Robert The: book works

Selected Exhibitions

Children’s Museum of the Arts- NY, NY. November 29,2018 – April 29,2019 A Way with Words: The Power and Art of the Book (with Cara Barer, Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Casey Curran, Brian Dettmer, Ann Hamilton, Andrew Hayes, Lisa Kokin, Guy Laramée, Mike Stilkey). Curated by Jil Weinstock.

JHB Gallery, PULSE Miami 2017 December 7 – 10, 2017 (group exhibition)

BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts- Woodstock NY -March 11 – May 1, 2016 Shimmering Substance: Selections from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grantees of the Hudson Valley. Curated by Heather Hutchison, Doug Milford, and Portia Munson

Robert B.Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University – New Haven, CT September – December 2014 Beyond the Codex: Sculptural Book Objects in the Arts of the Book Collection

George Adams Gallery- New York, NY July 1st – August 15, 2014 (extended) The Horse is in the Cart (with Robert Arneson, Bruce Conner, Jane Dickson, John Waters and Martha Wilson). Curated by Elisabeth Ivers.

Bonner Kunstverein- Bonn, Germany June 14–August 24, 2014 Maryanne Amacher – Intelligent Life. Curated by Axel Wieder (Re-exhibition of the daadgalerie show mentioned below)

Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern – Munich, Germany May 7 – June 7, 2014 Schrift und Objekt [Writing and Object] curated by Dr. Michaela Braesel

Albany Public Library, Pine Hills Branch – Albany, NY November 1, 2013 – March 29, 2014 Out of Print Curated by Judie Gilmore (extended and moved to Hudson Valley Community College – Troy, NY  April 28 – September 19, 2014)

Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum- Beijing, China. September 18 – October 28, 2012. Diamond Leaves Curated by Marshall Weber and Xu Bing

daadgalerie- Berlin, Germany. July 14 – August 25th, 2012 . Maryanne Amacher – Intelligent Life. (includes works of Robert The in her archive)

New Jerseyy- Basel, Switzerland. February 21- March 3, 2012. POMOSHCH …

MoMA- New York, New York. July 20 – August 1, 2011 Grand Openings – Return of the Blogs

Jaus- Los Angeles, California. May 27-July 3, 2011 Home On La Grange

Shelburne Museum- Shelburne, Vermont. May 15 – October 30, 2011. Paperwork in 3D

Kleinert James Gallery- Woodstock, New York. May 7th – 30th, 2011 The Gun Show

Albany International Airport- Albany, New York. July 23,2010 -February 27, 2011 The Imaged Word

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center- Brooklyn, NY. December 4th,2010 – January 9th, 2011

EMPAC- Troy, New York. October 1 – 30, 2010. Filament: Process Boxes

Bedford Gallery- Walnut Creek, California Unbound July 11 – September 19, 2010

Emily Harvey Foundation- New York, New York. May 11-29, 2010. Exhibition #3

Momenta Art- Brooklyn, New York. March 5 – April 19, 2010. The Arbitrariness of Signs

Berkshire Museum- Pittsfield, Massachusetts. January 23 – June 6, 2010.

Emily Harvey Foundation- New York, New York. May 8-22, 2009. STRIP/STRIPE

Nicole Fiacco Gallery- Hudson, New York. April 18 – May 23, 2009 UPSTATE

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN. December 18th 2008 – April 15th 2009.Text Messages

Oakville galleries- Oakville, Ontario Canada. March 7th – May 31, 2009 Novel Ideas.

Proteus Gowanus- Brooklyn, New York. September 2008- July 2009. MEND.

Samuel Dorsky Musem of Art- SUNY New Paltz, NY. June 6 – September 7, 2008. The Medium is the Message.

Center for Book Arts- New York, New York. April 11, 2008 – June 28, 2008 Mapping Correspondence

Proteus Gowanus- Brooklyn, New York. September 2006- July 2007. The Library Show.

SUNY Ulster- Stone Ridge, New York. March – April 2006. Robert The: Ex Libris. (Solo)(

The Center For Book Arts- New York, New York. January – April 2006. The Only Book.

Awake Gallery- Kingston, New York. March, 2005. Robert The: Signs & Icons. (Solo)

fluxfactory- Queens, New York. October 2004 – February 2005 What the Book?

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

Gallery Colette- Paris, France. December 2003 – January 2004. Books Machines.

Kingston Biennial 2003- Kingston, New York. July – October 2003. Judy Pfaff, curator.
Center for Book Arts- New York, NY. January – April , 2002. Rare Books of the Future.

Hillwood Art Museum- Brookville, NY. January – April 2001. Not for Publication:

Walker Art Center- Minneapolis, Minnesota. July – October 2000. State of the Art:

Parson’s School of Design- NY, NY. December 1998 – January, 1999. I, Object.

Ubu Gallery- New York, New York. January – March 1996. Icons of the Twentieth Century

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

450 Broadway Gallery- NY, NY September 1995. SHOW AND TELL:Bookwerks 1995.

Center for Book Arts- NY, NY. June – September 1995. THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

Selected Collections

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

Norton Family 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

New York Public Library Print Collection

Yale University Library- Arts of the Book Collection.

University of Maryland- Albin O. Kuhn Library. Artists’ Book Collection.

University of Iowa, Artists’ Book Collection

The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco- San Francisco, California. California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

Art Institute of Chicago- Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection.


Peter Norton Christmas Art Project 2018

Pollock-Krasner Grantee (fiscal year July 2011 – June 2012)


Born Carmel, California 1961. Studied philosophy and mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1979 –

1984. Institute of Lettering and Design, Chicago 1986-88.