Robert Yoder (b. 1962) was born in Danville, Virginia, and earned his B.F.A. at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and his M.F.A. at the University of Washington in Seattle. In his practice, Yoder discovered a means to articulate his vision and ideas through collages and a collage aesthetic. His work appears in many corporate collections including Boeing; Hallmark; Hewlett Packard; Nike; and Microsoft, as well as public collections such as the City of Seattle Public Art Collection; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; the Portland Art Museum in Oregon; the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; and the Seattle Art Museum. He now teaches art at the University of Washington in Seattle.