Resume


Education

M.F.A.
2007
Photography
Lesley University College of Art and Design
B.A.
1999
Sociology/Anthropology and Art History
The College of the Holy Cross

Solo Exhibitions

2017     Muslim/American, American/Muslim, The Mercer Gallery,
                  Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, The Durbin Gallery,
                   Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Liberal Public Library,
                   Liberal, KS
             Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Dodge City Public Library
                   Dodge City, KS

2016     Muslim/American, American/Muslim, The Gallery at Penn
                   College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Pool Art Center Gallery,
                    Drury University, Springfield, MO
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, The Brent and Jean
                    Wadsworth Gallery, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

2015     Muslim/American, American/Muslim, John B. Davis Gallery,
                    Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
             Seven Photographs, The Photovillage, New York, NY 
             Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery,
                    Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Sidney Larson Gallery,
                    Columbia College, Columbia, MO
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Visual Arts Gallery,
                    Carroll College, Helena, MT
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Wright Art Gallery, Delta
                     State University, Cleveland, MS

2014     Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Joan Derryberry Art
                    Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Annex Gallery, Indiana
                     University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

2013     Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Moraine Valley
                   Community College, Palos Hills, IL
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Clayton Staples Gallery,
                    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Schuster Art Gallery,
                     Gannon University, Erie, PA
              Drive Safely, The Photography Gallery, Virginia Intermont
                     College, Bristol, VA

2012    Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma,  Northern Illinois
                   University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
              Drive Safely, Graphic Arts/Fine Arts Gallery, Moberly Area
                    Community College, Moberly, MO
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Human Thread,
    Chicago, IL
              Muslim/American, American/Muslim, Muslim American
                   Society - Islamic Circle of North America 11th Annual
                   Convention, Chicago, IL

2011     Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, The Wilson
                    Gallery, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
              Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, The Paper
                    Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
             Muslim/American, American/Muslim: Portrait of a Brooklyn
                    Masjid, The Elise B. Rosefsky Memorial Gallery, Binghamton
                    University, Binghamton, NY
             Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, Coburn Gallery, 
                    Ashland University, Ashland, OH
             Muslim/American, American/Muslim: Portrait of a Brooklyn
                    Masjid, Mezzanine Gallery,  St. John's University, Manhattan
                    Campus, New York, NY
              Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, Lupke Gallery,
                    University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2010    Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, The Christensen      Center Art Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
      Drive Safely, Meeting Room Gallery, Acton Memorial Library,
                     Acton, MA
              Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, Center for the
                    Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
              Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, Thompson
                     Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2009    Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma, The Grace
                   Institute, New York, NY

2008    Drive Safely, Eye Studio Gallery, New York, NY

2007    Above/Below, Marran Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2004    The Straphangers, The Pour House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
              The Straphangers, Grand Cental Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003     Abandoned,  The Guild Room Gallery, Brookline, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     SILENCE=BETRAYAL: Dale Rich and Robert Gerhardt,
                  LookOut! Gallery, Residential College in the Arts and
                  Humanities, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2017     Muslim In New York, The Museum of the City of New York
                   New York, NY
              Muslim In New York, The Jewish Community Center of
                   Manhattan, New York, NY
              Building Bridges Not Walls, Williamsburg Art and Historical
                   Society, Brooklyn, NY

2016     Photographing Culture, UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery,
                   University of Cincinnati, Cincinatti, OH

2015     Can You Move it All Up One Inch?, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY

2014     Beneath Raw Skin, Art Space Gallery, Willimantic, CT
              American Photography Today, Center for the Arts Gallery,
                  Towson University, Towson, MD
              After Rabat, Revival Gallery, Fitchburg, MA
             Celebrate Diversity: Steve Mathews and Robert Gerhardt,
                  Murfreesboro Peace and Justice Art Projects, Rotunda Gallery,
                  City Hall, Murfreesboro, TN
             Other Lives: Daniel Farum and Robert Gerhardt
,  The Art Gallery
                  at the Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

2013     See You in September: A Culture Transformed, Skylight Gallery,
                   New York, NY
              Good Question Gallery: Five Years of Synergy, Good Question
                   Gallery, New York, NY

2012    Art and Struggle, Graduate Gallery, Ontario College of Art
                  and Design, Toronto, Canada
             Triangulating Urbanism: History, Culture and Decay,
Good Question Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
     Holy Lives, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint
                   Elizabeth,  Morristown, NJ

2011     9/11 Memorial Exhibition, Jewish Cultural Center of Reading,
                   Wyomissing, PA
              Response and Healing, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks,
                    Reading, PA
              Fair at the Square, Bronx Council on the Arts,
                    Bronx, NY

2010    Human Rights Arts Festival, Amnesty International
                  Silver Spring, MD
 The Mythical State of Jefferson, Schneider Museum of Art,
                  Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
     Sleeping with Strangers, Salon Ciel, New York, NY

2009    American Race, Truman State University Art Gallery, Truman
                  State University, Kirksville, MO 
      Fight or Flight, 13 Pockets, Chicago, IL

2008    Never Routine: Women in the Course of Their Daily Lives, Grace
                   Institute, New York, NY
              On the Street, Kingston Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA 

2007    MFA Graduate Exhibition,  University Hall Gallery, The Art
                   Institute of Boston, Cambridge, MA

2005    Nudes, The Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
              Identity, The Diesel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004    Seven Conteporary Photographers, The New York Law School,
                   New York, NY
              The Art Event, The Space, Long Island City,
                   Queens, NY 
              The Photo Show, Gallery 402, Organization of Independent
                   Artists, New York, NY
              Chania 2004, The Omma Center for Contemporary Art, Chania,
   Crete, Greece

2003     Animal Images, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL.
               Small Works, Insight Gallery, Norwich, United Kingdom

2002     Woman Image, Image of Woman, The University of New Haven,
                   East Haven, CT.
               Opening Exhibition, SPACE Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1998     Senior Juried Art Exhibit, The College of the Holy Cross,
                   Worcester, MA


Collections

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
New York Historical Society, New York, NY

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Drury University, Springfield, MO
Furman University, Greenville, SC
The Grace Institute, New York, NY
Idaho State University Department of Art, Pocatello, ID
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
School of Creative Arts, University of St. Francis, Fort Wanyve, IN
Various Private Collections


Grants/Awards


2018    The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artist's Grant

2016    The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artist's Grant

2013    The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artist's Grant

2010    The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artist's Grant

2005    The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artist’s Grant

2004    Juror’s Award, The Photo Show, Gallery 402, Organization of
                   Independent Artists, New York, NY

1998    Juror’s Award for Photography, Senior Juried Art Exhibit,
                  The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA


Select Bibliography

Publications as Author

"Pakistan: Chai at Midnight," The Diplomat, January 26, 2018

"Photographing Muslims in New York," Stories: Behind-the-Scenes,
          The Museum of the City of New York, July 31, 2017

Exhibition Catalogues

Penny Lutz, 2015-2016 Exhibitions
          The Gallery at Penn College, 2015

Richard Cutrona, Muslim/American, American/Muslim
          Good Question Gallery, 2012

Marilyn Fox, 9/11 Memorial Exhibition
          Penn State Berks, 2011

Aaron and Peter Fine, American Race: Contemporary Art Reflecting on
          Race in the Year of Lincoln's Bicentennial, Truman State
          University, 2010

Claudia DeMonte, Woman Image, Image of Woman
          University of New Haven, 2002

Print Media

Vincent Marshall, "Library Hosts Photo Exhibit"
          Dodge City Daily Globe, November 7, 2017, p. 1

          The New York Times, February 26, 2017, p. MB7

          Springfield News Leader, Weekend, February 4, 2016, P. 8-9

Olivia Rowe, "A Timely Topic and the Power of Photography"
          Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 7, 2016, p 8-9

James Langton, "'
Muslims in America' photography project takes on
          deeper signifigance
"
           The National, December 27, 2015 p. 8-9

Louise Siddons and Pouya Jahanshahi, "Venturing Beyond the Frame"
          Art Focus Oklahoma, September/October 2015, p. 16-17

Jenny Hopkins, "Photo gallery at ISU illustrates Muslim-American life"
          Idaho State Journal, January 11, 2015, p. D3 - D4

Muhammad Yusuf, "Clicking to Connect"
          Time Out, The Gulf Today, December 18, 2014, p. 22-23

Sarah Glenn, "New Pocatello Mosque spurs photographer to exhibit work"
          Idaho State Journal, December 11, 2014, p. A2

Chaya Babu, "The Other Casualty of 9/11"
          India Abroad, January 17, 2014, p. M11 - M12

Yashwant Raj and ANI, "Racists Vandalize ad, GAP makes Sikh poster
          boy," Hindustan Times, November 28, 2013, p. 1

Amy Rahn, "Robert Gerhardt at Dibden Center at Johnson State College"
          Art New England, Vol. 31, Issue 6, November/December 2010, p. 67

Damaso Reyes, "Life on the Border: A window on another world,"
           New York Amsterdam News, Vol. 100, No. 29,
           July 16-July 22, 2009, p. 20

James Spina,  "Parting Glance,"  20/20 Magazine
           Jobson Publishing,  July 2007

Online Publications

Julie Zauzmer, "Museum displays images of Muhammad: Muslims who
          have the world's most common name"
          The Washington Post, May 2, 2017

Ibriz Sheikh, "An American tourist makes a tough call: Karachi or Lahore"
          The Express Tribune, March 28, 2017

Daniel Tchetchik, "Being a Muslim in the United States"
          Haaretz, March 19, 2017

Sarah Gilbert, "Life as a Muslim in New York"
          The Guardian, March 5, 2017

Tanvi Misra, "Muslims of New York"
          CityLab, March 1, 2017

Julius Motal, "Muslim Life in New York City"
          American Photo, February 27, 2017

Alexander Nazaryan, "'Muslim in New York' Exhibit Shows How Muslims
          Have Contributes to New York Culture for Centeries"
          Newsweek, February 22, 2017

Priscilla Frank, "Photographers Depict The Range and Beauty of Muslim
          Life in New York"
          The Huffington Post, February 15, 2017

Sarah Cascone, "Muslim Culture Comes to the Fore at the Museum of the
          City of New York"
          ArtNet News, February 13, 2007

Raphel Pope-Sussman, "Photos: New Show at Museum of the City of New
          York Will Celebrate Muslim Community"
          Gothamist, February 12, 2017

Joelcy Kay, "A Place to Worship in America - Muslims & The Freedom of
          Religion"
          Edge of Humanity Magazine, February 5, 2017

Katherine Brooks, "These Are The Real Faces of Muslim Americans who
         Worship at Mosques"
          The Huffington Post, December 21, 2015
          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robert-gerhardt

Matthias Kolb, "Hass, von dem wir alle nicht wussten, dass er existiert"
          Suddeutsche Zeitung, December 10, 2015
          http://www.sz.de/1.2774439

Sarah Gilbert, "Everyday life for Muslims in the USA"
          The Guardian, November 21, 2015

Christine Hauser, "A Defaced Gap Ad Goes from the Subway to the Web
          to its Demise"
          New York Times, The Lede Blog, November 27, 2013

Misty Sidell, "GAP Slams racist graffiti after ad featuring Sikh jewelry
          designer Waris Ahluwalia is vandalized with anti-Muslim slurs"
          Mail Online, November 26, 2013
 
Amy Wolf, "Muslim/American, American/Muslim"
          PDN Photo of the Day Blog, March 19, 2013
          www.pdnphotooftheday.com/2013/03/19620

Samantha Olivieri, "A Discussion with Robert Gerhardt"
           Salon Ciel Blog, April 25, 2011

Ron Egatz, "Robert Gerhardt, Visual Sociologist"
          Sekonic Blog, October 11, 2010
          http://sekonic.wordpress.com/2010/10/11

Radio/Television

Jenny Inzerillo, High Plains Mornings, High Plains Public Radio,
           Garden City, KS, September 20, 2017

Felicitas Hammerstein and Mariana Schneider, "New York, New York - A
          City For All"
          Metropolis, ARTE, Germany and France, April 23, 2017

Fiona Powell, Interview, ArtScene, WVIA-FM
          Williamsport, PA, January 18, 2016

Josh Rindlfeisch, "Eye on the Valley"
          Pocatello Access Television, Pocatello, ID, January 26, 2015

Shaela Litzu, Interview, NPR Morning Edition, KISU-FM
          Pocatello, ID January 20, 2015

Karole Honas, "Muslim Exhibiton Opens"
          ABC 8 News, Pocatello, ID, January 20, 2015

Shaela Litzu, Interview, NPR Morning Edition, KISU-FM
          Pocatello, ID January 13, 2015

Rick Cartwright, Broadstrokes: A Closer Look at the Arts
          CATV, Fort Wayne, IN, October 2011


Conferences/Symposia

Muslim American Society - Islamic Circle of North America
11th Annual Convention, 2012
          Chicago, IL
          Talk: Muslim/American, American/Muslim

Agents of Change: Art as Activism, 2012
           Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
           Panel: Art and Injustice in a Global World

CAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, 2011
           Against Global Indifference: Awaking to Action
           Ashland University, Ashland, OH
           Talk: Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma

Making Meaning of 9/11: Local Impacts, Global Implications, 2011
            St.  John's University, Manhattan Campus, New York, NY
            Talk: Muslim/American, American Muslim

Crossing the Boundaries XIX: CONFLICT, 2011
             Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
             Talk: Muslim/American, American/Muslim

22nd Annual Noble Peace Prize Forum, 2010
             Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
             Panel: The Karen: Varied Perspectives

Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival, 2010
             Silver Spring, MD
             Event: Artist's Talk and Portfolio Review


Lectures/Presentations/Critiques/Workshops

2018   Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State
                 University, East Lansing, MI (lecture and workshop)
             Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, Brooklyn, New York (presentation)
             Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan (lecture and critique)

2017   George Fox University, Newberg, OR (lecture and critique)
            The Musuem of the City of New York, New York, NY (workshop)
            Oxbridge New York College Experience, Barnard College, New
                 York, NY (lecture)
            Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL (lecture)
            Garden City Community College,  Garden City, KS (lecture)
            Garden City High School, Garden City, KS (presenation)

2016    Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA (lecture)
             Drury University, Springfield, MO (lecture)
             St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia, PA (lecture)
             Pakistan American Cultural Center, Karachi, Pakistan (lecture)
             Al Hamra Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan (lecture)

2015    Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID (lecture)
             Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK (lecture)
             Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (lecture)

2014    Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN (lecture)

2013    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (lecture and critique)
              Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA (lecture and critique)

2012     St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia, PA (lecture)
              Human Thread, Chicago, IL (lecture)

2011     Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY (lecture)
              Ashland University, Ashland, OH (lecture and critique)
              University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN (lecture, workshop
                   and critique)

2010    Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (lecture and critique)
              Salon Ciel, New York, NY (presentation)
              Johnson State College, Johnson, VT (lecture and critique)
              Furman University, Greenville, SC (lecture and critique)

2007    Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (presentation)