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Art and Art History

Eli Robb

Associate Professor of Art


Digital Video
New Performance Forms




MFA Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA Art Practice, University of California at Berkeley

Courses Taught

Art 130: Elements of Design
Art 133: Three-Dimensional Foundations
Art 233: Sculpture
Art 250: Printmaking
Art 237: Performance Art
Art 333: Advanced Sculpture
Art 343: Video Art
Art 481: Senior Seminar
First-Year Studies 189: Public Sculpture in Chicago

Recent Exhibitions

2011 “Drifters, Droppers and Anti-Designers” Group exhibition at Colorado State University in Pueblo, CO

2010 “Evanston and Vicinity Biennial” Group exhibition at the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL

2010 “Discard” Group exhibition at Part Time Gallery in Chicago, IL

2008 “Goatsilk: Killin it with Paul Krik and the Beast of Caricature.” Collaborative video installation in Mount Pleasant, MI

2008 “Production/Reduction.” Solo exhibition at Three Walls Gallery in Chicago, IL

Recent Performances, Events, and Interventions

2010 “Write-in, Mayor” Free T-shirts for Chicago area residents to write in their own names as Mayor of Chicago.

2010 “Direct Mail Subvertisements” Cease and desist letter campaign to direct mail advertisers using all recycled junk mail.

2010 “Slow Lawnmowing” series of interventions using scissors to trim suburban lawns in Evanston and Wilmette, IL.

2007 “My early Muir owl.” Collaborative performance/social event at ,40000 Gallery in Chicago, IL. 

Recent Professional Activities

2012 College Art Association National Conference in Los Angeles.
Chair and organizer of session, “In the Public Space of Life: Perspectives on Relational Art.”

2011 Public Art Network Preconference for the Americans for the Arts National Convention. Presenter in “Five in Five” session.

2011  Apple Education Seminar: “Explore Final Cut Pro X, Motion, & Compressor”

2010 Juror for the Deerpath Art League’s “Art Fair on the Square.” 

2010 College Art Association National Conference in Chicago. Presenter, “Labor Movement Monuments in Chicago”  in Public Art Dialogue Roundtable Discussion session.

2010-present  Member of Public Art Dialogue, Program Sessions Committee, Awards Committee

2008 Visiting Artist lecture. “Contemporary Artist’s Family Tree” at DePaul University

2008 Visiting Artist lecture. “Public Sculpture in Chicago’s Loop” for ACM Chicago Arts Program

2008 Project Bamboo. Mellon Foundation Conference to advance arts and humanities research through the development of shared technology services.