Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
ABTech, Asheville, NC

Recent Commissions and Collections:

2017    Going Through, Carolina Square, Chapel Hill, NC
           Roll Over, AC Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC
           Without Within, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2015    Over & Up, Great Lakes Museum of Science, Cleveland, OH
           Winding Out, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
           In Deep, The Encore, Woodfield Southpark, Charlotte, NC
           Going To, Private Collection, Durham, NC

2014    Salisbury Foursome, City of Salisbury, NC
           Winding Out, City of Durham, Durham, NC
           Look Homeward, Angles, Private Collection, Asheville, NC

2013    Reaching Out, Beber Sculpture Garden, Duke Law School, Durham, NC
           Two By, Private Collection, North Adams, MA

2012    On Reflection, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
           Time Line, Dilworth Community Development Association, Charlotte, NC

2010    Two By, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, GA
           Over & Up, Private Collection, Charlotte, NC
           Three Be, Private Collection, Asheville, NC

Solo Exhibitions:
2014    Artetude Gallery, Asheville, NC

2011    Progressions, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
           Special Exhibition, The Bascom Center for Visual Art, Highlands, NC

2009    YMI Cultural Center, Asheville, NC

2008    Flood Gallery, Asheville, NC

2002    Beccari Projects, New York, NY

1998    MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY

1996    Gallery Swan, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017     Sculpture Walk Peoria, Peoria, IL
            Grovewood Gallery 2017 Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Asheville, NC
            Salisbury Sculpture Show, Salisbury, NC
2016     The Present in The Past, Queens University, Charlotte, NC
            SculptureSite Gallery, Glen Ellen, CA
            Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
            Stamford Art in Public Places Invitational, Stamford, CT
            Nature a Cure for Stress, 200 Public Square, Cleveland, OH
            Salisbury Sculpture Show, Salisbury, NC

2015     Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
            Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland, OH
            Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
            Locality, Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC
            Artetude Gallery, Asheville, NC
            Skyline Gallery, Houston, TX

2014     Artetude Gallery, Asheville, NC
            Bull City Sculpture, Durham, NC
            Salisbury Sculpture Show, Salisbury, NC

2013     Sixth Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Chattanooga, TN
            Salisbury Sculpture Show, Salisbury, NC
            Speaking in Species Invitational, Greenhill Center, Greensboro, NC
            Sculpture on the Green Invitational, Cashiers, NC

2012     Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Longwood University, Farmville, VA
            Andre Christine Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Mooresville, NC

2011     Blue Spiral 1, Two-person Exhibition, Asheville, NC
            Salisbury Sculpture Show, Salisbury, NC
            Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC
            Unison Sculpture Park, New Paltz, NY

2010     24th Rosen Sculpture Program, Turchin Center, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
            Downtown Boone Development, Rosen Sculpture Program, Boone, NC
            Unison Sculpture Park, New Paltz, NY
            Public Art 360, Asheville, NC
            Western Carolina University Sculpture Competition, Cullowhee, NC

2009     Salisbury Sculpture Show, Salisbury, NC
            Sculpture Works, Gallery 122, Salisbury, NC

2008     RiverSculpture 2008, Woodfin, NC
            Kaleidoscope, North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
            Space Shifters, Upstairs ArtSpace, Tryon, NC

2007     Earth/Sky, Front Gallery, Asheville, NC
            RiverSculpture 2007, Asheville, NC

2006     Kellogg Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC
            RiverSculpture 2006, Asheville, NC

2005     Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
            Front Gallery, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
            Public Sculpture, Town of Tryon, Tryon, NC

2004     Cultivating a Living Tradition, North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
            Mountain Sculptors, Vadim Bora Gallery, Asheville, NC
            Front Gallery, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
            ElevenEleven Sculpture Space, Washington, DC

2003     Wandering Library Project, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
            21st Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, New York, NY
            Approaching Perfection, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
            Banners III, Projective Artists Museum, Lubbock, TX

2002     On the Tracks, Aurora Gallery, New York, NY
            20th Annual BWAC, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, New York, NY

2000     Logan Biennial, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
            MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY

1999     Intervistas, 17th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, New York, NY
            MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY

1998     MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY

1997     MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY

Curating and Program Development:
2013     Curator of Symbology, Edge Communications, Plano, TX

2008     RiverSculpture 2008, Woodfin, NC

2007     RiverSculpture 2007, Asheville, NC
            Earth/Sky, Front Gallery, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC

2006     Founded and curated RiverSculpture Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Asheville, NC

2005-6  Chaired Mountain Sculptors, an organization of Western North Carolina sculptors

Lectures and Presentations:
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC

UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC

East Tennessee State University/TSS Conference, Johnson City, NC

City Council, Asheville, NC

Professional Organizations:
International Sculpture Center, Tri-State Sculptors, Mountain Sculptors (Past Chair)

Museum, Corporate and Private Collections:
New York, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Berlin, Paris

“Robert Winkler's quartet of serpentine wooden pyramids...”
— New York Times, 1999

“The gracefully arching wooden V’s in Robert Winkler’s “Two By” reflect the twin structure of the WTC, but it’s hard to tell if the reference is intended, or suggested by the setting.” 
— Brooklyn Skyline, 2002

“Robert Winkler starts with hinged units of light wood, like a child's toy. They lead to towering, interlocking curves.”
— John Haber,, 2003

“At first glance, Robert Winkler’s wooden sculptures seem to grow out of the ground, a combination of geometric and organic forms that defy gravity. Though there isn’t a single curved cut of wood, he’s able to achieve serpentine and almost animated shapes by painstaking experimenting with angle.”
— Brian Postelle, WNC Magazine, 2008

“...The end result is a documentation of the compromise Winkler makes with gravity to accomplish his works. In a way, it’s like a magician revealing a secret trap door: The exhibit grounds the process, explaining some of the magic behind his dynamic works that appear to twist and float in the air.”
— Carol Motsinger, Asheville Citizen-Times, 2009

“Robert Winkler’s Roll Over portrays delicate and graceful dance moves despite the solid forms used to create this work. The sculpture is never visually still, showing only a subtle vibration as the viewer rotates around the energy field that shrouds the work. Winkler states that he is concerned with movement rather than material. Although the use of wood and metal is successful, could other materials achieve the same results? The answer is in the precision of the material fabrication which translates into a weightless quality.”
— Jerry Jackson, 24th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Catalog, 2010

“The scale, multiple perspectives and mastery of materials make this a beautiful sculpture (Over & Up). In a permanent site, the piece would benefit from being raised off the that the work appears to be flying.”
— Jean Greer, former Public Art Director, The Charlotte Arts and Science Council, 2011

“The graceful motion of this piece is entrancing. While quite stable in construction, it deftly implies movement and dance. The colors of the wood changes with the light, allowing continued variety for viewing.”
— Noelle Rhodes Scott, President, Cabarrus Arts Council President, 2013­­­

“The pieces are large enough to make an impact in the space and show well against the background of varied plant colors and textures. Even the bright colors work in this somewhat industrial setting. If any sculpture should be red, that one should be. The form of each piece is surprisingly effective, changing when viewed from different directions, but still creating a strong line in space.”
— Maria Michaelson, Independent Curator, Washington, 2014