Robert Weiss

BROOKLYN, NY

Robert Weiss
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

One Person Shows Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. 2003, 2005 Westwood Gallery, So Ho , New York, N.Y. 2003 Gallery East, East Hampton, N.Y. 1998 Adrirondack Art Association, Essex, N.Y. 1997 Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland. 1982 and 1984 Long Island University, Salena Library Learning Center, N.Y. 1978 Awards Jerry Lenfest Award for American Art, Society of Painters in and Casein and Acrylic. 2011 Ralph Fabri Award Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. 2005. Juror- Morton Kaish. First Place Award National Small Oil painting Exhibition, Wichita Center For The Arts. 2002 Juror – Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury Jerry Lenfest Award for American Art, Society of Painters in and Casein and Acrylic. 2000. Juror – Philip Pearlstein Purchase Award, Realism 1998, Parkersburg Art Center, West Virginia. Award of Merit, Realism 1997, Parkersburg Art Center, West Virginia. Michael M. Engel Award, Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 1990 Davis Soloway Award, 1989 Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. Butler Institute of American Art Midyear Show, 1st prize 1980. Juror – Sidney Goodman Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, National Arts Club NYC 1st prize oils 1975.

ARTIST STATEMENT

For over thirty-five years I have painted the urban landscape. At times my interest in this subject has been driven by the complex and diverse forms that this landscape presents, at times by the strong emotions that these images reveal to me about my growing up in this environment, at times as an historical document of a great city and at times as a means of exploring what I believe to be the magic of image making. I feel that all these elements are present in my most personally satisfying work. The absence of people in these paintings is related to my desire to have the viewers relate to the work on their own terms and not see the landscape through the eyes of someone other than the artist and the viewer.

ROBERT WEISS

b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

94 9th St
3rd Fl - #15
Brooklyn, NY 11215