Robert prior to a lecture at Plush Gallery in Dallas and view of his studio in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

A 5 minute walk from his studio is a cliff dwelling (for starlings and owls), out the south window looms Turtleback Mountain.

views out the west window - Black Range Mountains in the Gila National Forest and just across I-25 is Mud Mountain.

not pictured - From his studio Cooke's Peak is visible (a mountain he grew up seeing from Deming) and in the east Sierra Blanca (near Ruidoso) can be seen.

New Mexico is like that. You never know in what obscure canyon or on what sun-baked mesa

you will find an artist or scholar on exile.                novelist - Conrad Richter



   My life began in the flatlands of west Texas. At the age of five we moved to Arizona and three years later to New Mexico. These vast landscapes would be a creative influence throughout my life.

   My senior year of high school, we moved to Houston. After a few years attending community college, I joined the Air Force. I had grown up working in my father's machine shops - physically demanding work, cutting, shaping and welding metal - but I also had a natural drawing talent. The military gave me the discipline and opportunity to develop this creative side. As I moved around the states and to Asia, I found time to study - artists and art movements; classic and contemporary literature; and Eastern philosophies - subjects that consistently and continually inspire me.

   In 1980 I returned to Texas to get an art degree. I attended two other colleges before finding a fit at Texas State University. The moves were tough, yet a blessing, as each school connected me with professors that greatly influenced my art and life philosophies. I received a BFA in Studio Art, moved to Austin, and joined an artist community that orbited around the UT campus. I soon became a father and a few years later, we were a family of four. To keep us fed, I began working with a master carpenter in a booming housing market, and the skills learned were to serve me well.

   I had a painting selected for the New American Talent 1988show at the Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin. From that I joined the 500X Gallery in Dallas - where we then moved to - and I was now part of a larger art community and market. In 1993, Sally Sprout added my paintings to the 8 Contemporary Texas Artistsexhibit and I joined her gallery in Houston. A year later I was included in the inaugural show - Exquisite Corpse -at The MAC in Dallas. Another first was my 1995 solo show, Soft Machines, as I turned the entire gallery into an installation of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media objects.

   At the turn of the century I joined a new, more conceptual gallery in Dallas called Plush Art. My 2005 solo show Laundry Baskets at CSAW in Houston was my first time creating a performance piece. The next year I joined five other Plush artists in New York City, creating installations and performance pieces for the exhibit Manic and Wasted.

   All this performing helped me become more comfortable in front of crowds so in 2008 I began teaching. At the Creative Arts Center I developed adult painting classes and workshops in acrylic, oil and watercolor, presented art programs at parks and community centers, and was instrumental in launching ArtAbility - a program that provided workshops for the special needs community. That same year, I began working with Big Thought, an organization that provides after-school and summer programs for at-risk elementary school students. I created two of their most popular programs - Chalk Drawing and Mural Painting, and Cartooning with Math. 

   In 2016, I reconnected with an artist/musician and a year later - she, I, and our dog Brody - moved back to the Land of Enchantment. From our hill top perch above a tiny town on the Rio Grande - we play music, make art, and marvel at the incredible ever-changing sky and infinite views. In 2018, my first show in New Mexico was Here and Now at the NMSU Art Gallery Las Cruces. 



1985    Texas State University San Marcos Bachelor of Fine Arts


Solo Exhibitions

2018    Vessels Angel Remnants Gallery T or C New Mexico

2016    Canyon Watercolors Slant Gallery Dallas

2010    10 : 10 : 10 VAL Art Center Lewisville

2008    Systems Brazos Gallery Richland College Dallas
2005    Blue Cells Plush Gallery Dallas
            Laundry Basket of Lost Souls Commerce Street Artist Warehouse Houston
2002    Joy of Life Plush Gallery Dallas
2001    Ultimo Aliento Lago Vista Gallery Richland College Dallas
            Skin Plush Gallery Dallas
2000    Tentacion Biondi Salon Gallery Dallas
1998    Robert Moore in the Abstract University of Dallas Haggerty Gallery Dallas
1995    Soft Machines 500X Gallery Dallas


Group Exhibitions

2019    Kick Out The Jamzz Plush Art Gallery Dallas

            EXO ESO meTeORiC Art and Film Fest T or C New Mexico

2018    Here and Now NMSU Art Gallery Las Cruces New Mexico

            Sacred Heart Passion Pie Gallery T or C New Mexico

2017    Unique by Nature McKinney Performing Arts Center McKinney

2016    Process to Product CAC Gallery Dallas

2015    Songs of the Times Small Gallery Dallas

2014    Day of the Dead Altars Latino Cultural Center Dallas

            Val Curry’s Universe McKinney Avenue Contemporary Dallas

            Jewelry and Paint CAC Gallery Dallas

2013    Tribute to Daniel Johnston Kessler Theatre Oak Cliff Dallas

2011    Aurora Digital Arts Festival The Dallas Arts District Dallas

2010    Joyride Plush Gallery Dallas

2007    Winterfresh Plush Gallery Dallas
            Savage Intimacies MFA Gallery Dallas

            Salon du Fit Bath House Cultural Center Dallas

            Inside Out Brazos Gallery Richland College Dallas

            Disconnect Mokah Art Gallery Deep Ellum Dallas

2006    manic and wasted Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space New York City

            Uncle Remus' la supreme discoteca Supreme Trading Williamsburg/Brooklyn

            Confusion Fine Arts Building Chicago

            Aqua Art MiamiMiami

            PJ Party at the Clubhouse MFA Gallery Dallas

            88 Kettle Gallery Dallas

            Stealin Christmas 500X Gallery Dallas

            Patternage Continental Gallery Dallas
            666 Kettle Gallery Dallas
2005    AAF Contemporary Art Fair Midtown Manhattan New York City

            art los angeles Gescheidle Gallery travels to Los Angeles

            Art Chicago in the Park Plush Gallery/Thomas Blackman Associates Chicago
            Wayward Delinquents Commerce Street Artist Warehouse Houston
            Frisbee Fair Cavalier Hotel Miami

            La Frontera Gescheidle Gallery Chicago
            Smashing Art Show Mecca Design Dallas
            Casket Factory Southside Gallery Dallas
2004    The Stray Show Plush Gallery/Thomas Blackman Associates Chicago
            Delinquent Boys Plush Gallery Dallas
            Pano Art El Centro Gallery Dallas

2003    Show Offs William Campbell Gallery Ft Worth
            Mule Train Plush Gallery Dallas
            Dallas vs Houston Commerce Street Artist Warehouse Houston

            100 Years of the Dallas Museum of Art Dallas Museum of Art Dallas
            500X Celebrates 25 Years 500X Gallery Dallas
            33 1/3 Group Show Plush Gallery Dallas
2000    Habeus Corpus Brazos Gallery Richland College Dallas
1999    The Beauty Show Arlington Museum of Art Arlington
1998    20 x 500 500X Gallery Dallas Richland College Dallas and Art Center of Waco
            Art for the Good Times Arlington Museum of Art Arlington
1997    Black & White Arlington Museum of Art Arlington
1996    Notions of Nostalgia Arlington Museum of Art Arlington
1995    Small Works Local Color Gallery College Station Joan Davidow juror
            Dissection 500X Gallery Dallas
            House and Garden Arlington Museum of Art Arlington
1994    Exquisite Corpse McKinney Avenue Contemporary Dallas
            Robert Moore and Tom Sime: New Works 500X Gallery Dallas
            Diamonds are Forever Arlington Museum of Art Arlington
            500Xmas to Go-Go 500X Gallery Dallas
            Art Exchange Center for Contemporary Art Abilene
            Stable 500X Gallery Dallas
1993    Light Sally Sprout Gallery Houston
            Robert Moore and Tom Sime: Paintings 500X Gallery Dallas
            8 Contemporary Texas Artists Sally Sprout Gallery Houston
            8th Annual Juried Exhibition Modern Museum Ft Worth Dennis Barre juror
            500X at 15 500X Gallery Dallas
            Expo '93 500X Gallery Dallas Dr. Annegreth Nill juror
            International Art Competition TCU Gallery Ft Worth Roger Lipsey juror
            Summer in the City Arlington Museum of Art Arlington Dr. Annegreth Nill juror
1992    Robert Moore Tom Sime Christin Casin Nancy Brown 500X Gallery Dallas
1991    14th Annual Alumni Show Southwest Texas State University San Marcos
1989    Juried Exhibition University of Texas Arlington Jeff Kelly juror
1988    New American Talent 1988 Laguna Gloria Museum Austin Richard Armstrong juror

            International Art Competition Trammel Crow Center Dallas Bill Kommadore juror

            Group Exhibition Angelo State University San Angelo
1985    Small Works University of Texas Austin 
1983    International Art Competition Texas State University San Marcos Jim Edwards juror
1981    Group Exhibition Midland College Midland



2019    EXO ESO meTeORiC Art and Film Fest T or C New Mexico

2015    Savage Impressions live chalk drawing MFA Gallery Dallas

2010    10 : 10 : 10 - a 7 hour installation ending in a ritualized performance VAL Lewisville

2006    Altar of Glib: Cult of Bee Cult of Rabbitt at Stealin Christmas 500X Gallery Dallas
            Blanco Boy Tres Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space New York City
            Libidinal Ritual of the Equinox MFA Gallery Dallas
2005    White Boy Blue Duex Plush Gallery Dallas
            Laundry Basket of Lost Souls Commerce Street Artist Warehouse Houston


2018    Second Place Sacred Heart Passion Pie T or C New Mexico

1993    Second Place Expo '93  500X Gallery Dallas

            Top Banana Summer in the City Arlington Museum of Art Arlington

1989    Best of Show Juried Exhibition University of Texas Arlington


Teaching Experience

2008-16 Creative Arts Center of Dallas Adult Abstract Painting Classes and Workshops

2008-14 Big Thought Afterschool and Summer Camp Elementary Student Art Programs


Select Collections

Carter Wynne Collection  Dallas

Rodney Rogers Collection  Dallas
The Barrett Collection  Dallas
Gee Heiburg Collection Portland OR
Innovative Healthcare  Houston

George and Clare Burch  Dallas

Betty and Hardy Sanders  Dallas



2018    Durham, James "Sierra County Art" The Ink June 2018

            Durham, James "Sierra County Art" The Ink April 2018

2014    Olivera, Mercedes "Day of the Dead" Dallas Morning News October 24

2007    Terranova, Charissa "Inside Out" Dallas Morning News October 4
            Tolsten, Eric "Savage Intimacies" Art Pod Cast July 8
2006    Compton, J R "Big As Night" Dallas Arts Revue September 23
            Wagner, James "Manic and Wasted" August 18
            Compton, J R "Livening Up" Dallas Arts Revue June 23
2005    Kutner, Janet "In the Pink" Dallas Morning News November 13
2004    Babcock, Mark "Delinquent Boys" September 18
2003    Webb, Jay "Sensual Delights" Dallas Observer June 25
            Hebler, Annabelle Massey "Urban Brawl" Dallas Observer April 24
2002    Hebler, Annabelle Massey "Holiday Bizarre" Dallas Observer December 12
            Compton, J R "Playful Beehive" Dallas Arts Revue July 8
2001    Sime, Tom "Area Artist Featured" Dallas Morning News August 29
1998    Kutner, Janet "20 x 500 views from a Dallas Warehouse" exhibition catalogue
1995    Kutner, Janet "Local Color" Dallas Morning News September 8
            Nuckols, Carol "Exhibitions" Ft Worth Star Telegram January 20
            Ladner, Rose Mary "On Exhibit" Channel 13 January 11
1994    Mitchell, Charles Dee "Familiar Artists" Dallas Morning News October 13
            Kutner, Janet "Two Artists Compatible in the Abstract" Dallas Morning News Oct 8
            Mitchell, Charles Dee "Heady Experience" Dallas Morning News February 18
            Knudsen, Paul "Exhibitions" Ft Worth Star Telegram January 25
1993    Kutner, Janet "A Home of Their Own" Dallas Morning News September 18
            Mitchell, Charles Dee "Strength in Numbers" Dallas Morning News January 23
1988    Armstrong, Richard "New American Talent 1988 " exhibition catalogue