Resumé and artist’s statement

ROBERT BOHLE

330 Stone Mill Trl
Sandy Springs, GA 30328-2117
rb@robertbohle.com;
http://robertbohle.com; http://robertbohle.com/blog

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

► Print, web page design ► Painting in acrylics ► Online journalism

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Many years’ experience as a writer or columnist for professional publications
Three years’ experience as chairman of the Visual Arts department at the University of North Florida
Successful college-level educator and workshop leader
Talented publication designer
Invited presenter on web site design to 5th International WWW Conference in Paris (1996)

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

►Painting: Multiple years of experience as a painter in oils and acrylics. Most are now in private collections.
►Art Administration: Three years as chair of the Visual Arts Dept., University of North Florida

HONORS

►Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Media and Communications
►Outstanding Young Man in America (U.S. Jaycees)
►National Teaching Award in Design and Graphics
►selected as first alternate in a juried competition by the Torpedo Factory Artist’s Assn. (Alexandria, VA)
►writing (non-fiction) grant from The Freedom Forum, Washington, D.C., among others.
►Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies.

EDUCATION

►Ph.D., Communication, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., B.A., English, Cal St. Long Beach
►Project Management certificate, University of North Florida Continuing Education

SELECT RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013: Advertising design workshop, Times-Review Newspapers, Mattituck, NY.
2013: Advertising design workshop, New York Press Association, Albany, NY.
2012: Publication design and InDesign training, Ulsterrific News, New York.

SELECT WRITING WORKS

Books

Robert Bohle, From News to Newsprint. 2nd edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1992, 1984.
Robert Bohle, Publication Design for Editors, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990.

Professional Works (selected)

Robert Bohle, RobertBohle.com blog, http://robertbohle.com/gallery (acrylic abstracts)
Robert Bohle, RobertBohle.com blog, http://robertbohle.com/blog
Robert Bohle, News Design School blog, http://newsdesignschool.com (in process of being dismantled)
Robert Bohle, “The effects of ocean toxins on marine mammals,” http://bluevoice.org
Robert Bohle, “Design Darwinism, Morphogenesis and Memes,” 8/06; Design, Unlike Art, Can Be Good or Bad,” 11/08, http://www.dvisible.com (no longer live)
Robert Bohle, “How we read: why good typography is important,” DESIGN, Winter 1995 (54), 16-18. DESIGN

ACADEMIC EXPRIENCE

1995-2015: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. (Chair, Communications, Visual Arts)
1983-95: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Artist’s statement

Painting usually is an act of discovery with me, i.e., I often don’t know what is going to happen when I pull out another blank canvas. My favorite paintings come as a delightful surprise. I use mostly acrylics because I love how the paint looks after it is dry, the flatness of the color. I love the various mediums I can use with acrylics. They can add another dimension — both literally and figuratively — to the work.

I paint mostly abstracts because I want the paint itself – the color, consistency, value, shapes, etc. – to communicate viscerally to the viewer. Representational art can rely on responses to the familiar in our world. Rather I want to “say something” to the reader — sometimes in a whisper, sometime with a slap of the face. Also, I try to give each canvas something to look at from afar, as well as some visual reward for getting up close to the work.

Finally, I enjoy working in big sizes with big brushes and bold colors. I am a bit of an introvert in life; I like my paintings to be loud and extraverted. I also have suffered with Parkinson’s Disease for the past 17 years. The jagged edges that appear in my paintings represent the interface now between the universe and me.

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