Bio Bob Clyatt grew up roaming the countryside of Northern California, ending up studying creative arts at UC Berkeley. Absorbing those many influences created enduring patterns of fusion in Bob’s work – ancient and contemporary, organic and technological, Asian and Western. During the 1990s Bob focused on business innovation founding two firms sold to public companies including i/o 360, an early NYC human-machine interaction design firm. He then returned to creating studio art with 8 years intensive study of sculpture, centering on his years at the Art Students League of New York under the guidance of Barney Hodes. Bob has degrees from U.C. Berkeley and MIT, and lived in Europe and Asia for 5 years. He maintains studios in Rye, NY and Chelsea.
Selected recent/current solo and group exhibitions, installations, press 2016 - Bob had five bronze works in After Rodin at Gallery Flux in Ashland VA, Jan 14-Feb 27 held in conjunction with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond's exhibition, Rodin, Evolution of a Genius. - (E)scape- New Faces, two monumental cast aluminum heads, are installed at 123rd St entrance to Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, April to August., (Flux Art Fair) then will move to DeVos Center, Grand Rapids , Michigan, during ArtPrize , Aug-September. Profiled on NY1, NBC and Hyperallergic, May 2016 - Monumental bronze head, Emma, is installed at St Gaudens National Monument, Cornish, NH, May-Sept. - Seated Monk, lifesize ceramic, is installed at Billings/Rockefeller National Park, Woodstock, VT, May-Sept. - Man on Tall Pillar in “Art From the Boros IV”, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea July/August - Three Hanging Butoh Figures- Women was awarded the Cherie Tredanari Best of Show prize by Curator David C. Terry at NY Sculptors Alliance summer exhibition on Governors Island, June-July 2016. - Cylinder/Heads in “In Our Back Yard”, Clay Arts Center, Port Chester, NY, curated by Judith Schwartz, Sept -Nov
My work helps me form questions about being a human amid the power structures of contemporary life. The work has changed in recent years from more traditional figures to sculptural collage and reliefs. My work has been exhibited in solo shows in Santa Fe (Jane Sauer Gallery) and New York (Lower East Side-Dacia Gallery and Bushwick- Anthony Philip Fine Art) as well as group shows in Paris, Hong Kong, Italy and throughout the U.S. I have sculptures in permanent collections of the Burchfield-Penney museum in Buffalo and Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia in Italy. My work has been reviewed in numerous art publications and featured in the NY Times, Wall St Journal, Fox News and other national media.
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