Biography


Rob Stolzer received his BFA from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutger's University in 1985, and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1989. From 1985 to 1987, Rob took part in the two-year artist residency at the Core Program, part of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas. He attended the IWCAT (International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname) Summer-long residency in Tokoname, Japan, right before the start of grad school. In January 2001 and October 2008, Rob was in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, Vermont. He has also received one Wisconsin Arts Board grant for a series of paintings.

Rob began teaching art in 1986. He taught drawing and illustration courses at The Glassell School of Art in Houston, Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, Rutger's University in New Jersey, and the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Rob joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1990, and has taught painting, illustration and various levels of drawing. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Art & Design at UWSP.

From 1985 to approximately 1996, Rob worked as a free-lance illustrator, with illustrations appearing in The Progressive, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Book Review and Houston City Magazine. Over the past few years, he has concentrated on his studio painting, still life drawings and on-site landscape drawings.

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Composite Photo of Sabbatical Exhibition - October 2009 (Photo by Tom Charlesworth)

Select Exhibitions...

Wisconsin Triennial · Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Brittingham Art Invitational · Madison, Wisconsin
An Inch of Art · John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Faculty Exhibition · Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Bookworks by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Faculty · Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee
Group Exhibition · Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
Summer Salon · Limner Gallery, New York, New York
Twelve Squared · Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois
Seeds Within · Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Group Exhibition · Riverfront Art Gallery, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Big Paintings · Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two-person exhibition
Central Wisconsin Teachers of Art · New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisconsin
Look Inward/Look Outward · Agnes Jones Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Outside/In · Appleton Art Center, Appleton, Wisconsin
LaGrange National Biennial XIX · Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia
Schoharie County National Small Works Exhibition · Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, New York
Figurative Abstraction · Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
No Body's Perfect · Constance Lindholm Fine Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Aljira National 2 · Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey
Small Matters of Great Importance 3 · Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, New York
Rethinking Beauty · Albuquerque United Artists, Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
144 Square · Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
UW-Draws · University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Encounters · Agora Gallery, New York City, New York
Small/Large Works · Limner Gallery, New York City, New York
International Ceramics Exhibition · The International Ceramic Festival (ICF) Tokoname '94.
Tokoname City Cultural Hall, Tokaname, Japan
Positive/Negative #10 · Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Spirituality and Religiosity in America · 8th Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Small Works at SPAZI · SPAZI Contemporary Arts, Housatonic, Massachussetts
LaGrange National Biennial XVIII · Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia
Dark Vision · Dark's Art Parlour, Santa Ana, California
Explorations: Inner/Outer Spaces · Westport Art Center, Westport, Connecticut
Two Person Exhibition · Nicolet College Gallery, Rhinelander, Wisconsin