Over the past 15 years, Rob Tarbell has been recognized for creating and developing unorthodox processes involving the indirect manipulation of the material properties inherent to smoke and porcelain. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Korea, China, and England and is currently represented by Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.
Tarbell’s work has been featured in New American Paintings, the Huffington Post UK, Daily Mail UK, Installation Magazine, Studio Visit, 500 Ceramic Sculptures, and Ceramic Sculptures, and the Kultura Zabaikalya in Transbaikalia, Siberia. Awards include, the VMFA Professional Artist Fellowship (’07) and residencies at VCCA Amherst & Auvillar, France, Ragdale Foundation, and the Hermitage Artist Retreat.
Rob Tarbell has taught foundations, fine art, and design at Limestone College, James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, New College of Florida and Ringling College of Art and Design.