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March 14, 2016

1965 Archie Scott Gobber (born 1965, Warrensburg, Missouri) is an artist currently living and working in Kansas City, Missouri

Archie Scott Gobber (born 1965, Warrensburg, Missouri) is an artist currently living and working in Kansas City, Missouri, who is known for eye-catching works that employ clever wordplay as a vehicle for social and political commentary. Gobber is represented by DOLPHIN in Kansas City, MO and Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX. His work consists of works on paper, paintings, and sculptural installations.
Education
Gobber received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1988.
Exhibitions
He has exhibited in shows including Artists Interrogate: Politics and War at the Milwaukee Art Museum, American Dream: In Question at the Belger Arts Center, WORD at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas and Laugh It Off at Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles, California. In 2008 Archie Scott Gobber was featured in a group show at Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, Tx titled "There's something I've been meaning to tell you...". Also at Marty Walker Gallery, Archie Scott Gobber held two solo art exhibitions in 2008, titled "Group Hug" and "In Loving Memory of You"
Collections

Some of the museums that Gobber is in the collection of are the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, and the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Born:  1965, Warrensburg, MO.
    Education:  B.F.A., 1988 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

  • Awards & Honors

  • 2009, Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Retreat
    2009, Art through Architecture (AtA) “Art Achievement” Project Commission, Kansas City, MO
    2008, The Open Studios Press, New American Paintings, Volume 77, Boston, MA
    2006, United States Artists Fellowship Nominee, Los Angeles, CA
    2005, Review Studio Recipient, 1708 Campbell, Kansas City, MO
    2005, Visiting Artist / Lecturer, Port Side Residency, Corpus Christi, TX
    2005, Guest lecturer, “Slide Show” Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO
    2004, Project Wall, H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
    2003, Artist in Residence, Missouri State Fair
    1998, Charlotte Street Fellow, Kansas City MO
  • Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009, Review Studios Exhibition Space, Kansas City, MO, “Archie Scott Gobber is Better Off Now”
    2008, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX, "In Loving Memory of You"
    2008, Gallery 210, UM-St. Louis, MO, "Archie Scott Gobber is Trustworthy"
    2006, Review Studio Exhibition Space, Kansas City, MO, “Ready or Not”
    2005, Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO, “Mission Accomplish”
    2004, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO, “I’m Archie Scott Gobber and I Approve This Mess”
    1998, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO, “Archie Scott Gobber is Not Guilty”
    1994, Left Bank, Kansas City, MO, “Don’t Come”
  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2009, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, “WORD”
    2009, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “ Laugh It Off", curated by Jane Scott
    2009, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KC, MO, “In Loving Memory of You”, curated by Chris Cook
    2009, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX, “There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You…”
    2009, The Base Gallery, Kansas City, MO, “Together We Can”, curated by Angela Lopez
    2008, Salon Oblique, Venice, CA, “What’s the Matter with Mommy”, curated by Shana Nys Dambrot
    2008, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX, "Group Hug"
    2008, Milo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “KC in LA”, curated by Ashley McLean Emenegger
    2008, Satellite Exhibitions, Miami, FL, Bridge Art Fair
    2007, Lisa Flores and All Rise Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by R&D
    2007, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, "Truck KC/STL Exchange"
    2006, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO, "American Dream: In Question"
    2006, Art Center Gallery, UCM, Warrensburg, MO, “Raise Your Voice! - American Democracy Project”
    2006, Review Studio Exhibition Space, Kansas City, MO, “Group Exhibition”
    2006, Gallery 210, UM-St. Louis, MO, “Lawrence Lithography: 26 Years of Collaboration”
    2005, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO, “Kansas City Flat File Exhibition”
    2004, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, “Artists Interrogate: Politics and War”
    2003, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO, “Sex & Chocolate”
  • Print Editions

  • “Doers”, edition of 24 published 2004, Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Kansas City, MO
  • Bibliography

  • Noyes, Alaska, “Sign of Confidence”, Review, 2008, December
    Kirsch, Elizabeth, "Super Power", The Kansas City Star, 2010, December
    Bourbon, Matthew, “Critic’s Pick”, Artforum, 2008, May
    Turkovic, Dana, "Literally Wordy", Review, 2008, April
    Self, Dana, "Archie Scott Gobber is Trustworthy", Exhibition catalog, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO, 2008, Jan
    Lustfeldt, Heather, “Archie Scott Gobber – Kansas City”, Art Papers, 2006, September/October
    Thorson, Alice, “Words don’t fail him”, The Kansas City Star, 2006, May
    Thorson, Alice, “Archie Scott Gobber at Dolphin”, Art in America, 2005 May
    Auer, James, “working stiffs’ photos counter activists’ protests”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2004, Oct
    Von Ziegesar, Peter, “Report from Kansas City; Art in the Heartland”, Art in America, 1995, June
    Von Ziegesar, Peter, “Missouri Reviews Archie Scott Gobber, E. Lindveit”, New Art Examiner, 1992, Oct
  • Public Collections

  • Barkley Evergreen and Partners, Kansas City, MO
    Beach Museum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
    Belger Foundation, Kansas City, MO
    H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
    Hallmark Cards, Inc, Kansas City, MO
    Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
    Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
    Oppenheimer Collection, Overland Park, KS
    Spencer Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Sprint Nextel, Overland Park, KS
    St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

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