About the Artist

Robert Horvath (born Nitra, Slovakia, 1974) received a BFA from Midwestern State University (1999) and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002). Horvath follows a philosophy unbound from any one medium, reflected in his facility with painting, digital media, sculpture, and ceramics. Guided by multidisciplinary reflections on gender and sexuality, his work has spanned explorations of youthful hedonism in the early 2000s to temporal pastiches of homo-erotica that draw on Rococo aesthetics. Horvath's present work plays with ideas of inventedness and amorphism, an unsuspectingly natural development in his diverse corpus to date. He has exhibited his work at Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago; Bert Green Fine Art in Los Angeles and Chicago; Lyonsweir Gallery in NYC; and Jolie Laide in Philadelphia, among others. Horvath is an Associate Professor of Painting at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University.

Education 

1993 - 1999

BFA - Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

1999 - 2001

MFA - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Solo Exhibitions 

2021

2017

2014

2013

2013

2012

2011

2010

2008

2006

2005

A VERITABLE MINEFIELD OF USELESS INFORMATION-Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, TX

WHITE GOLD - Bert Green Fine Arts. Gallery, Chicago, IL

PETIT MORT - Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

EXCITOTOXISMS - Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

NEW IS BETTER – 924 Gallery, Indianapolis Arts Council, Indianapolis IN

BRAINCANDY – Mt.Comfort - Space for Champions, Indianapolis IN

PAINTINGS AND PORCELAIN – Greiner Gallery, Hanover College, Hanover IN

INTANGIBLE ENCHANTMENT - Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

RECENT WORKS - Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTIONS FROM RECENT WORKS - Le Meridien Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

HYPNOTIZE - Bert Green Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

MASSIVE LUXURY OVERLOAD - Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

RECENT WORKS - Gallery 300 - Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

UNATTAINABLE - Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

UNATTAINABLE 2 - Aron Packer Gallery, Three Oaks, MI

RECENT WORKS, NIAA, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster IN

Group Exhibitions 

2021

2020

2019

2018

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2006

2005

BIANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bershire Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

EXCHANGE-Mail Art Project, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

ALPTRAUM: The Wondering Exhibition, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ

ALUMNI EXHIBITION, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

ALPTRAUM: The Wondering Exhibition, La Estacion Gallery, Chihuahua, Mexico

FINDERS KEEPERS, iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN

SUPERNATURAL, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony IN

HOOSIER SALON vs. IMOCA, iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN

HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Heartland Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

FACULTY EXHIBITION, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis

MYTHOS CREATURE, 02 Gallery, Harrison Center, Indianapolis IN

ART FROM THE HEARTLAND, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

SILENT NO MORE, Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis IN

DECEMBER GROUP EXHIBITION, Kuaba Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

LM05 - 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Le Meridien Hotel, Philadelphia PA

TRI-STATE SHOW, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

ART FROM THE HEARTLAND, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

RAPTURE OF THE TINY: A SMALL ART SHOW, Bert Green Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

YOUNG PAINTERS COMPETITION Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford

OH DECOY, Creative Alliance at Patterson, Baltimore MD

VISIONARY 6.6.09, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis IN

AHH....DECADENCE, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL                                               

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS, 77th Edition

ART LA, International Art Fair, Los Angeles CA

EUPHORIA, The Loft at Lizʼs Gallery, Los Angeles CA

EAST OF EDEN, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles CA

MASS CONSUMPTION, Mesa Art Center, Mesa AZ

WORKS ON PAPER, Bert Green Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA

NOVA, International Art Fair, Chicago IL (represented by Packer Shopf Gallery)                                         

BIENNIAL 24, South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, IN

BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, London England

ACQUISITION EXHIBITION, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago IL

PAPER NOW, I-Space, Chicago IL

BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Miami Beach, FL

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS, 65th Edition

THE 2006 MIDWESTERN BIENNIAL, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL                                                      

MSU PAINTING ALUMNI INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Wichita Falls Art Museum, Wichita Falls, TX

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL

GO FIGURE, JET Artworks, Washington DC

IDENTITY-SEXUALITY-GENDER: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Thomas Robertello, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington IN

Academic Appointments

present-2014

2014-2010

2010-2004

2004-2002

Associate Professor of Painting, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

Assistant Professor of Painting, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, I

Assistant Professor of Painting, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL

Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford OH