Robby Herbst is an interdisciplinary artist and critical writer who uses and investigates avant garde paradigms to expand cultural imaginations.

Politics, language, ideology: the ways it manifest in bodies as expression, movements, sociality, history, and action.

He is the instigator of the geographically sited critical-landscape projects of the Llano Del Rio Collective. Their 2021 collaboration with the Los Angeles Poverty Department premiered at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. He is a co-founder and former editor of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest. In 2016 he completed the public project New New Games a series of tournaments and events held in California's Bay Area with the support of Southern Exposure and the Headlands Center For The Arts. A concurrent exhibition of drawings related to  New New Games was held at Commonwealth & Council gallery in Los Angeles.

With artist Elana Mann he co-organized Chats About Change; a series of encounters addressing social change and social practice in Los Angeles. Other past exhibitions include I + We: Collective Movement Workshop (Human Resources, 2014), Utopias of SoCal (Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2014), New Pyramids For the Capitalist System ​(Dumbo Arts Center, 2012), and Blockades with Collaborators (David Patton, 2009).

He’s been awarded grants from the Graue Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for artwriting, The Mike Kelley Foundation, The Danish Arts Council, and the Durfee Foundation. He has been an artist in residence at the Headlands Center For the Arts, Villa Montalvo, and Provisions Library.

A former columnist for KCET TV's award winning program Artbound, he’s contributed essays to art catalogs, books, and magazines.

He has lectured internationally on radical aesthetics, action, and creative practices. He's taught: Community Art/Social Practice at CSULA; Drawing, Research Based Art Practice, and Art And Cybernetics at Harvey Mudd College; New Genres Art at USC; Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College: and curation at Otis College of Art and California State University Los Angeles.