Rob Clayton / Bio
Los Angeles based artist, Rob Clayton, creates works derived from a layered technique that evolves as he paints. Complex layers of abstract forms gradually transform into anamorphic beings engaged in comically banal interactions and rituals. Despite their childlike affectations, these scenes hint at complex and often haunting emotions.
Rob previously worked in a collaborative practice with his brother. He has returned to creating as an independent artist. He currently serves as a full time faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
1988 | BFA With Honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
1996 to present | Associate Professor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS / FOUNDATIONS
Madison Museum of Art, Madison; Lancaster Museum of Art and History,Lancaster;
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu; The Sweeny Museum, University of California Riverside; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Fondation pour l'art contemporain, Château d'Arenthon, Alex, France; Miniature Museum, Amsterdam; Richard J Massey Foundation, New York.
Krooked Skateboards, RVCA, Nike, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, VH-1, MT
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City; Sp[a]ce, Pasadena; Eastfield College, Mesquite; Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City; Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison; Château d’Arenthon, Alex, France; Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica; Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston; F2 Gallery, Beijing, China; Bellwether, New York; Mackey Gallery, Art Basel Miami, Miami; Mackey Gallery, Houston.