Robert Shangle, lifetime resident of West Michigan, has performed around the world representing the USA as a living statue for many years. Robert was selected to represent the USA in the Living Statue World Championship in 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2019. This international event takes place in the Netherlands. Robert won 1st place in the ArtPrize 2014 Time Based category, with his exhibit titled “Your Move?” Robert, performing with his son, Jasper, was a Top Ten ArtPrize artist in 2011, with his exhibit titled "Under Construction". His 2018 ArtPrize entry was a collaboration with his son, Tim. This exhibit titled 'Moving Experience' won 1st place in the ArtPrize 2018 Time Based category, In 2016 and 2019, Robert was invited to perform in Bucharest, Romania. In 2019, Robert was invited to perform in Budapest Hungary. Robert has been commissioned to exhibit at venues across the state and nation, including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, the Cobo Arena International Auto Show, the Devos Center, the Van Andel Institute, the GRAM, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Indianapolis Colts Lucas Stadium, Detroit Athletic Club, the Ruthmere House in Elkhart, Indiana, the Wabash, Indiana Art Festival, Silver Beach Carousel, Charlevoix Venetian Festival, Farmington Hills Art on the Grand, Muskegon Art Festival, Holland Tulip Festival and Street Performer series, and the Racine Wisconsin Artwalk, among other engagements. He performs regularly in Mackinaw City. “It has been quite an evolution, and I am not content to stand still with my art.” - Robert Shangle
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.