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Robbie Conal

e-mail: robbie@robbieconal.com

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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.
If I can make a surprise one-liner for people on their way to work in the morning--provide them with a little "infotainment"-- and get them to think along with me about issues I think are important, I'm happy.

I live in Los Angeles, CA, teach drawing at U.S.C. and have a monthly art column in the LA Weekly called " ArtBurn ".

 

©Robbie Conal
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.

 

Robbie Conal ARTBURN

ARTBURN, 80 pages, 31 x 25.5 cm
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