Robert Longley

Rob Longley began his career in painting first under the tutelage of Dick Goetz at the Malden Bridge School of Art in the summer of 1968.  Over the next three years, Longley continued his studies at Malden with Dick Goetz and Betty Warren, with whom he met while studying at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

In 1973, Longley earned his BFA from the Boston University of Fine Arts where he was furthered influenced by the teachings of BU instructors Reed Kay and Jack Kramer. Then, in 1971, Longley began studying at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown under the direction of Henry Hensche. He continued his studies with Hensche throughout the 1970s and  maintained close association with Hensche throughout the 1980s and 1990s during his summer stays in Provincetown.

It was during his time with Hensche that Longley began to focus and hone his skills as a fine art painter.  His continued efforts of growth earned Longley awards and grants, the first being earned in 1976 when Longley was awarded the Greenshields Foundation Grant, an award given to promising young artists.  Longley’s first solo exhibit was held in 1979 and by 1985, Longley had representation at the Hammerquist Gallery in New York City and at the Jacob Fanning Gallery in Wellfleet, MA.   In 1985, the Arts Exclusive Gallery in Simsbury, CT began representing Longley’s work which continues to this day.  Longley is represented by Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, MA and the Sorelle Gallery of Albany, NY and New Canaan, CT. 

In the 1990s, Longley began sharing his knowledge and skills by offering workshops and classes at the Cape Cod School of Art which he continues to this day.

Recent Exhibitions
2005    Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational
Albany Center Galleries
Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

2004    Visual Text
Fulton St. Gallery, Troy NY

Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

2001    59th Exhibition of Central New York Artists
Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Art, Utica NY

Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

1999    Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

New Talent Invitational
Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY

Albany Center Galleries Contemporary Drawing Exhibition

Made in New York ‘99
Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

Provincetown Art Association Museum National

1998     Silvermine Guild Art of the Northeast

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

Cooperstown National

Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

Honors
2006    Award for Painting
Connecticut Plein Aire painters Society

2000    Community Arts Connection Grant
Awarded by Albany/Schenectady League of Arts

1999    Judges’ Choice
Made in New York ‘99, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

Award for Painting
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Hartford, CT

1998    Best in Show
Silvermine Guild Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT

First Prize
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Norwich, CT

Award for Painting
Cooperstown National, Cooperstown, NY

1976    Greenshields Foundation Grant
Awarded to promising young artists, under age thirty-five

Solo Shows
2008    Arts Exclusive, Simsbury CT
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC

2007    Oakroom Artists, Schenectady NY
Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2006    Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2005    Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004    Oakroom Artists, Schenectady NY
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003    Arts Center of the Capital District, Troy NY
Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002    Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2000    Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT

1990′s    Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT
Fulton St. Gallery, Troy, NY
Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1980’s    Arts Exclusive, Simsbury, CT
Albany Art Gallery, Albany, NY
Jacob Fanning Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

1970′s    Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
Swan Coach House Gallery, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Rensselaer County Council for the Arts, Troy, NY

Education
The Cape School, with Henry Hensche 1970-1980
BFA, Boston University, 1973