Visiting the Studio of Robert Rovenolt

One of the benefits of partnering with artists to carry out our mission is getting to know more about their work and their art practice. We recently got a chance to catch up with mixed media artist Robert Rovenolt in his studio at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Rovenolt was born in 1949 and grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm. Since the tender age of 10, he’s followed his passion for art  into a life long career.  His higher education began at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. During his Junior Year he studied abroad at Temple Rome Italy then earned his BFA in 1971. He was awarded an MA at the University of Illinois in 1972.

He moved to Boston’s South End and got a studio at the Boston Center for the Arts in 1974. Since he’s partnered with us as an art donor since 1995, his work has graced the common spaces of many social service agencies across Boston.  We’re excited to give you a peek inside of his studio space.

One of the unique elements of his studio space is the collection objects that he uses in his work.

Can you name some of the everyday objects he collects?


While it’s easy to get distracted by the beauty and variety present, Robert tells about his favorite work of the moment.

An artist’s studio isn’t just a place where new ideas are born. Many artists also store their finished works among their new creations.

You can see more of Robert’s work on view through our Branch Gallery Initiative at the South End Branch of Cambridge Trust from now to early February. For additional inquires feel free to contact us at