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I think of painting as a theatrical, time-based and sculptural media


Robert A. McCann is a Midwest-based artist and educator.  Born and raised in the Ozarks of southwest Missouri, he developed as a studio artist through studies at Missouri State University, Indiana University, and as a Fulbright scholar based in Berlin, Germany.  In the fifteen years since that time, McCann’s paintings have frequently dealt with the potential for metaphors in our byzantine mass media culture, and the overwriting of epic and intimate events in the particular artifice of painting. 

In summer 2017, he mounted the exhibition “Staged Revolt” at the South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana.  He will have a new solo exhibit at Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, in September 2019.  McCann is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Design at Michigan State University, where he heads the Foundations Area of studio art fundamentals and teaches painting.




Something to Listen to

A discussion/ sound collage about my work with Brad Minnick for the program Arts & Letters, on the occasion of my exhibit Jobbers, Heels, and Faces at University of Arkansas, Little Rock in 2016.






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