The art, archaeology and artifacts of past civilizations inspire Robert Lewis’s sculpture. Intrigued by the layering of visual information left by empires, cultures, and the whims of nature, he has traveled to experience these things in their full dimensions and in the context for which they were intended. He uses imagery from archeology and classical art and architecture, along with references to pop culture, literature, films, graphic novels and current events. The disparate artists who influence Lewis range from Bosch and Caravaggio to Frank Frazetta and the illustrators of D.C. Comics. He regards each piece as a perpetual work in progress; for him, they are never quite finished. His goal is to give the viewer the sense of wonder and excitement he experiences during their creation in the studio.
1983 MFA, Sculpture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston
1975 BFA, Painting, University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth
Honors and Awards
1985 Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Foundation
Selected Individual Exhibitions
Akin Gallery, Boston
Stux Gallery, New York City
Stux Gallery, Boston
His work has been exhibited in the following museums and colleges and is in a number of private collections.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Boston University Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA
Clark University, Worcester, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
New Art Center, Newton, MA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Bob Lewis lives and works in Newton, Massachusetts.