A Canadian visual artist, documentary filmmaker, and arts educator.
As a filmmaker, Rob’s work has been screened at international venues such as the Not Still Art Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY), Cincy Fringe Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Videoholica (Varna, Bulgria), O Five TV (Paris, France), FIFA International Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (New York, NY). He has received awards for Best Documentary- Local Focus Film Festival, Best Experimental- Great Lakes Independent Film Festival, and the Columbus Film/Video Consortium. Rob also co-directed the documentary Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story, which premiered on OutTV Canada.
As a visual artist, he has exhibited at galleries internationally and regionally such as the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Canada), the Robert Langen Gallery (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), LOOP Gallery (Toronto), the Limner Gallery (New York City), the Museum of Fine Arts (Florida State University), Crossing Art (Flushing, NY), 1650 Gallery (Los Angeles), and Galeria SPP (Bratislava, Slovakia). Rob’s photo documentary series, Sideswiped Tomorrows, was exhibited in the Nitra Gallery’s Bunker Space (Nitra, Slovakia). He also presented at the Multipoint International Painting Symposium (Nitra, Slovakia).
In addition to degrees from the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University, Rob holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo. He has taught at Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo, McMaster University, Centennial College, Toronto School of Art, and currently teaches media at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute.
For information about Robert Waldeck’s collaborative video projects visit www.bylodestar.com