My paintings are available at:

71 Garfield
Suite 160A
Detroit, MI 48201

Or contact me by telephone or email. Prices are available on request.

313-320-7678
Robbie@RobbieBest.com

EDUCATION
2008 B.F.A. (Painting), Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
 
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS, HONORS, AWARDS
2014 First Place Winner, Art Works Detroit inspired Visual Arts Contest – Detroit, MI
2012 Fourth Place Award, Farmington Art Foundation Spring Exhibit – Farmington Hills, MI
2011 Artist in Residence for Farmington Area Arts Commission – Farmington Hills, MI
2011 Celia Trotter Woodson Award for Service and Support of the Arts (National Conference of Artist) – Detroit, MI
2011 Special Tribute from the State of Michigan and the 96th Legislature
2011 Proclamation from the City Council and Mayor of the City of Farmington Hills, MI
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Best of Best, LTG artist studio & showroom – Detroit, MI
2012 An Exhibition of Works by Robbie Best, Mentobe Café - Farmington, MI
2011 Giving Birth to Self, City Galley at Costick Center - Farmington Hills, MI
2010 Paintings by Robbie Best, National Conference of Artist (NCA) Lobby Gallery - Detroit, MI
2009 Life for Me, The Artwork of Robbie Best, Museum of African American History - Detroit, MI
2006 The Color of Emotion, NCA Gallery - Detroit, MI
2005 Life Lessons, 4731 Gallery - Detroit, MI
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 The Detroit Show, Wayne County Community College – Detroit, MI
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Art Auction – Detroit, M
 
2013 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series: Regional Exhibition, Museum of African American History - Detroit, MI
BRILLANCE III, NCA Gallery – Detroit, MI
The Detroit Show, Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery – Detroit, MI
Farmington Art Foundation Spring Exhibit - Farmington Hills, MI
Arts for the Spirit, Oakwood Hospital – Taylor, MI
En Plein Air, NCA Gallery – Detroit, MI
Noel Night Exhibit, LTG artist studio – Detroit, MI
 
2012 New Painting: New Ideas, NCA Gallery – Detroit, MI
Portfolio Four: Standard Time (Midwest artists), NCA Gallery - Detroit, MI
Student Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center - Bloomfield, MI
Farmington Hills City Hall Public Art Exhibition - Farmington Hills, MI
40th Annual Noel Night, Dell Pryor’s Spiral Gallery – Detroit, MI
It Just Gets Better, NCA Gallery – Detroit, MI
Group Show, Eric’s I’ve Been Framed Gallery - Detroit, MI
Farmington Art Foundation Spring Exhibit - Farmington Hills, MI
Art of the Aging Annual Exhibit, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology - Detroit, MI
Lady Like, MAC Galleries - Detroit, MI
 
2011 Symbolic Language, Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery – Detroit, MI
The Essential Art Experience, NCA at G.R. N 'namdi Gallery - Detroit, MI
Art of the Aging Annual Exhibit, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology – Detroit, MI
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Art Auction - Detroit, MI
Student Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center – Bloomfield, MI
Farmington Art Foundation Spring Exhibit - Farmington Hills, MI
 
2010 Farmington Hills City Hall Public Art Exhibition, City Hall – Farmington Hills, MI
Group Exhibition, Healing Arts Artist Avenue Gallery Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI
Art of Aging Annual Exhibit, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology - Detroit, MI
Farmington Art Foundation Spring Exhibit - Farmington Hills, MI
Red, NCA Annual Exhibition at G.R. N’Namdi Gallery - Detroit, MI
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Art Auction - Detroit, MI
 
2009 Black Fine Arts Show, NCA Gallery - New York City, NY
Waynemania, Wayne State University Art Gallery - Detroit, MI
Words and Images, NCA Gallery – Detroit, MI
Summer Sail, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Art Auction – Detroit, MI
Hannan Spring Open: All Media Exhibition, Ellen Kayrod Gallery – Detroit, MI
 
2008 American Cities Series: Detroit: Works on Paper, Brandywine Gallery of Art - Philadelphia, PA
Artworks for Life, Midwest Aids Prevention Project Exhibition - Dearborn, MI
Magical Moments, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
Waynemania, Wayne State University Art Gallery – Detroit, MI
Heritage Annual Exhibit, JRainey Gallery - Detroit, MI
 
2007 Sweet 16, Light My Fire, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
 
2006 Face to Face, Southfield Library – Detroit, MI
Face to Face, Pryor Gallery - Detroit, MI
The Grand Splash, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
Delta Sigma Theta Annual Art Auction, Marygrove College – Detroit, MI
 
2005 Her Story, A Celebration of Women Artists, Del Gallery - Lathrup Village, MI
Adventures in Abstract Art, Del Gallery – Lathrup Village, MI
Gala, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
 
2004 Heritage II Reflections, NCA Exhibit at Madonna University – Livonia, MI
Fall Splendor, The Art Exchange Gallery – Detroit, MI
Face to Face, Bagley Art Center – Detroit, MI
Objects of Affection, NCA Gallery – Detroit, MI
Super Celebration, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
 
2003 James Tatum Foundation for the Arts Scholarship Exhibition, Historical First Congregation Church – Detroit, MI
New Wave, NCA Annual Exhibition – Detroit, MI
 
PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS
2012 Jenkins, Stacy, “Cast Your ‘Vote for the Arts’ at the Festival of the Arts”, Observer and Eccentric Newspapers, April 15, 2012
 
2011 Hook, Lisa, “simply the Best”, Wayne State Alumni Magazine, July 2011, volume 25, No 2, 56-57
Golden, Joni Hubred, “New Artist in Residence Enjoys Second Career” Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch, April 14, 2011, 1
Jenkins, Stacy, “Arts Commission announce 2011 award recipients”, online at hometownlife.com, April 7, 2011, A8
 
2010 Hodges, Michael H., “Late bloomer”, The Detroit News, January 7, 2010, 17M
Charles, H Wright Museum presents ‘Life for Me: The Artwork of Robbie Best’, The Michigan Chronicle, March 17-23, 2010, B-10
 
2005 Chan, Erin, “12 creative outlets are feast for eyes”, Detroit Free Press, November 27, 2005, p.2J
 
2004 Daughter of Dakar, 2004, Lyceum, Winter 2004 Vol.32, No 2 p.37
 
LECTURE SYMPOSIA
2009-14 Monthly Forum on Art at the National Conference of Artists
2012 Lecture at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on the Art of the Masters Exhibit Teaching Workshops
 
COLLECTIONS
2014 Mac Galleries – Detroit, MI
2010 Eric I’ve Been Framed Gallery – Detroit, MI
2010 Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI
2009 Henry Ford Hospital – West Bloomfield, MI
2006 Robin M Fields, Esq. – Upper Marlboro, MD
2006 Dr Nicole T. Fields – Huntington Woods, MI
2005 Leslie Graves, Esq – Detroit, MI

AFFILIATIONS
National Conference of Arts
Farmington Art Foundation