Fine Art since 1990
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Visiting Artist

Robert Pillsbury

Visiting Artist from September 1st to October 31st, 2022

Robert Pillsbury

About Visiting Artist:

Robert Pillsbury now resides in Wakefield Rhode Island after a 40 plus year career in the New York metro area involving performance art, video, publishing, printmaking, painting, and art instruction. In his new studio here, he continues to create focusing on drawing, various forms of printmaking, and encaustic painting. His dedication to “making marks” is seen in the detail throughout each of the mediums in which he works.

Robert’s artwork has been shown and exhibited in galleries and institutions both within the United States and internationally. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector.

He began his studies at Silvermine College of Art and earned his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art. His life in art has always extended beyond the studio to the artistic community as a whole through his active membership and participation in various national and international arts organizations including the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City. At Salmagundi he served on the Board of Directors for more than a decade culminating with 6 years as President.

As a visiting artist at Spring Bull Gallery, he has chosen to exhibit for sale a collection of drawings along with other works inspired by drawings. Most of his artwork has its origins from sketchbook drawings made on location. Some of these become paintings, others are used as reference in printmaking for monotypes, monoprints, or etchings. He also enlarges, details, and develops a number of them into stand-alone drawings.