Robert Chiarito

EDUCATION
           
            1977                        Master of Fine Arts, Stanford University

            1971                        New York Studio School

            1970                        Bachelor of Arts, with University Honors, University of California,
                                            University of California, Santa Cruz

SOLO EXHIBITS

            2010                       "In The Raw”, New Work by Robert Chiarito
                                            Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

            2005                       “Off The Chain, Robert Chiarito, Recent Work” Stanford Art Gallery,
                                            Stanford University, Stanford, California

                                           “Paintings”
                                            Mohr Art Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts,
                                            Mountain View, California              

            2004                       “Robert Chiarito, Recent Paintings”
                                            Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, California

            2002                       “Hombre Con Comezon, Pinturas y Dibujos de Robert Chiarito”
                                            Galleria Jose Maria Velasco, Mexico City

            2001                       “Man With An Itch, Recent Drawings by Robert Chiarito”
                                            Vertical Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

                                            “Robert Chiarito, Paintings and Drawings”
                                             Ahknaton Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

            2000                       “Stupor Mundi: The World of Robert Chiarito”
                                            Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, California

                                            “El Mundo de Robert Chiarito”
                                            Casa de la Cultura Tlalpan, Mexico City           

            1995                       “Robert Chiarito, The Devil Made Me Do It,  New Paintings and
                                            Drawings”, Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            1994                       “Robert Chiarito, Selected Work,” d.p. Fong Gallery,
                                            San Jose, California      

            1993                       “The Sideshow of Human Foibles: Recent Work by Robert Chiarito”,
                                            Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                                           “Robert Chiarito, Banners from the Sideshow of Human Failing”,
                                            Porter Faculty Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

            1991                       “The Seven Deadly Sins, Recent Work of Robert Chiarito”,

                                            San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery,
                                            San Francisco, California

                                           “Robert Chiarito - Cafe Fontebella Triptych”, commissioned for
                                            Oakland City Center by Bramalea Pacific, Inc., Oakland, California

            1989                       “Companions in Misfortune, The Recent Work of Robert Chiarito”,
                                            Cassandra Kersting Gallery, Oakland, California

            1987                       “Six Muses and Other Works, The Recent Paintings of
                                            Robert Chiarito”,
                                            Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

GROUP EXHIBITS

            2010                     “Pictorial Faculty Exhibit”, San Jose State University,
                                          San Jose, California

            2008-2009            “Off State Street”  North First ARTSpace,  Orchard Commercial,
                                          San Jose, California

            2007                     “Drawings:  Visions, Surfaces, and Beyond”  Triton Museum of Art,
                                          Santa Clara, California

            2006                      “Pictorial Faculty Exhibit”,  San Jose State University, 
                                          San Jose, California

            2003                      Group Exhibition, Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art
                                          Santa Cruz, California

            2002                     “Foibles and Fantasies, The Paintings of Robert Chiarito and
                                          Patrick Morrison”, Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame De Namur
                                          University, Belmont, California

            1999                      Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea (Florence Biennale)

            1998                      “Dr. Robbin’s Task”, University Art Gallery,
                                          California State University Stanislaus

            1997                      “Summer Talent”, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New York

            1996                       New Faculty Exhibit, San Jose State University, California

            1995                      “Summer Talent”, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New York

            1993                      “Currents: Ten Monterey Bay Artists”,
                                           The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County,Santa Cruz, California

                                          “Menagerie: Animal Images by Contemporary Artists”,
                                           Hope Street Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                                          “Spirited Canvases II”, d.p. Fong Gallery, San Jose, California

            1992                       Columbus: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”, Santa Clara University,
                                           Santa Clara, California

            1991                      “Mostra ‘91: Sei Artisti ItaloAmericano”, Museo ItaloAmericano,
                                           San Francisco, California

            1989                      “Five From Santa Cruz”, Freight Door Gallery, Santa Clara University,
                                           Santa Clara, California

            1988                       Group Show, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

            1987                      “Talent”, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New York

                                          “Chain Reaction II”, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,
                                           San Francisco, California

            1985                      “Interior Light”, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

            1984                      “Drawings ‘84”, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California

            1982                      “Robert Chiarito and David Kampmann”, San Jose Museum of Art,
                                           San Jose, California

                                          “21 Contemporary Realists”, San Jose Art Center, California

                                          “Emerging Artists”, Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco

            1981                      “Figures and Interiors, Robert Chiarito and Richard Shaffer”,
                                           Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

            1979                      “Emerging Artists”, George Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, California

            1977                      “Master of Fine Arts Exhibit”, Stanford University, California

TEACHING

            1998-present           Professor of Art, San Jose State University

            2001                        Painting Workshops, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

            1997-1998               Instructor in Drawing and Painting, Santa Rosa Junior College,
                                            California

            1996-1997               Lecturer in Drawing and Painting, San Jose State University,
                                            California

            1980-1997               Lecturer in Drawing and Painting, University of California, Santa Cruz

            1989-1996               Lecturer in Drawing and Painting, Santa Clara University, California

            1990                        Instructor in Drawing, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California
           
            1988                        Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

            1986                        Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City

            1983                        Visiting Lecturer in Drawing and Painting, Stanford University,
                                            Stanford, California

            1978-1980               Lecturer in Drawing and Painting, California State University,
                                            Stanislaus

PUBLIC LECTURE

            2008                       Guest Lecture, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

            2005                       Slide presentation, Mohr gallery, Community School of Music and Arts,
                                           Mountain View,  California

            2004                       Guest Lecture, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Art Forum,
                                           Santa Cruz, California

            2002                       Gallery talk,  Weigand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, 
                                           Belmont, California

            2002                       Gallery talk and subsequent broadcast on national television,
                                           Galleria Jose Maria Velasco, Mexico City,  Mexico

            1998                       Public Lecture, California State University, Stanislaus
           
            1998                       New Faculty Lecture, San Jose State University

            1996                       Guest Faculty Lecture, San Jose State University

            1994                       Guest lecturer and critic, public lecture, Sonoma State University,
                                           RohnertPark, California

            1989                       Slide lecture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

            1988                       Slide lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

            1985                       Guest lecturer and critic, public lecture, University of Iowa, Iowa City

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

            2003 to 2009          Independent Studio Research, Italy-  summers

            2007                       Monotypes, Laurent Street Press, Santa Cruz, California

            2006                       Monotypes, Laurent Street Press, Santa Cruz, California

            1992                       Drawings for “Tallos de Luna/Moon Shoots” by Elba Rosario Sanchez,
                                           Moving Parts Press, Santa Cruz, California

            1988                       Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois                                   
            1988                       Lithography, Blue Guitar Press, Santa Cruz, California

            1984-1985              One year residence and study in Italy
           
AWARDS

            2001                       Fulbright Binational Commission Scholar, Helwan University, Cairo

            1993                       American Society of Graphic Artists Award for illustrations for
                                          “Tallos de Luna/Moon Shoots” by Elba Rosario Sanchez

            1988                       Purchase Award, Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, California

            1977                       Greenshields Foundation Award in Painting

COMMISSIONS
           
            2009                       Commission of paintings by Phil Tagami for Oakland City Center

            1991                       Bramalea Pacific/Cafe Fontebella, triptych mural, Oakland City Center,
                                           Oakland, California

            1986                       Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, interior mural, Santa Cruz, CA

COLLECTIONS

                                          Whitney Museum of American Art (Tallos de Luna, collaborative book )
                                          Lloyds of London, Los Angeles
                                          Heritage Bank, San Jose, California
                                          Art Museum of Santa Cruz County
                                          Bramalea Pacific, Oakland, California
                                          Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
                                          Allan Stone, New York and San Francisco
                                          Howard Tullman, Chicago
                                          Ronald Unkefer, San Francisco
                                          Andrew Conrad, Los Angeles
                                          Peter Schneider and Hope Tschopik Schneider, Los Angeles
                                          Jeremy Stone, San Francisco
                                          Charles Campbell, San Francisco
                                          Dr Clark Conant, Menlo Park, California
                                          Tom Hartland, San Francisco
                                          David O’Mara, Saratoga, California
                                          Richard Gibson, London
                                          Robert Forbes, San Francisco
                                          Sam and Jo Hernandez, Crespia, Spain