Rob Pruitt’s work is characterized by an incisive wit and playful aesthetic. His output ranges from glittering canvases of panda bears, to conceptual projects like an eBay Flea Market benefiting various charities, a Hollywood-style awards ceremony reimagined for the artworld, and an ongoing daily Instagram practice, posting a calendar of personal and public events. Pruitt is widely recognized for his inventive use of diverse media, and his ebullient critique of art world structures.
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 comissioned 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.