Drawing from his interest in art and construction, he found he had the perfect blend of creativity and professional know-how to bring his imagination to life. Rob brings 9 years of experience combining his aesthetic vision, structural knowledge and craftsmanship to every project. Working in the medium of stainless steel, polystyrene, structural concrete, and mosaics, Rob Buchholz pushes the boundaries of scale and brings his aesthetic vision to life. Rob is especially talented with installations involving challenging logistics. Often known for making the impossible possible. Embodying a range of treatments and materials, Rob’s experiential works enrich the world with his view of where pretty meets raw.

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about the artist

Robert James Company produces original large-scale metalwork installations and specializes in the design and construction of commercial, residential, event, and civic art — all under the aesthetic vision and structural knowledge of principal artist/designer, Rob Buchholz. Robert James Company takes great pride in not using any computer controlled machinery (i.e. CNC machines); all of the details and cuts on our projects are made by hand. The finished product is something you can see and appreciate. 



Rob Buchholz grew up in Reno, Nevada, in a family centered around construction and art. His father and grandfather were both carpenters while his mother and grandmother were both oil painters. Rob attended college at California State University, Chico where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business. During the summer months Rob would work with his father and learned the fundamentals of construction and consequently how to engineer and build projects -skills that would later allow him to work in San Francisco as a project manager working on high-rise buildings. During this time, Rob became more interested in creating his own original art installations.