Dario Robleto

b. 1972, San Antonio, Texas

 
 
 
     
Dario Robleto, The First Time, The Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854–1913), 2017
Portfolio of 50 prints on Rising Drawing Bristol; photolithographs with transparent base ink, hand-flamed and sooted paper;
image brushed with lithotine and lifted from soot, fused in a mild solution of shellac and denatured alcohol,
11-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches each
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dario Robleto was born in San Antonio, Texas and received his BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997. He lives and works in Houston, TX. The artist has had numerous solo exhibitions since 1997, most recently at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX (2014) and the Baltimore Museum of Art (2014). In 2008 a 10-year survey exhibition, Alloy of Love, was organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Notable group shows include Prospect.4: The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans, LA (2017); Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2016); Nouveau Festival 5th Edition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (2014); The Record/ Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC (2011); and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2004). Robleto has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many universities and institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD. In 2013 he served as the California College of the Arts Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor, Oakland, CA. Robleto is the recipient of both the 2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the 2009 USA Rasmuson Fellowship. He has been a research fellow and resident at institutions such as the Menil Collection (2014); Rice University (2013-14); and the Smithsonian Museum of American History (2011). In 2015 he joined a distinguished team of scientists as the artistic consultant to the “Breakthrough Initiatives”—the most comprehensive search ever attempted at finding scientific evidence of life in the Universe. He is currently serving as an Artist-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and as Artist-at-Large at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and the Block Museum of Art. In 2016 he was appointed as the Texas State Artist Laureate. He is a former board member of Artpace, San Antonio, and a current board member of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


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