Robert Drakulich, known by most who know him as Bob, was born in Reno, Nevada in 1981. Soon thereafter He moved to San Diego, California.
Bob recieved his undergraduate degree from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. He majored in Studio Art with a double emphasis in painting and sculpture. He also minored in Ethnomusicology with special attention to the origins of American music. The College of Creative Studies provides an opportunity to create a personal program of study with no grades and limited required courses. At the College of Creative Studies, students have individual one-on-one attention with their professors, in an environment not unlike that of a graduate program.
During college, Bob also received a fellowship grant from the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust for an art residency at Yale/Norfolk. This is a prestigious painting program that Bob was honored to be a part of. Bob worked with and learned from such artists as Jake Berthot, Sam Messer, Laura Owens and Kiki Smith.
After graduating from college, Bob supplemented his art by teaching. Bob began as a part-time substitute teacher. Bob later became the tennis coach, summer school sculpture teacher, and the primary 2-D art teacher for both the middle school and high school. Bob found this experience very rewarding. He learned new ways to reach an audience.
In addition to being a working artist, Bob is a civil litigation trial attorney, licensed in both California and Nevada. Bob received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, School of Law (cum laude). After graduating from law school, Bob moved back to Reno, Nevada where he started his law practice and continues to make art.
Bob's art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States, Europe and Latin America. His art is playful, personal, and revealing.