Photo of Robert Egert taken at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 2017 by Talula Benson

Robert Egert


Robert Egert’s career spans the postmodern 80s in lower Manhattan, the neo-formalism of Williamsburg in the 90s, and the new abstraction of Bushwick in the 2000s. His work provides a unique synthesis of these currents, and captures the transition of artistic life from Manhattan to Brooklyn during these decades. Robert Egert has exhibited at Holly Solomon, Jack Tilton, Civilian Warfare, and White Columns.

Exhibition History

Entre Amigos, Clemente Soto Cultural Center, NYC 

Great Plains: solo exhibition of Paintings, SRO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Big Small Show, The Drawing Rooms at Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ, curated by Anne Trauben 

Paintings by Robert Egert, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ, curated by Jim Pustorino

Bonsai Garden: solo exhibition of Small Paintings, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Ballot Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Spring Salon; Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. (Through July 2)

Overloard, curated by Kenny Cole, SRO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalog)

Morphopolis: New Paintings by Robert Egert and Friends; Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Catalogue and essay.

La leçon du printemps; Paintings with Elise Tak and Hendrika ter Elst, curated by Elise Tak. Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Diorama; Installation at The Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

Full House (East), Curated by Ethan Pettit, Brooklyn, NY

Full House (West), Curated by Paulette Meyers-Rich and Davis Rich, St. Paul, Minnesota

Works on Paper, Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, NY

Reimagine, Dye Works Gallery, Garnerville, NY

Drafted, Schema Projects, Brooklyn

Selected Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibition, NurtureArt Benefit, New York, NY

Wackadoodle, Ethan Pettit Contemporary Art, Brooklyn

Ballot Show, Frontroom, Brooklyn, NY

Inaugural exhibit, Ethan Pettit Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

Scavenge Study; Sequoia Editions; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Resurrection, Dyeworks Gallery, Garnerville, NY

Grand Harvest, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibition
Unbuilt: Imagined Sculptures, Rockland Center for the Arts, NY

Prussian Blue, (in collaboration with sound artist Lisa Karrer); Dye Works Gallery; Garnville, NY

Group Exhibition, Curated by Tjok Gde Arsa Artha, Pomona Cultural Center, NY

Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
57th between A and B
, group exhibition

White Columns, New York, NY,
Solo Exhibition, Paintings

Civilian Warfare, New York, NY,
Solo Exhibition, Paintings


MLA, City University of New York Center for Cultural Studies, New York, NY

BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY