Education

1987 Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Solo Exhibitions

2016 "JAME6" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
2015 "Somebody's Love Train" Organic Produce, Seattle, Washington
2014 "Teenage Donna" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
"Dark Entries" Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2012 "Teenage Donna" Frosch & Portmann, VOLTA8, Basel, Switzerland
"DILF!" Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2011 "Beautiful William" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
"Cover You and Smother You" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"This Is The Crisis I Knew Had To Come (Brutally Taking It's Toll)" Vignettes, Seattle, Washington
2010 "Splendid Isolation" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
2009 "Send Me An Angel" Howard House, Seattle, Washington
2008 "The Shingle Factory" Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, California
"Action Painting!" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2007 "Air Supply" Howard House, Seattle, Washington
2006 "Sluice Gate" Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
2005 "A Machine For Living" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004 "Landmark" Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
"Reason" Howard House, Seattle, Washington
2003 "Abfall" Howard House, Seattle, Washington (catalog)
"American Landscapes Reconstructed" Anderson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2002 "New Work" Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
"My First Visit to Planet Mars" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Introductions" Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, Washington
2001 "From A Bird's Eye" Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas
2000 "Milk and Honey" Howard House, Seattle, Washington
"Plans For A Beautiful City" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1999 "Blowing Dust Area" Howard House, Seattle, Washington
"New Work" Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas
1998 "Tiny Nation" Froelick Gallery, Portland. Oregon
"Whistle Stops" Howard House, Seattle, Washington
"New Work" Project 416, Seattle, Washington
1996 "Soft English" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Small Paintings" The Spare Room, Salem Oregon
1994 "Recent Work" Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1993 "Tender Spots" Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1992 "Blind Dates and Other Strangers" Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1991 "Wall Mounted Sculpture" Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1990 "Work" Blake Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1989 "A Feast for Bacchus" 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, Washington
"A Preface to Morals" Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 "SPORTSVERGNUGEN" Lichtundfire Gallery, New York, New York
"Ten Shades of White" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
"NW Art Now" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
"NiGHTSHiFT iii" Castledrone, Boston, Massachusetts
2015 "Fay Ray and Robert Yoder" Carl & Sloan, Portland, Oregon
"My Darkest Light Will Shine" Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"2015 Neddy Exhibition" Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington
"Deep Web Underground/Jetlag" Al Manshar Rotana Hotel, Fahaheel, Kuwait
"Serial Comma" Planthouse, New York, New York
"Out of Sight" King Street Station, Seattle Washington
2014 "Christian Frosch, Hooper Turner and Robert Yoder" Frosch & Portmann, VOLTA10, Basel, Switzerland
2013 "Chamber Music" Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
"2013 Neddy Exhibition" Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington
"Eduardo Calderón: Portraits of 20 Northwest Artists" Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, Washington
2012 "A Binder Full Of Collages" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
2011 "Ubiquitous Foundations: Ben Waterman and Robert Yoder" 301 Gallery, Montserrat College, Beverly, Massachusetts
"5K Don't Run" NEPO House, Seattle, Washington
"The Show Is Over..." Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington
"Seattle As Collector" Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
"DUG" Soil Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Palm Springs Pop Up" Froelick Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2010 "KICKOFF" Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York
"The Arc of Picasso" Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Collage: A Dialog" Gage Academy of Arts, Seattle, Washington
"Schema" Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon
"The Louder The Sun" Michael Peck Space, Seattle ,Washington
2009 "White Noise" The Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
"Finds Refined" Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Washington
2008 "Century 21: Dealer's Choice" The Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, Washington
"Speaking Parts: Conversations between Works in the Collection" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Washington
"Gimme" Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle, Washington
"Glue" Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2007 "8th Northwest Biennial" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, Jurors: David Kiehl and Rock Hushka
"Gestalts: Robert Stuart and Robert Yoder" Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
"Elegantly Frugal...Deceptively Simple" Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
"Stand" Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington, Curator Layne Goldsmith
2006 "2006 Center on Contemporary Art Annual" Seattle, Washington, Juror: Jennifer Gately
"Tandem Press Highlights 1995-2005" Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin
"In the Eyes of the Beholder" Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Curator: Sandra Dupret
2005 "Infrastructure" Studio Voltaire, London, England
"Bâtir" Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
2004 "Lewis and Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists Revisit Place Race and Memory" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Curator: Rock Hushka. (touring and catalog)
"Domicile" Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
"Inaugural Exhibition" Bentley Projects, Phoenix, Arizona
2003 "International Abstraction" Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington. Curators: Lisa Corrin,
Marek Wieczorek, Tara Young
"Building Tradition" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
"The Best Coast" EastBank Commerce Center, Portland, Oregon
"Crossroads: New Art from the Northwest" Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington.
Curator: Michael Klein
"Ulterior Motives: Current Northwest Abstraction" The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
2002 "LAVA 2002" Lava Exhibition Space, Seattle, Washington. (catalog)
2001 "Read All About It!" Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"New American Talent, The 16th Exhibition" Texas Fine Arts Association, CenterSpace, Austin, Texas. Curator: Anne Umland. (touring and catalog)
2000 "Pacific Northwest Annual" Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington. Juror: Brian Wallace
"Material, Process and Object: Expanding the Practice of Fiber Art" Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. (touring)
1999 "Geez Louise: Art After Louise Nevelson" The Education Alliance Gallery, New York, New York. Curator: Julie Ryan, Essay: Natasha Sweeten
"The End" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
"Shifting the Familiar" Robishon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
"Transcending Limits: Moving Beyond Mainstream and Margin" CenterSpace, Austin, Texas. (catalog)
1998 "Hands on Color" Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
"Gallery Artists" Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas
"Untitled Group Show #22: Abstraction" Robishon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
"Paper" Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1997 "New American Talent, The 13th Exhibition" Texas Fine Arts Association, CenterSpace, Austin, Texas.
Curator: Robert Storr. (touring and catalog)
"Human References: Marks of the Artist" Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, Washington. (catalog)
"Winter Group Show" Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California
"Pacific Northwest Annual" Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington. Juror: Kathryn Kanjo
"David Christensen, Ken Kelly and Robert Yoder" Zeitgeist, Seattle, Washington
"The Northwest Annual" Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington. Juror: Alexander Melamid
1996 "Feast" Equinox Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Pacific Northwest Annual" Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
"Second Sight" Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washington
1995 "Fifteen Years" Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Looking at the Land" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Juror: Juane Quick-To-See Smith
"Pacific Northwest Annual" Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington. Juror: Prudence Roberts
"The Northwest Annual" Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
"Ex Libris" Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington
1994 "Newest Work: Gallery Artists" Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1993 "Botanic: A Flower Show for the Dead of Winter" Sean Elwood Fine Arts, Seattle, Washington
1992 "Sign of the Cross" Jamison thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"The Northwest Annual" Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
"It Figures: The Human Image in Art" Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington
1991 "New Year/New Artists" Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Gallery Artists" Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Four Alumni Exhibition" Zirkle House Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
1990 "The Northwest Annual" Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington

Selected Articles

2015 Punctuation: Derek Bourcier, Robert Medvedz, and Robert Yoder at Planthouse, Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint
2014 False Lanterns and Dark Entries, Erin Langner, New American Paintings
Fresh Secrets, Jen Graves, The Stranger, January 15, 2014
2013 Dear Diary, Sharon Arnold, Art Nerd Seattle, November 24, 2013
2012 Cut You Up, Bradley Rubenstein, Culture Catch, May 9, 2012
The Conversation: Robert Yoder and Ian Toms, Amanda Manitach, New American Paintings, May 29, 2012
2009 Help! Robert Yoder needs somebody, Jen Graves, The Stranger, August 27, p. 19
2008 Hanging his shingle, Timothy Buckwalter, The East Bay Monthly, September
Model Magic, DeWitt Cheng, The East Bay Express, September 10-16
2007 Robert Yoder cuts the world of pop culture down to size in aptly named "Air Supply", Nate Lippens, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 4
Spatialism today: The explosion that inscribes us, Diane Sippl, Westside Today, May, p. 35
2004 Discovery doesn't end, Jen Graves, The News Tribune, February 13, p. E1
2003 Yoder's world, free speech and the old school, Emily Hall, The Stranger, May 22
Yoder intriguingly redefines found objects, Sheila Farr, The Seattle Times, April 25, p. 47H
Yoder beats odds in art, life, Judy Wagonfeld, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 11, p. WH 22
2002 Yoder sculptures debut in Spokane, Julianne Crane, Spokesman Review, April 4, p. D1
2000 Review: Art, Karrin Ellertson, The Portland Mercury, September 21, p. 32
Highway signs point way to unique creations, Victoria Josslin, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 28, p.WH 28
1999 Robert Yoder at Howard House, Regina Hacket, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 9, p. G6
Sign language, Eric Fredericsen, The Stranger, September 9, p. 37
Stripped bare, Eric Fredericsen, The Stranger, July 29, p. 69
Eclectic art chosen for football/soccer stadium, Regina Hacket Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 31
1998 Signs and scraps, Eric Fredericsen, The Stranger, April 9, p. 50
Howard House: Where home is where the art is, Regina Hacket, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 6, p. C1
Art can deliver a cooling effect, Mary Voelz Chandler, The Rocky Mountain News, July 10
Thermo-Dynamics, Michael Paglia, Westword, July 9, p.63
1996 Artist turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, July 2, p. C5
1994 Take Yoder exhibit at more than face value, Elizabeth McCafferty, The Oregonian, January 5, p. 22
1991 Two midsummer gallery shows, Regina Hacket, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 23, p. C3

Catalogs and Periodicals

2012 "Sun Worshipers" Sierra Stinson, Magcloud Publishing
2011 "Against the Tide" Sharon L. Butler, Two Coats of Paint Press, New York, New York
"Seattle As Collector" Seattle Art Museum
2010 "TLTS" Essay by Kris Anderson
New American Paintings Pacific Coast Edition #85 Juror: Dominic Molon, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
2007 "Robert Yoder: Air Supply" Essay by Billy Howard and Sara Callahan
2006 "Robert Yoder: Sluice Gate" Suzanne Beal, FiberArts, November
Rivet, Featured Artist Portfolio, Issue 16, Pp 31-34
2005 "Robert Yoder at Froelick Gallery" Prudence Roberts, Artweek, December, Pp.18-19
2004 Robert Yoder at Howard House, Matthew Kangas, Art In America, January, Pp. 112-3
2003 Abfall, Thread For Art, Seattle, Washington
"On the Cover" Margaret Moore, Hemispheres, The Magazine of United Airlines, March, cover and p.10
"Seattle: Courting the Off Modern" Fionn Meade, Fisura, February, Pp. 18-21
2002 "The Mountain is Out" Elizabeth Brown and Lisa Corrin, Modern Painters, Autumn"Reviews" Joyce Korotkin, NY Arts Magazine, June, Vol. 7, no. 6
"Short Cut" Dan Webb, LAVA 2002, Pp. 158-161
"On the House: What Makes Your House a Home?" David Colman, Elle Decor, April, p.171
"Robert Yoder" Nate Chinen, digitalcity.com New York, April
2001 "Traveling Collector; Art Frontiers" Lisa Loving, Arts & Antiques, June, Vol. 24, no. 6
2000 Arcade: A Journal for Architecture and Design in the Northwest, inside end piece, Summer, Vol. 18, no. 4
1999 Transcending Limits: Moving Beyond Mainstream and Margin, Texas Fine Arts Association
New American Paintings, Book XIX, Vol. 3, no. 7
1997 New American Talent, Texas Fine Arts Association
Seattle Collects Seattle: A Ten Year Retrospective of the Seattle Arts Program, Seattle Arts Commission
1993 "Seattle" Matthew Kangas, Sculpture Magazine, November, p.56
1989 "Loaded Images: Personal Symbols at Oregon's Marylhurst College" Lois Allen, Artweek, November 30, p12
1989 "Have a Seat" Barnett Turk, In These Times, February 22, Vol. 13/14

Awards

2008 Artist Trust Fellowship Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington
2006 Juror Award, 2006 Center on Contemporary Art Annual, Seattle, Washington
2005 University of Washington School of Art Alumni Award
Artist Trust Grant for Artist Project Award, Washington State Arts Commission
2002 Seattle Collects Purchase Award, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, Washington
2001 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2000 Artist Trust Fellowship Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington
1999 Juror's Merit Award, Transcending Limits: Moving Beyond Mainstream and Margin, CenterSpace,
Austin, Texas
1998 Juror Award, Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1997 Honorable Mention Award, New American Talent, CenterSpace, Austin, Texas
1996 PONCHO Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Residencies

2009 Jentel Foundation, Banner, Wyoming
2005 Espy Foundation, Oysterville, Washington
2004 Tandem Press, Madison, Wisconsin
Paulson Press, Berkeley, California
2000 Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1999 Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington

Public and Corporate Collections

Amgen Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Boeing Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, Calistoga, California
CenturyLink Field and Exhibition Center, Seattle, Washington
Citizens Bank Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The City of Portland Public Art Collection, Portland, Oregon
The City of Seattle Public Art Collection, Seattle, Washington
Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oregon
Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Hewlett Packard Corporation, Corvallis, Oregon
Intuit Corporation, Mountain View, California
King County International Airport, Seattle, Washington
Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Neiman Marcus Corporation
Nike Corporation, Bluhouse, Venice, California
Pierce College, Tacoma, Washington
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The Portland Bureau of General Services, Portland, Oregon
The Regional Justice Center, Kent, Washington
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, SeaTac, Washington
Starwood Hotel Corporation, San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington
Swedish Health Services, Seattle, Washington
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Twitter, Seattle, Washington
The Venetian Resort Hotel, Macao
Vulcan Incorporated, Seattle, Washington
Zymogenetics, Seattle, Washington

Related Experience

2010-present Director, SEASON, Seattle Washington.
2015 Curator, "Neo Naturalist" Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington
2012 Curator, "This Is Where I Live" featuring work by DW Burnam, James Cicatko and Glenn Rudolph. Affordable Art Fair Emerging Artists Program, Seattle, Washington
2009 Curator, "Send Me An Angel--Portrait Wall" featuring work by Wolfgang Tillmans, Sue de Beer, Koto Ezawa, and Arne Svensen. Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
Curator, "Dearly, Madly" featuring work by Alika Cooper, Michael Dee, Shaun Kardinal, Julia Oldham and Haim Steinbach. Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
2007-present Affiliate Professor, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle Washington.