Mount Royal School of Art is a multi-disciplinary program that allows students to work in ways most appropriate to their individual research--focusing their exploration within a specific medium or crossing into a wide array of disciplines and media as they engage in intensive studio practice.
Following from his passion for DJ culture, Houston-based Dario Robleto's alchemical approach involves "sampling" and then "remixing" vestiges from popular music, history, and science. He has been exhibiting his work extensively since 1997. In 2008 a 10-year survey exhibition, Alloy of Love, was organized by the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Awards include the 2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the 2009 USA Rasmuson Fellowship. In 2011 he was selected as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Museum of American History. Recent solo exhibitions include the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art (2011), the New Orleans Museum of Art (2012), the Menil Collection, Houston, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. He is currently an Artist Research Fellow at Rice University and Artist Research Resident at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX.