Robert Treat

 

RESUME

 

Education

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH

MFA studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012                "Framemaker Show", Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2011                “Containment/Release” Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2008                “Ties”   Simayspace Gallery, San Diego CA

2007                “Recent Encaustic Works”   San Diego Library Gallery, San Diego, CA

2002                “Recent Paintings”   LA Artcore,  Los Angeles, CA

1998                “New Works”   SOMA Gallery,  La Jolla, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

 2014                LAArtFair, Cumberland Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                         "Summer Selections", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

                         “Of the Element", Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

                        "Urban Landscapes" (photographs), PAG Gallery, Escondido, CA

2013                Juried Biennial, (juror: Karen McGuire) Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad,CA

                        "Small and Large Packages", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012                "7th Annual Encaustic Invitational", Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                        "LAArtFair", Cumberland Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        “Addition Subtraction", Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                         "Summer Selections", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2011                “9th Annual Invitational Drawing exhibition, San Diego Library, San Diego, CA

                        "Summer Show", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

                        “Summer Show", Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2010                “Pure Painting 3”,  San Diego Library Gallery, San Diego, CA

                        “Art San Diego: Contemporary Art Fair”, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2009                “Summer Group Exhibition”, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

                         “Fourth Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008                “8th Annual Invitational Drawing Exhibition”  Earl & Birdie TaylorLibrary, San Diego, CA

                         “Group Show”  Scott White Contemporary Gallery, San Diego, CA

                          “Pure Painting 2”  San DiegoLibrary Gallery, San Diego, CA

                         “Third Annual Encaustic Invtational”, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2007                “Group Show”   CH Kuhl Gallery, San Diego, CA

2006                “Selected Pieces”   CH Kuhl Gallery, San Diego, CA

2005                “2005 Invitational”  Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad CA.

                         “ Juried Biennial” (juror: Hugh Davies, SDMCA), Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad

                         “14th Annual Juried Exhibition”  (juror: Derrick Cartwright, SDMA), La Jolla Athenaeum, LaJolla, CA

2003                “Regional 3”  Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

2002                “Big and Blurry”   Flux Gallery,  San Diego, CA

                         “Time to Believe”   LA Artcore,  Los Angeles, CA

                          “GLBT Show”   Cova Gallery,  San Diego, CA

                         “The Group Show”   RB Stevenson Gallery,  San Diego, CA

2001                “Necessary Beauty”   RB Stevenson Gallery,  San Diego, CA

1997                “1997International Juried Exhibition of Encaustic Works” Juror’s Award, The Gallery at R&F,  Kingston, NY

1994                “Councilmembers’ & Collectors’ Choice Exhibition”   The Paladion, San Diego, CA

1993                “What’s Next !”   SOMA Gallery,  San Diego, CA

1992                “Group Show”   SOMA Gallery,  San Diego, CA

1991                “San Diego Artists”   Annex Gallery,  San Diego, CA

                        “The Group Exhibition”   Wade Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

                        “The Happening”   San Diego Museum of Art,  San Diego, CA

1990                “Artist Tour”   San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art,  San Diego, CA

                        “New Works”   Annex Gallery,  San Diego, CA

1989                “Primitive Influences”   Brushworks Gallery,  San Diego, CA

                         “Selected Showing”   Gwydion Gallery,  San Diego, CA

                         “Combination Plate”   Brushworks Gallery,  San Diego, CA

1988                “Locals Show”   Gwydion Gallery,  San Diego, CA

                         “Visual Arts ‘88”   Juried Exhibition, Art Institute of Southern California,  Laguna, CA

                         “8th Annual Juried Show”   Orange County Center for the Contemporary Arts,  Santa Ana, CA

                         Coronado Art Gallery,  Coronado, CA

1985                Winn Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

1984                Adrienne Simard Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

                        “L.A. ‘84”   Juried Exhibition,  Brand Library, Glendale, CA

1983                Studio 1617   Group Exhibition,  Los Angeles, CA

                        “Works on Paper”   Juried Show, L.A. Artcore,  Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected collections and institutions

Sapphire Towers, San Diego, CA

Hotel Parisi, La Jolla, CA

Extraordinary Desserts, San Diego, CA

Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps, Attorneys at Law, San Diego, CA

San Diego Transit Corporation, San Diego, CA

Miami University, Oxford,OH

Thomas Moore College, Cincinnati, OH

Taft Broadcasting, Cincinnati, OH.

Cades, Schutte, Fleming and Wright, Attorneys at Law, Honolulu, HI

Gustaf Anders Restaurant, Costa Mesa, CA

San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA

 

 Periodicals / Interviews / Reviews

2012                Seventh Annual Encaustic Invitational catalog, Conrad Wilde Gallery,Tucson, AZ

2010                Curator's Statement, Mark Elliot Lugo, “Pure Painting 3” 

                         Review, Robert Pincus, “Pure Painting 3"

                         Review, Baudelaire Shepherd, “Pure Painting 3", San Diego Citybeat

2009                Fourth Annual Encaustic Invitational catalog, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008                Third Annual Encaustic Invitational Catalog, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2007                San Diego Orchids and Onions Architectural and Arts Awards, Juror 

                         Curator's Statement, Mark Elliot Lugo, The Visual Arts Program of San Diego Public Library.

                         Robert Treat, Encaustic Works, Documentary, San Diego Library/CITTYTV-24.

2006                Inspiring Kids to Create, San Diego Union Tribune, Jan.15, 2006

                         Melting Art, Today’s Local News, Jan, 18, 2006, San Diego, CA

2005                Invitational, catalog, Cannon Art Gallery

                         2005 Cannon Art Gallery Invitational, Nov/Dec 2005

                         Artsnews, Nov-Dec 2005, Cultural Arts Office City of Carlsbad

                         Vibrant Variety, Today’s Local News, Dec.14, 2005, San Diego

2002                Robert Treat, LA Artcore Quarterly, Sept.-Dec. 2002

1988                Inside San Diego, 1988 Interview, KGTV-TV, San Diego, CA

 

Teaching Experience

 2006Painting Instructor, San Diego Art Academy (2006 through 2011)

 

STATEMENT

On 'Two Squares' - Although still intuitive by nature, these pieces rely more on an analytical process of working. These images are based on linear shapes or fat demarcations that begin to create and define abstract objects. The linear elements never move beyond the edges of the picture plane, containing them within the painting therefore "objectifying" the images even more. The use of encaustic gives a physical-ness to the image while allowing traces of pentimenti to appear here and there revealing the painting’s history and process.

 On 'UPA' - These paintings are based on the stylized designs and unique movement of animated films from the 1950s and 60s.  There is an innocence and a purity of design about them that I have always admired. Having been an animator in the film industry for over 25 years, these pieces are a personal interpretation of my past.