Dario Robleto

Inman Gallery, Houston (DLG6)

Dario Robleto (b. 1972, San Antonio, TX)

Dario Robleto is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher, and writer based in Houston, Texas. From his rigorous research- and material-driven practice, Robleto makes objects that function as meditations on love and loss and what it means to be human across the ages.

Robleto’s Diálogos presentation showcases key themes in the artist’s practice: the sustained power of live music and the human quest to understand our place in the universe. The dramatic sculpture Setlists for a Setting Sun (The Crystal Palace), tells the story of the first recording of live music, while Will The Sun Remember At All presents images of stage lights from the covers of live albums of now deceased artists, which look remarkably like NASA photographs. Two new sculptures function as gifts, celebrating the nearest earth-like planet and the creative chaos of Jupiter’s huge red storm.

Robleto has exhibited widely, including at the Menil Collection, Texas; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work has been profiled in publications and media including Radiolab, Krista Tippet’s On Being, and the New York Times. He serves as Artist- in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and as Artist-at-Large at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. In 2016 he was appointed Texas State Artist Laureate.