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The First Time, The Heart (A Portrait of Life, 1854-1913) , 2018

About the artist

Dario Robleto is an internationally exhibited artist whose transdisciplinary explorations have led to collaborations with specialists in myriad fields, including artificial heart researchers, neuroscientists, glaciologists, and astronomers involved with the search for life in the Universe. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Robleto received his BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997 and lives and works in Houston. The artist has had numerous solo exhibitions since 1997, most recently at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX (2014) and the Baltimore Museum of Art (2014). Recent notable group shows include Prospect 4: The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans, LA (2017), Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (2017), Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2016). A visiting artist and lecturer at many universities around the country, Robleto was recently appointed as Artist-at-large at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. In 2015 he joined a distinguished team of scientists as the artistic consultant to the “Breakthrough Initiatives”—the most comprehensive search ever attempted at finding scientific evidence of life in the Universe. He is currently serving as an Artist-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA. (from 2018)

Portfolio of 50 prints, 11 ½ x 14 ¼” each, on rising drawing bristol; photolithographs with transparent base ink, hand-flamed and sooted paper; image brushed with lithotine and lifted from soot, fused in a mild solution of shellac and denatured alcohol. housed in portfolio box created by bella forte designs; bound in canapetta black italian cloth with screen-printed text and image; 8 page essay booklet digitally printed on classic text natural white paper with saddle-stitch binding.

11 ½ x 14 ¼" print size

Edition of 6

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