Professor Robert Hower over the last nine years has initiated a number of new programs as professor / chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington. The development and implementation of a new MFA program that includes four unique research tracks was initiated in 2007. The enhancement of the BA of program was completed in 2012 to effectively advise and guide students through proper program opportunities. Robert established the Studio Create©, research studio focused on collaborative team project development. Assisted in - the development of Mav Letterpress + and the Wild Pony Press. Initiated the developed the Arts Entrepreneurship program and course (F2012). Designed the DMT, Digital Media Track to develop digital research in all studio areas of study. The current development of CORRPro Design with the International Corregated Packaging Foundation links students with industry. Robert Hower helped guide the department of Art and Art History to a successful NASAD full accreditation on the first attempt. Again in 2014 the Deapartment of Art and Art History was highly successful in the National Schools of Art and Design re accreditation process and was awarded full membership. Has exhibited/presented his work in numerous juried, invitational and one person formats. These include shows at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts-Beijing, Glasgow School of Art - Scotland, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts-Shenyang, China, 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 Central Academy of Art – City Design School – Beijing, Minnesota Museum of American Art, The University of Texas, Pan American and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Major presentations and Interactive projects presented include; - Central Academy of Fine Arts, presented current work and Cross Connections Exhibition, Beijing , China, Fall 2012, National Council of Art Administrators Conference – Presentation- Using Self Assessment Tools to Improve Leadership 2010, National Council of Art Administrators Conference- Panel on Program Development, Sarasota, Florida November 2008., New Media Consortium Pachyderm conference – Design Texas and the Pachyderm Trail, Dallas, Texas – 2007, Dundee University, Jordanstone School of Architecture, Scotland – 2006, Design Fusion, Fachhochschule Trier, Germany – 2006, Dundee University, Jordanstone School of Art, Scotland – 2000, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland – 2000, Norwich School of Art and Design, UK – 2000, British Museum, UK - 1997 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, Art and the Computer: An Illinois Survey, funded by the Illinois Arts Council.




  • 1975 - M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • 1973 - B.F.A., University of Nebraska Omaha

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Phone: (817) 272-2891
rhower@uta.edu

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