Robert Gunderman b. 1963

Robert Gunderman is a painter and performance artist. He has received recent solo exhibitions with AF Projects, Russell Salmon’s Rude Drawing, and Michael Slenske’s Desert Center in Los Angeles; and group exhibitions at Wilding Cran, Edward Cella, Maple Street Construct, and The Street & The Shop (curated by Michael Slenske). After his studies at Otis Art Institute (1988-89), Gunderman received considerable notice for his performances and exhibitions, notably Summer ‘96 at Dan Bernier in Santa Monica in 1995, where a large above-ground swimming pool was installed in the gallery to great effect. He co-founded FOOD HOUSE, an alternative space in Santa Monica (1992); followed by ACME, an influential artist-run space opened in 1994. Robert Gunderman lives and works in Fillmore, in the Santa Clara River Valley just north of Los Angeles, near the Sespe Condor Sanctuary at the foot of the Los Padres National Forest.