Rob Pruitt’s work is characterized by a fearless embrace of the present, social responsibility, and protean versatility. His output ranges from glitter canvases of panda bears, 2,922 paintings of President Obama painted one per day for each day in office, an eBay charity Flea Market, a Hollywood-style art awards ceremony, and an ongoing daily Instagram calendar of personal and public events.
Rob Pruitt (b. Washington D.C., 1964) has shown internationally since the early 1990’s, with exhibitions at Rebuild Foundation, Chicago (2019); Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (2017); the Brant Foundation in Greenwich (2015); Aspen Art Museum (2013); Dallas Contemporary (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2015); Freiburg Kunstverein (2012); Le Consortium, Dijon (2002); and group shows at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2012); Tate Modern (2009); Punta Della Dogana/Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2009). In 2011, Public Art Fund commissioned Pruitt’s Andy Monument, a chrome-plated, seven-foot-tall statue of Andy Warhol, in New York’s Union Square. He lives and works in New York City.
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SELECTED PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
High Art Museum, Atlanta, GA
Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT
de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL
Rubell Museum, Miami, FL
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France