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Rob Swainston

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Columbia University School of the Arts, 2006, MFA

installation, printmaking, image/printmaking, printmakers, blockprints, print, drawingprintmaking, printmaking installation, printmaking-monotype, printmaking/lithography, abstractpaintingprintmaking, printmaking/silkscreen, combined printmaking techniques

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016 ALOE: A LANGUAGE OF EXALTATION | Seven Artists Reflect on Their Work
Jul, 2016 Fixed/Fluxed
Burlington City Arts (BCA) Center


2006 MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY

1997 BA Hampshire College, Amherst, MA



2012 Handgepäck, Neuwerk-Kunsthalle, Konstanz, GERMANY

2012 Below Orion’s Belt, Hudson D Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2011 PLEXUS, Esther Massry Gallery at the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

2010 Propositions, David Krut Projects, New York, NY

2010 Centennial Drift, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY

2009 Centennial, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Recombinant Histories, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA



2012 Fellowship, Robert Blackburn Printshop, New York, NY

2011-12 Fellowship, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2011 Residency, Islip Museum Carriage House in Process, East Islip, NY

2011 Residency, Seven Below, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT

2009-10 Residency, Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, New York, NY

2009 Residency, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

2008 Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, BELGIUM

2008 Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

2007 Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME




CTRL-P; New Directions in Printmaking, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Beached, PAAM, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Second City Psychastenia, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY


NADA Hudson Art Fair, CANADA Gallery, Hudson, NY

Processed, Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY

New Prints Summer 2011, IPCNY (International Print Center), New York, NY

Round 1, Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY

Vista, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

Site 92: Work Permit Approved, Smack Mellon, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY



4x4: A Printeresting Curatorial Project, Muhlenberg College Gallery, Allentown, PA

Planet of Slums, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Editions/Artist’s Book Fair, David Krut Projects, New York, NY

Reclaiming Vistas, Puffin Foundation Cultural Center, Teaneck, NJ

Printable: Philagrafika 2010, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



X-Initiative; No Soul for Sale, Vox Populi, New York, NY

The Relief Print: Changing Surfaces, Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ

Anderson Ranch Resident Show, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO



Journey to the Center of Uranus, CANADA Gallery, New York, NY

Intellectual Property, Meat Market Gallery, Washington, DC

475 Lives, Queens Museum of Art, Bulova Center, Queens, NY 



Manhattan Project, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Festung Austellung, International Summer Academy, Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Portapocalypse IV, Gallery Alcatraz, Hallein, AUSTRIA

Columbia MFA Thesis Show, Brooklyn, NY



XC Projects, Scope Miami Int’l Art Fair, Miami, FL

Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92, New York, NY

Hand Pulled, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

Metaphase, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Made in America, Pickled Art Center, Beijing, CHINA

Panopoly, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY



Peekskill Project, 1st Annual Peekskill Arts Festival, Peekskill, NY

Objects of Desire II, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Recent Exhibits

Rob Swainston participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 Aloe: A Language of Exaltation: Seven Artists Reflect on Their Work
Nov, 2015 Commedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn
International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
Sep, 2015 Moving Images: Printmaking & Animation
IPCNY International Print Center New York
Jul, 2015 Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial
Bronx Museum of the Arts
May, 2015 FLOW.15
Randall's Island Park
Jan, 2015 50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter
International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
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