Education:

1998          

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 2014         

I Think We’re Alone Now, Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

 

2011         

The Place This Is, Salt Lake Arts Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Recycle LACMA, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2006          

Lest We Forget, QED, Los Angeles, CA

 

2005          

Thesaurus, EnView Gallery, Long Beach, CA         

 

2000          

Lower Alabama, Zona Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

1999         

Recently Rediscovered, the Work of Nikolai Vance, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014        

The Season of Spring, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Fail-Safe: Discomfort Close to Home, Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO

Gallery Tally, For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013         

East of Encino, North of MOCA, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Teach-In, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

 

2012         

Interviews, Curio, Venice, CA

Fontbron Academy: No Nutritional Value: An Introduction to Modern Food, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

Fontbron Academy: Tear Down These Walls! A Frank Discussion on Home Repair, GuestHaus  Residencey, Los Angeles, CA

Fontbron Academy: Moveon.now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Fontbron Academy: Aggressive Zoology: How to Avoid and Animal Attack, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Fontbron Academy: 8 Steps: A User’s Guide to Addiction, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

Fontbron Academy: Don’t Be Sad: Happiness Through Beauty, For Your Art on Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

Baker’s Dozen 4, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

 

2011         

Narratives of the Perverse - II, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2008         

The Horror of Tradition, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Against The Grain, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

 

2007         

Big Secret Cache, Angstrom, Los Angeles, CA

 

2006         

Fair Exchange: Los Angeles Artists Engage the L.A. County Fair, Millard Sheets Gallery, L.A. County Fair Grounds, Pomona , CA

Organica, EnView Gallery, Long Beach, CA

 

2005        

Sugartown, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

Altered State, Analogue Press, Los Angeles, CA

 

Not Easel Art, World Trade Center, New Orleans, LA

In Bloom, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Best of Collage Party, Outpost, Los Angeles, CA

 

2004        

AC, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

Art Mart, Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1998        

On Your Own Device, Koning Willem II College, Tilburg, Netherlands

Minimal Art Discount, Du Vague à l’Art, Luxembourg

Found Stolen Video Show, Mobius, Boston, MA

 

1997        

Luminous Code, Texas City, TX

 

Selected Bibliography:

 

2017         

Janet Marstine.  Critical Pratice: Artists, Museums, Ethics, Routledge Press, 2017.

Steven Luber. Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present, Harvard University Press, 2017.

New American Paintings, Pacific Coast, Issue #133, 2017

 

2016         

Subhadra Das.  “Happily Never After: A Moral Proposition for the Management of Museum Collections”.”  UCL Museums & Collections Blog, February 11 2016.

 

2015         

Jill Morena.  “Museum Life: The big “D”.”  Worn Through, September 8, 2015

 

2014         

Stephan Horbelt.  “The Gay Agenda, Don’t Miss the Homo Riot.”  Frontiers, March 19 -April 1, 2014.

 

2013         

Marie-Anna Tseliou.  “Radical Craft Interventions in Museums and Galleries.”   Engage 33: Critcal Craft. Karen Raney (ed.) engage, The National Association for Gallery Education, 2013.

 

2012         

Vincent Dilio.  “Artists in T-shirts: Robert Fontenot.”  Informant Bureau,  December 12,2012.

Julie Grist.  “Life Lessons Through the Lens of Art.” Larchmont Buzz, July 6, 2012.                

Daniel Rolnik. “Artist Interview: Robert Fontenot’s Bread Dough Sculptures” Beautiful/Decay, April 4, 2012.

 

2011        

Ryan Whitecar. “This is the place (where we will see bread dough sculptures).” UVU  Review, April 18, 2011

Becky Wright.  “Utah icons rendered in bread dough.”  Standard-Examiner, March 31, 2011.

Glen Warchol.  “Art preview: Utah’s distinctive places rise via bread-dough icons.” The Salt Lake Tribune, March 25, 2011

 

2010       

Garth Johnson. “De-Accessories: The Recycle LACMA Project.”  FiberArts, April-May, 2010.

 

2009       

Vanessa Romo. “Forget Ashes To Ashes: In L.A., It's Art To Art.”  Weekend Edition, October 11, 2009.

Candace Jackson. “An Artist Transforms a Museums Leftovers.” Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2009.

Kurt Anderson. “A Slight at the Museum.” Studio 360, September 4, 2009.   

Lauren Friedman. “Recycling a Museum’s ‘Trash” Back Into Art.” PBS Newshour ART BEAT, Augus 12, 2009.

Jillian Steinhauer. “Robert Fontenot on Recycling LACMA.” ArtInfo, August 6, 2009.

Siel Ju, “Ex-museum art, upcycled” Mother Nature Network, July 27, 2009.

Rita Gonzalez. “Raiding and Recycling the Collection.” Unframed, July 23, 2009.

Heather Schedel. “Rags to Recyclables: Robert Fontenot’s Deaccession Reinventions.” FLAVORWIRE, July 22, 2009

Tyler Green. “Critiquing Deaccessioning by Creating.”  Modern Art Notes, July 22, 2009.

Lee Rosenbaum. “’Recycle LACMA’: Hilarious Send-Up of Deaccessioning, LA-Style.” CultureGrrl, July 21, 2009.

 

2008       

Christopher Bedford. “Against the Grain.” Frieze, November – December, 2008.

Carol Cheh.  “Against the Grain.” THE, September 2008.

Leah Ollman.  “Reaping What They Sew.” Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2008.         

Taras Matla.  “Artists Bound Together by the Common Thread of Tradition.”  20 Minutes into the Future, August 15,2008

Leah Ollman.  “A Show’s Artists in a State of Unrest.”  Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2008.    

Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. “Against the Grain.” Art Forum, July 28, 2008

 

2006       

Julian Bermudez.  “’Organica’ at Enview Grows on Observer.” Grunion Gazette, August 10, 2006.

 

2005       

Gendy Alimurumg. “The Handmade Life.” Los Angeles Times Magazine, November 6, 2005.

James Scarborough. “Show Offers New Word for Art – Needlepoint.” Grunion Gazette, July 28, 2005.

 

2004       

“Goings on About Town: A.C.” The New Yorker, September 6, 2004.