Andrea Robbins was born in 1963, Boston, MA. Max Becher was born in 1964, Düsseldorf, Germany. Both received their BFA at Cooper Union in 1986. Andrea attended Hunter College School of Art in New York City, and Max received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. They are unique in that they are artists who are married, and have collaborated for twenty years.
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher are artists who make photo-based conceptual work on the subject of the “transportation of place.” Max teaches in the Digital Media Area of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. Andrea teaches in the photography department at the University of Florida with an emphasis on the conceptual meaning behind formal conventions. Andrea and Max have taught at the Cooper Union and various other institutions. Their work is in the collections of The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Whitney Museum of Art, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York; The New School of Social Research, New York; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; St. Louis Museum of Art, Ohio; The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois; Center for Creative Photography, Arizona; Maison Européen de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, France. Their work has been published and exhibited internationally. They are represented by Sonnabend Gallery in New York. Robbins and Becher participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 1995.