Originally from Edinburgh, studying at Cumbria and Exeter Colleges of Art (1978-82) retaining studio 7 since 2007 shared with artist Clare Wardman.
Robertson works across Painting, Print, Digital and Collaborative Film platforms. Presenting his practice through exhibition, open studio events, projects and teaching, his recent MEGA JAZZY-REMIX installation in Porthmeor Studio 5 brought together his research into chance operation, through multiple panel painting/digital projection works, Robertson explores colour and shape as the subject also asking questions about opening up and democratizing the act of making and curating the work inviting audience engagement in the process.
Notable exhibitions include, Contemporary Abstract Printmaking, Artists- Rachel Clark, Ian Davenport, Christopher Le Brun, John McLean, Mali Morris, Iain Robertson, Clifford Chance Canary Wharf , London, (2017) British Abstract, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate (2015), Abstract Critical Newcomers Award (exhibiting/selector), Kings Place Gallery, London, (2012), Art Now Cornwall, TATE St Ives, (2007), PASKE, Galerie Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark, including artists Karel Appel, Georg Baselitz, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, (1996-2005) NEW WORK, Galerie Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark, solo (1995), NEW WORK Talbot Rice Gallery University of Edinburgh, solo, (1992).
A recipient of a number of awards including British Council, Arts Council and Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York. Robertson also works in Print with Master Printmaker Kip Gresham, The Print Studio, Cambridge.