CURRICULUM VITAE

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432 East Drayton, Ferndale, Michigan, USA 48220-1387 (248) 399-4587 rbielat@yahoo.com robertbielat.com Individual Exhibitions 2009 2006 2003 1997 1995 1993 1991 1988 1987 1986 1982 1981 1980 1979 1977 1976 1972 1971 Ellen Kayrod Gallery at the Hannan House, Detroit, Michigan Synergy Fine Art Gallery Inc., Berkley, Michigan Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, Michigan Flatlanders Art Gallery, Blissfield, Michigan Bunting Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan Galeria Biegas, Detroit, Michigan (catalog available) Hamlet Gallery, Chicago, Illinois CADE Gallery (Contemporary Arts Detroit), Royal Oak, Michigan (catalog available) CADE Gallery CADE Gallery Bay City Public School System, Bay City, Michigan CADE Gallery CADE Gallery Harmonie Park Cafe and Gallery, Detroit, Michigan CADE Gallery CADE Gallery Shelter Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan Shelter Gallery
Juried Exhibitions 2009 2008 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan (exhibition juried by Toni DeBlasi, Artist) Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan (exhibition juried by Sergio DeGiusti, Sculptor; catalog available) Michigan Annual XXIV, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan (exhibition juried by Aaron Timlin) th 47 Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Alden Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland, Michigan (exhibition juried by Karl Umlauf) 2005 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (exhibition juried by Susan Wilczak) Michigan Annual XXXIII, Mount Clemens Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan (exhibition juried by Kenneth R. Gross) Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (exhibition juried by artists Sei Saito and Al Hinton) Michigan Annual XXVII, Mount Clemens Art Center (exhibition juried by Mary Denison) Installments IV, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan (exhibition juried by Dale Wedig, Professor of Art, Northern Michigan University; catalog available) Celebrate Michigan Artists (11th Annual), Paint Creek Center for the Arts (exhibition juried by Elona D. Van Gent, Assistant Professor, Art & Design, Grand Valley State University)
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Juried Exhibitions (Continued) 1996 Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (exhibition juried by Gilda Snowden, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan) Michigan Annual XXIII, Mount Clemens Art Center (exhibition juried by Dennis Nawrocki, Director, Center Galleries, Detroit, Michigan) American Icon, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Michigan (juried exhibition) Installments: Outdoor Site-Specific, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (exhibition juried by Matt Holland, Center for Creative Studies; catalog available) Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (exhibition juried by Mary Ann Wilkinson, Assistant Curator of 20th Century Art, Detroit Institute of Arts) Michigan Biennial, Kresge Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (exhibition juried by Dr. Phylis Floyd, Associate Professor, Art History and Dr. William Kilbourne, Professor, Art History, Michigan State University; catalog available) Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (exhibition juried by Lois Teicher, Artist) From Artist's Studios, Focus Gallery (exhibition juried by Bradley Jones, Wayne County Community College) Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan (exhibition juried by Tom Rudd, Project Director, Michigan Public Art Commission) Michigan Annual XVII, Mount Clemens Art Center (exhibition juried by Tom Rudd, Project Director, Michigan Public Art Commission) Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club (juried exhibition) Painting and Sculpture Competition, Scarab Club (juried exhibition) Painting and Sculpture Competition, Scarab Club (juried exhibition) Painting and Sculpture Competition, Scarab Club (juried exhibition) Director’s Choice: Obsession, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan (Michelle Perron, curator) Hot Cast, Zeitgeist Gallery, Detroit, Michigan (Alvaro Jurado, curator) Actual Size Biennial, The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan (Aaron Timlin, curator) Gray Temples: The Works of Twelve Mature Sculptors. Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, Jackson, Michigan (Ken Thompson, curator; catalog available) Detroit Artists Market/Wayne State University (WSU) Scholarship and Exhibition Program, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan That Dam Box Show [Under the Radar: The Willis Remembered]. Detroit Artists Market Our Rivers, Our Lakes, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, Michigan (Sharon Zimmerman, curator) 2005 Actual Size Biennial, Vol. 1, The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (Aaron Timlin, curator) Wall to Wall: A Survey of Current Regional Sculpture, Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, Michigan Blissfield Corridor, Blissfield, Michigan (Invitational exhibition sponsored by the Midwest Sculpture Initiative). Oct. 2, 2004 through Sept. 30, 2005. Actual Size Biennial, detroit contemporary, Detroit, Michigan DAM Members’ Invitational, Detroit Artists Market 2002-2003 Season Premier (Sculpture Garden), detroit contemporary
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Group Exhibitions 2009 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2005 2005 2004 2003 2003 2002
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Group Exhibitions (Continued) 2002 2002 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1996 1995 1994 1994 1994 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1989 1989 1988 1988 1987 1986 1986 1985 1984 20th Anniversary of Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan 3 x 3 Bielat, Lutomski, Thompson, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, Ohio Sculptors of Michigan, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan Actual Size, detroit contemporary Past-Present-Future, Detroit Artists Market (catalog available) Actual Size, detroit contemporary Bielat, Parks, Tucker, gallerie blu, Pontiac, Michigan Art & Nature, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (catalog available) 3D@DC, detroit contemporary (Hugh Timlin, Artist, curator) Un-Defining Sculpture, Detroit Artist's Market (Matt Holland, Center for Creative Studies, curator; catalog available) Assemblage, Center Galleries, Detroit, Michigan Celebrate Michigan Artists (12th Annual), Paint Creek Center for the Arts Sculpture Pontiac '97, Museum for Contemporary Art, Pontiac, Michigan, (catalog available) The Clothes Show: Objects For and About Clothing, Center Galleries Bielat, Que, Thompson, Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan Michigan Outdoor Sculpture (Fifth Exhibition), City of Southfield Pavilion, Southfield, Michigan (Sponsored by the Business Consortium for the Arts) The Detroit Show: Objects For and About Detroit, Center Galleries Art is Alive and Living in Blissfield, Flatlanders Art Gallery, Blissfield, Michigan Small Works, Bunting Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan After the Fall: 3 Artists Working in a Post-Modern City, Bauckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan Michigan Outdoor Sculpture (Third Exhibition), City of Southfield Pavilion (Sponsored by the Business Consortium for the Arts) Motor City Review, Bauckham Gallery Art for Life (Sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Detroit Artist's Market), Birmingham, Michigan (catalog available) Art of Casting/Casting of Art (Sponsored by The Detroit Chapter of the American Foundrymen's Society), Detroit Focus Gallery A Day Without Art, Paint Creek Center for the Arts Motor City Review, Museo Francisco Goitia, Zacatecas, Mexico Motor City Review, Lee Hall Gallery at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan Michigan Poured Metal, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, Michigan Three Rats and a Brother-in-law, University Liggett, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Detroit Steel, Willis Gallery, Detroit, Michigan Detroit Bronze, Michigan Gallery Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan Paradise Lost, CAID (Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts), Detroit, Michigan (catalog available)
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Awards 2008 1994 1994 1992 1989 1989 1986 1984 1982 PRESIDENT’S AWARD, Michigan Annual XXIV, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan HONORABLE MENTION, American Icon, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Michigan THIRD PLACE, Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Art Center, Rochester, Michigan HONORABLE MENTION, Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Art Center BEST OF SHOW, Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan SECOND PLACE, Michigan Annual XVII, Mount Clemens Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan HONORABLE MENTION, Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club THIRD PLACE, Painting and Sculpture Competition, Scarab Club HONORABLE MENTION, Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club
Reviews/Publications Directors Choice: Obsession at Center Galleries, thedetroiter.com, February 1, 2009. Gilda Snowden, Robert Bielat in Director’s Choice: Obsession, Interview [You Tube], January 16, 2009. Dolores S. Slowinski, The Work of 12 Mature Sculptors, thedetroiter.com, August 2007. Vince Carducci, Robert Bielat: Absorbing Sculpture, Sculpture, May 2007, 26(4). Jennie Miller, Synergy in Art, Woodward Talk, October 18, 2006. Robert Bielat: Sculpture. Mark(s): A Quarterly Journal of Literary and Visual Arts, 2004. Keri Guten Cohen, Paint Creek Looks Back on 20 Years, Detroit Free Press, September 1, 2002. --Small Works Pack a Lot of Meaning in Little Space, Detroit Free Press, November 11, 2001. --A Future on Woodward: Detroit Artists Market Fills Up Its New Space, Detroit Free Press, June 4, 2000. Marsha Miro, Backstage Pass (interview, Detroit Public Television), June 2000. Wright Wilson, Artist has a heart for nature (and his wife), The Mirror, June 10, 1999. Vincent Carducci, StudioVIEW (Robert Bielat, Detroit, Michigan), New Art Examiner, April 1999. Keri Guten Cohen, Detroit-Area Sculptors Get a Spot to Show Off, Detroit Free Press, March 7, 1999. Joy Hakanson Colby, Eye-catching Sculptures Reunite Artists, Viewers, The Detroit News, February 19, 1999. --It's Another Scrappy Show For Center Galleries, The Detroit News, June 4, 1998. Keri Guten Cohen, Odds-and-Ends Artworks in a Sparse Setting, Detroit Free Press, May 31, 1998. Elizabeth A. Carter, Sculptor Blends Man and Nature in Organic Way, Oakland Tech News, September 8, 1997. Keri Guten Cohen, A Garden of Sculptural Delights in Pontiac, Detroit Free Press, August 24, 1997. Frank Provenzano, Sculpture Pontiac '97: Putting Sculpture Back on a Pedestal, Birmingham Eccentric, August 17, 1997. Joy Hakanson Colby, City of Angles, The Detroit News, August 7, 1997. --Art Couture - Gallery creates an ensemble out of some unusual hang-ups, The Detroit News, June 11, 1997. Jean Faith, Making Art out of Found Objects, The Collegian, April 28, 1997. Joy Hakanson Colby, Bielat Extended, The Detroit News, June 9, 1995. Marsha Miro, Defining Michigan Through Its Artists, Detroit Free Press, September 4, 1994. Joy Hakanson Colby, The State of the Arts Thrives in Rochester, The Detroit News, September 2, 1994.
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Reviews/Publications (Continued) Mary Klemic, State Art Show Has Big News, The Troy Rochester Eccentric, August 18, 1994. Kristy Miller, Flatlanders Opens Art Gallery, Blissfield Advance, March 23, 1994. Vincent A. Carducci, After the Fall: Making Art in a Postmodern City, Detroit Focus Quarterly, Winter 1993. Gerhard H. Magnus, The Thirteenth Michigan Biennial, Detroit Focus Quarterly, Winter 1993. Marsha Miro, Stark Forms, Soulful Paintings Fill Detroit's Galeria Biegas, Detroit Free Press, October 5, 1993. Joy Hakanson Colby, Two Artists Open Windows Onto Their Different Worlds, The Detroit News, October 1, 1993. Roger Green, Michigan Biennial - Quality of Works by State Artists a Revelation, The Ann Arbor News, January 1993. Gerhard H. Magnus, Carlos Diaz, Robert Bielat and Lynn Avandenka, New Art Examiner, December 1991. Vincent A. Carducci, Robert Bielat/Lincoln Eddy at Detroit Focus Gallery, New Art Examiner, November 1989. Joy Hakanson Colby, Sculptors Trade War Stories About the Environment, The Detroit News, July 14, 1989. Marsha Miro, The Art Days of Summer, Detroit Free Press, July 9, 1989. Veronica Pasfield, Local Color, Detroit Monthly, July 1989. Susan Waller, Robert Bielat, New Art Examiner, February 1989. Manon Meilgaard, Sculptor Inspired by Dance Gesture, Birmingham Observer and Eccentric, October 13, 1988. Joy Hakanson Colby, Four Ways That Art Lovers Can Spend the Weekend, Detroit Free Press, October 31, 1988. Marsha Miro, 'Michigan Poured Metal' at the Michigan Gallery, Detroit Free Press, June 26, 1988. Charlotte Stokes, 'Steel in Detroit' at the Willis Gallery, New Art Examiner, February 1987. Joy Hakanson Colby, Casting a New Bronze Age in Detroit, The Detroit News, April 1987. JoAnne Westerby, Ferndale Sculptor Won't Compromise His Art, Daily Tribune, April 1987. Manon Meilgaard, Sculptor Innovates with Sea Imagery, Birmingham Observer and Eccentric, April 1987. Vincent A. Carducci, 'Detroit Bronze' at the Michigan Gallery, New Art Examiner, June 1986. Joy Hakanson Colby, Casting a Vote for Bronze, The Detroit News, June 1986 --The Sculpture Spectrum, The Detroit News, March 1986. Manon Meilgaard, Gallery Shows 'Detroit Bronze', Birmingham Observer and Eccentric, June 1986. Academic & Professional Appointments 2000-present Instructor, Ceramics I, II, III and IV, Sculpture I and II, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan 1998-1999 Instructor, Ceramics I, II, III, Schoolcraft College 1996-1997 Instructor, Ceramics I and II, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, Michigan 1996 Juror, University of Toledo Student Art Show, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 1988 Instructor, Metal I & II, Macomb County Community College ("MCCC"), Mount Clemens, Michigan 1985 Instructor, Color & Design I & II, MCCC, Mount Clemens, Michigan 1974 Instructor, Ceramics I & II, MCCC, South Campus, Warren, Michigan 1973 Ceramic Engineer, Mount Clemens China Company, Mount Clemens, Michigan
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Workshops & Visiting Artist 2005 2004 2003 2000 1997 1987 1987 1986 1986 1986 1985 1984 Education Master of Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (1976) Bachelor of Fine Arts-Society of Arts and Crafts (Presently the College for Creative Studies), Detroit, Michigan (1973) Organizations 2002-2003 Appointed Member, Ferndale Arts & Cultural Commission, Ferndale, Michigan Alternative Casting Methods (One Day Workshop), Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, Michigan Alternative Casting Methods (One Day Workshop), Flatlanders Art Gallery, Blissfield, Michigan Aluminum Pour Demonstration, 2003 Zonta Art Gala, Flatlanders Art Gallery Visiting Artist, Bi-Metal Casting, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Visiting Artist, Bi-Metal Casting, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio Bronze Pour Workshop, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, Michigan Iron Pour Workshop, Center for Creative Studies ("CCS"), Detroit, Michigan Formal Bronze Pour, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Bronze Pour Workshop, Michigan Gallery Bronze Pour Demonstration, Macomb County Community College (“MCCC”), Mount Clemens, Michigan Iron Pour Workshop, MCCC, Mount Clemens, Michigan Iron Pour Workshop, CCS
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