In 2011, Robby Toles was performing for a mass audience on Tumblr during an adolescent age. Finding enough attention to reach over 10,000 followers, he experienced both the joys of affirmation and the perils of exposure. Almost a decade later, Toles is a multidisciplinary artist concerned with the individual’s relationship to technology and the self. He questions what the psychological and political effects might be on contemporary culture in an age that relies so heavily on images. Borrowing from consumer aesthetics and that of a curated lifestyle, Toles reproduces phenomena that existed for him on Tumblr, but are now widespread throughout social media.

Toles has had work exhibited nationally, published internationally, and has won The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art. He received his BFA in Photography from the University of North Texas and his MFA from University of Georgia. Currently, he lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

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here is a link to a map of his research interests