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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018Gregg Museum of Art and Design, NC State University, Raleigh NC
2017Van Every and Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
2017Projective Eye Gallery, UNCC, Charlotte, NC
2016Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
2014Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
2014Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC
2012Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
2010North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2008-10Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Stainer Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
2006Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville, TN
2002Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA
2002Weatherspoon Museum of Art. Greensboro, NC
2001Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
1998Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
1996Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
1995Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
1994Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC
1993Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1992Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017“State of the Art”, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2017“State of the Art”, Dixon Gallery, Memphis, TN
2017“State of the Art”, Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville, TN
2016“State of the Art”, Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
2014“State of the Art”, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
2011Two person show with Marlyn Murphy, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
2011Houston Fine Arts Fair, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Houston, TX
1990“Art that Works” (Lloyd Herman, curator, traveled US)
1986“Poetry of the Physical” (Paul Smith, curator, traveled US)

Selected Collections

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh,North Carolina
The Vice-President’s Residence, Washington, DC
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina
Museum of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sydney and Francis Lewis Collection, Richmond, Virginia
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Grants and Awards

1984, 1995, 2000, 2010North Carolina Artists Fellowship
1984, 1988National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship
2013Finalist, 1858 Prize, Gibbes Museum of Art

Personal

Born Winston-Salem, NC 1947

Education

1965-1969B.A. Philosophy, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Lee University
1976Jon Brooks, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
1977Sam Maloof, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
1985James Surls, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1986Robert Morris, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1988Francisco Rivera, The Sculpture Center, New York, New York

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Kistler, Ashley “Bob Trotman: Model Citizens”, catalogue essay, Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA, 2002 Koplos, Janet

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