Robin Muller was born in Virginia in 1955. She received her BFA from VCU in 1976 and her MFA from University of Michigan in 1978. She worked at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco and the University of North Dakota before immigrating to Canada to join the faculty of NSCAD. She retired in 2015.
She taught weaving, specializing in complex structures and Jacquard weaving. She has completed residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, the Jacquard Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina and the Lisio Foundation in Florence, Italy.
Muller’s artwork has been exhibited across the US and Canada as well as Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Korea and 3 African countries. Her work is in private and public collections including The Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and the Nova Scotia Art Bank.
From 2007-2012 Robin Muller and Dr. Sarah Bonnemaison, Dalhousie University led a multidisciplinary research group, ArchiTextile Lab or @lab. They explored architectural applications of electronic textiles.
In 2011 she organized Sow to Sew, a conference on sustainable textiles held in Halifax and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Twelve speakers addressed issues of sustainable fashion, growing and processing linen, using natural dyes and making cloth in various venues.