Robert Piser (1952 - 2014) was an American artist who came to prominence in the 1970s transition from Pop Art to post-modernism.
He is perhaps best known in the 1970s as the inventor of the idea of using newspaper vending machines to distribute art. He produced "The Daily Palette", for six years, during which time he printed and distributed silkscreen art prints he made of his and other local artists' paintings and drawings, via newspaper vending machines around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rober Piser worked in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and fine art printing.
In Illustration work has been in THE SD READER, OC WEEKLY, VILLAGE VOICE, SPIN, GUITAR PLAYER, MUSICIAN, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and projects like THE GUITAR COOKBOOK, WEIRD TALES OF THE RAMONES CD box set, STARTIME - the James Brown CD box set, Carlsbad Museum of Making Music - "Hands on the Future" exhibit, and CD covers for The Insect Surfers and Buddy Blue.
My paintings have been exhibited at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Track 16, David Zapt Gallery, Laguna Beach Art Museum Annex, LACE (Los Angeles), COCA (Seattle), Southwestern College, Patricia Correia Gallery, Sushi Gallery and Ducky Waddle's Emporium.
I also enjoy making hand built ceramics and wheel thrown functional pieces that I glaze and fire in my own kiln. I also enjoy painting on velvet, that which we all consider the King of Kitsch, but which also makes my color and "cubismo" style of drawing even more dramatic and mysterious on the plush background of black velvet.
My home is in Encinitas, which I share with my husband, a dog, a cat, and lots of stringed instruments. We have a band called THE WIGBILLIES.