Robert Gober’s handcrafted sculptures explore sexuality, religion, and politics. The artist draws from his personal experience to create works of intimacy that evoke universal loss and longing. Gober’s practice is rooted in the physical, with commonplace objects taking on multiple meanings—while seemingly simple objects are in fact meticulously assembled.
Robert Gober was born in Wallingford, Connecticut in 1954. The artist studied at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy in 1974, and received a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1976.
Solo exhibitions of Gober’s work have taken place at: MoMA in New York City; the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami in Florida; Fondazione Prada in Milan, Italy; Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland; the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in Colorado; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; and Matthew Marks Gallery; among others.
Group exhibitions that have shown Gober’s work have taken place at: the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; among others.
Gober currently lives and works in New York City.