Online Exhibition

"Fragmented" by Rob Strati

This work was inspired by a plate from my wife's late mother, Barbara. One day it was dropped and shattered. Some time after, I picked up a pen and started working on the "Fragmented" series, exploring the possibilities of things broken and the stories that can evolve from them. ~Robert Strati

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"Fragmented" Receiving International Attention: Dubai & Germany

Recently the work has received international media coverage in both Europe and the Middle East:


The actual plates are part of each piece. The fragments of the plate are adhered to the paper and the paper is mounted and then framed in a shadow box frame.

Limited edition prints are also available

Each print is signed and numbered in an edition of 20 or 30 depending on the print.

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Working in his studio near Nyack NY, 2022

Robert Strati in the Press

Artist “Fixes” Broken Plates With Spectacular Pen and Ink Drawings

By Margherita Cole on Dec 15, 2022

Using a pen and paper, artist Rob Strati mends broken sentimental plates. The series, titled Fragmented, originated in 2020 when a plate belonging to his late mother-in-law broke. From there, Strati created a way to bring the remaining ceramic pieces to life, continuing the ornate designs into sprawling illustrations that find new life on a blank page.

Each of the works from this series is based around a real broken plate, which Strati places on the paper itself. Then, he uses a pen to fill in what is missing in the design, such as a windmill, a landscape, or animals. However, he does not simply return the plate to the way it looked before. Instead, Strati finds new pathways for the artwork, freeing the numerous elements from the constraints of the circular frame, and sending them spreading across the rest of the sheet of paper.

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Exhibitions at a Glance


New York (Robert Henry, ROOM)

Los Angeles (Frumkin Duval, OVSEY)

San Francisco (Catharine Clark)

Vancouver, Canada (Monte Clark)

Tokyo, Japan (SEEMS)

Boston, MA (art@space16)


de Young Museum (San Francisco, California)

NY Hall of Science (New York, New York)

Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine California)

Children’s Museum of the Arts NY (New York, New York)

International Print Center (New York, New York)

Ormond Museum (Ormond, Florida)

Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio)

American Women’s Club Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)


Aqua (Miami, Florida)

The Other Art Fair (Brooklyn, New York)

Frankfurt Art Fair (Frankfurt, Germany)

LA International Art Fair (Los Angeles, California)

Pool (New York, New York)

The Triton Art Fair (San Francisco, California)