges and universities including the College of Marin, Sonoma State University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, UMass Lowell, Northeastern University, Regis College and is currently a Professor with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division.