Critique

"Bissell's animal work is full of charged meaning, lore and touched by surrealism"

Suzanne Bellah, Director
Carnegie Art Museum

Commentary

"My wife and I recently purchased a print of "The Exchange" while in San Francisco. In that painting you have created an image of a singular & hopeful moment."

Mike Forbes, Vancouver, Canada

Biography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2012 — Dzian Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts
2012 — Imagine Art Studios Gallery, Smithfield, Virginia
2011 — Lahaina Galleries, Newport Beach, California
2011 — Marcus Ashley Gallery, Tahoe, California
2011 — Exclusive Coillections Gallery, San Diego, California
2010 — Dzian Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts
2010 — Chloe Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
2009 — Lahaina Galleries, Maui, Hawaii
2009 — Borsini-Burr Gallery, Montara, California
2008 — Lahaina Galleries, Maui, Hawaii
2007 — Lahaina Galleries, Newport Beach, California
2004 — Erickson & Elins Fine Art, Healdsburg, California
2004 — Lobby Gallery, 455 Market, San Francisco, California
2003 — Lara Sydney Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2002 — Lara Sydney Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2001 — Erickson & Elins Fine Art, Healdsburg, California
2001 — Lara Sydney Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2001 — Plaza Gallery, Bank of America, San Francisco, California
2001 — Gwinnett Fine Arts Center, Atlanta. Georgia
2000 — Mountain View Arts Commission, California
2000 — Lara Sydney Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2000 — Erickson & Elins Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2000 — Cultural Conservancy Center/Presidio Alliance, San Francisco, California
2000 — Parkersburg Art Center, W. Virginia
1999 — Albion College, Michigan
1999 — Lara Sydney Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1999 — Saginaw Museum, Saginaw, Michigan
1999 — Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania
1998 — Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
1998 — Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California
1998 — Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
1998 — Chico Art Center, Chico, California
1998 — Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Oregon
1998 — Lane College, Eugene, Oregon
1998 — Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon
1998 — Lara Sydney Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1997 — Erickson & Elins Fine Art, Inc , San Francisco, California
1997 — Buckley Gallery, University of Portland, Oregon

 

OTHER SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2012 — Rarity Gallery, Summer Salon Show, Mykonos, Greece
2012 — Royal Street Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
2012 — Lahaina Galleries, Maui, Hawaii
2011 — Exposures Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
2011 — Chalk Farm Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011 — Chloe Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
2010 — Chloe Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
2009 — Borsini-Burr Gallery, Montara, California
2009 — Chloe Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
2007/8 — Les Metamorphoses des Fauna, Gallerie Princesse de Kiev, Nice, France
2007 — Lahaina Galleries, Bend, Oregon
2006 — Sonoma Landscape, Erickson Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
2003 — Landscape Show, Erickson Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
2000 — Animal as Symbol, Guild.com, Madison, Wisconsin
2000 — Open Studios, Headlands Center for the Arts, California
1999 — S.E.R. In Time & Eye, San Francisco, CA
1999 — Open Studios, Headlands Center for the Arts, California
1999 — Beauty in the Beast, Maryhill Museum of Art, WA
1998 — Sunbird Gallery, Bend , OR
1998 — Sunbird Gallery, Bend, OR
1997 — Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

 

PUBLISHED WORK/AWARDS:
Hero, The Paintings of Robert Bissell, Spring 2013
Imaginaire lV, Contemporary Magic Realism, September, 2011
Imaginaire lll, Contemporary Magic Realism, September, 2010
Deamscapes, The World of Imaginary Realism, October 2007
Cavendish Writers Compendium 2005
Southwest Art Magazine, June 2004
Un Jour A La Ferme - Pierre Coran, May 2003
Southwest Art Magazine, May 2003
Le Jardin des Peintres - Pierre Coran, Oct 2002
FLORA - by Edward Lucie-Smith, Summer, 2001
DOG - as featured in art. by Iian Zaczek, March 2000
E.D. Foundation Grant, Sept. 1999
CAT!, The Cat in Art by Andrew Edney, June 1999
Featured Artist: Commute Options Week, Bend, OR 1999
Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco 1999
Portland Living Magazine, 1998
New American Paintings, 1997
The Dream Road, 1997. Paintings by Robert Bissell and short stories.
Daily Telegraph (England) Sunday Magazine Award, 1976
British Journal of Photography Annual, 1977

 

EDUCATION:
1976 Royal College of Art, London, England
MFA in Fine Art Photography
Studied with John Hedgecoe and Bill Brandt
1974 Manchester College of Art
BFA in Photography

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:
Southwest Airlines, Dallas, Texas
Loomis Industries, St Helena, California
Duich Investments, Mill Valley, California
Touchstone Investments, Portland, Oregon
Private collections worldwide.