BIOGRAPHY:

My education was grounded in conceptual/minimalist art. Some of my early influences were Anne Truit, Sam Gilliam, Craig Kauffman and Tony Delap. Over time, I became disenchanted with purely formal art and how it created a distance between the art and the viewer. I was intrigued with the idea of involving the viewer in the art experience and I started working on large-scale, interactive installations that incorporated writing, sound, and performance. The installation work culminated with a 5,000 sq. ft. circus on the grounds of the U.C. Irvine campus.

 

From 1990 until I retired in 2017, I worked in Information Technology, first as a Software Developer, and then as a Project Manager, and only made Art sporadically. In 2017, I returned to making Art full-time

RECENT SHOWS:

2020 – St. Augustine Art Association, “Annual Honors Invitational”

2020 – St. Augustine Art Association, “Miniature Marvels”

2020 St. Augustine Art Association, "Humanly Possible: Figures & Portraits"

2020 St. Augustine Art Association, "Cutting Edge"

2019 – St. Augustine Art Association, “Fall Members Show”

2019 – Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC, “America Is…”

2019 – Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, FL, “JAME”

2019 – St. Augustine Art Association, “Winter Members Show”

2019 – LA. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Glitch”

2019 – St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL, “Our Human Condition: Figures & Portraits”
2018 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA, "Robert Arbogast -   

            Digital Diptychs"

2018 – Northwest Flordia State College, "26th Emerald Coast National"

2018 - LACDA, Los Angeles, CA, "2018 Member Artists Exhibition"

2018 - Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, FL, “JAME”
2015 – LA. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Top 40”
2015 – MAMU Gallery, Budapest, Hungry, “Library Thoughts – 5”
2015 – Lighthouse Art Center, Jupiter, FL, “Contempo”
2010 – Basha Gallery, North Miami, FL, “Recession Show”
2009 – Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, FL, “Alchemy”
2009 - 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, “ANJE IV”
2008 - Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL “First Thursdays”
2008 - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL,

             "57th All Florida Exhibition”
2008 - Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL,

             “Summer Juried Exhibition #1”

 

AWARDS & COLLECTIONS
Permanent Collections:
Arkansas Arts Center – Museum of Art, Little Rock, AR

Awards:

2020 Honorable Mention, Miniature Marvels

2020 Honorable Mention, Cutting Edge

2018 Honorable Mention, 26th Emerald Coast National

1990 Purchase Award, Arkansas Arts Center
1984/85 Full MFA Scholarship, University of California, Irvine
1979 Jurors Award, Maryland Federation of Art, Art on Paper Show.

 

EDUCATION
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (1990-1992)
    
University of California, Irvine, CA
Master of Fine Arts, Art (1984-1986)
    
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art (1976-1981)

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