Dave Pressler, the most prolific “robot artist” in the world, is exhibiting a full retrospective of his 20+ year career at Lancaster’s Museum of Art History (MOAH), from August 4 to September 30, 2018.
The self-described “Blue Collar Artist” has been working for over two decades in every medium, including drawing, painting, sculpting, character design, stop-motion animation, animatronics, and even co-creating the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon show “Robot And Monster.” Titled “Idea to Object,” the exhibit will map out the narrative of Pressler’s career, divided into sections focusing on each different medium he’s worked in and how he made his ideas a reality.
“I don’t look at this exhibit as just a retrospective on all the work I’ve done,” says Pressler. “What I really want it to do is de-mystify the creative process and demonstrate to people that art is just doing the work to take the ideas in your head and bring them into the physical world. There is a way for you to create them for a living.”
“Pressler’s work appeals to audiences of all ages,” says Andi Campognone, Director of MOAH. “His work is a great example of the combination of strong contemporary concepts and expert craft, and we are so excited to exhibit his work for both the Lancaster and Greater LA communities.”
Dave Pressler, the "blue collar artist," is an Emmy nominated television producer, character designer, animator, illustrator, sculptor and painter, all skills he combines to make him one of the most prolific (and foremost) "robot artists" in the world.
Over the past 20 years he has designed characters and IPs for a variety of kids entertainment companies, as well as co-created the Emmy-nominated Robot and Monster for Nickelodeon, and the stop-motion animated series How to Do Everything With Garrick and Marvin for DreamWorksTV. All the while, he's been making designer toys, sculptures and paintings that have sold in galleries all over the globe. Most recently he has added book illustration to the list of achievements.
Dave is based out of his studio in Los Angeles, where he is committed to making at least one robot a day.