“My art is a process of continual change and development. It speaks to a synthesis of intimate spaces and structural forms. The compositions are both literal and abstract, stepping outside the realms of trend and sensationalism. The work embraces a sense of past and present, stillness and motion, the remembered and forgotten.”
Robert Mielenhausen’s work explores the convergence of photography and representational painting. Photography is the primary element of inspiration and a source for the artist’s work. Mielenhausen creates utilizing a mixed-media of textural materials, photography, and representational painting derived from his photographs of urban landscapes.
As a graduate student at Adelphi University on Long Island he studied painting under Richard Vaux and was graduate assistant to Milton Goldstein in printmaking. Robert graduated from The New York Institute of Technology in New York earning a BFA and Adelphi University completing a Master’s Degree in Studio in Art in 1979. He went on to teach art and art history at Southampton High School retiring in 2006.
The artist’s work resides in numerous private, corporate, and educational institutions collections. Placements include: Standard Motor Company, New York, Daytona College, Palm Coast, FL., Adelphi University, New York, The City of Palm Coast FL. He has been reviewed and his exhibits featured in the New York Times. His work has been published in the Lumina Journal of Sarah Lawrence College and reviewed in AM New York Magazine. Robert’s exhibitions highlights are OK Harris Works of Art, Onward Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Islip Art Museum, Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Project Artspace, and Architectural Digest Design Shows.
The artist was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1951. His family moved to suburbia in that year. Robert resides with his family on the South Shore of Long Island where he also maintains his studio.
REPRESENTATION: Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Manchester Vermont
“My art is a process of continual change and development.
It speaks to a synthesis of intimate spaces and structural forms.
The compositions are both literal and abstract,
stepping outside the realms of trend and sensationalism.
The work embraces a sense of past and present, stillness and motion,
the remembered and forgotten.”
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY. BFA
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. Master of Studio Art
Teacher of Art, Southampton High School, Southampton, NY.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT.
|2018||Alfred Van Loen Gallery “ Street Smart” curated by Deborah Katz, South Huntington NY.|
|2017||Project Art Space, “Urban Perspectives” curated by Michael Yi. NY.NY.|
|2016||Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House Gallery, “Urban Perspectives”.Manchester, VT.|
|2014||Midoma Gallery, “Streets and Fragments”. NY.NY.
The Tai Group, “Bike Works”. NY.NY.
|2013||Viridian Artists Inc., “Bike Works”. NY.NY.|
|2011||Cold Spring Harbor Library, “Rome”. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
Saint Joseph’s College, “Rome” curated by Dawn Lee. Patchogue, NY.
|2011||Viridian Artists Inc., “Rome” Wall Reliefs NY. NY.
Cold Spring Harbor Library, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
|2010||Martin Lerman Gallery, “Rome”. Huntington, NY.|
|2009||Patchogue Theatre for The Performing Arts, Patchogue, NY. “Bikes Drive Us”|
|2007||Alfred Van Loen Gallery, “Urban Archaeology Series” Curated by Stan Brodsky. Huntington Station, NY.|
|2006||Adelphi University Manhattan Center, “Urban Archaeology” curated by Richard Vaux. NY. NY.|
|2005||Cold Spring Harbor Art Center Gallery, “Mixed-media works by Robert Mielenhausen”. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.|
|2001||B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY. “Organic Matter” “New Paintings”|
|2000||Michael Peter Hayes Gallery, East Norwich, NY. “Transcendence”|
|1999||Prism Gallery, Port Jefferson, NY. “Portals and Visitations”|
|1980||Water Mill Museum, Water Mill, NY. “Still Life and Interiors”|
|1979||Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.|
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
|2020||MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Long Island “Patchworks” Curator, Mary Cantone|
|2019||Alex Ferrone Gallery. “Spring Into Collecting”. Cutchogue, NY.
Flagler County Art League Gallery “Four Person Show”. Palm Coast, FL.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House Gallery, “Autumn Angles” Juried Exhibition. Jurors: Leslie Van Breen, Joshua Farr. Manchester, VT.
Islip Art Museum, Inaugural Members Exhibition. East Islip, NY.
|2018||Viridian Artists.“50th Anniversary Exhibition”. New York, NY.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House Gallery, Juried exhibition “Vantage Point”. Manchester, VT.
Alex Ferrone Gallery, “Urbanesque”. Cutchogue, NY.
Islip Art Museum, Open Call “The Art of Meditation” curator Seung Lee. East Islip, NY.
|2017||Southern Vermont Art Center, Yester House Gallery, Manchester, VT.|
|2016||Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY.
Salvo Gallery, Bunnell, FL.
|2015||Flagler County Art League Gallery, Palm Coast, FL
Ceres Gallery, NY.NY. “Bike Works”
Southern Vermont Arts Center National Fall Open, Manchester, VT Juror David Miller
Gallery North, Setauket, NY “Holiday Exhibition”
|2014||Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, FL.
Islip Art Museum, “Mash Up” East Islip, NY.
Viridian Artists Inc. NY. NY. “Detritus AT Work” curator Vernita Nemec
|2013||Graphic Eye Gallery, Port Washington, NY.
Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast FL.
Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, “Lost Civilizations” curated by John Cino. Patchogue, NY
Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY
|2011||Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY.|
|2010||Onward Gallery, Tokyo, Japan “The Exhibition, Viridian Artists Present”
Ceres Gallery, NY. NY.
B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY. “Artists Invite Artists”
C-2 Gallery, Patchogue, NY.
|2009||Viridian Artists Inc., “Seven Artists New Works” curated by Vernita Nemec. NY. NY.
Briarcliffe College, Patchogue Art Biennial, Patchogue, NY.
Ceres Gallery, NY. NY.
The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, National Juried Exhibition, New Milford, NJ.
Curator, Clare Bell, Guggenheim Museum, NY. NY.
|2008||Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, “Where the Ocean Meets the Sun”. NY. NY.
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
Betty Barker Gallery, Carriage Barn, New Canaan Society of the Arts, New Canaan,CT.
|2007||OK Harris Works of Art, “Summer Invitational”. Curator Ivan Karp. NY. NY.
Omni Gallery, “Evocative Spaces of the Familiar”. Uniondale, NY.
Shelter Rock Art Gallery, “Light Realms”. Manhasset, NY.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum Gallery, Great River, NY.
Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY.
Cecily Love Lane Gallery, Mattituck, NY.
|2006||Gallery North, “Street Scenes”. Setauket, NY.
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island 51st Juried Exhibition
Juror, Jennifer Fields, Curator, MOMA, NY. NY.
Gallery 4222, Port Jefferson, NY. “Winter Invitational”
|2005||Adelphi University, “Alumni Exhibition”. Garden City, NY.
B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY.
Jade Nectar Gallery, “Selected Works by Lana Santorelli”. Southampton, NY.
Anthony Giordano Gallery, “The Sixth Borough” curated by Kathy Kennedy. Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.
Omni Gallery, “Art and Architecture” curated by Dawn Lee. Uniondale, NY.
|2004||Artrium Gallery, Melville, NY.
Gallery 4222, Port Jefferson, NY.
|2003||B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY. “Selected Three Person Show”
Omni Gallery, “Weaving With Color” curated by Dawn Lee. Uniondale. NY.
|2001||Kleinert-James Art Center Gallery, Woodstock, NY.|
|1999||Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY.
Southampton Cultural Center Gallery, Southampton, NY. Curator, Arlene Bujese
|1984||Hewelett-Woodmere Library, Hewelett, NY. ” Adelphi Alum Exhibition”|
|1983||The Good Friend Gallery, “Form and Fantasy”. Amagansett, NY.|
|1982||Firehouse Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.|
|2016||Hamptons Contemporary, Southampton, NY|
|2012-2016||Architectural Digest Home Design Show, “MADE”, NY.NY.|
|2013||Contemporary Art Fair, NY.NY.|
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS RELEASES:
|2015||Modenus Interior Design Source
Lumina Journal, Sarah Lawrence College, “Saint Vincents”
AM New York Magazine. October 16, 2013.
NearFarPhoto, October 31,2013.
Palm Coast Observer, July
|2012||The New York Times, April|
|2008||Tom Pergola Studios
|2005||The Long Islander, May|
|2004||Suffolk Life, Sept.|
|2003||The New York Times, “Weaving With Color” by Helen Harrison. September 7.
The New York Times, Long Island, Helen Harrison, May
|2018||Alex Ferrone Gallery “Urbanesque” September, Cutchogue, NY.|
|2014||Midoma Gallery, Nov. NY.NY. “The Bicycle As Art”|
|2013||Hollingsworth Gallery, Aug, Palm Coast, FL. “Bike Works” “Bike Works Process and Variations”|
|2012||Saint Joseph’s College, May, Patchogue, NY.” Roman Wall Art, Ancient and Modern”|
|2011||Viridian Artists Inc. June, NY.NY, “Roman Walls” “If Walls Could Speak”|
|2008||Princeton Photo Club, Dec. Princeton, NJ. “Photography as Painting”|