Robin Rose

Robin Rose works within the demanding field of encaustic painting. Through an incomparable mastery of this difficult medium, one of the oldest forms of painting, Rose presents concepts germinated from the latest technological advancements, archeological discoveries, and systems analysis. Rose's abstractions suggest something familiar, driving the viewer towards an intuitive understanding of complex content through a far-reaching variety of color, textures and visual effects. Born in Ocala, Florida, Robin Rose received his Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University. Rose’s work has been exhibited in New York, California, and Washington DC and is included in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, among other private and public collections. He is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts.

Education

  • 1972  MFA Florida State University
  • 1968  BFA Florida State University

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 Robin Rose, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
  • Robin Rose: Crescendo, 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
  • 2010 Robin Rose: Distortion, Delay, & Sustain, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
  • 2009 Robin Rose: Endeavor, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
  • Robin Rose: Cypher, American University Art Museum, Washington, DC
  • 2008 Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2006 Robin Rose, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
  • 2004 Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2003 Renate Bender Galerie, Munich, Germany
  • 2002 Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2001 Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2000 Goya Girl Press, Baltimore, MD
  • 1999 M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1998 Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1997 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1995 M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1994 Baumgartner Galleries Inc., Washington, DC
  • 1993 M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1992 Baumgartner Galleries, Inc., Washington, DC
  • 1991 Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Shea Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1990 Baumgartner Galleries, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Shea & Beker Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1988 Baumgartner Galleries, Inc., Washington, DC
  • 1987 M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1986 Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
  • M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1981-82 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1979 Elise Meyer Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1987 Jean Marie Anton Gallery, Annapolis, MD
  • 1977-78 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1976 National Academy of Science, Washington, DC

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 Signals: Art from a New Washington School, curated by J.W. Mahoney, District of Columbia Art Center, Washington DC
  • 2011 Viewing Rm., Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC
  • 2010 Abstraction from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Catalyst, American University Museum, Washington, DC
  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009 Who Loves You baby: A New York “Eclection,” Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • 2008 Fascination of the Colour Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
  • 5 for Philip, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC
  • 2006 Don’t Touch, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
  • 2004 Foster Art Gallery, London, England
  • 2003 “Robin Rose: 10 Year Survey, “ Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
  • 2002 Renate Bender Galerie, Munich, Germany
  • Patty Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY
  • Goya Girl, Baltimore, MD
  • 2001 Crown Point Press, Group Show, San Francisco, CA
  • Goya Girl Press, “Pulse,” Baltimore, MD
  • Barbara Krakow, “Recent Publications,” Boston, MA
  • 2000 Kiang Gallery, Group Show, Atlanta, GA
  • Numark Gallery, Group Show, Washington DC
  • Howard Scott Gallery, Group show, New York, NY
  • “Painting Abstraction,” curated by Cindy Schwab, New York Studio School, New York, NY
  • 1999 “SVAD 25th Exhibition Points of the Compass,” Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
  • “NSF,” Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • “Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America,” Montclair Art
  • Museum, Montclair, NJ. Traveling to Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • “HyperSalon,” McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
  • 1998 “Chance & Necessity,” curated by Power Boothe, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
  • “Chance & Necessity Prints,” Goya Girl Press, Baltimore, MD
  • “Abstraction: a Pleasured Reticence,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • “Group Show,” Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • 1997 “Remote Sensing,” Numark Gallery, Washington DC
  • 1996 “White,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1995-96 “44th Corcoran Biennial of American Painting,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • 1995 “Repicturing Abstraction,” Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
  • 1994 “Pictura Lingua,” curated by Andrea Pollan, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • “Surface Matters,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • “A New Nature,” curated by J.W. Mahoney, Emerson Gallery, McLean,VA
  • “The Washington Portfolio,” David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1992 “Abstract Icons,” Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA
  • 1991 “Recent Acquisitions,” Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  • 1990 “Metamorphic Structures,” Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD
  • 1988 “4 Corners of Abstraction,” International Gallery Invitational, Javitz Center, New York, NY
  • “Paintings,” Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY
  • “Lunar Forces,” Winston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1987 “Ultrasurd,” S.L. Simpson Gallery, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Toronto, Canada
  • “Group Exhibition,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  • “The Four Corners of Abstract Painting,” from Sincerity to Sarcasm, from Formalism to Expressionism, White Columns, New York, NY
  • “Grace is a Better of Valor,” Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1986 “Invitational,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
  • “10 Washington DC Painters (Around, Behind and Under the Hill),” Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC “The Gallery Show,” Exit Art, New York, NY
  • “Aberrant Abstraction,” Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington DC
  • 1985 “Cult & Decorum,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, curated by Collin & Milazzo, New York, NY
  • “The Washington Show,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • “Selected from the Permanent Collection,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  • “Hermetics,” Anton Gallery, Washington DC
  • 1984 “Capitol Art - 12 Artists from Washington, DC,” Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
  • “Color as Light in Washington Paintings,” curated by Leon Berkowitz, Washington, DC
  • “Tenth Anniversary Show,” Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1983 “Abstractions from the Phillips Collection,” George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1982 “10+10+10,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1981 “Permanent Collection Selection,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • “Friends of the Corcoran Selection,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • 1979 “Emerging Washington Artists,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1978 “Ten Washington Artists,” Southern Allegheny Museum “Five Washington Artists”, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1977 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1976 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1971 “MFA Exhibition,” Florida State University, Fine Arts Museum, Tallahassee, FL

Museum Collections

  • Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
  • Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  • Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
  • Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
  • National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  • Wilson Building Art Collection, District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Selected Corporate Collections

  • Alabama Power & Light, Birmingham, AL
  • AMA Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
  • Artery Corporation, Bethesda, MD
  • Bank of San Francisco, CA
  • Cecil West and Associates, Jacksonville, FL
  • Commerce Union Bank, Nashville, TN
  • David, Polk & Wardell, Washington, DC
  • Hogan & Hartson LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • IBM GSD, Atlanta, GA
  • Mayer, Brown and Pratt, Washington, DC
  • McKewna, Conner and Coneo, Washington, DC
  • Omni Hotel, Atlanta, GA
  • Patton, Boggs and Blow, Washington, DC
  • Peat Marwick Main, Washington, DC
  • Philip Morris Management Corporations, New York, NY
  • Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
  • Prudential Insurance Company, New York, NY
  • Rosenthal Company, Arlington, VA
  • Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett, New York, NY
  • Southeast Banking Corporation, Miami, FL
  • Timuquana Country Club, Jacksonville, FL
  • Wilson Building Art Collection, District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Selected Commissions

  • 2000 Lewis Law Firm, Washington, DC
  • 2000 Mimmie Feller, Washington, DC
  • 1997 Health South Corporation, Birmingham, AL
  • 1994 Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Washington, DC
  • Markel Corporation, Richmond, VA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Garcia, Washington, DC
  • 1991 Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, DC
  • 1986-87 IBM, Main Lobby, Gaithersburg, MD
  • 1986 Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
  • Signet Bank, Washington, DC
Availability: 

Please contact info@contemporarywing.com for more information.