Levi Robb

Levi Robb

Des Moines, IA


Robb holds a B.Arch. from Iowa State University and has spent periods of time studying and practicing in Rome, Italy and the American Southwest. In 2018 Robb completed artist residencies at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City, Kansas and at the Association of Icelandic Artists - Seljavegur (SIM) in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2020/2021 he was named an Iowa Arts Council Fellow. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in both public and private collections.


Artist Statement

Levi Robb is a multidisciplinary artist and architect. Robb’s work explores the role of material perception and identity within social, environmental, and cultural contexts. His practice investigates how we attach memory to object, landscape and architecture – how we search for joy and fulfillment within the confines of these day-to-day items – and how their applied labels shift and evolve over time. The formal qualities of his work visually breakdown, abstract and reconstruct discarded forms – often transposing cast objects and material found on the landscape by reassembling the castings as archetypal sculpture. This process yields a unique body of work the artist refers to as, “Deconstructed Americana”.

Levi Robb, Signal Red, 2023, Powder-coated steel and cast concrete,
12" x 8" x 4"