Robert Roesch was born in New York State, lives in Philadelphia and works in a studio in the New Jersey Pinelands. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the State University of New York. A member of the Philadelphia Art and Architecture Commission, Roesch has received 12 grants, including a Fulbright Specialist Award to lecture and exhibit throughout Japan (2007) and to represent the USA in the Baku Biennial (2009).
His work is in museum collections internationally. He has completed 20 major public art projects in the U.S., including the Gateway to Wichita, Kansas, a sited sculpture for Florida Gulf Coast University, and the entrance to Texas A&M.
Roesch and his wife, artist Suzanne Horvitz, were Cultural Advisors to the U.S. embassies in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria, Argentina, Ecuador, and Myanmar. Their collaborative sculpture Transduction is a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture.
Roesch was an invited artist in the 2007 and 2009 Biennials in Egypt. In 2008, as a guest of the Chinese government, he built a solar sculpture in Hangzhou, and in 2010 he completed Rainwall in Jiande. He recently completed a commission of a large public sculpture for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou.
Roesch teaches Construction Techniques, Sculpture Composition, Sculpture Seminar, Sculpture Projects and Digital Imaging in the Certificate/BFA program. He also teaches courses in the Continuing Education program.