Fine Arts alumnus is inspiring the art of the young and old through workshops and public exhibitions
December 01, 2016

Close-up head shot of Robert HengeveldSince graduating from Georgian 18 years ago, installation and media artist and Fine Arts (certificate and diploma) alumnus Robert Hengeveld has shown his work across Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

Art enthusiasts aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of his unique perspective.

Robert instructs, inspires and shares his artwork with people of all ages through workshops. He also steers public exhibitions for those who wouldn’t normally be exposed to art or art galleries.

Throughout his robust career, he’s shared his expertise as an artist-in-residence in Guelph, Ontario and Scotland, has received widespread critical acclaim, and has been featured in numerous articles and reviews.

His thought-provoking works have included such large interactive and theatrical installations as HOWL, a coyote-on-rabbit chase, and other site-specific art projects like a rotating tree and floating shopping cart.

Next year, Robert will join an expedition to the Arctic Circle where he will collaborate with scientists and other artists. The project will bring together specialists and experts in science, architecture, education and activism, and act as an incubator for thought and experimentation around current issues.

Robert was nominated for a prestigious 2016 Colleges Ontario Premier’s Award in the Creative Arts and Design categories.

View more of Robert’s artwork, including electronic, installation and landscape, at roberthengeveld.com.