|Robbie's Jive Bio
I grew up as an "art brat" in New York City.
My friends and I got kicked out of every major museum and every public
library in town. I got psychedelicized at San Francisco State University
in the '60's and professionalized at Stanford University in the '70's.
In the '80's, encroaching adulthood forced me to integrate my personality--get
my art and social concerns together--and finally make pictures about subjects
that were important to me: politics, power, and the abuses of both. I
quickly realized that art institutions are a severely limited arena of
reception for ideas about public issues, so I made posters of my paintings
and ran around the streets, spattering glue in every major city I could
get to on my no budget, non-skeddo, total loss, rock'n'roll poster tours...building
up a volunteer guerrilla postering army as I went.
I live in Los Angeles, CA, teach drawing at U.S.C. and have a monthly art column in the LA Weekly called " ArtBurn ".
This text can be found on Robbie Conal's Website in the about Robbie section
Robbie Conal's book ARTBURN was presented at the Jim Haynes Atelier A2 Gallery together with an exhibition of posters and printed material.
ARTBURN, 80 pages, 31 x 25.5 cm
Text and images on this page ©Robbie Conal