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EDUCATION:

    

    University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1979, M.A. 1980, M.F.A.  1982

    Laney College, Oakland, 1974-1976

    University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1967-1969


TEACHING: 

           

    Visiting Lecturer, University of California at Davis, Ca., 1991

    Visiting Faculty, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Ca.,   1993


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2011    Robert Brokl and Cynda Valle: Thirty Years Behind the Easel, Thoreau Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio of San Francisco, Ca.


2010    Berkeley Arts Festival, Judah L. Magnes Museum Building, Berkeley, Ca.


2009    Oakland Museum of California at Civic Center, Oakland, Ca.


2006  (June)    

            Artist-in-Residence, Kimball Gallery, de Young Museum, San Francisco, Ca. 


2003    Robert Brokl and Michael J. Carey: Contemporary Directions in Bay Area Figurative Work, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, Ca.


2002    Viagi Artistici, Robert Brokl and M. Louise Stanley, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, Ca.


1999     (Four Person), 1993 (Three Person) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery (formerly SFMOMA Rental Gallery), San Francisco, Ca. 


1988     Weir Gallery, Berkeley, Ca.


1987     Art Works Gallery, Fair Oaks, Ca. (Two Person).


1986, 1996    

             Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca.    


1985     Sun Gallery, Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, Ca.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 


​2018    Storied Paper, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, Ca.

            The Traces Left Behind, California Society of Printmakers (CSP), Kings Art Center, Hanford, Ca.


​2017    104th Annual Exhibition, California Society of Printmakers (CSP), Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, Ca.


2016    Printmaking Explored, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, Ca.

            CSP Pop-Up Exhibition, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca.

            103rd Annual Exhibition (CSP), Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, Ca.

           

2012     Berkeley Art Festival (with Mark Bulwinkle, Art Hazelwood, Roberta Loach, and Mari Marks), Acheson Building, Berkeley, Ca.


2011     In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate, and Encompassing, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

             Berkeley Art Festival (with Lisa Esherick, M. Louise Stanley, Livia Stein), Acheson Building, Berkeley, Ca.


2010     It's Our Nature, CSP, Thoreau Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio of San Francisco, Ca.

             Printmaking, Addison Street Windows, Berkeley, Ca.


2009    California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, Ca. (brochure)

            Plate Tectonics: Shaking up the art world through the Printed Image, CSP, Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, Ca. 

            The Dimensions of Dreams, CSP, Academy of Art University Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            TODAY: seen through the artist's eye, CSP, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, Ca.


2008    systems of sharing: below the surface, CSP 95th Annual Membership Exhibition Part II, Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, Ca.

            Faraway Places, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.(Five Person)

            30th Anniversary Exhibition, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            Karl Kasten Retrospective/The Berkeley School 1930-50, Students 1950-1983, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley

            Personal Impressions, 94th Annual Membership Exhibition, CSP, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, Ca.    

            Nothing but Dogs and Cats!, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. 


2007    Introductions, Seattle Art Museum Art Sales and Rental Gallery," Seattle, Wash.

            Pressing Issues: Monotypes, Monoprints, and Hybrid Prints, CSP/Gualala Art Center, Gualala, Ca. (catalogue)    

            The 28th International Impact Art Festival 2008, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)


2006    Menagerie: Artists Look at Animals, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, Ca. 

            Back to Basics, CSP, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Ca.

            The 27th International Impact Art Festival 2006, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

            Beyond the Likeness: Self-Portraits by California Artists, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, Ca.


2005    The Big Brush-off, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Ca.

            The 26th International Impact Art Festival 2005, Kyoto City Museum,  Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)


2004    four 2 eight legs, exploding head gallery, Sacramento, Ca.

            American Relief Prints, 2004 National Print Invitational, University Place Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

            CSP 90th Annual Members' Exhibition, Works Gallery, San Jose, Ca.

            The Bay Area Scene as Seen by the California Society of Printmakers, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, City Hall, San 

             Francisco, Ca.

            The 25th International Impact Art Festival 2004, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

            The Postcard Show, The LAB, San Francisco, Ca.

             Works on Paper, Invitational CSP exhibition, Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, Ca. 

    

2003    Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibit, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

             Radical Printmaking: Innovations in Contemporary Printmaking, CSP, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, Ca. 

            The Curatorial Eye: Fifteen Perspectives, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, Ca. 

    

2002    The 23rd International Impact Art Festival 2002, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)      


2001    The 22nd International Impact Art Festival 2001, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

            Annual Members Show 2001, CSP, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, Ca.   


2000    The 21st International Impact Art Festival 2000, Kyoto City 

             Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)


1999    Three Generations: Caldwell Brewer, Robert Brokl, Sean Sprague, Space 743, San Francisco, Ca.

            The 20th International Impact Art Festival '99, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)    

            1999 Annual Small Works from the CSP, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, Ca.


1985-1999, 2004

             Nexus Gallery, Nexus Artists Group Shows, in conjunction with Pro Arts Open Studios.    


1998-99    

             International Triennial Woodcut and Wood Engraving 1998,  State Gallery, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. (catalogue)    

             Etcetera, Etcetera, Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, Ca.; 3Com Corp., Santa Clara, Ca.    

    

1998    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Part One, San Francisco, Ca.  

            Third Annual California Artists From Wood, Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca.    

            Tradition and Transition in the 90s, CSP, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            Community of Prints, Laney College Art Gallery, Oakland, Ca.


1997    The 18th International Impact Art Festival ‘97, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

            California Prints from Wood, Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca. 


1996-1997

            Beyond Boundaries, Bank of America Concourse Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca.  (catalogue)


1996    Big and Fresh, CSP, Vallejo Arts Foundation Gallery, Vallejo, Ca.;  Kennedy Art Center Gallery, Holy Names College, Oakland, Ca.; CKS Partners, Inc., Campbell, Ca.

            Printmaking Without a Press, Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Ca.; Stanislaus State University, Stanislaus, Ca.

            The 17th International Impact Art Festival ‘96,  Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)


1995    The 16th International Impact Art Festival ‘95, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

            Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints, Starwood Gallery, the Hamlin School, San Francisco, Ca.


1994     Pacific Prints 1994, 7th Biennial Print Competition and Exhibition, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Ca.

             Dream Riddle, Bedford Gallery/Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, Ca. (catalogue)

             Printmaking Possibilities: a 20-Year Retrospective of the Kala Arts Institute,  Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, Ca.; U.C. Berkeley Museum at Blackhawk,

             Danville, Ca.

             Epicenter, Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, Ca.

             6X9, Victoria Room, San Francisco, Ca.

             Diversity and Vision of the Printed Image, CSP, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, Ca.

             The 15th International Impact Art Festival ‘94, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

             Artifacts of Printmaking, West Corridor Gallery, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, Ca. 

             Chair Affair, Collectors Gallery, Oakland  Museum of California, Oakland, Ca.


1993     Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. 

             INK AND CLAY, Holmes Fine Art Gallery, San Jose, Ca.

             We’re Only Human, Gallery Concord, Concord, Ca.

             Annual Exhibition, Kala Institute, Berkeley, Ca.

             The 14th International Impact Art Festival ‘93,  Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

             West Coast Edition Printmakers, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, Ca.

             Six Easy Pieces: A Wooden Box Invitational Exhibition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, Ca.

             Kala Selections, Flax Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

             Symposium Exposition, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

             Kala Institute/Manhattan Graphics Center Gallery, New York, N.Y.

             Annual CSP Exhibition, Galeria-Museo, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, Ca.


1992     XIIth International Biennale of Woodcut and Wood-Engraving, State Gallery, Banska Bystrica,Slovakia. (catalogue)

             Directions in Bay Area Printmaking; 3 Decades, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, Ca. (catalogue)

             The 13th International Impact Art Festival ‘92, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

             Kala Artists Annual Exhibition, Kala Institute, Berkeley, Ca.

             Working On Paper, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

             The Faculty Invites 35 Contemporary Artists, The Gallery of the Department of Art & Art History, University of Nebraska,

              Lincoln, Nebraska.

              A Holiday Exhibition, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, Ca.

              Selected Recent Acquisitions, Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection, Department of Art, University of California,

              Davis, Ca.

              Contemporary Relief-Printmaking, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, Texas. (catalogue)

              A Selected Show: Members of the CSP, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, Ca.


1991     Pro Arts 1991 Annual Exhibition, Pro Arts, Oakland, Ca. (catalogue)

             The 12th International Impact Arts Festival ‘91, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)


1990     Beyond Fragments: After the Earthquake, Pro Arts Tempspace, Oakland, Ca. (catalogue)

             Pro Arts 1990 Annual Exhibition, Pro Arts, Oakland, Ca. (catalogue)

             Oakland’s Artists ‘90, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca. (catalogue)

            The 11th International Impact Art Festival ‘90, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)

             Domestic Politics, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, Ca.

             Gallery Artists/Group Exhibition, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Pacific Grove, Ca.

    

1989    Tradition and Innovation: 1500-1989; Recent Acquisitions of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts,

             Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca. (catalogue)

             Woodcut Prints, Fine Arts Gallery, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, Ca. 

             CSP Exchange Exhibition with the Graphic Arts Workshop of Funen, Odense, Denmark.


1988    Figurative Painting in the ‘80’s, RuggieroHenis Gallery, New York, N.Y.

            August 1988: Gallery Selection, RuggieroHenis Gallery, New York, N.Y.

            Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Thirty-one Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            California Prints, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, Ca.

            Pacific Prints 1988, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, Ca. (catalogue)


1987    International Biennial of Graphic Art, Invitational, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. (catalogue)

            California Printmaking, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, Ca. (catalogue)

            Recent Acquisitions, Part II, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca.

            The Cutting Edge: A Relief Print Exhibition by Members of the CSP, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Ca.; San Jose State University, San Jose, Ca.; Stanislaus State University, Stanislaus, Ca., 1988;

            College of the Siskiyous, Weed, Ca. (catalogue)

            About Faces: A Celebration of the Portrait, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, Ca.

            In Memoriam-Part Two, Lawson Galleries, San Francisco, Ca.; Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, Ca.; Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, Ca., 1988.


1986    Summer Selections, Allport-Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            Contemporary Romanticism, University Gallery, California State University, Hayward, Ca. (catalogue)

            Japan Print Association/CSP Combined Juried Exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. (catalogue)

            Works on Paper by 10 S.F.M.O.M.A. Rental Gallery Artists, J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.

            Northern California Print Competition, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Ca. (catalogue)


1985    1985 Stockton National-3rd Print and Drawing Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, Ca. (catalogue)

            20th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, Illinois. (catalogue)

            The Small Press Phenomenon: Work from 18 Bay Area Fine Art Presses, Glasonbury Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            1985 San Francisco Art Festival, San Francisco, Ca.


1984    Reviewing the Figure, Clorox Corporate Headquarters, Oakland, Ca.; University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, Ca.    “New Impressions-Recent Prints by Bay Area Artists,” World Print Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            Prints USA: First Overseas Exhibition by the CSP, World Print Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.; National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; Amerika Haus, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, 1985; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden, 1985;

             Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico, 1986. (catalogue)

            CSP Membership Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Ca.

            X-Rated, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, Ca. 

            Prints from the 1982 Northern Regional Print Competition and Stanford University Art Museum, Sacred Heart Art Corridor, Menlo Park, Ca.

            Northern California Regional Print Competition, Palo Alto Art Club, Palo Alto, Ca.

            Faggot Festival, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California. 


1983    Four person show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            Recent work by 8 Area Artists, The October Gallery, St. Helena, Ca.

            Bay Area Woodblocks, World Print Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. 

            Beyond Words 3, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Ca.


1982    Contemporary California Prints, San Jose Museum of Art,  Richard Nelson Gallery, University of California at Davis, Ca.; College of the Siskiyous, Weed, Ca., 1983; College of Notre Dame Art Gallery, Belmont, Ca., 1983;

            Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, Ca. 1983; Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Ca., 1984; Clorox Corporate Headquarters, Oakland, Ca. 1984. (catalogue)

            Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Farthing Art Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

            Twenty-nine Degrees, M.F.A. Exhibition, University Art Museum, Berkeley, Ca. (brochure)

            Northern California Regional Print Competition, Palo Alto Art Club, Palo Alto, Ca.


1981    UCLA National Student Printmaking Exhibition, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, Ca. (catalogue)

            Contemporary California Artists, Rorick Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

            The Advocate Show, Hibbs Gallery and Visual Arts Center, New York, N.Y. (catalogue)

    

1980     27th Annual: Painting, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca. (catalogue)


1979     Five Bay Area Artists,Chabot Community College Art Gallery, Hayward, Ca.


1978     Northern California Figure Drawing, Rose/Bernardi Gallery, Sausalito, Ca.


AWARDS AND HONORS:

    Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant, 2006.

    Kala Fellowship, 1992, Kala Institute, Berkeley, Ca.

    Berkeley Art Center “Exhibition 1988” and "Exhibition 1989, Part Two,” Berkeley, Ca., prize winner.

    1985 Stockton National, Stockton, Ca., purchase award.

    20th Bradley National Print  and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, Illinois, special mention award.

    Northern California Regional Print Competition, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Ca., 1st place, relief, 1982; 3rd place, relief, 1986.

    Northern California Arts, Inc., Annual Open Arts Exhibition, Sacramento, Ca. 1st place, 1979.

    Grace Wiltshire Drake Scholarship, 1978-1979.


LECTURES AND PANELS:

     Panel discussion: Picturing a Life, in connection with Joan Brown: In Living Color, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca. Sept., 2017

     Slide lecture, Fresno Art  Museum's Graphic Arts Council, Fresno, Ca., February, 2003.

     Gallery talk, in connection with Transformation: The Art of Joan Brown, The Oakland Museum of California, October, 1998.

     Teaching Careers for Artists, Career Day, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Ca., April, 1997.

     10th National Biennial Printmaking Symposium, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, April, 1993.

     Slide lecture, University of California at Davis, Spring, 1991.

     Slide lecture/printing demonstration, Scripps College, Claremont, Ca., Winter, 1987.

     Printmaking in the Real World, panel discussion, CSP annual meeting, University Art Museum, Berkeley, Ca., 1992.

         


PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Achenbach  Foundation  for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Ca.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Art Collection, Department  of Art, University of California, Davis, Ca.

The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca.

​RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

Allen Matkins Leek Gamble & Mallory LLP, San Francisco, Ca. 

Baker & McKenzie, Palo Alto, Ca.

Baum & Blake, San Francisco, Ca.

Birka-White Law Offices, San Francisco, Ca.

Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, San Francisco, Ca.

Coblentz, Cahen, McCabe, Breyer, San Francisco, Ca.

Deutsche Banc Americas, San Francisco, Ca.

DeWitt Associates, Walnut Creek, Ca.

First Deposit Corporation, San Francisco, Ca.

Richard Goldman Insurance, San Francisco, Ca.

Integrated Capital Associates, San Francisco, Ca.

Keker & Van Nest, San Francisco, Ca.

Myers Law Firm, San Francisco, Ca.

Paine Webber Inc., San Francisco, Ca.

Stockton Art Commission, Stockton, Ca.

Syntex Laboratories, Inc., Palo Alto, Ca.

Taylor and Stanley, San Francisco, Ca.

The California Endowment, San Francisco, Ca.

TW Trust, Dallas, Texas.

Vanguard Ventures, Palo Alto, Ca.

Westbridge Ventures, San Francisco, Ca.


NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS


CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:

Some  Portraits,  Pro  Arts.  Oakland, Ca., 1987 (with M.Louise 

Stanley).

Multiples,  Pro  Arts,  Oakland,  Ca.,  1988  (with  M.  Louise 

Stanley).   

Three Generations: Caldwell Brewer, Robert Brokl, Sean Sprague, Space 743, San Francisco, Ca., 1999. 

Berkeley Art Festival, Acheson Building, Berkeley, Ca., 2011, 2012 (with Alfred Crofts)


AFFILIATIONS:

California   Society  of  Printmakers,  Vice-President,  1981-82; 

President, 1982-83.

Pro Arts, Oakland, Board of Directors, 1987-88. 

Nexus  Institute,  Berkeley,  Co-President,  1988-90,  1992-1993,

1995-1996, 1998-1999, 2002-2003; Gallery Co-Director, 2000-1.



INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: 

1987,1989--Guatemala City, Antigua, Livingston, Tikal, Guatemala.

1991--London, England; Paris, Giverney, France; Florence, Siena, Italy.

1992--Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Florence, Italy; Athens, Paros, Delos, Mykonos, Greece. 

1996--Dehli, Bombay, Madras, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mamallapuram, Ajanta, Ellora, India.

 2000--Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Toledo, Alhambra/Granada, Spain; Tangier, Fez, Rabat, Marakesh, Morocco. 

 2002--Istanbul, Pamukkale, Afrodisias, Pergamum/Bergama, Ephesus/Selcuk, Kas, Turkey; Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Esna, Abu Simbel/Aswan, Egypt. 

 2005--Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An, Viet Nam; Angkor Wat (Siem Reap), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 2013--Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Ouro Prieto, Belo Horizonte, Manaus (Amazonas), Iguacu Falls; Buenos Aires, Argentina

 2016---Rome, Italy; Palermo, Cefalu, Agrigento, Ragusa, Noto, Syracuse, Taormina, Sicily



Posters, Rome and Sicily, 2016 

Installation  Views, Faraway Places, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. 2008

Installation View, Robert Brokl and Michael J. Carey: Contemporary Directions in Bay Area Figurative Work, Fresno Art Museum, 2003

Installation View, Robert Brokl and Sharon Gardner, Worth Ryder Gallery, Kroeber Hall, UC-Berkeley, ca.1979  (pictured (l-r) Brokl, Shari (Sharon) Gardner, Alfred Crofts)

Self-portrait, woodblock, 25"X18," 1981