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ROBERT YODER

EDUCATION

1987 Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 “Another Conversation With Myself” Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington

“Untitled solo show” SUN SPOT, Des Moines, Washington

2019 “My Mouth Fully Dry” Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York

2018 “Some Kind of Stranger” Platform, Seattle, Washington

“Recent Work” The Office at Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon

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

“It’s Just a Trace of the Life that Left” Sorrento Fireside Room, Seattle, Washington

2011 “Beautiful William” Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York

“Cover You and Smother You” Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon

“Morphine” Violet Strays, Seattle, Washington

“This Is The Crisis I Knew Had To Come (Brutally Taking Its 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

2021 “Do Stack” Frosch & Co, New York, New York

2020 “Enter Viewing Room” Super Dutchess, New York, New York

2018 “Summer Mix” Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York

2017 “KRAAM” Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York

“Forever 22” Specialists, Seattle, Washington

2016 “Sportsvergnügen” Lichtundfire, New York, New York

“Ten Shades of White” Frosch & Portmann, New York, New York

“Orchid” curated by Underground Flower, Anyang, Korea

“American Painting Now” V2, Seattle, Washington

“Northwest Art Now” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

“Casual Deviant” CASTLEDRONE, Boston, Massachusetts

2015 “Fay Ray and Robert Yoder” Carl & Sloan, Portland, Oregon

“2015 Neddy Exhibition” Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

“Serial Comma” Planthouse, New York, New York

“Jetlag: Deep Web Neverland” Al Manshar Rotana Hotel, Fahaheel, Kuwait

2014 “Christian Frosch, Hooper Turner and Robert Yoder” Frosch & Portmann, VOLTA10, Basel, Switzerland

2013 “Chamber Music” Frye Art Museum, 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 “The Show Is Over…” Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

“Seattle As Collector” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington (catalog)

“DUG” Soil, Seattle, Washington

“Palm Springs Pop-Up” Froelick Gallery, Palm Springs, California

“Ubiquitous Foundations: Ben Waterman and Robert Yoder” 301 Gallery, Montserrat College, 

Beverly, Massachusetts

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 Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

“The Louder The Sun” Michael Peck Space, Seattle, Washington. (catalog)

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

2007 “Glue” Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, Washington

“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)

2004 “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 

2016 Wise-Guy-isms, Fence Posts and the Number Six, Peter Plagens, The Wall Street Journal, May 7 

Robert Yoder: How Stories Became Paintings, Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, April 28, 2016

2015 Punctuation: Derek Bourcier, Robert Medvedz, and Robert Yoder at Planthouse, Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, July 15, 2015

2014 Fresh secrets, Jen Graves, The Stranger, January 15

2012 Cuts you up, Bradley Rubenstein, Culture Catch, May 9, http://culturecatch.com/art/robert-yoder-dilf 

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 Sipple, Westside Today, May, p. 

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

1999 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

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, Seattle, Washington

2011 Painting As Transit, D.W. Burnam, Seattle, Washington

Against The Tide, Sharon L. Butler, Two Coats of Paint Press, New York, New York

Seattle As Collector, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

2010 New American Paintings Pacific Coast Edition #85, Juror: Dominic Molon, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

“T.L.T.S.” Kris Anderson, curator, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington

2007 “RobertYoder: Air Supply” Billy Howard and Sara Callahan

2006 “RobertYoder: 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, p. 12

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

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

1996 PONCHO Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

RESIDENCIES

2014 Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Citizens Bank Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The City of Portland Public Art Collection, Portland, Oregon

The City of Seattle Public Art Collection, Seattle, Washington

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oregon

Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Hewlett Packard Corporation, Corvallis, Oregon

Hoffman LaRoche Collection, Basel, Switzerland

Intuit Corporation, Mountain View, California

King County International Airport, Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Neiman Marcus Corporation

New York City Public Library, Book Arts Collection, New York, New York

Nike Corporation, Bluhouse, Venice, California

Pierce College, Tacoma, Washington

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

The Portland Bureau of General Services, Portland, Oregon

CenturyLink Field and Exhibition Center, Seattle, Washington

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

The Venetian Resort Hotel, Macao

Twitter, Inc., Seattle, Washington

Vulcan Incorporated, Seattle, Washington

The Whitney Museum of Art, Book Arts Collection, New York, New York

Zymogenetics, Seattle, Washington

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2017 Contributing writer, “The Artist as Culture Producer“ edited by Sharon Louden, Intellect, The University of Chicago Press

2015 Curator, “Neo Naturalist” Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, Washington

2010-present Director, SEASON, Seattle, Washington (http://season.cz)

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.