Robert Taplin is a sculptor. His work has been both monumental and miniature. His background is in medieval studies and theater design. Consequently, his work brings the familiar and the strange into somewhat startling proximity. Occasionally, he draws from photographic sources that depict moments of imagined realities.
Taplin was born in 1950 and graduated with a BA from Pomona College in 1973. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988. He has written on sculpture for Art in America and taught graduate and undergraduate programs, most recently at Yale University.
Taplin has been included in exhibits throughout the United States. His most recent work, “Heaven, Hell, and the History of Punch,” “Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante),” and “Facts and Fictions” have been shown at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ and Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY.