Rob Schamberger is a Kansas City born and bred artist with a lifelong love of comic books, illustration, street artists, quality crime dramas, and other hipster things. He lives in a lovely loft overlooking the river with his wife and two cats.
Rob’s work has been published by Image Comics and The Kansas City Star. The Pitch named him the Best Sports Artist in Kansas City, Forbes declared he has one of the best deals in the art world, and his work has been covered by Sports Illustrated, USA Today, E! News and AskMen.com. He was featured in the BBC documentary Superstar Wrestlers. He has shown his work in numerous galleries and museums and his work is on permanent display in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, who named him as their official artist. His art has raised thousands of dollars for charities, notably with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A who’s who of wrestlers, wrestling personalities and other celebrities have his work on display in their homes, and his paintings adorn the WWE corporate headquarters. He has painted posters for the movies Summer League and Meet Me There and an Alamo poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Original portraits he has painted of WWE Superstars are being auctioned by WWE, and shirts and prints are available from WWE Shop. He has painted live for WWE at WrestleMania and SummerSlam, and produces weekly videos for WWE’s Canvas 2 Canvas web series.
Rob’s studio is located at 218 Delaware St #310, Kansas City, MO 64105. Studio visits by appointment only.
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Wizard World Tulsa – Festival: October 2016 in Tulsa, OK
Wizard World Chicago – Festival: August 2016 in Chicago, IL
Kansas City Comic Con Festival: August 2016 in Kansas City, MO
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame – Festival: July 2016 in Waterloo, IA
E3 – Live painting for 2K Sports: June 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
Planet Comicon – Festival: May 2016 in Kansas City, MO
Wizard World Des Moines – Festival: May 2016 in Des Moines, IA
Wizard World Minneapolis – Festival: May 2016 in Minneapolis, MN
Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion – Live Painting: April 2016 in Las Vegas, NV
WrestleMania 32 Axxess – Festival: April 2016 in Dallas, TX
Wizard World Tulsa – Festival: November 2015 in Tulsa, OK
Wizard World Chicago – Festival: August 2015 in Chicago, IL
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame – Festival: July 2015 in Waterloo, IA
Making Art and Making It as an Artist – Library Talk: July 2015 in Kansas City, MO
WizardWorld Des Moines – Festival: June 2015 in Des Moines, IA
WizardWorld St Louis – Festival: May 2015 in St Louis, MO
Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion – Festival: April 2015 in Las Vegas, NV
WrestleMania 31 – Festival: April 2015 in San Jose, CA
Planet Comicon – Festival: March 2015 in Kansas City, MO
SummerSlam – Festival: August 2014 in Los Angeles, CA
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame – Festival: July 2014 in Waterloo, IA
Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion – Festival: June 2014 in Las Vegas, NV
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live – Festival: May 2014 in Kansas City, MO
WrestleMania XXX – Festival: April 2014 in New Orleans, LA
Planet Comicon – Festival: March 2014 in Kansas City, MO
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame – Festival: July 2013 in Waterloo, IA
Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion – Festival: April 2013 in Las Vegas, NV
WrestleCon – Festival: April 2013 in Secaucus, NJ
Heroes & Legends – Festival: March 2013 in Fort Wayne, IN
The Art of Rob Schamberger – Solo Installation: March 2013 at Challengers Comics in Chicago, IL
Blank Canvas – Group Show: November 2012 at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art
Stencil Art – Group Show: August 2012 at Kultured Chameleon in Kansas City, MO
heART of Lucha – Group Show: August 2012 at THE SPOT in San Diego, CA
Wrestling Art Show – Solo Installation: July 2012 at the Humboldt, IA Art Center
The Art of Wrestling – Solo Installation: June 2012 at Moore Remodeling
Solo Installation: March 2012 at Halcyon Diversified Trading
Mural: January 2012 – Present A commissioned piece of street art located at 2425 S 50th Street, in Kansas City, KS for a soon-to-open business.
Street Hearts – Solo Installation: October 2011 – February 2012 at The Underground on the KU campus
Skull Says Heart – Solo Installation: September 2011 – October 2011 at Belle Epoque: An Atelier Salon
Group Show: February 2011 – August 2011 at 2010 Gallery
Solo Installation: 2010 at The Rhythm Lounge
Hot City Nights – Solo Show: 2009 at Room 222
Two Local Artists, One Local Gallery – Group Show: 2008 at the Kaw Valley Arts and Humanities Gallery
Photo of Rob taken by Paul Andrews.