Sculptor and professor, Robert Roesch was born in New York. He earned a BA from the State University of New York at Farmingdale and a BFA from Pratt Institute.
He received twelve grants, including a Fulbright Specialist Award in Japan, and to represent the United States in the Baku Biennial in 2009. His work is in museum collections nationally and Internationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Paper Museum in Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto Institute of Technology Museum in Kyoto, Japan; Biblioteca Alexandria Museum in Alexandria, Egypt; McAllen International Museum in McAllen, Texas; and Glasmuseum Ebeltoft in Denmark. He has also completed twenty major public art projects in the United States including the Gateway to the City of Wichita Kansas and the entrance to Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi.
Roesch and his wife, artist Suzanne Horvitz, were the Cultural Advisors to The United States Embassies in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria, Argentina, Ecuador, and Myanmar. Their collaborative sculpture Transduction is a permanent installation at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. He was also invited to the 2007 and 2009 Biennials in Egypt.
Roesch is Chair of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he teaches a Sculpture Seminar on Digital Imaging. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Art and Architecture Commission. He currently splits his time between Philadelphia and his studio in the New Jersey Pinelands near Hammonton.