Robin Childers grew up in Gaffney South Carolina, a former textile center in the area. Childers completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fiber arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. Following graduation she worked as a textile designer in apparel and automotive fabrics. This past design work in manufacturing has influenced her recent paintings, screen prints, and installations.
Childers studied at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and Clemson University. Recently, Childers participated in the first Visiting Artist Program at Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her work is part of the SCAD and Target collections.