Featured artist Rob J Wilson grew up painting and drawing in the landscape of Southern Utah. From an early age he honed his art skills and at fourteen received an apprenticeship with a gallery painter, confirming his dream of being an artist. At eighteen he graduated summa cum laude with his BFA in Studio Art from Southern Utah University and went on to achieve his MFA in Figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Robäó»s award winning work is exhibited nationally and collected internationally. His work deals strongly with themes of identity and perception as he pushes boundaries to draw attention to themes of social justice. He currently teaches art and design at Utah State University and is creating a new body of work which is a culmination of his talents, dedication, and artistic vision.