Berkeley 1969.

 

 

Mexico 1974.

First There Is a Mountain: Eight Visions of Montana. Hand printed book with eight etchings, Chuparosa Press, Bozeman, 1996.

 

Montana Painters and the Legacy of the Poindexter Collection, Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana, 2012.

 

Self Portrait, Japanese woodblock, 1992.

Installation Gallery, San Diego, 1985.

La Línea QuebradaInstallation Gallery, San Diego, 1986.

Biography

Robert Royhl is a painter and printmaker living in Bozeman, Montana. He is Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, where he taught painting and drawing for twenty years. Widely exhibited since the early 1970s, he has shown his work in numerous museums and galleries in Kyoto, Japan; Los Angeles, San Diego and Tucson; as well as across Montana. Royhl's paintings are complex narratives based on extended observations of specific locations. Painted in layers, his work juxtaposes different mediums, including egg tempera, mineral pigments with glue, and oil paint. He has taught at several universities, including the Memphis College of Art and San Diego State University, as well as Montana State University. Throughout his career he has been very involved in international art projects. While living in San Diego he participated in collaborative projects with BORDER INC., a group of journalists and arts activists from the San Diego-Tijuana border region, including Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Royhl spent two years living and working in Japan where he became deeply involved in traditional Japanese art techniques. Recently, he spent two months experimenting with woodblock printing at the David Krut Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Born 1949 New York City

Lives and works in Bozeman, Montana

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016, Transformations, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona (three-person).

2015, Summer Show, Catherine Louisa Gallery, Billings, Montana

2015, The Atomic Age, Catherine Louisa Gallery, Billings, Montana (one-person).

2015, Deep Bite, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington (two-person).

2014, Small Works, Catherine Louisa Gallery, Billings, Montana.

2014, A Conversation of Paintings, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, Montana.

2014, Anniversary Show, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, Montana.

2014, Small Things Considered, 22nd Small Works Invitational, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.

2014, Odd Encounters: Scenes from the New World, Selected Paintings and Prints, 1989–2014, Churchill Arts Council, Fallon, Nevada. Catalogue available.

2013, Parallel Marks, Gesine Janzen and Robert Royhl, Medicine Hat Design, Gallatin Gateway, Montana (two-person).

2013, Communities West, University of Utah Art Department, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2013, Hot Mix, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.

2013, True Legacy, Danforth Gallery, Livingston, Montana.

2012, Boundless Visions, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.

2012, Body of Work: Figural Work from the Permanent Collection, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.

2012, Montana Painters and the Legacy of the Poindexter Collection, Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana.

2011, 30th Anniversary Show, Print Arts Northwest Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2011, Bozeman Printmaking 2011, Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, Montana

2011, Palimpsest: Recent monotypes and etchings by Gesine Janzen and Robert Royhl. Print Arts Northwest, Portland, Oregon.

2010, Expressionist Painting, Robert Royal, Judith Burns McCrae and Albert Kogel, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona (three-person).

2010, Two Rivers. Aunt Dofe's Hall of Recent Memory, Willow Creek, Montana (two-person).

2010, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (three-person).

2010, Double Vision: Partners in Art. Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana.

2010, Montana Landscape: The Eye of the Beholder. Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana.

2010, Peculiar Portraits. Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, Montana (four-person).

2010, International Print Project 2010: Prints from New Zealand and the USA. The Collins Gallery, Washington County Museum, Portland, Oregon and Wharepuke Gallery, Kerikeri, New Zealand.

2009, Small Works Invitational, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.

2008, Impressions, Danforth Gallery, Livingston, Montana.

2008, Mid-America Print Council Invitational Print Portfolio. Hjemkomst Art Museum, Moorehead, Minnesota.

2008, The Giver:The Generous Miriam Sample, 1920-2008. Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana.

2007, Robert Royhl, Northwest Missouri State University, Marysville (solo).

2007, 15th Small Works Invitational, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.

2007, ANA 35, Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana.

2006, The Montana Years, 1987-2006 (survey of paintings, prints and drawings). Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman; Travelled to Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls; Northwest Missouri State University, Marysville (solo).

2007, 30th Anniversary Show. Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson.

2003, Portrait: An Investigation of Self—America-England Print Exchange. Four identical print exhibitions held simultaneously at Camberwell College of the Arts, London Institute, London; University of West England, Bristol; University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and the School of Art, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.

2003, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (three-person).

2001, Art Life Mitsuhashi, Kyoto, Japan (solo).

2000, Bruce McGrew Memorial Show. Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson.

1998, Inaugural Exhibition. Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.

1997, Approaches to the Figure by Contemporary Regional Artists. Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming.

1995, Japan Exchange. Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana (three-person).

1995, Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (two-person, with Fox McGrew).

1994, 10 Printmakers. Kumamoto Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Japan.

1994, Montana Choice (Montana Arts Council awardees). Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Montana.

1993, Border Voodoo. New Doors of the Arts, Tucson (solo).

1992, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (three-person with Bruce McGrew and James Cook).

1991, Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (two-person, with Jim Wilson).

1991, Williams-Lamb Gallery, Long Beach, California (solo)

1990, Ad Lumen. Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana.

1990, Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (three-person).

1989, Fragments of Flesh and Light. Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson (solo).

1987, Inconsolable Science. Eilat Gordin Gallery, Los Angeles (solo).

1987, Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson

1986, Publication of artwork in La Línea Quebrada/The Broken Line, a bilingual, multimedia arts magazine. Centro Cultural de la Raza. Tijuana; San Diego.

1986, Birds. Michael Dunsford Gallery, San Diego (solo).

1986, New Faces in Los Angeles. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Robert MacDonald.

1986, Summer Show. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles.

1986, Ambivalent Image. Eilat Gordin Gallery, Los Angeles (four-person).

1985, Border Voodoo. Masters Gallery, San Diego State University (solo).

1985, Artists on the Edge. Eilat Gordin Gallery, Los Angeles.

1985, Sacred Equations. Installation Gallery, San Diego (solo).

1983, Lambert-Miller Gallery, Scottsdale (three-person, with Bruce McGrew and Michael McCleve).

AWARDS
1994, Montana Art Council Award, Artistic Excellence for Individual Artist.

1969, Ford Foundation Grant.

COLLABORATIONS AND RESIDENCIES
2012, Resident Artist, Ucross Foundation, Wyoming.

2004, Resident Artist, David Krut Print Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa. Collaborations with young African artists.

2004, Resident Artist, Blue Mountain Center, New York. Created series of images inspired by the Mexican/US border region.

1984, Collaboration with Guillermo Gomez-Peña, BORDER INC, San Diego.

1984, Collaboration with Richard Baker, Masters Gallery, San Diego State University.

1982, Gegenseitige Malerei, book of etchings in collaboration with Jurgen Partenheimer, Studio 828, Tucson.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana
Kumamoto Gakuen University Collection, Kumamoto, Japan
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana
Seika University of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

EDUCATION

1973, MFA, University of Arizona, Tucson
1972, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Angers, France
1971, BFA, University of Arizona, Tucson
1967–68, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
1968–69, Cooper Union, New York
1969, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
1969–70, University of Florida, Gainesville

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

1987–2006, Montana State University, Professor Emeritus of painting and drawing

1997, Seika University of Art, Kyoto, Japan, Visiting Artist

1996–1997, Kyoto City University of Art, Japan, Guest Researcher 1993–1994, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan, Exchange Professor

1983–1986, San Diego State University, Assistant Professor 

1978–1979, Memphis College of Art, Lecturer