College for Creative Studies: Foundation


Robert Schefman

Associate Professor

MFA, MA, University of Iowa, BFA, Michigan State University

Robert Schefman, a native of Detroit, Michigan, earned a BFA from Michigan State University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

His works are in the collections of The Broad Museum of Art, The Mint Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The 19th District Court, Dearborn; Ford Arts Center, Dearborn; Wayne State University, Detroit; The Cooley Law School, Lansing; The University of Iowa, and private collections in Detroit, New York City, Boca Raton, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Schefman’s exhibitions include: Midland Center For The Arts, The Krasl Art Center, Oakland University, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Art, Foley Square/ Federal Plaza, New York City, and Manifest Research Gallery.

He is represented by David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, MI, and Timothy Yarger Fine Art in Beverly Hills, CA

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2012 Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2008 Robert Kidd Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
2005 Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
2004 Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2002 Midland Center For The Arts, Midland, MI
2001 Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI    
2000 Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
1997 Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1995 Charach/ Epstien Museum Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
1994 Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1991 Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1984 Aesthetic Arrest, New York, NY
1983 Turkish Mission to the United Nations, UN Plaza, New York, NY
1982 Sculpture for the Ancient Gates of Troy, Troy, Turkey
1979 Art in Public Places, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
1976 Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/project:

Jenkins, Mike, “It’s All About Illusion”, Muses Magazine, Vol. 26, 2014, pp. 34-37
INPA 7, Manifest Press, 2013
Manifest International Painting Annual 3, Manifest Press, 2013
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benneton Collection, Fabrica Italy, 2013
Manifest International Drawing Annual 7, Manifest Press, 2013
American Arts Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 4, Fall 2012, Cover, and pp. 58-61
Contemporary Realism Biennial 2012, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2012
Art/Features, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, September 7, 2012,
Hodges, Michael, "2 Styles, Similar Effect", The Detroit News, May 31, 2012, pg. 17M
“OBSOLETE!” magazine, Issue 5, February, 2012, Cover and pg. 2
"Manifest Volume Fifty-one", Manifest Press, 2011, cover and pg. 12
"Robert Schefman", Poets and Artists Magazine, October 2010, pp. 68-73
Manifest International Drawing Annual 5, Manifest Press, 2010
Contemporary Realism Biennial 2010, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2010, pp.4,95
Zen Monster, Volume 1, No.2, New York Zen Circle, 2010