robert maki: 1966-69 selected works

Date posted: April 16, 2014

On display in the gallery through May 21 is an exhibit by the public artist and sculptor Robert Maki.

Maki received his BA from Western Washington University in 1962 and MFA from University Washington in 1966. Between 1962-69 his sculpture and drawings were exhibited nationally, and in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver BC with important early one-person exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center, CA; Michael Walls Gallery, SF; Attica and Richard White Galleries in Seattle and notable “West Coast Now” exhibition organized by the Portland Art Museum.

image of Robert Maki exhibit poster

Named “Alumnus of the Century” at Western Washington University, Maki was an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Washington and Rockefeller Artist-in-Residence at Wake Forest University. He has also received NEA fellowships & grants, private & public commissions and been recognized for his site-generated sculpture projects over the past four decades. His concept based curvilinear sculpture and large tape & metal wall drawings are fragments completed by idea, site and participant. Drawings follow the sculpture recording perceptual variations, additive building process and geometry of derived pentagon voids and solids, real and implied, as they unfold from the Timaeus triangle.

The artist lives in Kingston in a combination exhibition space, studio and sculpture garden, and carries out fabrication of large pieces at a facility on the Duwamish River.