Most of my media is found materials which consist of paper, paint, ink, pencil, thread, and fabric. I mostly use common, often discarded, items to create my work. I use what I have to communicate the strange, triumphant, beautiful, and tragic things that I observe and experience in my daily life. I try to express, through my figures, the sadness and confidence that comes from the depth gained from thoughtfulness. My process often begins with practical choices like composition and design, and then quickly yields to subconscious thought. After a series of impulsive, capricious and reckless choices, I revert back to an orderly state, where I arrange and edit in an effort to tell a short visual story.
Robby was born and currently works in Beckley, West Virginia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Arts, with a painting concentration, and a minor in Theatre from Concord University. Moore began professionally exhibiting artwork in 1999. In 2004, he co-founded Treehouse Arts Ensemble, an arts organization dedicated to producing original fine and performing art in West Virginia, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors. He has curated many art exhibitions in West Virginia and Ohio; many in unconventional spaces. Moore is also a professional theatrical director, and has worked professionally as a scenic designer/artist, costumer, actor, technician and marionette puppeteer. From 2011 to 2016, he was a resident studio artist at Tamarack, an Arts facility in Beckley, WV, where he became a juried artist in 2008. Moore is also the Executive Director for Beckley Art Center.
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