My art practice is driven by a need to bring to the surface the politics embedded in all technology. Through sculptures and installations, I draw attention to the ways in which technology often creates more problems than it solves, reinforces existing social hierarchies, and disguises its political ideology through slick interfaces.
Rob earned an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego, a BFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and BS in Business Information Systems with a minor in Computer & Information Science from the University of Massachusetts. At UCSD, Rob was an Ujima Scholar and a San Diego Fellow. Rob currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at The Florida State University, where he teaches courses such as Digital Fabrication, Physical Computing, Wearable Electronic Art, and Mechatronic Art. He also serves as head of the department’s Digital Media area, Co-Director of the FSU Facility for Arts Research, and Director of the REBOOT laboratory.
Rob’s work has been exhibited in venues as diverse as the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the New Children’s Museum, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has also been invited to exhibit his work as part of the Florida Art Prize in Contemporary Art, the San Diego Art Prize, and the southXeast Triennial.