Solo Exhibitions

2016          Castles Made of Sand, The Living Room Gallery, St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY

2009          Toxi City: Brooklyn’s Brownfields, The Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY

2003           Armed to the Teeth, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo NY

                    Armed to the Teeth, University of Vermont Living/Learning Center, Burlington VT


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017         Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

2016         Staten Island Unlimited,  Alice Austen House, Staten Island, NY

                 Nocturnes, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

2015          AccessArt, a benefit for the Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

                   Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition,
                           Center for Visual Arts-Greenville, Clemson University, SC

                  All In: Swimming the Gowanus, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

                  Portfolio Showcase: Castles Made of Sand, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2014         Grit: The Urban Landscape, The Copley Society, Boston, MA

                  AccessArt, a benefit for the Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

                  20th Anniversary Show, Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY

                  Focus: Landscape and Architecture, online annex, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013          Rising Waters 2.0: More Photographs of Sandy, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

                   Documenting Sandy, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

                   AccessArt, a benefit for the Brooklyn Arts Council, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                  Curate NYC: NYC 25-New York City 25 Years in the Future, group show, Westwood Gallery, NY, NY

                  Curate NYC: Gallery at 60 Bay, Staten Island, NY

                  Representing Brooklyn 2013, TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012         Brooklyn’s Waterfront: Past, Present, Future, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY

                  Art That Iterates, Teacher’s College Gallery, New York, NY

                 The Peekskill Project: The Virtual Valley, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

                 Representing Brooklyn 2012, TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011         Evolution | Revolution, The Buffalo Arts Studio 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Buffalo, NY

                 Décollage: Torn Exteriors, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY

                 Williamsburg 2000, Art101, Brooklyn, NY



2015            Visiting Artist – Brooklyn Navy Yard



2014   Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood, photographs by City Tech students,

           Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY


Selected Press

Gustafson, Andrew. Robin Michals Documents Change Along Brooklyn’s Waterfront. Turnstile Tours Blog. July 14, 2015.

May, Julie. Documenting Sandy-Photographer Highlight. Brooklyn Historical Society Blog. January 31, 2014

Lees, Kathleen, “Exhibit Showcases the Changing Waterfront,” Queens Ledger, September 6, 2012, p. 16

Berke, Ned. “Photoblogger Documents Coast Before the Storm,” Sheepshead Bites, July 12, 2011

The Daily News, Oct. 20, 2009, Boro’s poison past in pictures of today by Elizabeth Lazarowitz,

Brooklyn News p. 4,


Selected Publications

2013       Art That Iterates, exhibition catalog, pp. 36-37

2011        The Waterfront: A Brooklyn Model for Preservation and Change, The Steven L. Newman Real Estate

Institute, Conference Report, 15 photos


Selected Talks and Presentations

2016 “Triennial Talks: Staten Island as Place”. Alice Austen House, Staten Island, NY. April 10, 2016. 

2012   Abused and Reused: The Brooklyn Waterfront, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Toxi City: Brooklyn’s Brownfields, Dreamland Pavillion: Brooklyn and Development, KCC, Brooklyn, NY


Selected Grants

2009     Brooklyn Arts Council Department of Cultural Affairs Regrant Program

2009     Puffin Foundation



2003-present     Associate Professor, Photography, Communication Design, New York City College of Technology, CUNY



Columbia University, M.F.A.

Barnard College, B.A. summa cum laude