Robert Yoder is a Seattle-based artist, curator, and collector. Since receiving his MFA from the University of Washington in 1987, Robert’s work has been exhibited widely in the Northwest. His collages made from retired wood road signs are visual translations of the act of gazing down from above which became an iconic body of work. Interested in the material possibilities of found objects, Robert moved from discarded signage through children's building blocks, shopping bags, hazard tape, and cut portions of magazines as materials for his unique collage work that balances negative space with near abstraction of elements. He is currently exploring oil paint as a material, starting with a realistic image that he them pushes into the painterliness of paint.
Robert’s work is in many collections including Amgen Corporation, Boeing Corporation, The City of Seattle Public Art Collection, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Hallmark Corporation, Henry Art Gallery, Hewlett Packard Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Swedish Health Services, Tacoma Art Museum, and Vulcan Incorporated.