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Born and raised in Detroit, Rob Neilson received a BFA in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rob has exhibited his sculpture, installations, and drawings at galleries, museums, and alternative spaces nationally and internationally.


Neilson has created public art commissions throughout the United States, including projects in California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington.


In 2006 Rob was Artist in Residence at the Kohler Arts/Industry program and has been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Virginia Tech University, Longwood University (Virginia), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Millikin University (Illinois), and California State University-Fullerton.


Rob Neilson is represented by the Frank Juarez Gallery in Milwaukee; he is the Frederick R. Layton Professor of Art and Associate Professor at Lawrence University.

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