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Robert Gould

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Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn NYC

Works in


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1986, BFA

photography, landscape, mixed-media, abstract, sculpture


A brief Statement


Reflecting on the past events of history, what is it that we are left with today? How should we remember? What should we remember? What does the past mean to me today?


I create art work using both historical events and historic places as subject matter. The images that I create are inspired from historical text, photographic images, historical paintings and drawings, as well as maps. They often include the very soil and plant matter collected from actual the sites. I combine these elements to evoke a common residue of historical experience. My aesthetic impetus is creating a new interpretation of human kind’s conflicts amongst our self’s and the relentless forces of our natural surroundings. Is there some way that I can add a vitalization to events that I have selected? What does that say about me and the time that I live in?


Some of the work I have chosen are from my Sacred Soil project. I have combined three elements of a historical “site”, in this case a battlefield. The elements are contemporary photography of a place, the actual earth from the site used in a painted form, and a word written in soil that symbolizes the soldier’s motivation for fighting.


Robert Gould

26 Tiffany Place 2R

Brooklyn, NY








1987- BFA at Parsons School of Design.

1997- MFA Sarah Lawrence Collage

I am a visual artist based in Brooklyn NY. I have participated in numerous group exhibitions in Japan, Switzerland, and New York from 1988-2014


Selected Exhibitions


2011- The Work Gallery, suitcase project

2012- “Muse Fuse” at Nurture Art gallery.

Group show for the Bushwick Community Darkroom. At the Pine Box Rock Shack

Bushwick’s Open Studio- at Vaudeville Park

Go Brooklyn Open Studio event September 8-9.

Synthetic Zero- Group show, Bronx Arts Space, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi & Jo Q. Nelson

2013-Circus -Event a Brooklyn Lyceum. Curated by Ox heart & The Gowanus Circus

Battle Ground- Group Show at Proteus Gowanus, Curated by Sasha Chavchavadze April-June

2014- Inaugural group show at Brooklyn Box Gallery

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  • “Alumnae Group Show” Barbra Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence Collage

One person show at Brooklyn Box Gallery

Recent Exhibits

Robert Gould participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2015 AFTER IMAGE: Contemporary Artists & Photography
Art House Productions
Sep, 2014 Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript
Jun, 2014 100 Years of Poppies 1914-2014
bkbx [Brooklyn Box]
May, 2014 Terra Incognita
Curious Matter
Apr, 2013 Battle Ground
Proteus Gowanus
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