The WHEEL | Where Humanities Engender Esthetic License was an art dialogue and research tool, targeted on evaluating the viability of a central virtual
repository of artist whose defining characteristics include
an emphasis on African art and culture.
Robert A. Pruitt is a Houston artist and received his BFA from Texas Southern University and his MFA from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a founding member a number of artist collaboratives, most notably Otabenga Jones & Associates. Pruitt works in multiple mediums including sculpture, photography, and animation but primarily creates large figurative portraits of his community that reflect his interest in Science Fiction, Hip Hop, and radical political histories. He has exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Museum of Fine arts Houston, the 2006 Whitney Biennial, and will present a solo show at the Studio Museum of Harlem opening July of 2013
Pruitt is the curator of Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant, an experimental exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University. He also curated the exhibition STACKS at the Art League of Houston.