About

Robert Olsson is a photographer/graphic designer living in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His work documents micro-landscapes found on rusted steel mechanical or other deteriorated surfaces and objects from various sources. Many years work in design studios and publishing houses have honed his color, textural and compositional values and have enhanced his observational skills, yielding a critical and analytical perspective. These photos embody a search for visual relevance and the discovery of unnoticed imagery. Inspired by abstract expressionist painters, everyday experiences and encounters, his photos are evidence that fascinating visual material is widely accessible and perceptible upon deliberate examination of our surroundings. His work has been exhibited in museums, local galleries and establishments and is part of individual collections.

RECENT SHOWS + EXHIBITIONS:

Black Cow, solo exhibit, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Feb, 2015 

2015 Photographers of Northern Westchester, 33rd Annual Spring Exhibition. group show, March 2015

Green Growler, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, solo exhibit, May, 2015

Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery,

Group Show, Valhalla, NY, May, 2015

Westchester County Center for the Arts, Group Exhibition, White Plains, NY, May, 2015

Black Cow, solo exhibit, Pleasantville, NY, Aug., 2015

Ossining Public Library, OAC Group Show, Aug., 2015

Ossining Art Council, Steamer Gallery, solo exhibit, Ossining, NY, Dec., 2015

2016 LiveArtFest, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY, Jan. 31st, Live photographic and 20' X 20' portraiture projections.

WORD, group show, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY, Feb., 2016

Westchester County Center for the Arts, Group Exhibition, White Plains, NY, May, 2016

Peekskill Open Studios, 'Off the Beaten Track' 2016, Group Show, WCC gallery, Peekskill, NY, June, 2016

Breaking Surface 2.0, The Flatz Gallery, Group Show, Peekskill, NY, July, 2016

The I'm Tired Project | Beacon, Beacon, NY, November, 2016

The I'm Tired Project | Croton-on-Hudson, NY, November, 2016

The I'm Tired Project | Manhattan I, New York, NY, December, 2016

The I'm Tired Project | Manhattan I!, New York, NY, January, 2017

VOICES, photography from 'The I'm Tired Project'*, benefit for the Hudson Valley Community Coalition, Croton, NY, March, 2017

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 'ABSTRACTIONS' online gallery show, 2nd place award, April 2017

2017 Photographers of Northern Westchester, 35rd Annual Spring Exhibition. group show, May, 2017

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2015 International Voices, annual arts

*The 'I'm Tired' photographs were taken as part of an international project by 'Points of Light' award-winning British artists Paula Akpan & Harriet Evans. More here: https://www.facebook.com/theimtiredproject/

A review of the HVCCA museum WORD exhibit in the New York Times which the I'm Tired Project was part of can be linked here:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/nyregion/at-exhibitions-in-peekskill-art-in-plain-english.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

2016 International Voices, annual arts

HVNN.com article and short video on "I'm Tired Project" exhibition discussion by participants.

http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2016/05/05/20160505hvcca-applauds-insomniacs/

www.cultural-center.org/abstractions