Robert Horvath

We live in a society where celebrity worship and an obsession with wealth and luxury goods can coexist daily with news of impending pandemic threats and worldwide political and religious warfare. Gaudy displays of physical vanity and self-aggrandizing behavior have become an acceptable means to define our cultural persona. Tempted by the glow of the spotlight, and seduced by its excesses, we are told by our political leaders that we can solve the world’s problems simply by shopping.

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About My Work:

My oil paintings explore the boundaries between abstraction and realism. Images are generated from sculptural forms that are first built, and then these forms are used as a reference for my paintings.

My paintings are conceptually driven by contemporary dialog focusing on social science of memes and themes.

Pricing Information:

for pricing information please contact Packer Schopf Gallery – Chicago (312) 226-8984


M.F.A. 2002 Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
B.F.A. 1999 Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX



Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN




2009   Faculty Summer Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL
         CAH Travel Fund
2007   Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2006   Redden Grant, Eastern Illinois University


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