Robert Hower

Robert Hower

Robert Hower

Visual Communication
Professor & Chair
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Hower has exhibited/presented his work in numerous juried, invitational and one person formats. These include shows at the Glasgow School of Art, Minnesota Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery-K. C., Friends of Contemporary Art-Denver, Houston Center for Photography, Ward-Nasse Gallery-N.Y.C, and the Sheldon Gallery-University of Nebraska His work is included in various collections including the Minnesota Museum of American Art and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Major presentations and Interactive projects presented include; Videotex National Conference, N.Y.C. (Videotex User Interface), Alliances IV-National Parks Conference, Denver (New Technology/Design), Media World Conference 94-ED. Media, Multimedia and Hypermedia, Vancouver B.C. (An Interactive Collaboration) and Imaging the Past with Computer Graphics-The British Museum, London (The Interactive Design Studio). Professor Hower has worked on numerous national and regional design activities that include the following organizations and companies: U. S. National Park Services, the Nature Conservancy, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, the Coleman Company, the Chase Manhattan Bank, Cox Communications, Warner-Ishee, U.S. Army, Warner Brothers, University of Nebraska Lincoln, San Diego State University, Viewmart Inc. Minneapolis, the Avalon Group/the Mesa Verde Museum Association and the National Science Foundation. In addition, Hower has curated a series of exhibitions including "In Context -Digital Expression," "Intimate Technology," "Prairie: Image and Word" (Selected by the Krates Program to travel the state of Kansas for two years), "Art and the Computer: An Illinois Survey," funded by the Illinois Arts Council.

Recent Research and Writing

Mentis Faculty Profile URL Research Statement


Project Screen Studies Pierce-Brace Shield X(Border) Blue Light Point Persistence Mantle Space Kelly Circle Screen Calm Digital Print 01 Interior Wall Quiet Boat Blue Tree Glow Blue Temple Tree Glow Video WebN5 Ladder Tree Blue Ladder Lights Digital Print 02 Red Pie Web 1 Untitled

Recent Courses Taught

ART 2354
Creative problem solving using basic elements of visual communication with an introduction to typography, composition, and materials. Prerequisite: ART 2304, or permission of the advisor.