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Robert McCann
Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University, Assistant Professor

pages 112-116


An element of paintings that I find really appealing is how they can accumulate over time.  A painting doesn't have the clean editing process that an essay or a piece of music would.  It contains histories of conflicting ideas and attitude, of resonant and dissonant moments.  It's a record of a reconciliation process for present, past, and future.



born: 1972, Springfield, Missouri


Indiana University, MFA, 2001
Missouri State University, BFA 1996

selected awards/honors

Fulbright Award- Berlin, Germany, 2001-2002

selected solo or two-person exhibits

More Bright Ideas, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, scheduled 2011
The Tipping Point, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL, 2010
Robert McCann: Paintings, The Little Gallery, Firelands College of Bowling Green State U, Huron, OH, 2010

selected group shows

Mythography:  An Exploration of Narrative, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2009
Peopled Paintings, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2008
Unseen and Undead, Gallery 621, Tallahassee, FL., 2008
Figurative Fictions, Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton, OH, 2008

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