Rob Calvert is a visual artist who works with two- and three-dimensional media. His painting is rooted in nature but is typically done without its direct reference. The work's visual language  intuits unfixed forms, open structures, and variable hierarchies. The three-dimensional work differs substantially from the paintings. It often combines media and artifact in highly symbolic forms with social and environmental themes.


Born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1957, Calvert was graduated from Washington and Lee University with BA degrees in Art and Non-Western History; M Arch from VPI&SU; and attended the GSD professional studies program at Harvard University. He has worked as teacher and architect (U.S. and abroad) but has lived as in Sag Harbor as an artist and activist for the last sixteen years. Fellowship and residency were done at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, respectively. He served as an art panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. His solo and group exhibitions have occurred in institutions and galleries on the East End and in D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina. Collections are mostly private. Rob is married to Mary Woltz, founder and beekeeper for Bees’ Needs. 


Select Exhibitions
2022

14th Annual Riverviews Artspace Juried Show, Lynchburg, VA

The Glen Hansen Studio, The Color Yellow, Southold, NY

Kathryn Merkel Fine Art Gallery, Spring Training 2022, Bridgehampton, NY

21st Annual Box Art, East Hampton, NY

2021

Printaganza, The Church, Sag Harbor, NY

20th Annual Box Art, East Hampton, NY 

2020

53rd Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Springs, NY
2019
Solar Impressions, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY
Dan Welden Gallery, FOLD, Sag Harbor, NY 
Temple Adas Israel, WITNESS, Sag Harbor, NY
19th Annual Box Art, East Hampton, NY 
Guild Hall, Members Exhibition, East Hampton, NY 
2018
Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 725 Show, Sag Harbor, NY
Part II Invitational, Children's Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton, NY
​51st Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Springs, NY
The Birdhouse Exhibit, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2017
Ille Arts, Holiday Show, Amagansett, NY 
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2016
George Billis Gallery, Southampton, NY
49th Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Springs, NY
ArtSolar, Other Side of Summer, Sag Harbor, NY
2015
48th Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Springs, NY
ArtSolar, Sum of the Parts, East Hampton, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2104
Islip Art Museum, Mash Up, Islip, NY
ArtSolar, Sources and Materials, East Hampton, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2013
Silas Marder Gallery, The Big Show 8, Bridgehampton, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2011
Canio's Books, SUMMER, Sag Harbor, NY
44th Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Springs, NY
AAEH, 26th Annual Studio Tour, Sag Harbor, NY
The Crazy Monkey Gallery, Amagansett, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2010
The Crazy Monkey Gallery, Amagansett, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2009
42nd Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Springs, NY
AAEH, 24th Annual Studio Tour, Sag Harbor, NY
2008
AAEH, Interiors, East Hampton, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Gallery 1, Of Drawing, Charlottesville, VA, 2007 
Bickett Gallery, Love, Raleigh, NC, 2004 
57 N Street, Washington DC, 2001-03 
Pfeiffer University, Recent Works, Misenheimer, NC, 1997
Sawtooth Building Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, 1996
Henley Southeast Spectrum, Winston-Salem, NC, 1995 
Associated Artist Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, 1995
Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC, 1994
Christa Faut Gallery, Davidson, NC, 1992

Press
Michelle Trauring, Witness to the Unspeakable, The Sag Harbor Express, 25 April 2019
Ted Loos, The Private Art of the Public Space Architect of Hudson Yards, NY Times, 27 March 2019

Esperanza Leon, ArtSolar - Power of Tension/Vimeo, interviews Rob Calvert, 2016 

Lauren Aiken, Staged Art, Hampton Real Estate Show Case, 2015
Stephen Lamia, Mash Up: Collages in Mixed Media, Islip Art Museum, 2014
Pat Rogers, Abstractions for a Summer Day, Hamptons Art Hub, 6 Sept 2011
Annette Hinkle, Artists Opening Doors, The Sag Harbor Express, 3 July 2009