Robert Qualters


2016, 2012, 2010, 2008 Borelli Edwards Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2006 Monongahela Valley – A time of Change, 1980–2000: Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Homestead, PA
2002, 1996 Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1998 Foreland Street Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
1993, 1991, 1989, 1985 Carson Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1987 Paintings and Prints, 1977–1987: Olin Fine Arts Gallery, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
1987 Paintings on Paper – Based on a cycle of poems, “A Book of Hours,” Jane McCreery: Marcus Gordon Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1986 Recent Work – Paintings and Prints: Carson Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1985 Artist of the Year 1985 – Paintings and Prints: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1983 Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1981 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
1980 Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1971 Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
1970 University of Maine, Gorham, ME
1968 University of Virginia, Museum of Fine Arts, Charlottesville, VA
  INVITED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Partial listing)
1999 40th Anniversary – Ten Artists: Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
1997 Master Visual Artists: Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1985 Introductions 85 – Paintings by Five Artists: Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1957 Contemporary Bay Area Figurative Painting: California Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
  AWARDS IN JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2004, 2001 Juror’s Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1983 Purchase Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1983 Festival Award for Painting, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
1979 Award for Outstanding Painting, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1976 Purchase Award, Ligonier Valley Bicentennial Art Show, Ligonier, PA
1973 1st Painting Award, Washington & Jefferson College National Painting Exhibition, Washington, PA
1970 Award for Outstanding Painting, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1967 Honorable Mention, 30th Annual Exhibition, Artists of Central New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
1961 Award for Outstanding Painting, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1959 Purchase Award, Bay Printmakers Second National Exhibition, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1958 Honorable Mention, California Painters Exhibition, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  COLLECTIONS (Partial listing)
  Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
  California Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
  Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
  Board of Public Education, Pittsburgh, PA
  Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  Oxford Development Company, Pittsburgh, PA
  Hillman Company, Pittsburgh, PA
  PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA
  Alcoa Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
  North American Rockwell Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
  The Grable Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  The Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh, PA
  COMMISSIONED INSTALLATIONS AND MURALS
2011 High Rise Building for the Elderly, Braddock, PA
2005 Slippery Rock High School, Slippery Rock, PA (Jane Berger, Coordinator; supported by the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts )
2005 Oliver High School (Sponsored by Heinz USA; coordinated by Citiparks)
1998 The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1998 Set design and painting for stage play Bellow the Belt: City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
1998 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
1997 Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa
1992 The Times Project, Pittsburgh, PA
1986–1988 Artist Coordinator for 12 public murals with high school students
1986 Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Pittsburgh, PA
1985 Shenango Steel, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
1985 Oxford Development Co., Pittsburgh, PA
  PUBLICATIONS (Partial listing)
  American Artist magazine, May 1986 – “National Recognition Comes (at last) to Robert Qualters,” by Eunice Agar
  The Pittsburgh That Starts Within You, 1986 – Samuel Hazo-Byblos Press, Pittsburgh, PA; color and black and white illustrations
  Carnegie Magazine, Carnegie Institute, December 1985, Pittsburgh, PA; full-page color reproduction of painting
  Artists Proof Annual, Pratt Institute, 1971; illustration of John Barth poster
  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (Partial listing)
1995–1997 President, Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Artists Equity
1978–1980 President, Board of Directors, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  TEACHING
2000, 1991 Visiting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1988 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
1984–1986 Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1976–1981 Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
1968–1974 Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1962–1968 Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Oswego, NY
  FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS
1998 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome
1988 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Special Projects Grant for further collaboration with poet Jane McCreery
1981–1982 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Artists in Education – Artist in Residence at the Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts for 1981–1982 school year
1970 University of Pittsburgh: Faculty Research Grant – Work in lithography at Atelier Desjobert, Paris, France
  EDUCATION
1965 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, M.F.A.
1959 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, B.F.A.
1955–1956, 1951–1953 Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA

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