Robert Shoup holds a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MFA from Brooklyn College. He was an apprentice with painter Philip Pearlstein and is a former assistant registrar of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Shoup teaches Drawing, Design Fundamentals, and 3-D Design. He is the newly appointed assistant coordinator of the BFA program at Rutgers. Previously he has taught design at Brooklyn College and painting at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. His northeast regional landscapes depict autumnal and winter scenes and are painted en plein aire with gestural painterly surfaces. Shoup's award winning paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries, museums and juried exhibitions in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.