Bob Luck is a visual artist and education activist based in Chicago, IL who works in film, multimedia collage, Sculpture, and installation. After relocating to Columbus from Philadelphia he jump-started the Free Skool for Humans initiative, co-founded MINT Collective, and taught collage and film theory workshops across the country. Luck then relocated to Chicago to become Program Director for Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center.

Luck’s work focuses on decolonizing modern imagery and media, and re-imagining globalization and the self by breaking down diplomatic and emotional borders through collage.

Pop culture artifacts such as film, magazines, advertisements, video games, and music teach us context. It’s producers coolly frame our perception of worlds not physically encountered or directly experienced. Luck pulls this material apart to decontextualize and amplify its flawed representations. Mass produced print media, the artists own drawings, plants and foliage, carefully constructed scenes, sound and color are layered together to explore and affect psychological associations, spiritual exploration, memory loss, decay, and creation. Using collage to dislocate, shift, and restore body and land, image and sound, and figure, and ground. His work challenges the colonial approach to social globalization through mass media. 


Bobby T Luck, (b. 1986, PA)bobbytluck@gmail.com | (917) 586-0513

2022 Program Director, Roots & Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2019 Preparatory Crew, Beeler Gallery, Columbus, OH
2018 Preparatory Crew, Friend Space, Columbus, OH
2016 Preparatory Crew, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Program Manager, MINT Collective, Columbus, OH

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (Forthcoming)
2019 The Box, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2017 Afro-Dysphoria, Corrugate - Studio Collective & Gallery, Columbus, OH
2015 Moon Show, JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Appalachia In Focus, Denison Museum, Granville, OH
2021 Surplus, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL
2021 November, Beeler Gallery, Columbus, OH
2020 A Library For You, Ikattha , Mumbai, India
2020 Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
2019 A Library, For you, Anytime Dept, Cincinnati, OH
2019 ImageOHIO 19, Roy G Biv, Columbus, OH (Best in Show)
2018 Harlem Renaissance, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, OH
2017 Synthetic Fruit, Slayer Gallery, Online Gallery (Featured Artist)
2014 Meat Sink, MINT Collective, Columbus, OH

2022 ACRE Residency, Documentarian, Steuben, WI
2021 ACRE Residency, Audio Video Technician, Steuben, WI
2021 Wexner Center for the Arts, Community Arts Board, Columbus, OH
2020 ACRE Residency, Admissions Committee, Chicago, OH
2020 ACRE Residency, Program Coordinator, Steuben, WI
2019 Film/Video Studio, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2019 ACRE Residency, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Steuben, WI
2018 The Cart Pushers Studio Residency, Millworks Art Studios, Columbus OH (Solo)
2018 Pages, The Wexner Center for the Arts , Columbus, OH

Art Education
2022 Visiting Artist, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2020 We Steppin’ Thru the Afterworld, Friend Space, Columbus, OH
2019 CCS Teacher Professional Development Workshop, Wexner Center for the Arts,  Columbus, OH
2019 wexLab, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2018 Queer Film Theory, Mozaic, Columbus, OH
2017 Super Sunday: Art Studio for All, The Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
2017 Collage & Button Making, Greater Cbus Mpowerment Center, Columbus, OH
2017 Printing and Found Art Sculpture Workshop, Abnormal Allies, Columbus, OH
2016 Film Theory 101, Columbus Learning Co-Op, Columbus, OH
2016 Founder, Free Skool for Humans, Columbus, OH

Curation and Screenings
2022 ArtBash 48.24.12, Juror, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2019 Ohio Shorts Festival, Juror, Wexner Center for the Arts
2018 Show Us Your Shorts, Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH (Best in Show)
2018 Issue III Release, Hiss Mag, Columbus, OH
2014 Dwelling, MINT Collective, Columbus, OH

2010 Community College of Philadelphia - Liberal Arts - Honors Option