Robert Overby 1935 in Harvey, IL-1993 in Los Angeles, CA

Robert Overby (1935, Harvey, IL-1993, Los Angeles, CA) received a BA from Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, CA) in 1970. Overby’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions such as Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA); Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA); Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles, CA); Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA); Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, IL); Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York, NY); Fredericks & Freiser (New York, NY); Haunch of Venison (London, United Kingdom); Le Consortium (Dijon, France); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (Bergamo, Italy); Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway); and Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland). His work has also been featured in exhibitions such as Drawing in LA: The 1960s and 1970s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles; traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX); The Art of Our Time, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA); Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA); Architecture of Life, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA); Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1967-2017, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (St. Louis, MO); The Transported Man, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI); American Exuberance, The Rubell Family Collection (Miami, FL); and New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) among others. Overby’s work can be found in institutional collections such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego, CA); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA); Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL); Rubell Family Collection (Miami, FL); Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); The Morgan Library and Museum (New York, NY); and Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY).