Alex Robins grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota where he attended
Northfield High School.
Even though there were far more cornfields than art museums he has always been fascinated by art.
He is currently at Northwestern University,
double majoring in Studio Art and Philosophy, where there
are far more museums than cornfields. He has for a number of years been the staff cartoonist
for the Daily Northwestern. He has had formal
work shown in galleries in Minnesota, Chicago, and recently Sarajevo.
Alex is a member of two experimental music ensembles and a group that produces short comedic
films. Alex has also written and directed several plays and performance art pieces on campus and around Chicago.
He hopes the research he is doing for the Circumnavigators Club will help document a poorly understood art
(the international political cartoon) and to inform his own creative endeavors in the future.