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Lawarre was born in 1972 in Ohio and moved to Florida at age 13 where he started working in his family’s aerospace business as a machinist’s apprentice and began working on cars. This part of his life developed an essential part of his visual language as references to automotive industry often appear on his work in the form of unique textures, riveting, nuts and bolts, casting marks and upholstery stitching.
Though Lawarre’s degree is from UCF, his true education came from being a "Teaching Artist". These interactions inspire the playful exploration of materials, techniques, and forms at the core of his work that can be summed up as having “serious fun”.
Robert’s work has been displayed at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, totaling more than 150 shows in the last 12 years. His international exposure, including publications, extends through the North America, Asia, and Europe. He has earned 36 national and international awards since 2006.