Robert Oliver Orsillo American Photographer, Artist, Filmmaker, Author
Since this is my website I thought it a good idea to tell you a little bit about myself. How do you fit a lifetime of work into a few paragraphs. I can’t do it. The first thing I will tell you - I do not talk in third person. That said; you either have to suffer through my narrative or go look at the pictures. Me, I would go look at the pictures.
I sold my first painting in 1969, oil on canvas a surreal apocalyptic thing it was. Well that is not true is it, I traded the painting to a musician who is now a household name for a 1959 Strat. Better than cash I thought at the time, until the rent was due ... but that is what rent parties were for.
So here I stand decades later (rent parties are a fond and distant memory) still making my living as an artist. With over twelve hundred exhibits behind me, a hand full of books, countless artist statements. and way too many interviews.
The photography of Edward Weston aroused my curiosity about photography. Studying with Minor White taught me to see differently, and Yousuf Karsh taught me about light. However there have been so many others along the way. Their lessons just as important, their names I will never remember. Their faces and kindness I will never forget.
Twice nominated World Press Photographer of The Year.
Awarded The Salon Medal from The London Salon of Photography.
Awarded The Gold Medal from ASC in Austria.
Awarded The Bronze Trophy From ASC in Austria.
Member of The Five Continent Collection of Photography.
Curator: Gallery of Social and Political Art.
Curator: War and Peace Exhibit
Exhibit: Andy Warhol Gallery
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