Robert Rhee is a collector of accidents, a rubbernecker. He is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and organizer of collaborative artist projects. He teaches in the interdisciplinary Foundations Program at Cornish College of the Arts.
In his work he pursues situations which are on the precipice of formlessness, where a system is engaged but not controlled. His studio work and writing shape each other as parallel practices. He uses time (duration) to move ideas back and forth between modes: a sculpture conceived like a story, a poem worked on with power tools.
He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. A selected list includes the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul, the Ferdinand Van Dieten Gallery in the Netherlands, the Arario Gallery, Dorsky Gallery for Curatorial Projects, Fisher-Landau Center for the Arts, and White Columns in New York.
His blog, robottree.com, was shortlisted for Creative Capital’s Arts Writers Grant and his writing has been published in art magazines and literary journals such as Art in America, Arcade, Monday: The Journal of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington, Heck, and La Norda, and Columbia: A Journal of Arts and Letters.