Oil Paintings by Robert McCauley
Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
February 15 - March 24, 2006
Nobel Peace Prize Forum exhibit
Robert McCauley is professor and chairman of the art department at Rockford College (Illinois). He earned a BA at Western Washington University (Bellingham) and an MFA at Washington State University (Pullman). His work has been exhibited literally from coast to coast and he is represented by galleries in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Sun Valley, Idaho. He is the recipient of numerous grants, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Works in the Luther College exhibit are courtesy of Perimeter Gallery, Chicago.
McCauley’s formative years were spent in the American Northwest where both his father and grandfather were loggers, experiences that continue to inform his work.
Regina Hackett, art critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, wrote about McCauley for his recent retrospective at the Rockford Art Museum: "[He] has been living outside the Northwest for a long time, and still there is about his work a distinctly Northwest sensibility, of nature flowing up the streets into stores, classrooms and theaters to assert itself amid human culture."