international drawing annual 5 exhibition-in-print
online resource

Robert Schefman
West Bloomfield, Michigan

College for Creative Studies, Associate Professor


pages 152-153


Drawing is my primary attack tool for the development of ideas. For years, it was key to understanding and creating 3-dimensional work. Ideation, developmental drawings and plans were an essential part of my sculptural process. As my work moved toward 2-dimensional representation, drawing pushed beyond its developmental role, and became a powerful tool to explore content using simple form, value and mark-making.



born:1952, Detroit, Michigan


University of Iowa, MFA, 2006
University of Iowa, MA, 1976
Michigan State University, BFA, 1973                                        

selected awards/honors

Benard L. Maas Prize, Banard L. Maas Foundation, 2004
ArtServe Michigan Creative Artist Grant, State of Michigan, 1999
Arts Foundation of Michigan, 1996
Pollack-Krasner Foundation, New York City, 1995

selected publications

American Art Collector, "Corpus Maximus", May 2009
American Art Collector, "Robert Schefman: Religion and Politics" and cover image, December, 2008
"Art In Detroit Public Places, Tird Edition", Wayne State University Press, 2008
"Robert Schefman", Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, 2005

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Robert Kidd Gallery, "Politics And Religion", Birmingham, MI, 2008
Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, "Robert Schefman: A Retrospective of Painting", Rochester, MI, 2005
Krasl Art Center, "Robert Schefman", Saint Joseph, MI, 2004
Robert Kidd Gallery, "The Artist's Apprentice", Birmingham, MI, 2004

selected group shows

Yarger- Strauss Contemporary, "Corpus Maximus", Los Angeles, CA, 2009
Robert Kidd Gallery, "Bods", Birmingham, MI, 2009
Manifest Creative Reasearch Gallery, "Monochrome", Cincinnati, OH, 2009
Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit, "Creativity Out Of Conflict", Detroit, MI, 2007

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