Robert Bordo (b. 1949 in Montreal, Québec) has lived in New York since 1972. Bordo is a painter who integrates abstract painting language with themes and metaphors that reflect his interest in landscape, modernist painting, and memory. He was an Associate Professor of Art at The Cooper Union, New York, where he led the painting program from 1996 until 2017. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include Foreland, Catskill, NY and Bortolami, New York, NY. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions at MoMA PS1; the Brooklyn Museum; the Sheldon Museum of Art, Omaha; the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel; Artists Space, New York; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Drawing Center.
His work is held in the collections of SFMoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, and the Blanton Museum of Art among others. Bordo has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, fellowships, and residencies including PRAKSIS Oslo, the Robert de Niro Sr. Painting Prize, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Canada Council Arts Grants, the Tesuque Foundation Arts Fellowship Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.