Robert Alan Olason
Resume and contact information
Artist's Statement
Resume and contact info
Sadlack's & other dives
A Portrait
Eastern Traffic
Animated Poems
1942, born Houston, TX.  

1963-1966, B. Sci. in Architecture (minor in art), University of Houston, Houston, TX.

1965-1966, Studied with Dr. John Biggers, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX.

1967-1968, M. in Behavioral Science, Rice University, Houston, TX.

1968-1969, Planner, Caudill, Rowlett and Scott, Architects, Houston, TX.

1969-1970, Planner, Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson, Architects, Houston, TX.

1970-1971, Planner, Omni-Plan Corporation, Houston, TX.

1970-1971, Visiting Instructor, University of Houston College of Architecture, Houston, TX.

1971, Consultant, New York City Landmarks Commission, New York, NY.

1972-1973, Associate, Natural and Historic Resource Associates, Philadelphia, PA.

1974, Assistant Store Manager, Natural Food Coop, Philadelphia, PA.

1975-1999, Transit Planner, City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC.

1986 certification American Planning Institute.

1999, “Mother Nature All Paved Over,” The Brass Grill Restaurant, Raleigh, NC.

1999-2001, Fellow, National Transit Institute, Rutgers University.

2000-2001, Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) Administrator, City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC.

 2003, “When the Band Played Sadlacks,” 221 Martin Street Lobby, Raleigh, NC.

  2003, group show, Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

  2003, court artist, The Independent Weekly, Durham, NC.

  2003, group show, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

  2003, group show, Visual Artist Exchange, Raleigh, NC.

  2004, “Mother Nature all Paved Over (except for the nipple-greens where the golfers play),” Tattoo Devil waiting area, Raleigh, NC.

  2005, 1st place, juried group show, Visual Artist Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, juror.

  2005, juried group show, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC, Judy Chicago, juror.

  2005, “Spiky Flower: tattoos, piercings and other body ornaments,” Brimstone Tattoo parlor, Raleigh, NC.

  2006, juried group show, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Weems Art Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, Alison de Lima Greene juror.

  2007 - 2010,
Trustee, Durham Area Transit Authority

  2007, "Work from the Franklinton Studio," Louisburg College Auditorium Lobby, Louisburg, NC.

  2008, "Traffic in the Eastern Tradition," Eno River Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship Lobby, Durham, NC.

  2009, Golden Belt Studios, Building 3, #115.

  2011, Driving, Riding and Walking Website Published.


To contact me email
or call (919) 523-8540.

"Wake Forest Country Club/Mother Nature's Pubic Hair," 72 in X 60 in, acrylic on canvas
"Soon, there will be nothing left but humans, our domesticated plants and animals, and the pests that plague us both."

"Road Crack," 36 in X 28 in, acrylic on canvas

Except for faith

"Quantum Christ from a Lumber Collider," 48 in X 48 in, acrylic on canvas