Robert Meincke

Robert Meincke

Milwaukee, WI, United States

About Robert Meincke

Robert is an Artist living and working in Milwaukee. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Meincke graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. His body of work “Please be Civil” combines oil paint, newspaper, and gesso on panels and investigates images of dictators, revolutions and prisoners as a fragmented recollection of past and present global events.

Meincke has received numerous awards including the Forrest R. Polk Library Purchase award, the Frederick R. Layton Fellowship in 2009 and 2010. In 2012 he was invited to participate in the Emerging Artist Gallery at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center during the Hidden River Arts Festival. He was voted People's Choice Award: Best in Show and was awarded with a solo show at the Ploch Art Gallery in early 2013. He was selected as a finalist for the Pfister Artist-in-Residence; a year long residency located in a historic hotel in 2015.

Robert was the lead texture artist for Avatar Land, a theme park in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He led a team of talented artists, they fabricated, sculpted and painted trees, vines, roots and other foliage.

Meincke currently works as an art instructor for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He offers courses the range from traditional drawing and painting to introducing design principles and technology. He also offers courses to the public in drawing and painting workshops throughout the Milwaukee area.


MFA - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MA - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BFA - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


2016 Gallerie M, Milwaukee
2015 Black Squrl, Eau Claire
2013 Ploch Gallery, Brookfield
2012 INOVA Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee
2011 INOVA Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee
2008 Annex Gallery, Oshkosh


2017 Toy Factory, Milwaukee
2017 Lynne Chappy Gallery, Brookfield
2016 Toy Factory, Milwaukee
2015 Lynne Chappy Gallery, Brookfield
2015 The Art House, Chicago IL
2015 Live Artist Studio, Milwaukee
2015 Gallery 25N, Peekskill NY
2015 Toy Factory, Milwaukee
2015 Gallerie M, Milwaukee
2014 RAA Jazz Art Gallery, Milwaukee
2014 Kettle Moraine Arts, North Prairie
2014 Toy Factory, Milwaukee
2013 INOVA Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee
2013 Right Side Art Gallery, Portland OR
2012 Emerging Artists Gallery, Brookfield
2012 INOVA Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee
2012 Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee
2010 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee
2010 Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee
2008 Allen Priebe Gallery, Oshkosh