Robert Yoder


Born in Danville, Virginia. Lives and works in Seattle.





1987 Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia



Solo Exhibitions


2016  JAME6, frosch&portmann, New York, NY

2015  Somebody's Love Train, Organic Produce, Seattle, Washington

2014  Teenage Donna, frosch&portmann, New York, New York

      Dark Entries, Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2012  Teenage Donna, frosch&portmann, solo presentation at VOLTA8, Basel, SWITZERLAND

      DILF! Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011  Beautiful William, frosch&portmann, New York, NY

      Cover you and smoother you, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

      This Is The Crisis I Knew Had To Come (Brutally Taking It's Toll), Vignettes, Seattle, WA

2010  Splendid Isolation, frosch&portmann, New York NY

2009  Send Me An Angel, Howard House, Seattle, Washington

2008  The Shingle Factory, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, California

      Action Painting!, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2007  Air Supply, Howard House, Seattle, Washington

2006  Sluice Gate, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

2005  A Machine For Living, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2004  Landmark, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York

      Reason, Howard House, Seattle, Washington

2003  Abfall, Howard House, Seattle, Washington (catalog)

      American Landscapes Reconstructed, Anderson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002  New Work, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York

      My First Visit to Planet Mars, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon

      Introductions, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, Washington

2001  From A Bird's Eye, Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas

2000  Milk and Honey, Howard House, Seattle, Washington

      Plans For A Beautiful City, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1999  Blowing Dust Area, Howard House, Seattle, Washington

      New Work, Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas

1998  Tiny Nation, Froelick Gallery, Portland. Oregon

      Whistle Stops, Howard House, Seattle, Washington

      New Work, Project 416, Seattle, Washington

1996  Soft English, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon

      Small Paintings, The Spare Room, Salem Oregon

1994  Recent Work, Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1993  Tender Spots, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1992  Blind Dates and Other Strangers, Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1991  Wall Mounted Sculpture, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1990  Work, Blake Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1989  A Feast for Bacchus, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, Washington

      A Preface to Morals, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington




Selected Group Exhibitions


2016  NW Art Now, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

      NiGHTSHiFT iii, Castledrone, Boston, Massachusetts

2015  Fay Ray and Robert Yoder, Carl & Sloan, Portland, Oregon

      My Darkest Light Will Shine, Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2015  Neddy Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

      Deep Web Underground/Jetlag, Al Manshar Rotana Hotel, Fahaheel,    Kuwait

      Serial Comma, Planthouse, New York, New York

      Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle Washington

2013  Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

      Neddy Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

      Eduardo Calderón: Portraits of 20 Northwest Artists, Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, Washington

2012  A Binder full of Collages, frosch&portmann, New York, NY

2011  Ubiquitous Foundations: Ben Waterman and Robert Yoder, 301 Gallery, Montserrat College, Beverly, Massachusetts

      5K Don't Run, NEPO House, Seattle, WA

      The Show Is Over..., Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

      Seattle As Collector, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

      DUG, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

      Palm Springs Pop Up, Froelick Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2010  Kickoff, frosch&portmann, New York, NY

      The Arc of Picasso, Grec Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010  Collage: A Dialog, Gage Academy of Arts, Seattle, WA

      Schema, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

      The Louder The Sun, The Glass Box, Seattle, WA

2009  White Noise, The Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

      Finds Refined, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2008  Century 21: Dealer's Choice, The Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA

      Speaking Parts, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA

      Gimme, Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle, WA

      Glue, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007  8th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

      Gestalts: Robert Stuart and Robert Yoder, Sawhill Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

      Elegantly Frugal...Deceptively Simple, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR

      Stand, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

2006  Center on Contemporary Art Annual, Seattle, WA

      Tandem Press Highlights 1995-2005, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

      In the Eyes of the Beholder, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI

2005  Infrastructure, Studio Voltaire, London, ENGLAND

      Bâtir, Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2004  Lewis and Clark Territory, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (catalog)

      Domicile, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

      Inaugural Exhibition, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ

2003  International Abstraction, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

      Building Tradition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

      The Best Coast, EastBank Commerce Center, Portland, OR

      Crossroads: New Art from the Northwest, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle,WA

      Ulterior Motives, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

2002  LAVA 2002, Lava Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA (catalog)

2001  Read All About It!, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

      New American Talent, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX (catalog)

2000  Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

      Material, Process and Object, Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID

      Geez Louise:  Art After Louise Nevelson, The Education Alliance Gallery, New York, NY

      Shifting the Familiar, Robishon Gallery, Denver, CO

      Transcending Limits, CenterSpace, Austin, TX (catalog)




Selected Articles


2009  Help! Robert Yoder needs somebody, Jen Graves, The Stranger, August 27, p.19

2008  Hanging his shingle, Timothy Buckwalter, The East Bay Monthly, September

      Model Magic, DeWitt Cheng, The East Bay Express, September 10-16

2004  Robert Yoder at Howard House, Matthew Kangas, Art In America, January, Pp 112-3

2003  Yoder's world, free speech and the old school, Emily Hall, The Stranger, May 22

2002  Yoder sculptures debut in Spokane, Julianne Crane, Spokesman Review, April 4, p. D1

2000  Review: Art, Karrin Ellertson, The Portland Mercury, September 21, p. 32