Robert Reinard is an artist using appropriated images, themes, and conceptual systems from Western Art History to explore notions of artistic production, quality, and originality.
He was born in Weirton, West Virginia. He received his BA in Visual Arts from Bethany College and his MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives with his wife, their cat, and their dog in Chicago, IL.
2005 The BOB-Art Show, Renner Union Galleries, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
2004 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
2004 Robert Reinard, New Work, Gallery 28, Savannah, GA
2002 Objectivity: New Work by Robert Reinard, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA
2011 Brainstorm 2011, Governors State University, University Park, IL
2011 MDW Fair SideCar Gallery, The GeoLofts, Chicago, IL
2010 Fall Annual Exhibit, Renner Union Galleries, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
2010 Alumni Art Exhibit, Renner Union Galleries, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
2010 Dont Piss on Me and Tell Me Its Raining, Organized by Bad at Sports, Apex Art, New York, NY
2009 El Changarrito/Sign of the Times, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Sweeping the Outside In, Side Car Gallery, Hammond, IN
2009 Red Car Art Exhibit, Red Car Design, Chicago, IL
2006 All the Queens Horses, Full-Crumb, Inc. Chicago, IL
2004 L.I.P.A. Gallery Summer Summit, L.I.P.A. Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Vivid, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2003 Vivid, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
2001 Fixation, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
Memorial Health Systems, Savannah, GA
Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Bad at Sports Visual Archive, Chicago, IL
Grants, Residencies, and Awards
2011 Harold Classic Residency, Harold Arts, Chesterhill, OH
2009 CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council.
2005 Guest Lecturer, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Professor of Record, West Virginia Northern Community College, Weirton, WV 2004-2005
Classroom instruction of Bachelors seeking students. Classes included Art Appreciation and Art Education.
Adjunct Professor, Jefferson Community College, Steubenville, OH 2004-2005
Assisted in updating and reorganizing the colleges art curriculum by eliminating unsuccessful courses and creating a more comprehensive course program targeting a wide variety of students. Classes included Introduction to Painting, Advanced Painting, Introduction to Drawing, Advanced Drawing, and Art Appreciation.
Storage Coordinator Terry Dowd, Inc. Chicago, IL 2012-Present
Maintain storage facilities and accurate inventory records. Perform annual inventory audits. Supervise work crews. Inspect fine art objects for signs of wear or abuse and document as needed. Fabricate custom crates and other containers for especially fragile or valuable works of art.
Art Handler, Terry Dowd, Inc. Chicago, IL 2011-Present
Transport, inventory, and install works of art in a variety of environments, including: residences, office spaces, outdoors, and formal gallery/museum settings. Comprehensive inventory management with emphasis on data collection and asset maintenance, tracking incoming and outgoing items for loss prevention, and inspecting items for signs of wear or abuse. Assist the Storage department in the maintenance and operation of TDI storage facilities.
Free Lance Preparator/Registrar, Chicago, IL 2002-2011
Clients Include: Monique Meloche Gallery, NFA SPACE: Exhibition Services, The JAMES Hotel, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Utilizing formal training in fine art, carpentry, and forklift/electric pallet lift operation to design and install exhibitions in a variety of settings. Restore and conserve antique artwork using, when necessary, period specific materials and techniques. Registration services include comprehensive inventory management with emphasis on data collection and asset maintenance, tracking incoming and outgoing items for loss prevention, and inspecting items for signs of wear or abuse.
Senior Registrar, The Chicago Conservation Center, Chicago, IL 2009-2010
Oversight and analysis of The Centers rotating inventory of approximately 10,000 items housed in two storage locations by ensuring the proper entry of items into custom database software to track them through treatment, storage, and return to the client. Supervision and training of staff regarding proper art handling and inventory protocols. Assistance in daily client services. General supervision and training of interns and assistant registration staff. Coordination of long distance shipping of incoming and outgoing art shipments.
Program Director: Collections and Exhibitions, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, IL 2007-2009
Major Exhibitions: A.G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions, Henry Darger, Chris Hipkiss: Drawings, Finding Beauty: The Art of Lee Godie
Management of the organizations three distinct collections: 1) The Intuit Permanent Collection 2) The Henry Darger Room Collection 3) The Robert A. Roth Study Collection including accessioning and de-accessioning items, updating old records, and tracking objects in transit. Budget development and implementation for both the Exhibitions and Collections & Acquisitions Committees. Coordinate all aspects of the organizations exhibitions programming including loan paperwork, shipping, and installation. Maintained and updated the organizations collections management policy using industry standards set up by The American Association of Museums, Society of American Archivists, and the Registrars Committee of The American Association of Museums; and trained staff regarding adherence to this policy and other industry best practices. Oversight of the installation of architectural and primary source material from The Henry Darger Room Collection with historic preservation issues in mind.
Museum Technician, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2006-2007
Major Exhibitions: Cezanne to Picasso: Abroise Vollard, Silk Road and Beyond, Jeff Wall
Transport and install works of art from both outside lenders and the museums collection throughout the facility and exhibition galleries utilizing formal training in fine art, carpentry, and forklift/electric pallet lift operation. Assist the Shipping department with national and international transportation of artworks. When assigned act as liaison between Installation department and registrars, couriers, curators, departmental technicians, and other exhibition staff.
Assistant Property Manager, Primary Art Supply, Savannah, GA 2002-2003
Developed and implement pricing and service procedures for custom woodworking services including stretcher and panel fabrication, studio furniture construction, and picture framing. Trained staff and provided one-on-one consultation with customers regarding these services.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA MFA, Painting 2005
Thesis Topic: The Role of Uncertainty in Contemporary Artistic Practice
Bethany College, Bethany, WV BA, Visual Arts 1999