Robert Hite

Born in 1956 in rural Virginia, Robert Hite attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. After studying traditional ink brush painting in Malaysia, he worked as a studio assistant with Washington Color School painter Leon Berkowitz. Informed both by a rich southern narrative tradition and closeness to natural environments, Hite's imagery often draws upon his memories of youthful wanderings in the Virginia tide waters. He has sought out and photographed rural dwellings not only in the southern United States and the Caribbean, but also in Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia. In 1997, Hite and his family moved to a nineteenth¬century Methodist church and parsonage in the village of Esopus, New York.
The Nassau County Museum of Art hosted a solo show of Hite’s work in 2011 titled Imagined Histories. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014. In 2016, the artist was given a dual-site solo exhibition at the Hancock Shaker Village and the Berkshire Museum. “Living on Earth” included Hite’s paintings, photographs and structural installations. His exhibit at the Shaker Museum incorporated two site¬ specific outdoor sculptures, which he tried successfully intergrated into their surroundings: a village dating back to the late 18thcentury, notable for its large and iconic round stone barn from 1826.
Robert Hite’s installation of photographs and constructions titled Above the Fray is currently on view at the Albany International Airport through 2019.

Photo of Robert Hite

Imagined Histories



2016 – MASS MoCA Artist in Residence, North Adams, MA 2014 – Guggenheim Fellowship Award

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – A Distant Embrace, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY 2016 – Living On Earth, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
2016 – Living On Earth, Hancock Shaker Village Museum, Hancock, MA 2014 – Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY
2013 – Fire House Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 2013 – Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
2012 – Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY
2011 – Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY
2010 – Crossing Safely and Imagined Histories, Saint Edwards University, Austin, TX 2008 – Living On Earth, Pearl Arts Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY
2007 – Imagined Histories, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, NY 2003 – Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2003 – Social Science Research Council, New York, NY 2002 – Ellen Elizabeth Gallery, Cape Code, MA
2002 – Tree of Remembrance and Book of Names, American University Law School, Washington D.C. 2000 – The Tartt Gallery, Washington D.C.
2000 – Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA 2000 – Foxley Leach Gallery, Washington D.C.

Group Exhibitions

2016 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 – Interior­Exterior, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
2015 – Out of the Vault, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY 2015 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 – Architecture Digested, El Camino College, Torrence, CA 2013 – Pulse New York, New York, NY
2011 – Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY (two person) 2009 – Art Miami, Miami, FL
2009 – G.A.S., Poughkeepsie, NY
2009 – Heading Home, Susan Eley Fine Arts, New York, NY 2008 – Espacio En Bianco, Madrid Spain
2008 – Colorblind, Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 – The Aspen Gallery, Aspen, CO 2008 – Violet Ray Gallery, New York, NY 2007 – Pearl Arts Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY
2005 – Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Kingston, NY
2005 – The Maquette Show, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
2003 – Light Among Shadows, Absolute / L.A. International Biennial, Los Angeles, CA (co­curator) 2003 – 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA
2003 – Hudson River Art at Rhinebeck, Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, NY
2002 – Light Among Shadows, Research Center of the Americas, Minneapolis, MN (curator) 2001 – Light Among Shadows, Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington D.C.
2000 – Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2000 – Rotunda Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY 2000 – Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington D.C.