Robert Gullie is a photographer, mixed media collagist and printmaker. His work has been widely exhibited in over 90 exhibitions since the early 1990’s, including twenty-five solo exhibitions. Gullie’s work belongs in numerous collections including The Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana; the University at Albany Art Museum; Albany Medical College, the Frances Kinnear Museum in Lake Luzerne; Hudson Valley Community College and many private collections. He has been granted numerous awards, including a NYFA Arts Residency Project grant and Metroland named him the ‘Best Photographer’ of the Capital Region. Robert Gullie resides in Cohoes, NY.
More recently, Robert Gullie’s newest work evolves from the construction of three-dimensional dioramas. Each diorama is then photographed, printed and collaged on. He calls the end result a “Diollage”. The “Diollage” becomes a revelation in which a vibrant world emerges, layered with emotion and fantasy, obsessions and humor.
“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.”