Rob joins over two dozens of printmakers at the 4th Annual Artspace Book + Zine Fest will take place at the Peterborough Public Library on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 10 am – 5 pm. The event will feature artist-made zines, comics and graphic novels, letterpress prints and cards, the work of small presses, woodcuts, screen prints, handmade books and other types of book and paper arts.
At his table Rob will present linocuts and works from his new series Heads and Tales, which combines linocut, blind emboss, postage stamps and hand written text.
Visit ArtSpace for more information
December is the month of gifting, and a good time to give some art. Rob is participating in three shows with a range of affordable art.
FUEL for Hibernation at Studio22 Open Gallery in Kingston is an exhibit of art under $500, that helps while away the dark hours of winter. The show runs from November 3 to December 8.
Art Emporium by the River in Port Hope hosts its Great Art Contest that runs from November 2 to December 2, 2018. Rob has three paintings in this exhibition and sale
You can meet Rob at The Art of Gifting: Holiday Sale at LAUNCH Shop & Gallery in Peterborough on Friday art Crawl on December 7 from 6 to 9pm and on
Saturday, December 8 from 10 to 4pm. He’ll be there with smaller paintings and printmaking pieces, including new mixed media works combining linocut , blind emboss and postage stamps.
These are views of the exhibition of my oil paintings celebrating the vitality of the city at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden , Ontario, curated by Laurie Carmount. This is a great gallery in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. The exhibition ran from May 29 to July 2, 2018 alongside another city themed exhibit by Matt McInnes, titled Notes from the Brightside Neighboorhood Project.
Nocturnal Reflections at Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden
Exhibition of oil paintings showing the vitality of the city; some depict close-ups of roads and streets, reinforcing the feeling of movement and human activity, while others offer a broader contextual view.
May 29 – July 2, 2018
Opening reception and artist talk Saturday June 2, 2-4pm
176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, ON
The Views Are Different Here is an exhibition examining Toronto’s identity at the John B. Aird Gallery. This collaborative exhibit was made possible by the University of Toronto Master of Museum Studies Graduate Capstone Project, the John B. Aird Gallery, the City of Toronto and the Art Connections Program. It is curated by Amanda McNeil and Nikita Lorenzo.
The exhibition runs March 6 – April 6, 2018, with an opening reception on March 8, from 6 – 8pm.
More information here
You can now find Rob’s work at Meta4 Gallery’s two locations:
200 Queen St.
Port Perry, ON
164 Hunter Street West,
September 23 and 24, 2017 Rob will open his studio for the 33rd Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, offering an opportunity to see where he works and creates. He will have recent work from the new Celebration and Harvest series, as well as some of his Nocturnes. Pick up a brochure at the Art Gallery of Peterborough.
Studio 22 Open Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition Celebration – New Works by Rob Niezen.
Peterborough-based artist Rob Niezen marries his disparate influences, comic book art and classic impressionism, to produce graphic oil paintings which entertain and delight.
Incorporating his observations of everyday life, Niezen weaves a visual tale through his imaginatively narrative canvases. Life is rich with colour and experience; time is measured in moments shared with family and friends. Using light and colour, shadows and reflections, Niezen depicts table tops filled with glassware that sparkle and shine, signifying the joy of living life to its fullest. A true master of painting sunlight — reflected and refracted, direct and indirect — Niezen’s bold use of colour, exaggerated angles, and unique perspectives lend drama to these unexpected images. Like snapshots of a perfect holiday, each canvas takes on the sense of a memento. Celebration is all about savouring life’s experience.
Celebration will be on display at Studio 22, located at 320 King Street East, Kingston from July 11 – August 19.
The opening reception starts at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 15th.
Come meet the Artists and join us in celebrating the joy that Art brings to our lives.
Two other new summer exhibits will also be opening on July 11:
Kaleidos: Beautiful Forms by Diane Laundy
Baby Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me: Cameron Schaefer
The Ontario Society of Artists selected Rob’s Comfort Zone for it’s 145th Anniversary Exhibition held from May 11 to August 5, 2017 at Aurora Cultural Centre.