Rob is sixty four years old; received his Fine Art degree from the University of Southern California, and studied at L.A. Art Center under James Jordan. For over thirty years he worked variously as a film producer, senior advertising executive, and Creative Director for large federated groups of national and international non-profits. In the late nineties he put aside these “former worlds” to engage in a full time studied practice of the visual arts; primarily through the self-developed discipline of Extractionist® Painting.
By way of insight, Rob was born with acute Dyslexia (Lysdexia as he "kids" in describing it). He credits this once long suffered handicap as the principle instrument for his studied ability to look intently INTO objects, rather than simply at them, and then "extract" caches of living imagery from within.
Rob's work continues to appear in national and regional competitions, solo exhibits in San Francisco and Northern California, gallery exhibits on both the West and East coasts. And of course his work is always available for viewing through his studio gallery in Marin County, California. Rob's Extractionist Paintings® are in the collections of multinational corporations, universities, military headquarters, and numerous other public and private venues. His regional U.S. representation includes Artfirm Gallery/Louisville, KY, ARThouse Gallery/Glen Ellen CA, CODA Gallery/Palm Desert CA, Studio 47 Galleries/Woodstock, VT, ArtworkSF/San Francisco CA, and a host of online fine art web sites. Of course, he is always eager to discuss additional representation by accredited galleries and dealers. Rob Nye Studios©, located in Fairfax, California is open by appointment. Call 415/806-3482 or send email to [email protected].
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