Bob Clyatt is known for conceptual contemporary installations with foundations in longstanding sculptural forms. His work explores issues of dividedness, power and reconciliation in the Shared Space of a society. His work has been exhibited in solo shows in Santa Fe and New York, as well as group shows in Paris, Hong Kong, Italy and throughout the U.S. His sculptures are in permanent collections of the Burchfield-Penney museum in Buffalo, NY and Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia in Italy. The work has been reviewed in numerous art publications including Hyperallergic and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other national media.
Clyatt spent 8 years in formal study of sculpture, centering on his years at the Art Students League of New York studying with Barney Hodes. As a young artist Bob was blessed to spend a significant time staying with James Baldwin in France, where “Jimmy” educated him in the urgent need to create art with a human purpose.
He was born in Oakland, CA and lives and works in Rye, NY and Chelsea, Manhattan.