Robert Hooper is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in painting and a Rome Prize Fellowship in painting from the American Academy in Rome. Robert has also been awarded a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant for his work.
Robert received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art and his BFA from the Pratt Institute. He also attended the New York Studio School.
Currently his work is represented by the Genovese/Sullivan Gallery in Boston.
In addition to his studio work, Robert has taught graduate and undergraduate art students at the University of Chicago, Brandeis University and the University of Indiana in Bloomington. He has been a guest critic and lecturer at colleges including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Boston University, and Bates College.