Robert Saywitz


Robert Saywitz

Robert Saywitz is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work ranges from fine art painting, to graphic novel and children’s book illustration, to music, film, theater design and branding. As an artist, his goal is to create images that tell a story. Robert creates his own graphic narratives in the form of graphic novels, art books and original works on canvas and paper—his work has been exhibited at various art spaces and galleries in New York.


My goal as an artist is to create images that tell a story. A composition is a captured moment that has the ability to tell a story and evoke an emotional response from the viewer. While artists use different tools to bring this moment to life, at the heart of this creative process is the idea. My intention is to build images infused with emotion that communicate a magnification and intensification of our every day life experiences. The images I create represent glimpses of how I perceive the places, people and sounds within myself and the world around me. Finding inspiration in my environment and the world of music, each piece is rendered in a medium that best captures the personality of the subject. I believe that the creative process of the visual artist closely mirrors that of the musician. Both adhere to laws of rhythm, harmony, tone and composition, while utilizing elements within a specific medium to create original and evocative stories. Just as the musician forms a composition through the arrangement of notes, melodies and silence, the visual artist composes a story using form, color and negative space. As the musician admires and learns from other musicians while creating their unique personal style, I find myself continuously appreciating and learning from other artists across all disciplines.


b. 1974, Chicago, Illinois
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

  • 2013San Francisco Center for the Book
  • 2002Academy of Art College, BA
  • 1996University of Colorado at Boulder, BS
  • 1995University of Copenhagen
  • 2014Music Was My First Love, ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013The Notes Underneath, Brooklyn Creative League
  • 2011The Notes Underneath, Space on White
  • 2014Art From the Boros II, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
  • 2014Current: Gowanus, Gowanus Loft
  • 2014Small Worlds, Two Moon
  • 2014Liminal Reclamations, SPRING/BREAK Art Show
  • 2013Curate NYC Top 150, Rush Arts Gallery
  • 2012The Others, Gitana Rosa gallery
  • 2009Brooklyn Artillery, Castle Braid Building
401 3rd street
Garden Level
Brooklyn, NY 11215