The Washington Post has called Robbie Conal “America’s foremost street artist.” His work has been featured on “CBS This Morning,” “Charlie Rose,” and in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, Vanity Fair and People Magazine.
In 1986, angered by the Reagan Administration’s rabid abuse of political power in the name of representative democracy, Robbie Conal began making satirical oil portraits of politicians and bureaucrats, turning them into street posters. He developed an irregular guerrilla army of volunteers who helped him poster the streets of major cities around the country. Over the past 30 years, Robbie has made more than 100 street posters satirizing politicians of all stripes, televangelists, the news and entertainment media, and global capitalists.
Robbie’s November 2017 First Thursday exhibition at SBCAST, Studio E, is curated by Maiza Hixson in conjunction with the MFA colloquium series held at UC Santa Barbara.