Born in Albany, New York, Robert Longley received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University. He further pursued his interest in studying painting at the Malden Bridge School of Art in upstate New York and at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. Longley was also the recipient of a Greenshields Foundation Grant for independent study.
He has been included in recent exhibitions at The Provincetown Art Association Museum; The Silvermine Guild, where he was awarded Best in Show; Cooperstown National, Cooperstown, NY; and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, where he won First Prize.
Corporate collectors include Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fleet Bank, Key Corp, and Prevention magazine.