About

Robert Hollister was on staff at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), from 1990 to 2009, departing as Director of Collections and Registration.  Starting as an assistant registrar for special exhibitions, he oversaw numerous large scale traveling exhibitions, including “Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture” and “Rolywholyover: A Circus”, John Cage’s last composition.  He became the head registrar in 1995, supervising the museum’s collection and registration department.  Recent memorable MOCA exhibitions that Robert directly managed include “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” and “Robert Rauschenberg: Combines”.

From 1987 to 1990, Robert was on staff at Gemini G.E.L., one of the world’s foremost publishers of limited edition fine art.  Beginning as a shop printmaker, he was named print curator in 1988.  During his time at Gemini, Robert worked with, among others, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, Jonathon Borofsky, and Robert Rauschenberg.

As an independent fine art printmaker from 1977 to 1987, Robert specialized in viscosity etching, lithography, and non-silver photographic processes.  He was a co-founder of West End Printmakers of Santa Monica in 1977.

Robert Hollister received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Fine Arts.  He continues to produce and exhibit his own artwork.

For information regarding his work please contact his son James at JamesHollister@gmail.com

 

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