Robert Weibel

I have drawn all my life and have found nothing as challenging and rewarding as the human form. The human figure offers a greater challenge for learning and discovery than any other subject matter.

My printmaking knowledge and experience allow me to work automatically. I get lost in the process; as my muscles remember the moves, and my mind is freed up to explore the unknown. Sometimes, in the middle of inking a large plate, I immerse myself in the immediate, and there is no distinction between work and play, no distinction between then and now.

At its best, my creative activity engages and enriches my spirit. I feel that whatever I was meant to do, I hadn’t started until I became deeply involved with art. I intend to continue, a day at a time, the rest of my life.

I am grateful as new and different opportunities are presented that give me the juice and spark that I hope to share.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 April Gunpowder Drawing, Gallery 25
2010 Window Project (CCAC), Warnor Theatre
Gunpowder Drawing & Window Project, K-Jewel Gallery
2009 Exploding the Image, Gallery 25
2008 Gunpowder Drawing, Saroyan Theatre
2007 Mesh & Monotypes, Veni Vidi Vici
2006 Figurative Prints, Downtown Club
Yasumasa Series, Gallery 25
2003 Geisha Prints, Kern St. Coffee
1999 Asian Monotypes, Tower Arts Gallery
1998 New Prints, Lyle’s Gallery, CSU Fresno
1997 Figures; Romancing Winter, Inside/Out Gallery
1996 ArtHop Open Studio @ 1234 Wishon
Figurative Work on Paper, Café Mona

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Window Project, California Contemporary Art Collective (CCAC), Phoebe Conley Gallery, CSU Fresno
Window to the West, Don Huntley Western Art Collection, Kellogg  Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, Ca.
California Dreaming, Gallery 10, LTD, Wash. D.C.
Strays of Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotel, United Arab Emirates.
2008 Animal Magnetism, national juried exhibition, Mat Gleason, Juror.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art:
Art & Architecture, AIA, Broadway Studios Alchemy, Gallery 25
California Contemporary Art Collective (CCAC), Infusion Gallery, Los  Angeles
Saroyan Inspired, Gallery 25
2004 New Members, Gallery 25
Rogue Festival, Featured Muse Artist
1997-2007 Printmakers Guild Exhibitions, Various Locations
1996 Seven Artists, Ruud Studio/Gallery
Little Works of Love, Fresno City Hall
(All venues are Fresno, California. unless otherwise noted)

PUBLIC ART

2007 Roe Fusion Sushi Bar, Restaurant, and Lounge. Interior and Exterior
1999 Family Superior Court Fulton Mall, Fresno. Exterior

PERFORMANCE

2000 Art Out of Conflict. Aikido of Fresno Dojo
1999 Daredevil Kitchen/Mallory Moad @ Neon Man Studio

PRESS/LITERATURE

Fresno Magazine 9/2010, 2008
OC Weekly: 9/29/08
Fresno Bee: 5/13/08, 8/29/08, 9/5/08.
Catalogs: Animal Magnetism (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art). Alchemy (Gallery25). Wallace K. Boss, On the Muse, video documentary.

ASSOCIATIONS

California Contemporary Art Collective, Gallery 25, Printmakers Guild.