Rob Strati

United States
Valley Cottage, NY
born 1970 US
www.stratilab.com
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I see space as filled with possibilities, which we can't fully comprehend through the limitations of our physical senses. But, when our senses encounter objects within space we are then able to conceptualization things like dimension, distance, form and structure. In this sense, I believe, objects bring to the surface aspects of space, which are hidden from our sensory perception. By using subtle lines of wire I map and explore the spatial realities of these underlying properties.

I have also become very interested in how a common visual language of small dots and lines arraigned in different patterns represent complex sets of information (musical notation, architectural diagrams, words, mechanical schematics, data visualizations, math equations...etc.). These specific visual elements (points, lines and planes) organized differently seems to activate a unique cognitive process in people. This process has the quality of simultaneously being both highly analytical and steeped in abstraction. I believe these elements have deep implications concerning how we perceive and process our visual reality.

-Robert Strati

2011
"Gifting Abstraction", Group Exhibit, SOHO20, NY, NY

"Exhibit #1", Exhibit 23, Valley Cottage, NY

PooL Art Fair, NY, NY

"248th Mad Scientist Scientific Exposition Explosion Science Fair", Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY

2010
"BYOA", Group Exhibit, X-Initiative, NY, NY

"Museum Models and Exhibitions: Proposals" Video Project, Facebook & Bronx, NY

2009
"Portraits", Group Exhibit, International Print Center, NY, NY

"Pattern Library" The Waterpod, NY, NY

"Fearless Dreaming", Group Exhibit, House of Organic/Ekovaruhuset, NY, NY

"Make a Mark of This Line", Group Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY

"Templates and Forms: Experimental Distribution", FAAN

2008

"Templates", Public Project, NY, NY

2007

"Structural Harmonics", Solo Exhibition, art@Space16, Boston, MA.

"Drawings of Another Kind", Group Exhibition, LIMN Gallery, SF, CA.

2006

"Contained Art", Group Exhibition, Galerie Sei-Un-Do, Zurich, Switzerland.

"Present Tense", Group Exhibition, art@Space16, Boston, MA.

"Rob Strati & John Smiddy", 2 Person Exhibition, LIMN Gallery, SF, CA.

"Spaces", Public Project, Columbus, OH.

2005

"Beyond Plastic", Group Exhibition, LIMN Gallery, SF, CA.

"Lines and Curves", Group Exhibition, LIMN Gallery, SF, CA.

2003

"Figures", Solo Exhibition, SEEMS, Tokyo, Japan

2001

"Mapping the Unknown", Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA.

2000

Frankfurt International Art Fair, w/ Frumkin Duval, Frankfurt, Germany

1999

Winter Group Exhibit, Frumkin Duval Gallery. Santa Monica, CA

San Francisco Art Exposition, w/ Catharine Clark Gallery, S.F., CA.

"Structures", Site Installation, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA.

"… .. _ . "Solo Exhibit, SFCC Gallery, Spokane, WA.

"… .. _ . "Solo Exhibit, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA.

"Spinal Epidural, Please." Group Exhibition, Catharine Clark Gallery, S.F., CA.

1998

"Translucency", Trans America Building, S.F., CA

San Francisco Art Exposition, w/ Catharine Clark, S.F., CA.

"Chiaroscuro", Smackmellon Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.

"Intervals: Points in Time", Solo Exhibition, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

"Peripheral", Solo Exhibition, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco ,CA

1997

"Between the Lines", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

"Hit and Run", Group Exhibit, Cols., OH

"Intersections", Solo Project, Boston, MA., SF, CA., LA, CA., NY, NY

"Above the Border", Site Installation, Monte Clark, Vancouver, Canada

1996

"Space Inside Outside", Room, NY, NY

"Charting the Void", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

"The Calligraphic Mark, Between Word, Image and Gesture", Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

"Reproducing Nature", Group Exhibit, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Hotel Triton Art Fair, w/ Catharine Clark, SF, CA

"Consumption", Catharine Clark Gallery, SF, CA

1995

S PAX TI AMO: Introductions 95, Morpohs Gallery, SF, CA

Ovsey Gallery, LA, CA

Exposed, Hotel Triton Art Fair, SF, CA

1994

Something for Everyone, Morphos Gallery, SF, CA

LA International Art Fair, w/ Morphos and Ovsey Galleries, LA, CA

Barbie and Beyond, Morphos Gallery, SF, CA

1993

Flower, Memorial Installation, Columbus, OH

LA International Art Fair w/Morphos Gallery, LA, CA

Construction Cyte, Installation, Morphos Gallery, SF, CA

1992

Jonathan Bollas Gallery, Columbus, OH

"Adam and Eve in the Grid of Eisenman", Installation, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH

 
Artworks adopted from this artist:
Pinky
Template
Sculpture 8 x 12 x 2 inches & 0 lbs.
Pinky
Template
Sculpture 6 x 10 x 1 inches & 0 lbs.
Pinky
Space
Sculpture 3 x 5 x 3 inches & 0 lbs.
Pinky
Composition Scroll
Other 53 x 26 inches
Pinky
Drawing
Drawing 6 x 9 inches
Pinky
Drawing
Drawing 6 x 9 inches