Robert Taplin, ‘Young Punch Goes Shopping with His Mother’, 2005, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Robert Taplin, ‘Young Punch Goes Shopping with His Mother’, 2005, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Robert Taplin, ‘Young Punch Goes Shopping with His Mother’, 2005, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Robert Taplin, ‘Young Punch Goes Shopping with His Mother’, 2005, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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Robert Taplin is a sculptor. His work has been both monumental and miniature. His background is in medieval studies and theater design. Consequently, his work brings the familiar and the strange into somewhat startling proximity. Occasionally, he draws from photographic sources that depict moments of imagined realities.

Taplin was born in 1950 and graduated with a BA from Pomona College in 1973. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988. He has written on sculpture for Art in America and taught graduate and undergraduate programs, most recently at Yale University.

Taplin has been included in exhibits throughout the United States. His most recent work, “Heaven, Hell, and the History of Punch,” “Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante),” and “Facts and Fictions” have been shown at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ and Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, Ct

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Fred Giampietro Gallery New Haven, Ct
2015 “Robert Taplin: Punch” PAFA- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Philadelphia, PA
2012-13 “Heaven, Hell, and the History of Punch” Grounds for Sculpture,
Hamilton, NJ
2010 “Robert Taplin: Selections from the Punch Series, 2015-10,” The Aldrich
Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2009 “Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante),” Winston Wächter Fine Art,
New York, NY
2006 “Facts and Fictions,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
“The Five Outer Planets,” Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT 2004 “The Five Outer Planets," Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“The Five Outer Planets,” Yellowbird Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2003 “The Five Outer Planets," Zilka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown,
CT
2001 “Jupiter," Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
“The Five Outer Planets," (Tabletop Version) Arthur Roger Gallery, New
Orleans, LA
2000 "The Five Outer Planets,"(Tabletop Version) TransHudson Gallery, New
York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013 Aubrey, Dan. “Robert Taplin on Heaven and Hell, Dante and Italy,” U.S. 1. 9
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