A graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art with an MFA in painting, Robert has exhibited in eighteen states, and has had solo exhibitions in Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. In addition, Robert studied in Urbino, Italy, with Enzo Cucchi and Jannis Kounellis in an advanced painting program sponsored by the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has received numerous awards in both national and regional juried exhibitions, has shown at ArtExpo in New York in 2018 and other international art fairs in New York, Miami, Palermo and Florence, Italy. His most recent solo show was at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. He has received two fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, one in painting and one for works on paper, and a fellowship from the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome as part of the Academy’s visiting artist/visiting scholars program five times since 2005. Robert has appeared on public radio’s With Good Reason, was a profiled artist on WHRO public television's Our Place Our Time, and was featured in Hampton Roads Magazine. His work has a also been featured in New American Paintings Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine. Robert retired as an Eminent Scholar and professor of Fine Arts at Norfolk State University in 2016. He currently teaches for the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia.
Robert's ArtPrize Entries
These are Robert's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Robert's Past Work
These are images of past work that Robert has done.