Robert Mielenhausen’s work explores the convergence of photography and representational painting. Photography is the primary element of inspiration and a source for the artist’s work. Mielenhausen creates utilizing a mixed-media of textural materials, photography, and representational painting derived from his photographs of urban landscapes.
As a graduate student at Adelphi University on Long Island he studied painting under Richard Vaux and was graduate assistant to Milton Goldstein in printmaking. Robert graduated from The New York Institute of Technology in New York earning a BFA and Adelphi University completing a Master’s Degree in Studio in Art in 1979. He went on to teach art and art history at Southampton High School retiring in 2006.
The artist’s work resides in numerous private, corporate, and educational institutions collections. Placements include: Standard Motor Company, New York, Daytona College, Palm Coast, FL., Adelphi University, New York, The City of Palm Coast FL. He has been reviewed and his exhibits featured in the New York Times. His work has been published in the Lumina Journal of Sarah Lawrence College and reviewed in AM New York Magazine. Robert’s exhibitions highlights are OK Harris Works of Art, Onward Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Islip Art Museum, Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Project Artspace, and Architectural Digest Design Shows.
The artist was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1951. His family moved to suburbia in that year. Robert resides with his family on the South Shore of Long Island where he also maintains his studio.