Press

Grants and Awards:

Honorable Mention - Schenectady Stockade Art Show - 2009
Gilliand-Weinheimer Oakroom Artist Award for 2008
30th Annual Photo Regional – Albany NY - 2008   
Albany Center Gallery – Albany, NY – Members Best in Show Award 2008
Metroland Magazine - Capital Region’s Best Photographer - 2007
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant – 2005
Artist Residency Project at the Arts Center of the Capital Region - NYFA Grant – 2005
City of Albany Vacancy Show - Juror’s Award - 2005
25th Annual Photo Regional – Albany NY - Honorable Mention - 2005   
2005 Finch Paper Calendar – International Competition – Director’s Choice - 2005
24th Annual Photo Regional – Albany, NY - 2nd Place - 2004  
51st Tulip Festival, Albany, NY - Second Place - 1999
Columbia County Council on the Arts – Hudson, NY - “1st Place-Photography“- 2002
Visitors Center – Cohoes, NY - “Spindle City Images”– Viewer’s and Mayor’s Awards - 2002

Selected Collections:

Hayden-Harnett Fashions, Brooklyn, NY
Hudson Valley Community College – Troy, New York
The Historic Mission House, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Hortense and Lewis Rubin Dialysis Centers – Troy and Saratoga Springs, New York  
Frances Kinnear Museum – Lake Luzerne, New York  
Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz, New York

Selected Published Works:

Art Times Magazine - 2002
Albany Review - 1998
Metroland Newsweekly – 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005
Capital Region Living - 2003
The Screed Publication - 2002
St. Bernard’s Sesquicentennial Book - 2000
Schenectady Gazette - 2004
Albany Times Union -2004, 2005    
Autophile – Spine Car Band – CD Cover  
Giving up the Ghost – Jim Gaudet, Prime CD Cover - 1998
It’s A Colorful Life – Jim Gaudet, Prime CD Cover - 1994  
In Real Life – Jim Gaudet, Cotton Hill CD Cover - 1992              
 
Gullie was commissioned in 2010 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to create images used in posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Mid-Summers Night Dream” and for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance of “Peter and the Wolf”. He was commissioned in 2011 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to create additional images used in two posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Magic Flute” and for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance of “Cirque de la Symphonie”. In 2012 Robert was again commissioned to create an image used in posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet”.


Selected Comments:

“Gullie creates a surreal world of Barbie meets Monty Python. It’s pretty funny to see his whacked-out visions all along one wall of the gallery and then peruse the sadly hard-to-like artifacts in their glass case nearby—rarely does one get such an opportunity to witness first hand the power of creative photography to completely transform a subject.”                  David Brickman - Metroland


“Photographer Robert Gullie's series "The Doll?" provides the show's most unsettling moments. Gullie's 11 images feature an androgynous mannequin with a dollish female body and the head of an adult male. In this alone, Gullie takes you to strange realms of the unconscious.
Truth is, the series' deadpan irony seems too easy at first. The doll sits upon benches, in parks, at the beach, with a vacant, stupefied expression that defies feeling. Nevertheless, the pictures hold the eye, not least for their meticulous technique -- black-and-white prints tinted by hand with paints and dyes.
Slowly, the scenarios make their psychic mark. Male doll with girl doll on bench. Male doll beside a birdbath in the garden. Doll alone in the woods. With two stranger dolls in a park. At the beach, wearing a sinister tiger float. Holding hands with a headless, heavy-thighed mother figure. An air of abandonment, estrangement, threat permeates the pictures. Now you can see pain in the doll's eyes. Distress. Curiosity. What seemed facile becomes powerfully affecting. Irony turns into a silent scream.”             Tim Cahill – Albany Times Union