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Robert Marbury is a multi-disciplinary artist working in fabric, photography, and fur. He is a co-founder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists and lectures internationally about alternative taxidermy. He has developed his Urban Beast Project since 2000 in order to investigate the ferine nature of animals and their interaction with humans in the urban environment.

Robert has played a drape in John Waters' Crybaby, been held up by pirates in Indonesia, and served as the Public Arts Chair on the Minneapolis Arts Commission. He continues to judge the annual Carnivorous Night's Taxidermy Contest, which is the largest alternative taxidermy contest in the world.

His work has received support from the Aljira Contemporary Art Center in Newark, NJ;  the CAFKA Public Art Forum in Ontario, Canada; the Minnesota State Arts Board; and the NEA Artist Initiative Grant. In 2007, Robert was included as one of the “stray dogs of contemporary art” in Charley 05, edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick. 

Robert earned his B.A. from Connecticut College and a Post-Bac from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself is Robert's first book

For information on book events, signings or to contact the author, please use the form below. 

More Reading:

Baltimore City Paper Best of Baltimore Sept 14 2015

Elite Daily Jan 19, 2015

Virginia Quarterly Winter 2015

Wall Street Journal Dec 8, 2014

Hyperallergic Nov 6, 2014

Atlas Obscura Oct 20, 2014

Pioneer Press Oct 18, 2014

Star Tribune Oct 15, 2014

Vice Oct 14, 2014

Kirkus Reviews Oct 9, 2014

Slate's The Gist Podcast Oct 9, 2014

Brightest Young Things Oct 8, 2014

Fast Co Design Oct 7, 2014

City Paper Oct 7, 2014

The Gothamist Oct 6, 2014

WYPR The Signal Oct 2, 2014

Portland Monthly Oct 2014

Baltimore Sun July 15, 2014

New York Times Dec 8, 2010

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