About Robert Santore

Robert Santore South Pacific 2018

Robert Santore is an internationally collected contemporary artist, painter & sculptor with studio practice in Manhattan, New York and Montgomery Texas.

Robert is 5th generation Texan having spent his early years in the United Kingdom as an “air force brat”, and his formative years growing up in Southern California beach towns; Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, California. He was accepted into the prestigious UCLA Film School but chose instead to focus on contemporary art and attended Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, CA and later attended the University Of California at Irvine.

Robert began creating large scale works of art & editions from his downtown Los Angeles loft before leaving school. His first solo painting exhibition was held at the Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in November 1986 and sold out. He has had solo exhibitions sponsored by the City Of Los Angeles, Security Pacific Bank/The Los Angles Museum of Contempoaray Art, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection, The Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angles, The Brenden Walter’s Gallery in Santa Monica California and The Portfolio Gallery of Fine Art in Beverly Hills, California and has participated in many group shows & exhibitions both in the United States and internationally.  Robert is in the permanent collections of The Newport Harbor Art Museum, The Laguna Beach Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art and is in  many private and corporate collections.

Robert, an avid surfer to this day, also embraced competitive alpine skiing as a teen and was selected by the United States, Jr. National Alpine Ski Team (US Ski Team B Team). He continues to enjoy travel to both the South Pacific and Europe in particular, where he is able to satisfy his love of both sports, new experiences and continued exposure to classical and contemporary art, sculpture and architecture.

After many happy years with his family in the Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, he returned to Manhattan where he concluded a career as an award winning creative director and user experience strategist and painter. In 2018 Robert returned to Texas to the property held by his family since 1818 and continues painting in earnest in the re-launch of his successful fine art career.

Robert has had the great fortune of meeting many other celebrated artists starting with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat while still a student at Parsons. Others artists he has admired and met are Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Robert Longo, Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, Craig Kauffman, Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, Eric Fischl et al.

Robert is currently working in oils, watercolor and gauche, egg tempura, and producing sculptures in steel and wood. Santore is an extremely versatile artist & craftsman who brings his myriad of experiences and his unique vision of life and beauty to his remarkable works of art

Santore traveled extensively through Europe and the South Pacific his current work focusing on the juxtaposition of experience, events and memories from his travels.

Robert Santore at Dia:Beacon, 2017 Richard Serra
Robert Santore at Dia:Beacon, 2017 Richard Serra
Robert Santore Montana 2018
Robert Santore, Zermatt Switzerland, 2017
Robert Santore, Zermatt Switzerland, 2017
Robert Santore in the studio, 2016 Manhattan, New York

Shows & Collections

Education

The University Of California at Irvine Irvine, California

The Otis Art Institute Of Parsons School Of Design Los Angeles, California

Parsons School Of Design New York, New York

Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, California

Museum Collections

The Newport Harbor Art Museum Newport Beach, California

The San Jose Museum Of Art San Jose, California

The Laguna Beach Museum Of Art Laguna Beach, California

The City Of Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection Los Angeles, California

Gallery Shows/Group Shows

The Texas Contemporary Art Fair Houston, Texas

“Robert Santore Large Works On Paper” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore: The Rise & Controversy of Digital & Computer Generated Art” The Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

“LAART Fair 89” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore Large Scale Paintings” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore Bull Market” RORK Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“LAART Fair 88” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore Bull Market & Baby Lenin” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore Works On Paper” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“From Main To Santa Fe, Sixteen Artists Leading To The Millennium” The Security Pacific Art Gallery in Association with The Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Los Angeles, California

“New Paintings & Mono Prints” The The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California

“Known And Soon To Be Known” The Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

“LAART Fair 87” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore” The City Of Los Angeles, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“Robert Santore: Baby Lenin, FAMOUS, Marital Apocalypse” The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California

“West Meets East. US Artists in Japan” The Tokyo Municipal Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Selections From The Permanent Collection” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – Barnsdall Art Park

“Serial Images” The Jerry Solomon Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Robert Santore” The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California

Corporate Collections

Security Pacific Bank Los Angeles, California

Chase Manhattan Bank New York, New York

AFSA Corporation Long Beach, California

USA Today Washington DC

TRW Corporation Washington DC

TRW Corporation Los Angeles, CA

Columbia Pictures Burbank, California

Universal Studios Burbank, California

Morris Air Salt Lake City, Utah

Air Cal Burbank, California

Transamerica Corporation San Francisco, California

Hyundai Motors Of America Fountain Valley, California

Quiksilver USA Huntington Beach, California

Citizens Bank Tustin, California

20th Century Fox Burbank, California

The Disney Corporation Burbank, California

Nestle Purina Corporation Burbank, California

Latham & Watkins LLP Newport Beach, California

Latham & Watkins LLP Los Angeles, California

Latham & Watkins LLP New York, New York

The Santa Fe Railroad Los Angeles, California

The Union Pacific Railroad Los Angeles, California

The Principal Financial Group Des Moines, IA

The California Pizza Kitchen Corp HQ Beverly Hills California

Delanardo Associates New York, New York

20th Century Fox Television Los Angeles, California

CBS Television Los Angeles, California

The Irvine Company Newport Beach, California

Wells Fargo Bank Corporate Collection San Francisco, California

First Interstate Bank, Corporate Collection San Francisco, California

Universal Broadband Networks (UBNETWORKS) Los Angeles, California

IJNT (Intetjet.net) Houston, Texas

The Williams Tower Houston, Texas

UBS New York, New York

MLTV (Micro~Lite Television) Salt Lake City, Utah

Private Collections

List upon request.

STUDIO PRACTICE: TEXAS

2018~2020 STUDIO PRACTICE

Robert Santore operates studios in Montgomery County Texas and Manhattan's Upper West Side.

For enquiries, information or to request a catalog please contact us

STUDIO PRACTICE: Manhattan

2018~2020 STUDIO PRACTICE

Robert Santore operates studios in Montgomery County Texas and Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Robert Santore

Studio Practice 

TEXAS STUDIO
Hurricain Creek Ranch, Since 1818
14648 SH-105
Plantersville, Texas, 77363

Mailing Address
20821 D. Eva Street, Box 82
Montgomery, Texas, 77356

MANHATTAN STUDIO
215 W. 84th Street, Loft 126
New York, NY 10024

C/WA: +1 (936)276-8783
Email: hello@robertsantore.com