Biography


Bob’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at Dialogue with Yinchuan: China-America International Printmaking Exhibition 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, Yinchaun, China; North, Gail Art Museum, Gapyeoung, South Korea; North, View Art Center, Old Forge, NY; Rita Wobbe & Bob Erickson, Rock and Water. Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland; Art In Isolation: Printmaking in the Rural United States, Nordic Association of American Studies, Trondheim, Norway and Tartu, Estonia; Robert Erickson: New Hope, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Robert Erickson: New Hope, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; Roots of Renewal, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA; Robert Erickson, New Hope, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Prints, Pixels and Portals, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA; and 150 Years of Wisconsin Printmaking, Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI. 

His work is part of the permanent collections of the Janet Turner Print Collection and Gallery, University of California-Chico, Chico, CA; the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE; the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ; the Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland.

Bob has attended artist residencies at Studio Camnitzer, Valdottavo, Italy; the Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York; the Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA; and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland. He has been a visiting artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Miami University, Oxford, OH; and Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.

Bob served as president of Mid America Print Council
(2000-02) as well as the editor for the Journal of the Mid America Print Council (2000-02.) He taught printmaking, drawing and contemporary studio art issues at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1990-2015.

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