Exhibitions:

2016: "Florida Painters Return to Crealde," April 8-July 16, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Fla.

2016: Seven paintings in "En Plein Air Showcase," Feb. 2016, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, Fla.

2015: Paintings in "New Artists Exhibition," Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

2015: Painting in "Participation" exhibition, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Fla.

2014: Seven paintings in "Between Fact & Fiction," six-artist exhibit at Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, Fla.

2014: Five paintings in exhibit by former Studio Artists at Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Fla.

2014: Four paintings in solo exhibit at Maitland (Fla.) City Hall.

2014: Two paintings in "Intersecting Journeys," exhibit by McRae Studios Artists, Leesburg (Fla.) Art Center.

2012: Three paintings in “Curator’s Choice: Small Paintings by Central Florida Artists,” Anita Wooten Gallery, Valencia State College, Orlando, Fla.

2012: Two paintings in “Art in Chambers” exhibit, Orange County Commission Chambers, Orlando.

2011: Three paintings at Casselberry Art House, Casselberry, Fla.

2011: Two paintings in student show at Crealde School of Art, Winter Park.

2011: Landscape paintings in group exhibit at Art Affair Gallery, Sanford, Fla.

2011: Painting in "Paint the Town" show, at Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando.

2010: Urban landscape paintings at "Street Seen," a group show at City Arts Factory, Orlando.

2010: Painting in "Paint the Town" show, at Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando.

2009: Two paintings in student show at Crealde School of Art.

Solo Exhibition:

2016: "In Plain Sight: New Paintings by Robert Ross," Sept. 2016, Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. http://artsondouglas.net/blogs/news/new-in-september / Gallery Talk: http://artsondouglas.net/blogs/news/artists-talk-robert-ross

2013: Seventeen paintings in “Under Roof and Sky,” solo exhibition at Winter Park (Fla.) City Hall.

Awards/Honors:

2016: Artist in Residence, Glen Arbor Art Association, May 1-14, 2016, Glen Arbor, Mich. http://www.glenarborart.org/events/air-presentation-painter-robert-ross/

2013: Award of Honor for Painting, Winter Park Autumn Art Festival.

2013-14: Selected for Artist in Action studio artist program at Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Fla.

2010: First Place in Painting and Drawing in juried student show at Crealde School of Art.

Publications/Reviews/Videos:

2013: Video, "Robert Ross - Drive in Autumn": http://youtu.be/PMl9cgia7QQ

2013: Video, "Robert Ross - Downtown Orlando Rooftops": http://youtu.be/kFeJGD2c6-s

2011: "Robert Ross: Cover Gallery," cover and four-page article, Winter Park Magazine, October issue.

 

Education:

2011, 2010: Studio Artist in Painting and Drawing at Crealde School of Art.

2011 & 2009: Four-day master painting classes, "The Perceptual Moment," taught by Philadelphia-based artist Stuart Shils.

2004-2008: Studio courses at Crealde School of Art in drawing (Rima Jabbur), portrait painting (Don Sondag), landscape painting (Tom Sadler), life drawing (Marie Orban), figure painting (Marie Orban), and printmaking (David Hunter).

M.A. in English, University of Michigan; B.A. in English (minor in Art), Oakland University

Statement:

My paintings reveal the beauty, mystery and hidden life in ordinary, overlooked places. My paintings often convey a quiet stillness, a sense that something has just happened or is about to happen. While good design is always my starting point, I also want my paintings to transmit the pleasures of light and color.

Studio:

McRae Art Studios -- http://mcraeartstudios.com/#/robert-ross/
1000 Arlington Street
Orlando, FL 32805

Gallery Representation:

Arts on Douglas Gallery -- artsondouglas.net; (386) 428-1133
123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168