Robert Gullie of Cohoes, NY creates in the mediums of mixed media collages, hand-tinted photography and in the photopolymer gravure printing process.
His work has been included in over eighty exhibitions including over twenty-five solo exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards a NYFA Arts Residency Project Grant; the Gilliand-Weinheimer Oakroom Artist Award; 1st place in the photography category from Columbia County Council of the Arts and was named “Best Photographer” by Metroland Magazine (1997).
His work has also been included in the permanent collections of The Kinsey Institute, University at Albany Art Museum, Mohonk Mountain House, Frances Kinnear Museum, Albany Medical College and the historic Mission House in Stockbridge Massachusetts in addition to many private collections. He has been commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2010-2013) to create images for such celebrated arts organizations as The New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra and MOMIX Botanica. His work has also appeared on the covers of several regional periodicals and has been used as cover art for a number of CDs.
“After 25 years of working in the medium of hand-tinted photography, which for me often involved creating and directing surreal photographic tableaus, I found myself curiously drifting toward mixed media collage as a way to create a contemporary folk art experience. Collage gave me the artistic freedom to curate my dream world in a way that photographs could not. Collage also gave me the means to share it with others.”