Robert Markey

P.O. Box 114, Ashfield, MA 01330


Solo Exhibitions 

Portraits of Children from Around the World, Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield MA 2021

Retrospective, Kushman Gallery, Chicopee MA 2021

Political Works, Living Arts Studio, Northampton MA 2018

Beautiful People in the World, Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, Hadley MA 2017

Works on Paper, Domestic Darling, Turners Falls MA 2017 

Nudes, Living Arts Studio, Northampton MA 2016 

New Work, Elmers Store, Ashfield MA, 2015, 2014, 2008, 2004 

See the Beauty End the Violence, Imagine Gallery, Northampton MA, 2014

SAFE?, Massachusetts State House, Boston MA 2017 

SAFE?, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA 2013, 

SAFE?, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfieldfield MA 2013

SAFE?, Springfield College, Springfield MA 2012

Nudes, Oh My, Northampton MA, 2011

Climate Change?, Western New England College, Springfield MA, 2009

Robert Markey - New Paintings, NCA, Northampton MA, 2007

Impressions from Brazil, Thirty 9 Main, Brattleboro VT, 2005

Evolution of the Sphere, Thirty 9 Main, Brattleboro VT, 2004

God's Greatest Gifts: Fruit and Sex, Intimacies, Northampton MA, 2000

Robert Markey - Paintings and Sculpture, The Hart Gallery, Northampton MA, 1999

The Gods are Among Us, Ashuah-Irving Gallery, Boston MA, 1991 

Tears of Love and Rage, Fauve Gallery, Amherst MA, 1990

Please Fondle the Idols, Skera Gallery, Northampton MA, 1989

In the Third World, They're Still Dying for our Sins, Amherst MA, 1988

Sculpture Installations 

Land of Enchantment: A Fantastical Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA, 2021 

Flying Horse Sculpture Art Exhibit, South Hamilton MA 2020, 2019

Ice carving at Greenfield Winter Carnival, Greenfield MA, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 2013 

Ice carving at Northampton Ice Festival, Northampton MA, 2020, 2018, 2014

Ice carving at North Adams Ice Festival, North Adams MA, 2020, 2018, 2018

Ice carving at Pittsfield Winter Festival, Pittsfield MA, 2020, 2019

Sculpturefest, Woodstock VT, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005

Art in the Park, Worcester MA, 2021, 2011

Art in the Orchard, Easthampton MA, 2011

Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge MA, 2008, 2005

Outdoor Sculpture 1993, Ward's Island NY, 1993


SAFE?, Massachusetts State House, Boston MA 2017, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA 2013; Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield MA 2013; Springfield College, Springfield MA 2012

Miracle on Worthington Street, installation, STCC, Springfield MA, 2014

Deep, collaborative dance performance, Northampton MA, Providence RI, 2007

Time of Opening, performance, Franklin County Artspace, Greenfield MA, 1993

Children of the Earth, installation, Franklin County Artspace, Greenfield MA, 1993

Politics and Social Issues of Developing Countries, installation, Hartwick College, Oneonta NY, 1991

Preta, installation, Markem Corporation Gallery, Keene NH, 1989

Group Shows 

Hero Art Project, New York City and around the country on billboards

Wear Orange, Easthampton MA, 2021

Windows into Art, Amherst MA 2021

Creative People Leading Climate Action, Agusta Savage Gallery UMass, Amherst MA, 2021

Hindsight 2020, Arthouse New York City, NY 2020

Coming Together from All directions, Brattleboro VT, 2020

Art of the Hills, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA 2020

10 Spot Show, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA 2020

SSS Show, Nina's Nook, Turners Falls MA 2020

Northampton Biennial, Northampton MA 2019

Centenial Exhibition, Western New England University, Springfield MA 2019

ModernMasters, JanKosen Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2017 

Flight, Springfield College, Springfield MA 2017 

Woman: a Fierce Beauty, Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford CT, 2016 

Pretty Dark Girl, Rabbithole Gallery, Brooklyn NY, 2016 

International Art Exhibition, La Mora, Venezuela, 2014 

Islam Contemporary, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA, 2013 

Ambiguities & Allusions, Eagle Hill School, Hardwick MA, 2013

The Birth Exhibit, Springfield Pulse Artspace, Springfield MA, 2011

Sweet, NCA, Northampton MA, 2011

Angels and Devils, NCA, Northampton MA, 2010

Animals in Art, NCA, Northampton MA, 2009

Small Works North America, Greenwich CT, 2008, 2007

Conceptual Portraiture, Greentrees Gallery, Bernardston MA, 2007

After Hiroshima: Nuclear Imaginaries, group show, several venues in the UK, 2005

The Power of Creation, two-person show, Wings of Light, Shelburne Falls MA, 2004

Personal - Universal, two person show, Soprafina Gallery, Somerville MA, 2003

New Exhibitions, Battelle-Harding Gallery, Greenfield, MA, 2003

Robert Markey, Jozan Treston, two-person show, Gallery A3, Amherst, MA, 2003

before/after 911, Gallery A3, Amherst MA, 2003

Witness to Violence and Related Projects, The Artists Foundation @ The Distillery, Boston MA, 1997

Lines of Descent, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York NY, 1997

Reality Check, Ashuah-Irving Gallery, Boston MA, 1994

Behind Closed Doors, Artspace Gallery, Greenfield MA; The Canal Gallery, Holyoke MA, 1994

Berkshire Artists / Contrasts, Clark Whitney Gallery, Lenox MA, 1993

Views by Artists of the Columbus Quincentenial, parts, Minneapolis MN, 1992

Winter Group Show, Ashuah-Irving Gallery, Boston MA, 1990

Censorship and Provocation, Fauve Gallery, Amherst MA, 1990

Public Art 

Light Up the Fairgrounds, Greenfield MA 2021, 2020

Mosaic mural project in Greenfield MA done with recovering addicts, 2021, 2019

Peace Mandala mosaic mural in Kingston NY for the O+ festival, 2019

Painted mural project with refugees in West Springfield MA 2018

Community mosaic mural project in Herat, Afghanistan, 2018

Mosaic mural project with veterans in Washington DC, 2017 

Community mosaic and painted mural projects in Surat and Baroda, India, 2017 

Community mosaic mural projects with refugees in Ioannina, Lesvos and Athens, Greece, 2016 

Jazz Band, mosaic mural, Springfield MA 2015 

Michael Denney Memorial Mosaic Mural, New North Citizens Council, Springfield MA, 2015 

Community mosaic mural projects in Jabel Mukhaber and Neve Shalom, Israel, 2015 

Urban Mosaic Intervention Chile 2014, Puento Alto, Chile, 2014

Community mosaic mural project in Digana and Weligama, Sri Lanka, 2012

Community mosaic mural projects in Pondicherry, India, 2012

Community mosaic mural project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 2011

Community mosaic mural projects in Salvador, Rio Verde, Campo Grande, Aquadauana and Corumb‡, Brazil 2009, 2010, 2013

Art and Soles, Public art exhibition, Springfield MA, 2010

Climber and Birds, mosaic mural, Springfield MA, 2009

Dancers, mosaic mural, Springfield MA 2009, 2010

The Wall of Life, community mosaic mural project, Springfield MA, 2008

The Art of the Violin, public art exhibition, Pioneer Valley MA, 2003

Cavalcade of Cod, public art exhibition, Boston MA, 2000

Cow Parade NYC, public art exhibition, New York NY, 2000

Witness to Violence, collaborative public art/performance, presented in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Houston, 1995 

Artists Need to be Paid Too, billboard, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta GA, 1994

Super Bowl Scoreboard, performance, Grand Central Station, New York NY, 1993, 1994, 1996

Corporate and NGO Collections 

Public Library, Woodstock VT

Sapicua, Aquidauana, Brazil

Home of Hope, Digana, Sri Lanka

M'Lop Tapang, Sihanoukville, Cambodia 

Policia Militar, Battalhão Sexta, Corumbá, MS, Brazil

Policia Militar Ambiental, Aquidauana, MS, Brazil

Western New England College, Springfield MA

AEC-TEA, Capim Grosso, Bahia, Brazil 

Belding Memorial Library, Ashfield MA

Casa do Menor, Capim Grosso, Bahia, Brazil

Data-Mail, Inc., Newington CT

Double Edge Theater, Ashfield MA

Harriet Tubman Center, Minneapolis MN

Peace at Home, Jamaica Plain MA

Schooner Capital LLC, Boston MA


See the Beauty End the Violence, created by Robert Markey, 2014

The Sewer Grate, written, produced and directed. Released Nov. 2001

Imagine, produced and directed. Released January 1999

From Brutality to Hope, documentary, produced and directed. Premiered on PBS, March 1997


Magic Joe!, illustrated by Robert Markey, published 2021

Why Do You Weep?, illustrated by Robert Markey, published 2021

Farley, the Hippity Hoppity Goat, illustrated by Robert Markey, published 2021

JesseÕs Duck Story, illustrated by Robert Markey, published 2020

See the Beauty End the Violence, statistics and facts with photos of my artwork, published 2018

Poems from Brazil, poems and drawings by Robert Markey, published 2015 

10 Days in India, written and illustrated by Robert Markey, published 2013 

Elephants, Aardvarks and Me, illustrated by Robert Markey, published 2012 

LEGAL! (COOL!): Making Mosaics with Kids in Brazil, by Robert Markey and Julie Orfirer, bilingual book published in 2011 

Selected Bibliography and Videography

Making a difference by Making Art, Hampshire Gazette, Greenfield Recorder, March 2021

Where the chips fall, what remains is art, Berkshire Eagle, February 2019

West Side celebrates refugees and international citizens with new mural, The Reminder, October 2018

Local artist connects with those in difficult circumstances, Greenfield Recorder, March 2017 

Times of India , Ahmedabad, 2017

Por um Mundo Melhor, Mosaico na Rede, Rio de Janeiro, 2015 Cultura e Cuidad, El Mostrador, Santiago Chile, February 2014 

Safe?: Beautiful images, a tough question, Greenfield Recorder, February 2013 

Atualidades, Globo National TV, Brazil , October 2009

Lisa Lynch, Robert Markey: New Paintings, Art New England, June/July 2007

Thomas Craughwell, Cow Parade New York, Workman Publishing, Inc., 2000

McBride, James, War, Battering, and other Sports: the Gulf between American Men and Women, Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press International, Inc., 1995

Jack Becker, And Other Words of Wisdom, Public Art Review Volume 6 Number 2 1995

Lisa Rafter, Witness to Violence: Giving a Face to Women Who Have Survived Battering, Labyrinth, Volume 13 Number 5 (October 1995): 1,12

George McCollough and Maria Elaina Mongelli, Criminal Justice Today: Witness to Violence, DUTV cable 54, Philadelphia, September 1995

Johnnie Braxton, Visions, WPVI tv 6, Philadelphia, November 1995


M.S., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts 1982

B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1969

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