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Robbie Conal
Past Artist In Residence

Robbie Conal political posters

The Los Angeles based artist, Robbie Conal, is well known for his political posters with subliminal messages, which he has used in a guerrilla advertising fashion, as he posts them citywide. After graduating from San Francisco State, and then Stanford for graduate school, Conal decided to make pictures about subjects that were important to him: politics, power, and the abuses of both. After realizing that art institutions were a limited arena of reception for his ideas concerning public issues, he decided to try his hand at making posters of his paintings, which he then decided to post in every major city he could travel too. Conal believes that “If I can make a surprise one-liner for people on their way to work in the morning–provide them with a little ‘infotainment’– and get them to think along with me about issues I think are important, I’m happy.”


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