ROBERT SWEENEY

Born 1948



EDUCATION
1972
Boston University School for the Visual Arts, M.F.A.
1970
Boston University School for the Visual Arts, B.F.A., magna cum laude



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
Eli March Gallery, Amherst College, MA

William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2007
William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
1984-2007
Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (annual)
2006
William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2004
William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2002-2004
Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
1997
Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
1995
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1993
Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
1992
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1991
Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
1989
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA

Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
1987
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA

Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
1986
Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
1983
Western New England College, Springfield, MA

Custom House Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (two person)

Holyoke Museum, Holyoke, MA
1982
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1978
Carlton Gallery, New York, NY
1977
Sunne Savage Gallery, Boston, MA

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA




GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
2017 Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2016 Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2011
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
1984-2010
Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA
2010
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2009
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2008
Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2007
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2006
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2005
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2004
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2003
Faculty Exhibition, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Rolly-Michaux Gallery, Boston, MA (annually 1984-1990, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1998-2003)
2002
Five College Faculty Exhibition, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2001
Gallery 57, Springfield, MA (yearly, 1984-89, 1992, 1993, 199-2001)
1999
William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
1998
William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
1996
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1995
Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA

Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
1994
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA
1993
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1992
Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1991
Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
1990
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1989
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1988
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1986
Thronja Gallery, Springfield, MA
1985
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1984
Bank of Boston New Collection Exhibition, Springfield, MA
1983
Wisteriahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA

Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
1981
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA
1979
Montserrat School of Visual Arts, Beverly, MA
1978
University of Massachusetts Gallery, Amherst, MA

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
1973-1976
Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA
1972
Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA

Brookline Art Association Exhibition, Brookline, MA

The Carter Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

Old Lyme Art Association Exhibit, Old Lyme, CT
1971
Essex Art Association Exhibition, Essex, CT



SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND HONORS
2001-2003
Amherst College Faculty Research Award Program
1999-2001
Amherst College Faculty Research Award Program
1997-1999
Amherst College Faculty Research Award Program
1994-1996
Amherst College Faculty Research Award Program
1994
William Rutherford Mead Professorship
1990-1992
Amherst College Faculty Research Award Program
1977
Crary Fellowship to Italy, Amherst College
1970-1972
Teaching Fellowships, B.U.S.V.A.
1970
Tanglewood Scholarship Award, B.U.S.V.A.
1969
Harold Case Merit Scholarship Award, Boston University


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1972-present
Amherst College, Amherst, MA, Full Professor, 1986-present
1984-1986
Boston University School for the Visual Arts, Visiting Professor
1970-1971
Windsor School, Boston, MA, Instructor of Drawing, Painting, Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional Design



ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001-present
Head of Studio Program, Department on Fine Arts, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1976-present
Director, Saturday Morning Class for Gifted High School Students at Amherst College, Amherst, MA
2002-2003
Member, Special Committee on Amherst Education, Amherst, MA
1998, 2000-2003
Co-Founder, Five College Advanced Drawing Seminar
1997-2003
Chair, Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1978-1980, 1982-1984
Chairman, Department of Fine Arts, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 1986-1987, 1990-1995
1987
Tenure Committee, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1984, 1985
Fellowship Selection Committee, Bunting Institute Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
1983
Select Visiting Committee for Review of Hamilton College Art  Department, Hamilton College, Hamilton, NY



PUBLICATIONS

Changing Prospects: The View From Mount Holyoke, Cornell University Press, 2002. (Painting reproduced: Oxbow, Dusk, 1990).

The Education of a Painter, Teaching What We Do: Essays by Amherst College Faculty, Amherst, MA, Amherst College Press, 1991.



BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gloria, Russell.  History of Landscape in Focus, Sunday Republican, November 23, 1997.

Watson, Bruce.  Three Artists, Three Views, Lots of Fruit, Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 7, 1998.



COMMISSIONS
2003-2004
Portrait of Tom Gerety, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
2003
Backlight, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
2001
Amherst, Early Spring, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1999
Portrait of Burgess Meredith, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1997
Portrait of Bill Ward, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1987
The Valley, Holyoke Museum, Holyoke, MA

Back Bay, Prudential Insurance Corporation, Boston, MA
1984
Railroad Bridge, The Holyoke Museum, Holyoke, MA

Springfield, The Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

Canal, The Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
1983
View, Western New England College, Springfield, MA




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