(American, b. 1942)
Robert Stanley received his BA from the University of Dayton, Ohio. and his master's degree from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He participated nationally in many exhibitions including a 2002 solo exhibition, “Bracketed,” at the Koehnline Museum of Art. His works are in many private and public collections including Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN; The Embassy of France, Washington, D.C.; Ft. Wayne Museum of Art; Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City, Indiana; Museum of Modern Art, Chamalieres, France: NiSource, Merrillville, IN; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago: Unity Foundation of LaPorte County, Indiana; and World Print Council, San Francisco. Recent exhibitions include: A Solo Exhibition "Flow–Partial Count," at the Depot Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN; Evanston Art Center, Invitational Group Exhibit, Evanston, IL; Gallery Tunedal, Group Exhibit, Trangsund, Sweden
Stanley's art is inspired by his surroundings, especially their hidden, ordering motifs. His unique works in acrylics and computer prints reflect influences such as Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), Sally Mann (b. 1951), and Bill Viola (b. 1951), as well as biologist Edward O. Wilson (b. 1929) and physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976). The spaces and dissonances among the figures, dream images, landscapes, studio, and sub-atomic worlds in these works suggest order and enigma.
ARTWALK AT OAKTON, p. 13 Koehnline Museum of Art Catalog, Des Plaines, IL