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Robert McCauley
Bee Line (Deep Wax Series)
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
Robert McCauley
Polar Bears Eat Philosophers
Oil on canvas
20 inches in diameter
Robert McCauley
Deep Wax
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 inches
Robert McCauley
Da Bearz
Oil on canvas
43 x 29 inches
Robert McCauley
Oral History
Oil on canvas
18 x 15 inches
Robert McCauley
The Witness
Oil on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Robert McCauley
Natural Selection
Oil on canvas
31 x 23 inches
Robert McCauley
The Program #2
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches
Robert McCauley
The Interrogation
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

Robert McCauley

MFA Washington State University, Pullman WA
BFA Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

Teaching Experience
Professor Emeritus, Rockford University (retired)
Professor and Chairman, Department of Art and Art History, Rockford University

Selected Solo Exhibition
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, forthcoming, 2014
Visions West Gallery, Denver, forthcoming, 2013
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, 2013
Visions West Gallery, Butte, Montana, 2012
Gail Severn Gallery, 2012
Linda Hodges Gallery, 2012, and 2010
“Rear View Mirror: Robert McCauley from the Rockford Art Museum Collection”,
Visions West Gallery, Denver, 2009
Retrospective, Hallie Ford Museum, Oregon, 2009
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, 2008
Gail Severn Gallery, 2007
Ball State University, 2006
"Robert McCauley: Alone in the Wilderness", 30 year retrospective,
Rockford Art Museum, 2006, catalog
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, 2005
"Trusting Woods to Tempest Sea: Robert McCauley", Palo Alto Art
Center, Palo Alto, Ca, 2005
K. Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 2005
Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, 2004.
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, 2004
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, 2003
Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, 2002
Bank Of America, San Francisco, 2001
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, 2001
K. Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 2001
Aurora Public Art Commission, Aurora, Illinois, 2000
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, 1999
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, 1999
Illinois Wesleyan University, 1998
Northern Illinois University, 1998
Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, Washington, 1997-98
Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, 1997
Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, 1994 (also 1992)
West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1993
Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, 1993
Susan Cummins Gallery, San Francisco, 1993
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, 1992
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, 1992 (also 1989, 1986, 1984, 1982)
Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, 1990
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, 1990
K. Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, 1989
“ Robert McCauley: Sculpture and Drawings”, Sonoma State
University, 2-year traveling, Dennis Adrian catalog, 1989-91.
Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, 1988
Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, 1987 (also 1985, 1983)
Columbus Cultural Center, Columbus, Ohio, 1985
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, 1983
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1983
“ Magic Shows”, Northern Illinois University, 1983
“ Robert McCauley: Towers”, Chicago Cultural Center, 1982
Eberdt Gallery, Marycrest College, Iowa, 1982
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, 1981
Western Washington University, Bellingham, 1979
Bradley University, Peoria, 1978
Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, 1978
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, 1977
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1977
Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1976
Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, 1975

Selected Group Exhibitions and Invitationals
“Nature / Nature”, Gail Severn Gallery, 2013
“Intersection”, The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA, 2012
“Nature”, Gail Severn Gallery, 2012
“Living in the Woods: A History of Nature”, curated, Fresh Paint Gallery, Los
Angeles, May, 2011.
“The Salish Sea”, Smith/Valee Gallery, Edison, WA, forthcoming.
“Wild/Life”, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA, January, 2011
“Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment”, traveling to Western Washington University, Willamette University, and Boise State, 2010-2011, catalog.
“Howl: Artists Protest U.S. Policy to Shoot Wolves in Rocky Mountains”, Visions West Gallery, Denver, 2010.
“Moby-Dick: Heart of the Sea”, Rockford Art Museum, 2009.
“Areas of Expertise”, Visions West Gallery, Montana, 2008.
"Magnificent Extravagance: Artists and Opulence", Racine Art
Museum, 2005.
"Water World", Warner Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art,
Indiana, 2004.
"Mark My Word: Text, Code and Literary Allusion”, Museum of
Northwest Art, 2004.
“ A Sofa and...”, curated, Western Washington University,
Bellingham, 2003.
“ Framing the Wild: Animals on Display”, University of Wyoming,
traveling, 2002-03
"Chicago Art Expo”, 1999-03 (also 1981-94)
“ Animals as Metaphor”, Gail Severn Gallery, 2002
“ Wild Life: The Other Tradition”, Invitational,
Polk Museum of Art, Florida, 2002
“Underfoot”, curated, catalog, Sao Paulo, Brazil, traveling, 2001-2004
“ Departure: American Contemporary Landscape”, curated,
IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, Indiana, 2001
Faculty Exhibition, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, 2001
“ The History of Art in Rockford”, Rockford Art Museum, 2000
“ The Great Novel”, Palo Alto Art Center, 2000
“Notable Alumni in the Visual Arts”, Centennial Celebration,
Western Washington University, Bellingham, 2000
“The View from Here: 100 Artists Mark the Centennial of Mt. Rainier
National Park”, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, traveling, 1998-01
“Countdown: The Millennium Show”, K. Kimpton Contemporary Art,
San Francisco, 1999
“ Twenty Years/Twenty Artists”, Sonoma State University, 1998
“ A Thought Intercepted: A Survey of Drawings by Artists in the U.S.”,
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, 1997
“ Bio-Adversity”, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, 1997
“Mythic Narrative”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1996
“Unpainted to the Last: Moby-Dick and American Art, 1940-1990”,
2-year traveling, text, 1995-96
“Off the Wall”, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, 1995
“Juxtaposition”, K. Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 1995
“SOFA” Exposition, Chicago Navy Pier, (installation piece), 1995
“Exploring Natural Imagery: Works by Four Midwestern Artists”,
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois, 1995
“Illinois Art Faculty: A Statewide Survey”, Rockford Art Museum, 1995
“U.S.A. Within Limits”, Galeria Millan, Sao-Paulo, Brazil, 1995
“Ex Libris: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books”, Cornish College
of the Arts, Seattle, 1995
“The Art of Language”, St. Paul Insurance Companies, 1994
“No Feathers: Manifest Destiny Indicted”, catalog,
Rockford College,1994
“The Object Redux: Re Used, Re Newed, and Re Invented”,
catalog, Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, Wisconsin, 1994
“Artfair/Seattle”, 1996 (also 1992-95)
“Aquatic Visions”, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, 1993
“Small Figure Sculpture Exhibition”, Susan Cummins Gallery, 1993
“Book, Box, Word”, Center for Contemporary Art, Miami, 1993
“Art L.A.92”, International Art Expo, Los Angeles,1992
“Shipwreck”, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington, 1992
“The Sign of the Cross”, Jamison Thomas Gallery,
Portland, Oregon, 1992
“Sculptors on Paper”, traveling, University of Wisconsin, 1992
“The Best of Joan Robey Gallery”, Denver, 1992
“Beyond the Frame: Techniques and Expressions in Sculpture”,
Alza Corporation, Palo Alto, 1990
“The Making of a Legend: Chief Seattle’s Reply”,
Hatley-Martin Gallery, San Francisco, 1990
“Nature/Nature”, University of Chicago, 1990
“Partners in Purchase: Selected Works, 1976-87”, catalog,
Lakeview Museum,1990
“Selections from the Roy Boyd Gallery”, Grand Valley
State University, 1990
“Deep Woods: Concerning Nature in Recent Painting, Drawing, and
Sculpture”, 2-year traveling, catalog, Tweed Museum,
Duluth, 1989-91
“Animal Imagery”, Susan Cummins Gallery, San Francisco, 1989
“Endangered Species”, Klein Gallery, Chicago, 1988
“Wotazoo”, Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, 1988
“Masks by Chicago Artists”, Klein Gallery, Chicago, 1987
“Made in America: The Great Lakes States”, Alternative Museum,
New York, catalog, traveling, 1986
“Contemporary Screens”, Art Museum Association of America,
traveling, catalog, 1986-89
“Sculptor’s Drawings”, Sonoma State University, traveling,
catalog, 1986-88
“Chicago Draws”, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 1986
“Forum”, Zurich, Switzerland, 1986
“Whirlpool Foundation Sculpture Competition”, traveling,
Chicago, 1986
“Materials in Media”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, 1986
“Fetish: Obsessive Expressions”, Rockford Art Museum, 1986
“Exterior/Interior: Large Scale Sculpture”, catalog,
Rockford Art Museum, 1986
Stux Gallery Group Exhibition, New York, 1985
“Menagerie”, San Francisco International Airport, 1985
“Artists Look at Architecture”, Transamerica Pyramid,
San Francisco, 1985
“Nocturnal Images”, catalog, Paine Art Center, Oshkosh,
traveling, 1985
“The Object Transformed”, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, 1985
“Salvo”, Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, 1984
“Alternative Spaces: A History in Chicago”, catalog, MCA,
Chicago, 1984
“Nocturne”, Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, 1984
“Chicago Scene”, Mandeville Gallery, University of California,
San Diego, catalog,1984
“Construction”, San Francisco International Airport, 1984
“Chicago International Sculpture/Mile 2”, catalog,
Chicago Navy Pier, 1984
“New Directions in Pastel”, Rahr-West Museum, catalog, 1984
“Chicago: Emerging Visions”, Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, 1984
“Five Sculptural Artists”, Cerritos College, California, 1984
“16 Sculptors”, simultaneous at Roy Boyd Galleries,
Chicago and Los Angeles
“Twenty Illinois Painters”, Springfield Art Museum, catalog, 1984
“The Artist Collects”, Illinois Arts Council, traveling, 1983
“Shelters”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, 1983
“Works on Paper”, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, 1983
“Mayor Byrne’s Mile of Sculpture”, Chicago Navy Pier, catalog, 1982
“New Horizons in Art”, Chicago Cultural Center, 1982
“Drawing from Chicago”, University of Nebraska, catalog, 1982

“78th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity”,
John G. Curtis Award, catalog, Art Institute of Chicago, 1981
“Objects to Ponder”, Columbia College, Chicago, 1980
“Best of the Midwest”, Artists Guild of Chicago, 1980
“Illinois % for the Arts”, Eastern Illinois University, 1980
“6/6”, ARC Gallery, Chicago, 1979
“75th and 76th Exhibitions by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity”,
catalog, Art Institute of Chicago, 1975, 1976

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in PAINTING, 1999
Research Grant, Kwakwaka’wakw Culture, Vancouver Island,
Rockford College, 1994
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in DRAWING, 1991
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in DRAWING, 1982
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in SCULPTURE, 1981
Illinois Arts Council Completion Grant, SCULPTURE, 1980

U.S. State Dept, for U.S. Embassy, Bucharest, Romania, 2011 (catalog
McCormick Place Expansion, Chicago, 2005-2007
State of Illinois, Outdoor Sculpture Commission,
Northern Illinois University, 1996
Imagery Wine Labels, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2010, Benziger Winery,
Sonoma, California
Art on the River, Outdoor Sculpture Commission, Rock River,
Rockford, 1989

Visiting Artist
Guest Curator, “Rockford Collects”, Rockford Art Museum, 2002
Guest Curator, “Customized Culture”, Rockford Art Museum, 2002
Imagery Studio, Benzinger Winery, California, 2001
Anderson Ranch, Aspen, 2001
Columbia College, Chicago, 2000
Ball State University, 1997
Art Institute of Chicago, 1996
Curator, “Small Wonders”, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art
Museum, 1996
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1995
West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1993
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, 1992
University of Illinois, Champaign, 1992
“Artfair/Seattle”, interviewed, 1992
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1990
California State University, Stanislaus, at Turlock, 1989
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1989
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, 1989
Spazio Umano, International Review of Art and Literature, #1, 1987
Art Institute of Chicago, 1983

Recent Collections
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
Ellie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Oregon
Museum of Northwest Art, Washington
National Sporting Library and Museum, Virginia