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Bio of Robert Yarber

Robert Yarber (born Dallas, Texas, 1948) is an American painter and Distinguished Professor of Art at Pennsylvania State University. He received a BFA fromCooper Union in 1971, and an MFA from Louisiana State University in 1973.

Yarber gained international attention when his work was included in “Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade”, an exhibit organized by the New Museum for display in the American Pavilion at the 41st Venice Biennale in 1984. At the Venice Biennale, he was one of twenty-four artists (including Roger Brown, Rev. Howard Finster, Cheryl Laemmle, Jedd Garet, April Gornik, and Eric Fischl) represented in the United States pavilion. Yarber gained further prominence with his inclusion in the Whitney Biennial in 1985. In 1990, Yarber, along with artists Janet Woolley, Jenny Holzer and the illustrators Lou Brooks and Marvin Mattelson, participated in a MTV advertising campaign in Rolling Stone magazine that allowed them the freedom to create an illustration without specific requirements.

Yarber has been credited with influencing the Terry Gilliam film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (film), (1998). According to cinematographer Nicola Pecorini, the look of the film was influenced by Yarber’s paintings that are “Very hallucinatory: the paintings use all kinds of neon colors, and the light sources don’t necessarily make sense.”According to Gilliam, they used him as a guide “While mixing our palette of deeply disturbing fluorescent colors.”

He has been represented by the Sonnabend Gallery in New York, Marella Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Modernism Inc. in San Francisco , Reflex Amsterdam and other galleries in the United States and Europe.
Yarber is best known for a series of paintings of flying and falling figures seen above cityscapes viewed at night. The main ideas of Yarber’s work revolve around “combining antiquity with modernism.” Two recent shows at Sonnabend Gallery in New York have highlighted Yarber’s integration of non dual Vedanta and Upper Amazonian Shamanism into his drawings and paintings. A graphic fiction is in the works based on the most recent show, “Irrational Exuberance.”

BORN:   1948, Dallas, Texas
1974 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana, M.F.A.
1967-71 Cooper Union College, New York, New York, B.F.A.

TEACHING
1994 The Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor
1983 University of California, Berkeley, California Visiting Lecturer
University of Texas, Austin, Texas Lecturer
1982 University of California, Berkeley, California Visiting Painting Instructor
University of Texas, Austin, Texas Visiting Lecturer

AWARDS
1985 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant
1983 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS
2009 “Calaveras Gnosticos,” Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2007 “Sortie: The Demonological Survey,” Kyungpook National University Art  Museum, Daegu, Korea
1999 Modernism, San Francisco, CA
Marella Arte Contemporanea, Sarnico, Italy
1998 Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
“Robert Yarber: New Monotypes published by Landfall Press”, Quartet Editions, NewYork, NY
1996 “Shot – Una Visione Americana,” Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy.
“Fifteen Artists,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
“Epitaphs,” Edward Throp Gallery, New York, NY.
“The Sonnabend Collection,” Deichtorhalle, Hamburg, Germany
1994 “The World of Tomorrow”, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
“Love in the Ruins”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
1993 “Wake-up Call”, Perforance Space 122, NY
“The Flourescent Conscience”, Galerie Pfefferle, Munich
“Drawings:  30th Anniversary Exhibition”, Leo Castelli Gallery, NY
1992 “American Art of the 80′s”, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy
“Illumination”, Pfizer Inc, New York
“In The Looking Glass:  Contemporary Narrative Painting”, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
“Bedroom Eyes:  Room with a View”, Main Art Gallery, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
“Troubled Waters”, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
1991 “Visions, Fantasies and Mind Wanderings”, Lintas Worldwide, NY
“Contemporary Surrealism”, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
“In the Looking Glass:  Contemporary Narrative Painting”, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
“Art of the 1980s: Selections from the Collection of the Eli Broad Family Foundation”, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
“de-persona”, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
“Selection”, FAE, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
1990 “New Work by Night”, Bruce Helinder Gallery, NY
“In the Realm of the Plausible”, curated by J. Yau.  Shea and Becker Gallecy, New York, NY
“Mystery + Dreams”, Dorsky Gallery, NY
“Northwest by Southwest”, Palm Springs Desert Museum; Palm Springs, CA; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MO; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
“California A-Z and Return”, The Butler Institute of American Art,  Youngstown, OH
“Robert Yarber and McDermott & McGough”, Improvvisazione Prima, Galleria d’Arte, Trento
“Art What Thou Eat:  Images of Food in American Art”, Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College; New York Historical Society
1989 “Horn of Plenty”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
“Unstable Universe”, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“New Work By Gallery Artists”, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
“Painting Beyond the Death of Painting”, Curated by Donald Kuspit, Kuznetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, USSR
“Social Fictions”, Tom Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
Frederick Wiseman Collection, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
1988 “Recent American Pastels”, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
“Collection Sonnabend”, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; CAPC, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France; Hamburger Bahnhoff Berlin, West Germany; Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna, Roma; Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento; Musee Rath, Geneva; Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo; The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan; The Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
“Symbolism Force and Spirit”, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
“Narrative Art”, Mark Twain Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1987 “Movietone Muse”, One Penn Plaza, New York
“Panoramas & Prospects”, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
“Private Expressions: Personal Experiences”, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
“Lust one of the seven deadlies”, Curated by Philip Tsiaras, M 13 Gallery, New York
“Working Drawings”, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
“Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection”, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO
1986 “NYC New York”, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware; Philadelphia (March 7   April 27)
“Artificial Paradise”, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, California (April 19   May 17)
“The Texas Transfer”, The Johnson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Las Lomas, NE (May 3   June 22)
“Boston Collects: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
“Painting and Sculpture Today 1986″, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
“Five Painters: New York, A New Generation”, Segal, Steinberg Gallery, Montreal, Canada
“The Watermelon Show”, Gallery Hirondelle, New York, NY, (June 28 July 26)
“Il Progetto Domestico”, Triennale Di Milano, Milano, Italy
“Selections from the Frederick Weisman Collection”, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
“Art as Toys”, First Street Forum, St. Louis, Missouri
1985 “Biennial Exhibition 1985″, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (March 13/21 June 2/9)
“Texas Currents Part”, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
1984 “Crime and Punishment”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA (February 11   April 1 Catalogue)
“Modern Romances”, Reece Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California and San Jose’ Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose’, California (February 19 – March 16 – Brochure)
“Outside New York”, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York. (June 2 – July 15) Travel in U.S.A. under the auspices of The Art Museum Association of America through Spring 1986   Catalogue
“Current Expressions”, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, California (June 6 – July 7)
“Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade”, The 41st Venice Biennale, United States Pavilion, Venice, Italy (June 10 –  September 30 Catalogue)
“The Human Condition: SFMMA Biennial III”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (June 28 – August 26 – Catalogue)
“Sun and Surf”, One Market Plaza, San Francisco,California (organized by Art Programs, Inc. – July 9 – August 3 Brochure)
“Drawing Show”, Tracey Garet Gallery, New York, NY
“Five Texans in Venice”, University of Texas Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
“The New Portrait”, P.S.1. Long Island City, New York
“New Galleries of the Lower East Side”, Artist Space, New York, NY
“Romantic Painting”, Tracey Garet Gallery, New York, NY
“what’s Happening: Contemporary Art From California, Oregon and Washington”, Alternative Museum, New York
“Work From the Lower East Side”, Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Strange”, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Seattle
1983 “Ceci Nest Pas Le Surrealism: California: Idioms of Sarrealism”, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California  (Part II, January 20 February 24 – Catalogue)   Travel of satellite exhibition in California and New York, January – November 1984
“Attention: California Artists”, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (March 30   May 1 Brochure)
“The Impolite Figure”, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA (in cooperation with Bannam Place Exhibition Space – June 28 – July 31 Catalogue)
“Robert Yarber and Patrick Morrison”, San Francisco Art Insitute, San Francisco, CA (September)
“Robert Yarber, Sarah Canright and Peter Saul”, Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas (November)
“Faculty Show”, University of Texas, Austin, TX
“Figurative Drawing in Texas”, San Antonio Art Insitute, San Antonio, TX
“Bodies and Souls”, Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York, NY (organized by Artists’ Choice Museum   Catalogue)
“Five from Austin”, Waco Art Center, Waco, Texas
1982 “New Bay Area Painting and Sculpture”, San Francisco Art Institute Galleries, San Francisco, CA (January 8 – February 8 Catalogue)
“California Video”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY (February 13)
“East Coast West Coast”, Fashion Moda, Bronx, New York
“Emerging Northern California Artists”, Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Ana, CA (Catalogue)
1981 “Humor in Art”, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
“Locations”, California State University, San Bernardino, California (October 9 – November 4 Catalogue)
“Fashion Moda”, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA (in cooperation with 80 Langton Street and Pro Arts Foundation)
1980 “John Alberts and Bob Yarber: Painting and Drawing Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
1979 University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
“Bay Area Artist Exhibition and Sale”, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1977 Open Studio, San Francisco, CA
1975 George Godenow Gallery, Dallas, TX
1971 Bowery Gallery, New York
“Painterly Realism”, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (Travel in U.S.A. under the auspices of the American Federation of Arts)
1969 Bowery Gallery, New York
1967 “Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions”, (juried by Richard Diebenkorn), Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY – BROCHURES
1984 Suzaan Boettger, “Modern Romances”, San Jose’, San Jose’ Institute of Contemporary Art (Ill.  Double Suicide, 1982)
Michele Bell, “Sun and Surf”, San Francisco, One Market Plaza
1983 Christina Orr Cahall, “Attention: California Artists”, Oakland, The Oakland Museum (Ill.  Bana, 1982)

BIBLIOGRAPHY – CATALOGUES
1996 Lodola, Francesco.  Robert Yarber.  Marella Arte Contemporanea, Italy.
1993 Crone, Rainer & David Moos.  The Florescent Conscious.  Galerie Pfefferle, Munich.
1992 Leach, Mark, Richard & Jeanne Willette.  In The Looking Glass.  Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Watts, Patricia.  Bedroom Eyes:  Room with a View.  California State at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Beatrice, Luca.  Robert Yarber. Galleria In Arco, Torino, Italy
1991 Linhares, Philip, E.  de-persona.  The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Riley II, Charles, A.  Selection FAE, Lausanne
1990 Weintraub, Linda.  Art What Thou Eat:  Images of Food in American Art, Published by Meyer Bell Limited, Mount Kisco, NY, (repro. p. 189, “Untitled (Diners with Thrown Forks)
Yau, John.  In the Realm of the Plausible. Shea & Becker Gallery, (repro. “Expenditure of Excess”)
Robert Yarber + McDermott & McGough, Improvvisazione Prima, Galleria d’Arte, Trento
Fitz Gibbon, John.  California A-Z And Return, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1989 Shaman, Sanford.  Robert Yarber Paintings: 1980-¬1988, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University,
Osterhauf, Grosse.  Horn of Plenty, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1987 Halpern, Nora and Henry T. Hopkins.  Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection,  Los Angeles, CA
1986 Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. (Ill.  Man on Floor, 1984).
Carlozzi, Annette.  50 Texas Artists:  A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors Working in Texas, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
1985 1985 Biennial Exhibition, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art (Ill.  Big Fall, 1984; Corridor, 1984)
1984 Crime and Punishment, Santa Clara: Triton Museum of Art Robert Atkins, “What’s Happening: Contemporary Art from California, Oregon and Washington”, New York: Alternative Museum (Ill.  Poolside Bar, 1983)
Gumpert, Lynn and Ned Rifkin, “New York: New York/Outside New York”, New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art (Ill.  Face Slap, 1983; Big Drop, 1984; Last Embrace, 1984; Sleeping Couple, 1984)
Henry Hopkins et al., The Human Condition: SFMMA Biennial III, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Ill.  Bana, 1983)
Tucker, Marcia. Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained:American Visions of the New Decade, New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art and Washington D.C.: United States Information Agency (Ill.  Night Pool,1980; Double Suicide,1983)
Bruce, Chris. Strange, Seattle: The University of Washington, Seattle (Ill.  Falling Embrace, 1984)
Carlozzi, Annette DiMieo, ” New York by Austin Artists Austin: Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Ill.  Corridor, 1984)
1983 The Impolite Figure, San Francisco: Bannam Place Exhibition Space and Southern Exposure Gallery (Ill.  Double Suicide, 1982)
John Yau, John.  Bodies and Souls, New York: The Artists’ Choice Museum
Maria de Alcuaz, Ceci Nest Pas Le Surrealisms: California: Idioms of Surrealism, Los Angeles:  University of Southern California and Art in California Books (Ill.  Poolside Bar, 1983)
1982 Brown, Christopher and Judith Dunham, New Bay Area Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute Galleries
Emerging Northern California Artists, Santa Ana, CA: Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts
1981 Woodford, Don. Locations, San Bernardino: California State College (Ill.  Large Pool, 1979)

BIBLIOGRAPHY – ARTICLES
1999 Heartney, Eleanor. “Robert Yarber at Sonnabend.” Art in America,  February, p. 111.
1998 Arthur, Rose. “Robert Yarber.” Artbyte, August – September, p. 15.
1994 Pagel, David. “Taking a Glimpse Into ‘The World of Tomorrow’.” The Los Angeles Times, Feb 24.
…”The Horror:  Robert Yarber (artist)…All Around Esthetes.” Artforum, Vol. XXXII, No. 8, pp. 11-12
1993 Mulatero, Ivana.  “Robert Yarber,” Juliet Art Magazine, n. 61, Feb./Mar. pp. 34-35.
…”Art:  Heartbreak Hotels,” The New Yorker, Sept. 13, p. 16.
Newhall, Edith.  “Galleries,” New York Magazine, Sept. 13, pp. 58-63.
Cavanaugh, Tim.  “Night Shift,” Manhattan Spirit, Sept. 23, Vol. 9, No. 37, p. 21.
Napack, Jonathan.  “High (Nancy Kissinger) and Low (Mark Kostabi) Turn Out for Alex,” The New York Observer, Sept. 27, p. 22.
Aletti, Vince.  “Voice Choices.” The Village Voice, 12 October, p. 72
Haus, Mary.  “Robert Yarber:  Sonnabend, Julie Saul.” ArtNews, Nov., Vol. 92, No. 9
Burchard, Christian.  “Kunstlerportrats zu Open Art Robert Yarber.”, Kritic, 4/93, pp. 34-38
1992 …”Who was Grand Canyon Dream Weaver?” New York Magazine, Mar. 30, p. 10.
Tolkin, Michael. “Among the Dead,” Artforum, Sept. pp. 74-75.
Curtis, Cathy.  “Strange Bedfellows at Cal State Fullerton,” Los Angeles Times Calendar (Orange County), pp. F2 + F5.
1991 Haus, Mary.  “Robert Yarber’s Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Artnews, Jan. pp. 134-139.
Raynor, Vivian.  “Seven Thought-Provoking Approaches to Surrealism Today,” The New York Times, Apr. 28, Sect. 2, p. 14.
Watkins, Eileen.  “Psychological roots, fears make up “Surrealism’ show,” The Sunday Star-Ledger, May 12.
Scasserra, Michael, P.  “Surrealism exhibit at NJCVA showcases contemporary artists,” The Independent Press, Wed. May 15, p. 17
Panicelli, Ida.  “A Rare Kind of Dread,” Artforum, Summer, pp.76-79
Thompson, Frank.  “Returning to art that tells a story,” Asheville Citizen-Times, Aug. 4, pp.1L + 8L
Hagen, Charles.  “Robert Yarber,” The New York Times, Oct. 4, p. C24
Liebmann, Lisa.  “Robert Yarber at Lieberman & Saul Gallery,” Artforum, Nov. p. 134
Welker, Janie.  “Robert Yarber Throws Light on tawdry material world,” The Express, Oct. 25, pp. D8+D9
Higgins, Tim.  “Art between dreams and nightmares,” a.m. Magazine, pp. D1+D5
“‘Shooting’ The Breeze: Two Painters Talk About Taking Pictures,” Cover, Nov. pp. 24-25
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, Nov. 7, p. 3-D
Dungan, Sebastian.  “Flying dreams,” Venice, Nov., pp.78+79
1990 Schjeldahl, Peter.  “Painted Words,” 7 Days, Feb. 21, pp. 53-54
Cone, Michele.  “Robert Yarber,” Arts Magazine, May, p. 88
Swift, Harriet.  “At home in America’s urbanscapes,” The Tribune, May 8, pp. C1 + C4.
Bonetti, David. “Redefining the body out of control,” San Francisco Examiner, May, 18, p. C2.
Baker, Kenneth.  “A World Where All the Lights Are Neon,”  San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, pp. 14 + 15.
Nixon, Bruce. “Moments of Oblivion, Robert Yarber at Richmond Art Center,” Artweek,  June, 7.
Meisler, Andy.  “Random Room Service:  The Paintings of Robert Yarber,” California Magazine, Aug. 8, Vol. 15, pp. 60-65.
Johnson, Ken. “Robert Yarber at Sonnabend,” Art in America, September, pp. 192-193.
1989 Van Proyen.  “Falling into the Miasma,” Art Week, Mar. 25, p. 3
Baker, Kenneth. “Yarber Coasting With Fantasies,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thurs.  Mar. 30.
van Nieuwenhuyzen, Martijn.  “Spotlight: Horn of Plenty,” Flash Art, Mar./Apr. p. 102.
1988 Boettger, Suzann. “Some Enchanted Evenings: The Paintings of Robert Yarber,” Arts, February, p. 68 71.
1987 Amis, Martin. “Insight at Flame Lake,” Vanity Fair, June 1987, pp. 98 101, 126 127.
Roels Jr., Reynaldo.  “Metaphoras do tempo presenter,” Caderno May 28, 1987, p. 2.
Eliasoph, Phillip.  “Fear and loathing in the NeoExpressionist world,” The Advocate and Greenwich Time, Sun.  May 24, 1987, p. D5.
Cyphers, Peggy. “Objects of Desire,” Cover, October 1987.
Heartney, Eleanor. Reviews, ArtNews, November, 1987, p. 191
Yau, John.  Review, Artforum, November 1987, p. 132
1986 Boettger, Suzaan.  “Robert Yarber at Sonnabend,” (Review), Art Forum, January.
Haggerty,  Gerard.  “Robert Yarber at Sonnabend,” (Review), Art News, January (Ill.  Regard and Abandon, 1985).
Adams, Brooks.  “Robert Yarber at Sonnabend,” (Review), Art in America, March (Ill.  Casino, 1985).
New York, Soho, A Guide.  A Documentary.  Egret Publications New York (Ill.  “Falling Shopper, 1985″)
Richardson, John.  “Something borrowed, something new,” The Albuquerque Tribune, May 24, Saturday.
Clarke, John, R. “Color, Space, and Conflict in Robert Yarber’s Paintings,” ARTS, September, pp.46 49
Cone,  Michele.  “Robert Yarber,” Flash Art, Dec. 85/Jan. 86 (Ill. Floters, 1985, The Tender and the Damned, 1985, cover).
… “Falling Couple,” April No. 2 Los Angeles Times, (Review), Wed., May 2.
Block, Guy and Carlozzi, Annette. 50 Texas Artists, A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors Working in Texas, October.
1985 Russell, John.  “Art: Whitney Presents Its Biennial Exhibition,” The New York Times, March 22 (Ill.  Big Fall, 1984).
Fabrikant, Andrew. “Robert Yarber,” Flash Art, March (Tll.  Big Fall, 1984).
Levine, Kim. “Vertigo,” The Village Voice, November 19, p. 82, (Ill.  Palace, 1985).
Langhorne Reeve, Elisabeth. “Robert Yarber Show,” Art Stars, vol.  II, no. 5, May (Ill.  Beachside Bar).
McCombie, Mel. “Yarber’s Artwork Achieves Spotlight,” Art & Intertainment, Thursday, May 23 (Ill.  Big Fall, Double Suicide and Triangle is on View).
1984 Burkhardt, Dorothy. “Crime and Punishment Show Paints Grim Picture of the Times,” San Jose Mercury News, February 10, p. 3D
Donley, Ray. “Austin to Venice,” Third Coast, February.
Ennis, Michael. “Venetian Finds,” Texas Monthly, vol. 12, no. 2, February, pp. 128 133 (Ill.  Night Pool, 1980).
“Crime and Punishment at Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara,” Images and Issues, vol. 5, no. 1, July/August, pp. 24 25 (Ill.  Teen Violence, 1977).
Kutner, Janet. “A Stranger in His Own Land,” The Dallas Times Herald, March 28, pp.  Fl 3(Ill.  Painting the Lobby).
“No Paradise Found,” The Dallas Morning News, August 14, pp. El 2.
Levy, Mark. “Confronting the Human Condition,” Artweek, vol. 15, no.28, August 11, p. 1 (Ill.  Bana, 1983).
Mitchell, Dee.  “Going Head Over Heels Over Robert Yarber,” The Dallas Observer, April 5.
Relyea, Lane.  “Pick of the Week,” The L.A. Weekly, December 14 20, (Ill.  Big Fall, 1984).
Wilson, William. “The Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, December 7 (Ill.  Big Fall, 1984).
1983 Steinmetz, George. “The Human Condition,” San Francisco, Vol. 26, No. 8, August, pp. 43 54 (Ill.  Bana, 1983).
“Robert Yarber at the San Francisco Art Insitute,” Vanguard, November, pp. 34 35 (Ill.  Poolside Bar, 1983).
Jan, Alfred. “Attention:  California Artists at the Oakland Museum,” Images and Issues, Vol. 4 No. 2, September/October (Ill.  Bana, 1983).
Derrickson, Stephen. “Making Art on the Cultural Front Lines,” The Austin Chronicle, November 11, p.6 (Ill.  Falling Couple, 1983).
“Season of the Figure:  Three Modes,” Artweek, Vol. 14, No. 30, September 17, p. 1 (Ill.  Poolside Bar, 1983; Struggling Couple, 1982).
Burstein, Joanne. “California Color,” Artweek, Vol. 14, April 23, p. 24 (Ill.  Bana, 1983).
Boettger, Suzann. “The Impolite Figure,” Artforum, October, p. 81 (Ill.  Double Suicide, 1982).
Albright, Thomas. “Art as Reflection of Good Times and Bad Times,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 9.
1982 Ewing, Patrick.  “A Group’s Allurements,” Artweek, August 14
Heartney, Eleanor.  “West of the Hudson: Regional Art on Exhibit in New York,” Arts, Vol. 58, No. 10, pp. 99 101.
Trebay, Gay.  “California Video,” The Village Voice, February 17.
1981 Wilson, William.  “Downtown,” Los Angeles Times, February 20
Radner, Hilary. “An Interview with Bob Yarber,” Discourse: Berkeley Journal for Theoretical Studiesin Media and Culture   April (Special Supplement Ill.  Suit Split,1980)
Muchnic, Suzanne.  “Grins and Grimaces at Two Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, July 14.
Kurcfeld, Michael. “Art,”  New West, March.
Hamilton, Scott. “Paraguay An Introduction,”  Discourse: Berkeley Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, April (Special Supplement).
(Ill.  Night Pool, 1980; Chow Mein Mao, 1973 75)
Fox, Louis, W. “Formalizing the City,” Artweek, October 24
Drojowska, Hunter. “Pick of the Week,”  L.A. Weekly, March 13 19 (Ill.  Sunset Pool)
Cebulski, Frank. “Ugly Romances,” ArtWeek, Vol. 12, No.44, December 26, p. 16 (Ill.  Ideal Service, 1981)
Atkings, Robert. “Trends, Traditions, and Dirt: The Current State of Art in Northern California,” Journal, Winter
COLLECTIONS
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Boston Fine Arts Museum
The Oakland Art Museum
The Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, Alabama
The Yokohama Museum of Art Yokohama, Japan
The Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
The Acher M. Huntington Museum of Art, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
The Paine-Webber Collection, NY
The Equitable Life Inc., NY
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Southwestern Bell, Dallas, TX
Frito-Lay, Dallas, TX
Fredric R. Wiseman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
The Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

DISSERTATIONS
1994 Burchard, C.  Robert Yarber und die Krise des American Dream:  Die Bilder 1980-1988, Munchen.