Biography

Robert Yarber (b. 1948, Dallas, Texas) lives and works in central Pennsylvania. Since the 1970s, Robert Yarber has produced mind-bendingly psychedelic paintings, first gaining international acclaim when his work was included in “Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade,” an exhibit organized by the New Museum for display in the American Pavilion at the 41st Venice Biennale in 1984. Yarber gained further prominence with his inclusion in the 1985 Whitney Biennial, and he is credited as a major influence for the art direction of Terry Gilliam’s 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 

 

Yarber has exhibited nationally and internationally since the early eighties. Recent solo exhibitions include Return of the Repressed, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2018, solo); Panic Pending, Reflex Amsterdam, Holland (2014, solo); Calaveras Gnosticos, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (2009, solo); Sortie: The Demonological Survey, Kyungpook National University Art Museum, Daegu, Korea (2007, solo); and Robert Yarber, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (1998, solo). His works can be found in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Paine-Webber Collection, New York, The Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California and The Boston Fine Arts Museum, Massachusetts, among others.