Presentation at SECAC 2019: "Alternative Understandings of Works by Major Artists of the Italian Renaissance"

I will be presenting my research into the mixed technique and use of egg tempera paint throughout the Italian and Northern Renaissance at the 2019 SECAC conference in Chattanooga TN at 8am on Friday, October 18. This research challenges the traditional understanding of the supremacy of oil paint in the painting practice of major artists through the Baroque period.


Body Politic in Ladue News

Thanks to the Ladue News for featuring an article on my recent body of work “Body Politic,” and thanks to the Print and Drawing Study Room at the St. Louis Art Museum for providing me with great prints from Pieter Bruegel to do research from.

Solo Exhibition at University City Library Gallery

My newest body of work "Illiberal Democracy" will debut in December 2018 at the iconic University City Library Gallery located in St. Louis' Delmar Loop neighborhood. This fantastic space has served as a vital exhibition space in the St. Louis community for many years. I am truly honored to have an opportunity to exhibit in the neighborhood of my youth. 


CAA 2019

I will be presenting a paper titled "Egg Tempera, Modern Surfactants, and Painting the Mixed Technique with Water-Soluable Oils" at the 2019 CAA conference in New York. This research traces the history of water-mixable oil paints to pre-Renaissance painters such as Giotto and Fra Angelico who used egg tempera emulsions of water and oil. 


FATE: Foundations in Art: Theory and Education

I will be leading a workshop on my research into water-mixable oil paints at the FATE 2019 biennial conference at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Participants will learn about how to make water-mixable oil paint mediums for use in the classroom and specifically about indirect painting techniques that are useful for foundations classes. 


Review from the Visual Arts Quarterly

Yael Even says, "Using his signature format, logos are collaged to compose maps that emphasize political and social ills... Robertson's images contain graphic design elements superimposed upon one another to both orient and disorient the viewer."  keep reading

Superpower in the Ladue News

Bryan Hollerbach of the Ladue News says, "St. Louisan Bryan Robertson’s Superpower: Babylon (Gall-Peters Projection) explodes like an ocular grenade, a joyous cross between a Mills bomb and a kaleidoscope."  entire article here