Robert Wiley is an American born Artist and Educator living in Portugal since 2009.  His art making uses glass, and the myriad scientific and aesthetic challenges associated with it, as a point of departure for personal exploration and expression.  His pedagogical concerns focus on the challenges of training and valuing subjectivity, necessary for art making, within a contemporary paradigm that privileges objectivity over the ambiguous.  His current investigation looks to better understand the nature of discursive versus non-discursive knowledge in order to more fully value the potential of art making as a counterpoint and analog to scientific research.

Representative works:

I. Coutinho, T. Medici, R. Wiley, L.C. Alves, B. Gratuze, M. Vilarigues (2017). The gourd-shaped vessel: a Portuguese product? Journal of Glass Studies, 59, 215-234.

A.P. de Matos, A. Ruivo, R. Wiley (2017). Iridescence and Color in Glass Art Nouveau:the Chemistry and Technique, Proceedings Study Days on Ventetian Glass, ATTI Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali, Vol 175, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice Italy, 2016-2017.

(2017). Cover Memories; Inside Out, Aura Festival Sintra, Collaborative Installation, Largo Afonso de Albuquerque, Vivenda Anna, Sintra Portugal.

(2015). Within Glass-Inside Light, Group Exhibition, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed arti, Palazzo Loredan, Venice Italy.

(2014). Amice, M. Rogers, R. Meitner, and R. Wiley, Biblioteca FCT UNL, Almada, Portugal.