Dario Robleto was born in 1972 and raised in San Antonio, TX where he lives and works. After studies at the University of Texas El Paso and Yale Summer School of Music and Art, he received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997. He has quickly emerged as a leading artist in San Antonio, participating in group shows including Millenium Fever (1998) at Diverseworks, Houston; Inside the Loop (1998) at Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio; Trade (1998) at Salon 300 in Brooklyn; Paradise 8 (1999) at Exit Art, New York; A Girl Like You (1999) at Galerie Praz-Delavallde, Paris. Solo exhibitions have been held at Cactus Bra Gallery, San Antonio (1997); University of Houston (1997); Diverseworks, Houston (1998); Inman Gallery, Houston (1999); the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC (1999); Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio (2000); and ACME, Los Angeles (2000). As part of the Altoids Tin Canvas series, his work will adorn limited edition tins of the breath mint. In 2001 he will be the subject of a Perspectives exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.
Robleto’s sculptural works draw from popular culture, particularly music and the music industry. Using the tools of a DJ, Robleto samples, cuts, mixes and spins together narratives, materials, and personal experience to create intimate, hand-made objects that are infused with romantic pleasure.