Shapes and patterns that question cognition
Robert Milnes resides in Asheville, NC where he re-established the Arbitrary Forms Studio after retiring as Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas on August 31, 2014. His artworks have been included in over 175 exhibitions nationally including 28 one/two person shows and are represented in the collections of the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian Institute), the Arizona State University Ceramics Resource Center, San Jose and Erie Museums of Art, the Seattle Arts Commission, and private collections throughout the U.S.A. He served as professor of ceramics and director of the art and design programs at San Jose State University, Louisiana State University, chair of the art department at Edinboro University and has taught ceramics as well at the Cornish School of Art in Seattle and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Milnes currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Craft Creativity and Design and the Steering Committee for the Blue Ridge Public Radio Community Forum. He is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Current work is carried by In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville, NC and the Taupe Gallery in Wilkesboro, NC. You can also purchase directly from the Arbitrary Forms Studio store on Facebook where you will find a list of works currently available. Robert Milnes will be exhibiting at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in January 2019 and at the Focus Gallery of the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC in April 2019. See recent WLOS Interview and October, 2018 Asheville Made article by Paul Howey for information about new work and the Beaverdam Studio Tour.