Robert Roesch was born in New York State, lives in Philadelphia Pa, and works in a studio in the New Jersey Pinelands. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the State University of New York.
Roesch is Chair of Sculpture at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he teaches a Sculpture Seminar, Digital Imaging, and is a critic. He is a member of the Philadelphia Art and Architecture Commission. He has received 12 grants, including a Fulbright Specialist Award that brought him to lecture and exhibit throughout Japan in 2006-07 and to represent the United States in the Baku Biennial in 2009. His work is in museum collections Internationally. He has completed 20 major public art projects in the United States including the Gateway to the City of Wichita Kansas and the entrance to Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi. Together with his wife, artist Suzanne Horvitz, Roesch was the Cultural Advisor to The United States Embassies in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria, Argentina, Ecuador, and Myanmar. Their collaborative sculpture “Transduction” is a permanent installation at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.
Roesch was an invited artist in the 2007 and 2009 Biennials in Egypt. He was the guest of the Chinese Government and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, in 2008 where he built a solar powered sculpture for their Westlake area and returned to China in 2010 to complete a second sculpture Rainwall-”a Moment in the Garden” sited in downtown JianDe.
Currently He is working on a concept to solar energize LED lighting. Together with slender four sided spires the lights will act as a “ground” lighting the imagination to faraway places.