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EXHIBITIONS

Emily Harvey Foundation- New York, New York.  May 11-29, 2010.  Exhibition #3 (with  Amy Granat, Ann Craven, Ana Cardoso/Jacob Kassay, Stefan Tcherepnin, Joao Simoes, Jeff Perkins, Anthony Burdin, Boško Blagojević, Tomaz Hipolito, Richard Aldrich, Amir Mogharabi and Dexter Sinister)

Momenta Art- Brooklyn, New York. March 5 - April 19, 2010. The Arbitrariness of Signs. Guest curated by Sara Reisman

Berkshire Museum- Pittsfield, Massechusets. January 23 - June 6, 2010. Armed & Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal

Emily Harvey Foundation- New York, New York. May 8-22, 2009. STRIP/STRIPE(a project by TEST)

Nicole Fiacco Gallery- Hudson, New York. April 18 - May 23, 2009 UPSTATE (group show with Deborah Davidovits, Joyce Robins and Susan Wides)

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Minnesota. December 18th 2008 - April 15th 2009. Text Messages. Curated by Rosemary Furtak and Siri Engberg

Oakville galleries- Oakville, Ontario Canada. March 7th – May 31, 2009 Novel Ideas. Curated by Marnie Fleming and Gabby Agoncillo.

Proteus Gowanus- Brooklyn, New York. September 2008- July 2009. MEND. Curated by Sasha Chavchavadze.

Grassroots Arts Facility- Jersey City, New Jersey. October 3rd-24th 2008. Bookverks 2008: Information is not Knowledge Project. Curated by James Prez
and Amanda Thackray.

Samuel Dorsky Musem of Art- SUNY New Paltz, New York. June 6 - September 7, 2008. The Medium is the Message. Curated by Denise Markonish and Brian
Wallace.

Center for Book Arts- New York, New York. April 11, 2008 - June 28, 2008 Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century. Champe Smith curator.

Proteus Gowanus- Brooklyn, New York. September 2006- July 2007. The Library Show. Curated by Sasha Chavchavadze.

SUNY Ulster- Stone Ridge, New York. March - April 2006. Robert The: Ex Libris. Susan Jeffers, curator.

The Center For Book Arts- New York, New York. January - April 2006. The Only Book. Sara Reisman, curator.

Awake Gallery- Kingston, New York. March, 2005. Robert The: Signs & Icons. Lisa Alt, director.

fluxfactory- Queens, New York. October 2004 (fluxfactory, nyc) & February 2005 (Fisher Center, Bard College).What the Book? Curator Kerry Downey.

ada gallery- Richmond, Virginia. December 2004. PULP: Book Art, Art Books & Works on Paper.

FIAC Paris- Oct 21-25, 2004. Gallery Colette.

vanbruntgallery- New York, New York. August 24 - September 18, 2004. amBUSH! Curator Trong G. Nguyen.

Colette Gallery- Paris, France. December 2003 - January 2004. Books Machines. Jean-Max Colard curator.

Kingston Sculpture Biennial 2003- Kingston, New York. July - October 2003. Judy Pfaff curator.

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art- Ridgefield, Connecticut. June, 2001 - May, 2003. Gallery A (held over as a concurrent display from Art at the Edge of the Law, which ran from June 3rd - September 9th 2001). Barbara Toplin curator.

SOIL Gallery- Seattle, Washington. September 2002. Gun Show. Kiki Macinnis, curator.

The Center for Book Arts- New York, New York. January - April , 2002. Rare Books of the Future. Christopher Wilde, curator.

Hillwood Art Museum- Brookville, New York. January - April 2001. Not for Publication: In the Spirit of the Book

Walker Art Center- Minneapolis, Minnesota. July - October 2000. State of the Art: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

Parson's School of Design- New York, New York. December 1998 - January, 1999. I, Object. Christopher Wilde, curator.

Ubu Gallery- New York, New York. January - March 1996. The Gun: Icon of Twentieth Century Art. Rosa Esman, director.

Radhusgalleriet- Kungalv, Sweden. November - December, 1996. New York Stories

450 Broadway Gallery- New York, New York September 1995. SHOW AND TELL: Bookwerks 1995. James Prez, curator.

Center for Book Arts- New York, New York.June - September 1995. THIS DAY IN HISTORY... Brian Hannon, director.



COLLECTIONS

MOMA- New York, New York. Artist Book Collection.

Norton Family Collection

The Allan Chasanoff Collection- New York, New York. Artist Book Collection.

Walker Art Center- Minneapolis, Minnesota. Walker Art Center Library.

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles California.

Banff- Alberta, Canada. Banff Centre Library

Collection - Jasper Johns

New York Public Library Print Collection

Yale University Library- Arts of the Book Collection.

University of Maryland- Albin O. Kuhn Library. Artist Book Collection.

The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco- San Francisco, California. Collection of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Art Institute of Chicago-
Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection.


PRESS

The Quarterly Conversation Issue 12 Summer 2008- The Book Art of Robert The, Cara Barer, and Jacqueline Rush Lee- by Elizabeth Wadell.

http://quarterlyconversation.com/the-book-art-of-robert-the-cara-barer-and-jacqueline-rush-lee

Harper's Magazine- February 2007, The Ecstasy of Influence: A plagiarism, by Jonathan Lethem
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/02/0081387


BIO

Born Carmel California, 1961. Studied philosophy and mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1979 - 1984. Institute of Lettering and Design,
Chicago 1986-88. Began making book pieces in 1991. Currently lives in Kingston, New York.