Robert Burridge is a noted international award-winning industrial designer who, after twenty-five years in the corporate design world, has focused his life to painting everyday. Burridge he is a celebrated, contemporary painter, contributing author to artists’ magazines, college teacher and publisher of his own books, “Loosen Up Workbook & Studio Notes” and “Hot Art Marketing.” His instructional DVDs feature his popular “Loosen Up” techniques. Burridge attributes his success to his education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, his stint as an adjunct professor at Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, and in 1966, his Fluxus art performances with Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Jim McWilliams and Charlotte Moorman.
He is much sought after as juror, lecturer and workshop instructor. Also, Burridge is a featured artist-mentor for Master Workshops in France, Italy, Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba and Guatemala.
Robert is the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters and Signature Member of both the ISAP and the Philadelphia Water Color Society. He is a recipient of their highest and most prestigious award, the Crest Medal for Achievement in the Arts.
Currently, his popular work hangs in the permanent collections of international embassies, corporate galleries, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, art colleges as well as television and entertainment personalities.
The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art curated fourteen of his abstract paintings for his first solo museum exhibition in 2009, which led to his second major solo exhibition of seven foot abstract charcoal drawings in 2012. The Elverhoj Museum also invited and exhibited Burridge’s personal collection of his seminal paintings from past exhibitions of twenty years.
The artist donated The White House to SLOMA in 2016.