Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Drawing, Time-based
Robert Scobey studied graphic design at Lipscomb University and holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2009). While attending the Academy, he received the MFA Merit Scholarship and the Samuel T. Freeman Memorial Scholarship. During his time in Philadelphia, Scobey worked as a studio assistant to Argentinian artist Osvaldo Romberg. He also worked as an art handler for numerous clients and institutions throughout the Northeast, including Princeton University Art Museum and, most notably, the Barnes Foundation. Scobey's artwork has shown in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., France, and the U.K. Currently, Scobey is a member of COOP collective and teaches foundations at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville.
My work deals with memory construction and erasure, both personal and cultural. I experience objects and events by taking them apart and putting them back together. It is an effort to collect pauses. There are endless ways to camouflage a mirror.