Robert Ladislas Derr

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Robert Ladislas Derr

Professor of Art (Photography, Video and Performance)
BFA 1993 Art Academy of Cincinnati
MFA 2002 Rhode Island School of Design

Robert Ladislas Derr received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and attended the Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University. Exhibitions and performances of his work have been held worldwide including the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (US), Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Australia), Mendel Art Gallery (Canada), Schirn Kunsthalle (Germany), Wexner Center for the Arts (US), and Irish Film Institute (Ireland), to name a few. His works have been funded by such organizations as the Urbana Public Arts Commission, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Ohio Arts Council. Some of the permanent collections holding his work include Loyola University Museum of Art, Miami-Dade Public Library, and Indiana University Art Museum. For Derr, life is a performance—it sets the stage for his making. In 2016, he joined UNL after having been part of the faculty at The Ohio State University since 2004.