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Robert J. Quackenbush, Jr.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Fairfield University
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
  • San Francisco Art Academy
  • Callanwolde (Atlanta)
  • The New School
  • Wooster Community Art Center
  • Silvermine School of Art
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Empire State College (SUNY)
  • National Academy of Design
  • Alexander Shundi’s Studio (1996-2005)
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Art Institute

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS – Group Shows

  • Kansas City Artists Coalition, ONE NIGHT STAND, November 17, 2017
  • VALA Gallery, Mission, KS 30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice (April 10--May 5, 2014)
  • Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO (July--August, 2013)
  • Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO What Makes You, You? (April, 2012)
  • 75th Street Gallery, Prairie Village, KS EFFERVESCENT (April--May 2011)
  • 208 West 19th Street Gallery, Kansas City, MO (Aug--Oct, 2010)
  • Gas Light Studios, Paola, KS (January - February, 2010)
  • Portfolio, Kansas City, MO (October 2008 – June 2009)
  • ARTichokes Gallery, Leawood, KS (November 2007 – February 2008)
  • City of Leawood, Kansas (November 2007)
  • Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT (October, 2004)
  • Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT (August, 2004)
  • Gallery Blue, Missoula, MT (August, 2004)
  • Storage Art Space Gallery, South Bronx, NY (May, 2003)
  • Gallery22, Amenia, NY (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Empire State College, New York, NY (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • The CATBLACK GALLERY, Westport, CT (April 1997)

GALLERY & CORPORATE EXHIBITIONS – One-Man Shows

  • The Robertson Law Group, Kansas City, MO (April -- August, 2015)
  • Restaurant Michael Smith, Kansas City, MO (February -- August, 2014)
  • contractfurnishings, Kansas City, MO (January--March 2013)
  • City of Lenexa, Kansas (November--December, 2011), (December 2014 - March 2015)
  • Restaurant Michael Smith, Kansas City, MO (June -- August 2011)
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition, Load Bearing , Kansas City, MO (March - April 2010)
  • Kaw Valley Arts and Humanities Center, Kansas City, KS (April 2009)
  • ARTichokes Gallery at Room39, Leawood, KS (February – May 2009)
  • Leawood Fine Arts, Leawood, KS Featured Artist (October 2008)
  • 4646 Broadway, Kansas City, MO (October 2008)
  • Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO (July 2008 – April 2009)
  • Fleishman-Hillard, Kansas City, MO (April – July 2008)
  • Harry Krug Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (March-April 2008)
  • City of Roeland Park, Kansas (December, 2007)
  • Irene B. French Community Center Art Gallery, Merriam, KS (September 2007)
  • SM Wilson, Lenexa, KS (August – September 2007)
  • Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO (March -- May 2007)
  • American Century Investments, Kansas City, MO (April – July 2006)
  • Kevin Alger, New York, NY (March and October 2002)
  • Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, New York, NY (November 2000)
  • Ulla Surland/Gallery 11, Fairfield, CT (April 2000)
  • Wooster Community Art Center Gallery, Danbury, CT (April 1999)

JURIED SHOWS & INVITATIONALS

  • The Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City Artists Coalition Members at Buttonwood (December 1, 2017 - January 26, 2018)
  • The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, BEYOND BOUNDS: DAZZLING 2017
  • H & R Block ARTSPACE 2016 Kansas City Flatfile, Kansas City, MO (June - September, 2016)
  • Hilliard Gallery, HUMAN FORM, Kansas City, MO (April 2015)
  • The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, BEYOND BOUNDS: ELECTRIC 2014
  • H&R Block ARTSPACE 2014 Kansas City Flatfile , Kansas City (June--September 2014)
  • MUSIC & MOTION IN 2D, Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO (December 2013--January 2014)
  • ARTI GRAS, City of leawood, KS (February, 2013)
  • ARTISTS FIGHT BACK: A Response to the War on Women, VALA Gallery, Mission, KS (October 12 -- November 3, 2012)
  • ART FEST 2012, Johnson County, KS (Oct--Nov, 2012)
  • 2012 STATE OF THE ARTS, Prairie Village, KS (October, 2012)
  • H&R Block ARTSPACE 2012 Kansas City Flatfile, Kansas City, MO (June 2--September 29, 2012)
  • ART AT THE CENTER, 2012 Juried Exhibition, (April 5--June 3, 2012)
  • ARTI GRAS, City of Leawood, KS (February, 2012)
  • ART FEST 2011, Johnson County, KS (Oct--Nov, 2011)
  • The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, BEYOND BOUNDS: BRILLIANT 2011
  • Overland Park Arboretum, Overland Park, KS, Annual Sculpture Exhibition (Summer 2011)
  • ART FEST 2010, Johnson County, KS (Oct--Nov, 2010)
  • 2010 STATE OF THE ARTS, Prairie Village, KS (October, 2010)
  • ART AT THE CENTER 2010, Human Experience Exhibition (Aug--Sept, 2010)
  • River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City, MO (July--August, 2010)
  • H&R Block ARTSPACE 2010 Kansas City Flatfile , Kansas City (June 18--September 25, 2010)
  • FRESH & LOCAL, at Room39, by Guerilla Curating (January-February, 2010 & 2011)
  • ART FEST 2009, Johnson County, KS (November, 2009)
  • The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, BEYOND BOUNDS: GLOW 2009
  • The Open Studios Press, Studio Visit, Volume One 2008
  • H&R Block ARTSPACE 2008 Kansas City Flatfile, Kansas City, MO  (February 22 –April 5, 2008)
  • Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Epsten Gallery, URBAN/SUBURBAN 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Healing Arts Gallery at The Truman Medical Center (January, 2007)
  • New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT, “Circle of Influence” (August 2006)
  • Johnson County Community College, BEYOND BOUNDS: GOLD RUSH 2006
  • 2006 Kansas City Artists Coalition Members Show
  • 1997, 1998 and 2001 Annual Shows, Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT
  • 1997 and 1998 Member Shows, Ridgefield Guild Of Artists
  • 1997 and 1998 Student Shows, Silvermine Guild
  • LITTLE BUFFALO ART EXHIBIT, The Perry County Council of the Arts (August 1998)
  • EXTREME MEASURES: The Radical Perspective, Canyon Crossing Gallery, Brattleboro, VT (July 1998)
  • PAPERWORKS '97 (National Show), Ridgefield Guild Of Artists (June 1997)

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

  • Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Epsten Gallery, "SPACE FRAMES"  Leawood, KS (July--August, 2012)
  • American Jazz Museum, Changing Gallery, ELLA: First Lady of Song, Kansas City, MO, (March 2--June5, 2012)
  • Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Epsten Gallery, "Between Thee and Me" Overland Park, KS (July 24 -- September 4, 2011)
  • American Jazz Museum, Changing Gallery, Reflections of Jazz, Kansas City, MO (July 8 -- September 23, 2011)
  • The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Hand Print Press – 15 Years (December 2009 – March 2010)

SPECIAL INVITATIONS

  • The Kemper Museum, SLIDESHOW, August, 2006
  • Artist, INC, Spring, 2009
  • The Office of United States Senator Claire McCaskill, Washington, DC, 2009

AWARDS

  • ARTISTS FIGHT BACK: A Response to the War on Women, VALA Gallery, Mission, KS  (October 12 -- November 3,2012)           Red Ribbon
  • 2012 Design Excellence Award, KC Magazine/KC Business Journal for MODUS ABODE urban furniture design project
  • Arti Gras, City of Leawood, KS (February, 2012) White Ribbon
  • Johnson County ARTFEST, (November, 2010) White Ribbon
  • Award of Merit-PAPERWORKS '97, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists (June 1997)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • Hand Print Press (UMKC)
  • Southern Graphics Council
  • American Alliance of Museums

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • The Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (2015)
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO (2013)
  • Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO (2010)
  • West Plaza Properties, Kansas City, MO (2007)
  • Emprise Bank, Wichita, KS (2007)
  • American Century Investments, Kansas City, MO (2007)
  • Able Energy Corporation, New York City, NY (2006)
  • Sprint/Nextel Corporate Art Collection, Overland Park, KS (2006) (2007)
  • Empire State College (SUNY) Gallery of Art, New York City, NY (2005)

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • LEAWOOD LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE, March, 2014, Review of StudioQ with pictures
  • THE KANSAS CITY STAR, 913 Section, May 29, 2013, Review of StudioQ with pictures
  • 435 SOUTH Magazine, August 2012, pictorial review of The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art's Epsten Gallery exhibition "SPACE FRAMES".
  • THE KANSAS CITY STAR, July 26, 2012, "FRAMEWORK FOR IMAGINATION" a review by Dana Self of the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition "SPACE FRAMES"  including an image from my series "So...What Holds Up Your Sky?"
  • THE KANSAS CITY STAR, Auguat 7, 2011, a review by Alice Thorston of the American Jazz Museum's exhibition "Reflections of Jazz" including an image from my series "Urban Remains."
  • 435 SOUTH Magazine, May 2011, "Art, Detoxed" Profile of Studio Q
  • Artist of the Month, September, 2010  www.blairschulman.com
  • REVIEW, March, 2010  Exhibition review of Load Bearing at the Kansas City Artists Coalition
  • STUDIO VISIT, Volume One 2008 A juried publication published by The Open Studios Press
  • SUN Publications, November 2007, Artist’s Profile, in conjunction with the City of Leawood Group Show
  • SPACES Magazine, February/March 2007, Artist’s Profile