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Born Robert Clark in Indiana, Robert Indiana took his native state's name after moving to New York in 1954, a gesture that presaged his Pop-inspired fascination with Americana, signage, and the power of ordinary words. In his studio on Coenties Slip at the tip of Manhattan, Indiana made assemblages of scrap materials and found objects, using stencils to introduce words into his art. By the early 1960s he was creating eye-popping paintings of text, numbers, and symbols that related to the hard-edge abstraction of the day, and included political and social overtones. Later he moved to the island of Vinalhaven off the coast of Maine, where he continues to work.

Indiana studied various printmaking techniques at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but later settled on screenprinting, a medium that suited his simplified forms and electric colors. In addition, the flexible screens could be easily reused to produce serial variations, a common practice in Indiana's printmaking. In all, he has completed more than one hundred sixty prints, working with commercial and fine-art workshops worldwide, among them Edition Domberger, near Stuttgart, known for screenprinting, and Vinalhaven Press, near his home, where he created lithographs and etchings.

Few Pop images are more widely recognized than Indiana's LOVE. Originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, LOVE has appeared in prints, paintings, sculptures, banners, rings, tapestries, and stamps. Full of erotic, religious, autobiographical, and political underpinnings—especially when it was co-opted as an emblem of 1960s idealism—LOVE is both accessible and complex in meaning. In printed works, Indiana has rendered LOVE in a variety of colors, compositions, and techniques. He even translated it into Hebrew for a print and a sculpture at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

SOLO SHOWS:

2019
Robert Indiana, Kasmin, New York
2018
Hartley Elegies, Pen Project
2017
Robert Indiana: Autoportraits Vinalhaven Suite 1980, Pascal Fine Art, Austin
2015
ROBERT INDIANA: Don't Lose HOPE, Contini Contemporary, London
2014
The Essential Robert Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
2010
Robert Indiana NOW, Woodward Gallery

 

GROUP SHOWS:

2020
Words of Wisdom, AYNAC Gallery
2019
Music and Dance, Leviton Fine Art
Masters & Contemporary Miami 2019, Opera Gallery, Miami
Cerbera Gallery Presents: Winter Salon IV, Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City
MASTERS, Gary Nader, MIAMI
SEDECIM XVI Group Exhibition, Woodward Gallery, New York,
Artworks under £1,000, Artsnap
Prints & Exhibition Ephemera Auction IX, Alpha 137 Gallery
#ArtWiseUP: Designer Series – Art for the Architectural Eye, ArtWise
Sculpture Show, Alpha 137 Gallery
Collect by Color: Orange!, Alpha 137 Gallery
Artists Skates, Plates & Design Objects, Alpha 137 Gallery
Black and White Prints and Works on Paper, Alpha 137 Gallery
Highlights From Leviton Fine Art, LLC, Leviton Fine Art
Seeing Red, Alpha 137 Gallery
LATIN AMERICAN ART - VISIONS OF IDENTITY, Gary Nader, MIAMI
The Nascence, Oblong Contemporary, Dubai
Masterworks on Paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
No Reserve Fall Art Auction, RoGallery, Long Island City
ARTephemera (1930-present), VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
Collecting by Color: Blue, Alpha 137 Gallery
Street Art & Urban Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alpha 137/Artsy Prints & Exhibition Ephemera VIII, Alpha 137 Gallery
#ArtWiseUP: Designer Series – Maximalism, ArtWise
Collecting by Color: Yellow, Alpha 137 Gallery
I Love New York, Alpha 137 Gallery
Statement art that speaks volumes, Artsnap
Red Online, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Art About Love, Alpha 137 Gallery
#ArtWiseUP: Designer Series – Interior Jungle, ArtWise
Blue-Chip Art Selections, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
The Mid Century Modern Aesthetic, Alpha 137 Gallery
Collecting by Color: Green, Alpha 137 Gallery
Geometric Abstraction, Alpha 137 Gallery
#ArtWiseUP: Designer Series — Art for Architectural Synchronicity, ArtWise
Rare and Collectible Artist Books, Alpha 137 Gallery
Art at the Culloden Estate and Spa, Gormleys Fine Art, Holywood
Modern + Contemporary Prints, Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis
#ArtWiseUP: Designer Series – Words, Lettering & Poetry, ArtWise
Artists on the Bowery: Prints, 1970s, Westwood Gallery NYC
ACCROCHAGE, Galerie Boisseree, Cologne
Text-Based Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
May Contemporary Curated Auction - Day 1, RoGallery, Long Island City
Icons Online, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Take to the streets - David Shrigley, Jonas Wood, Tracey Emin and Andy Warhol in our street art edit, Artsnap
ANTICIPATION, Joseph Fine Art LONDON, London
Love and Other Crimes, Maddox Gallery, London
The Printed Word, Susan Sheehan Gallery
Master Drawings, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
January Modern & Contemporary Auction, RoGallery, Long Island City
January Fine Art Auction, RoGallery
2018
New Year - New Art at RoGallery, RoGallery
Contemporary Christmas, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
NADER CONTEMPORARY & LATIN MASTERS, Gary Nader, MIAMI
Holiday Selections, Dowling Walsh
Shiny & Bright, Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis
Blue Chip Artists, Leviton Fine Art
#ArtWiseUP: Art of the Vote, ArtWise
International Contemporary, Corridor Contemporary, Tel-Aviv
Halloween Eve Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, RoGallery, Long Island City
CHILL LONDON 2018, Joseph Fine Art LONDON, London
Autumn Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
#ArtWiseUP: Timestamped Exhibition Posters, ArtWise
Two Days of September Auctions, RoGallery, Long Island City
Labor Day Art Sales Event, RoGallery
Summer Selection: Pop to Minimalism, Susan Sheehan Gallery
Summer Highlights, Dowling Walsh
XX: Twenty Years of Masters, New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale
Contemporary & Modern Masters, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
Indiana★Warhol Spring, Woodward Gallery, New York
Samuel Owen Gallery - CHELSEA, Samuel Owen Gallery
American Icons, Opera Gallery, Paris
Art Boca Raton, Adamar Fine Arts
art on paper, Vertu Fine Art, New York
#ArtWiseUP: The Color Gold, ArtWise
20in18, Woodward Gallery, New York
2017
Highlights from the Collection 2017, Galerie Klaus Benden, Cologne
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Marcel Katz Art
Top of the Pop, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
American Masters Editions 1960 - 2000s, Eckert Fine Art, Kent
Found in America: Chamberlain, Flavin, Indiana, Waddington Custot, London
2016
The Power of Words, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
Forbidden Art: Communism vs. Capitalism, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
Spring Selections, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton
Grand Opening: Miami Design District, Opera Gallery, Miami
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
BLACK + BLUE, KM Fine Arts, Chicago
11 Pop Artists Vol. 2015, Soho Contemporary Art, New York
2014
GLE at Mana, Mana Contemporary, Miami
Summer Art Deals, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Tête a Tête, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
2012
On the Bowery, Westwood Gallery NYC, New York, NY, USA

 

FAIR BOOTHS:

2020
Gormleys Fine Art at London Art Fair 2020, Gormleys Fine Art
Art Of The World Gallery at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2020, Art Of The World Gallery
Long-Sharp Gallery at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2020, Long-Sharp Gallery
2019
Gallery Art at Red Dot Miami 2019, Gallery Art
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art at INK Miami 2019, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art at INK Miami 2019, Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Galerie LeRoyer at CONTEXT Art Miami 2019, Galerie LeRoyer
SmithDavidson Gallery at Art Miami 2019, SmithDavidson Gallery
Art Of The World Gallery at Art Miami 2019, Art Of The World Gallery
HG Contemporary at SCOPE Miami Beach 2019, HG Contemporary
Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting at Flashback 2019, Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting
Galerie Raphael at Art Toronto 2019, Galerie Raphael
Alpha 137 Gallery at Texas Contemporary 2019, Alpha 137 Gallery
Gallery Hyundai at Art Busan 2019, Gallery Hyundai
Waddington Custot at Frieze New York 2019, Waddington Custot
Kasmin at Frieze New York 2019, Kasmin
Zemack Contemporary Art at Art New York 2019, Zemack Contemporary Art
Art Of The World Gallery at Art New York 2019, Art Of The World Gallery
Galerie Thomas at Art Cologne 2019, Galerie Thomas
Contini Art Gallery at miart 2019, Contini Art Gallery
Corridor Contemporary at Philadelphia Fine Art Fair 2019, Corridor Contemporary
Alpha 137 Gallery at Art on Paper New York 2019, Alpha 137 Gallery
Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. at The Armory Show 2019, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M.
Rosenbaum Contemporary at ZⓈONAMACO 2019, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Contini Art Gallery at Artefiera Bologna 2019, Contini Art Gallery
Fairhead Fine Art Limited at London Art Fair 2019, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019, Rosenbaum Contemporary
David Benrimon Fine Art at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019, David Benrimon Fine Art
2018
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art at INK Miami 2018, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
Maddox Gallery at Art Miami 2018, Maddox Gallery
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art Miami 2018, David Benrimon Fine Art
William Shearburn Gallery at Art Miami 2018, William Shearburn Gallery
RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY at Art Miami 2018, RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art Miami 2018, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Galeria Freites at Art Miami 2018, Galeria Freites
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Seattle Art Fair 2018, Rosenbaum Contemporary
David Benrimon Fine Art at Market Art + Design 2018, David Benrimon Fine Art
Opera Gallery at Masterpiece London 2018, Opera Gallery
Waddington Custot at TEFAF New York Spring 2018, Waddington Custot
BOCCARA ART at Art New York 2018, BOCCARA ART
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art New York 2018, David Benrimon Fine Art
BOCCARA ART at Art Boca Raton 2018, BOCCARA ART
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art on Paper New York 2018, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Susan Sheehan Gallery at The Armory Show 2018, Susan Sheehan Gallery
Upsilon Gallery at Art on Paper 2018, Upsilon Gallery
Galeria Freites at ZⓈONAMACO 2018, Galeria Freites
Art Of The World Gallery at ZⓈONAMACO 2018, Art Of The World Gallery
Gormleys Fine Art at London Art Fair 2018, Gormleys Fine Art
Long-Sharp Gallery at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2018, Long-Sharp Gallery
Galeria Freites at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2018, Galeria Freites
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2018, Rosenbaum Contemporary
David Benrimon Fine Art at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2018, David Benrimon Fine Art
2017
Waddington Custot at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017, Waddington Custot
Upsilon Gallery at INK Miami 2017, Upsilon Gallery
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art at INK Miami 2017, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art Miami 2017, Rosenbaum Contemporary
RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY at Art Miami 2017, RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art Miami 2017, David Benrimon Fine Art
Sm Fine Art Gallery at KIAF 2017, Sm Fine Art Gallery
Boreas Fine Art at EXPO CHICAGO 2017, Boreas Fine Art
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Seattle Art Fair 2017, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Long-Sharp Gallery at Masterpiece London 2017, Long-Sharp Gallery
Long-Sharp Gallery at Art New York 2017, Long-Sharp Gallery
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art New York 2017, David Benrimon Fine Art
Contini Art Gallery at miart 2017, Contini Art Gallery
Waddington Custot at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017, Waddington Custot
Long-Sharp Gallery at Art on Paper New York 2017, Long-Sharp Gallery
Susan Sheehan Gallery at The Armory Show 2017, Susan Sheehan Gallery
Lorenzelli arte at The Armory Show 2017, Lorenzelli arte
SmithDavidson Gallery at ZⓢONAMACO 2017, SmithDavidson Gallery
Gormleys Fine Art at London Art Fair 2017, Gormleys Fine Art
2016
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art Miami 2016, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Contini Art UK at WOP Art Fair Lugano 2016, Contini Contemporary
GALLERY SHCHUKIN at Art Southampton 2016, GALLERY SHCHUKIN
Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M.
Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. at The Armory Show 2016, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M.
2015
Sm Fine Art Gallery at KIAF 2015, Sm Fine Art Gallery
KM Fine Arts at Art Miami New York 2015, KM Fine Arts
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art Miami New York 2015, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Contini Art UK at International Art Fair Warsaw 2015, Contini Contemporary
Susan Sheehan Gallery at The Armory Show 2015, Susan Sheehan Gallery
IKON Ltd. Contemporary Art at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015, IKON Ltd. Contemporary Art
2014
Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art Miami 2014, Rosenbaum Contemporary
Vertu Fine Art at Red Dot Art Fair Miami 2014, Vertu Fine Art
Louisa Guinness Gallery at PAD London 2014, Louisa Guinness Gallery
KM Fine Arts at Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, KM Fine Arts
Alden Projects at NADA New York 2014, Alden Projects
Opera Gallery at Zona MACO 2014, Opera Gallery

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