Fine artist Robert Minervini joins Making Ways podcast to discuss his path to becoming a professional artist. Robert’s work has been exhibited nationally and examines utopia-inspired landscapes, cityscapes, and still-life. In this episode, you’ll learn more about what it’s really like to make a life as an artist, the influences from film and literature Robert infuses into his work, and his time in Philadelphia at Tyler School of Art and at the San Francisco Art Institute to earn his MFA. Robert discusses his public art works and his upcoming commission for a permanent installation at San Francisco International Airport. He also shares the impact that visual arts non-profit Root Division had on his art practice and sense of community in the Bay Area.
Robert Minervini is an artist working in painting, drawing, printmaking, murals, and site-specific public art. His work examines spatial environments and notions of utopia in large-scale cityscapes, landscapes, and still-life arrangements. Robert received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his BFA from Tyler School of Art. His work has been exhibited nationally, including solo shows with Edward Cella Gallery, Rena Bransten Projects, Marine Contemporary, Electric Works, and Eleanor Harwood Gallery. He has completed multiple murals and public art commissions nationally including through the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Alameda County Arts Commission, and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. His art has been published in New American Paintings (No. 91 and No. 109), Beautiful Decay, and Mural Art: Large Scale Art from Walls around the World. He currently lives and works in Oakland, California.
- Robert’s Website
- Robert on Instagram
- Robert on Twitter
- Root Division 15-Year Celebration
- SF Gate: Park meets Market Street in Poster Series
- SF Gate: Painter tells stories behind Golden Gate Park statues
- SF Chronicle: Robert Minervini art at Electric Works
- Tyler School of Art
- San Francisco Art Institute