Floyd Newsum

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

1975 Master of Fine Arts

Tyler School of Art,

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1973 Bachelor of Fine Arts

Memphis Academy of Arts Memphis, Tennessee

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

 

2009

Hazel Harvey Peace Building,

Fort Worth, Texas, “Better Living”  ve hanging sculptures

 

2005

Acres Home Multi-Service Center,

Houston, Texas, ”Ladder of Hope”

Painted stainless steel sculpture in entrance lobby

 

2004

University of Houston-Downtown,

Commerce Building,

“Contemplating Success”, four paintings for the lobbies of four floors

 

2003

City of Houston,

Main Street Square,

Main Street between Dallas and McKinney, “Planter and Stems”,

seven painted stainless steel sculptures

 

2002

Houston Metro Light Rail Stations,

Main at McGowen and Main at Berry Stations

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY, SOLO AND GROUP

 

2012

“African American Art Since 1950:

from the Respective of the David C. Driskell Center,”

fall September-December, of 2012, traveling tour organized

by the Center and SITE Smithsonian,

 

the Driskell Center at The University of Maryland,

College Park, Washington DC

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery

“3@ 2012”, March- April, Dallas Texas,

 

Group Exhibition, “Pensive”,

Cali a Gallery, Horazdovice, Czech Republic, July 2012

 

2011

Group Exhibition,

Avis Frank Gallery, Galveston, Texas

 

2010

Group Show,

HGC Gallery, Dallas Texas

 

“Substantialis Corporis Mixti”,

The Bohemian National Hall, New York, New York

 

2009

One Man Exhibition,

“Compositions, Marks and Arrangements”, HGC Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

Group Exhibition,

“$timulus”, DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, Texas

 

“It’s Out There in the Air”,

Joan Wich Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

2008

Group Exhibition,

“Houston Collects African American Art” Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

 

One Man Exhibition,

“Primary Concerns”, Joan Wich Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

Group Exhibition,

“Screen Expressions: A Serie Print Project Retrospective,” Mexican-American Culture Center, Austin, Texas

 

2007

One Man Exhibition,

“Evolution”, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas

 

Joan Wich Gallery,

“Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

2006

Brandywine Workshop,

“Houston: Contemporary Works on Paper”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Joan Wich Gallery,

“One Man Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

Pennsylvania State University,

group show, “Three Decades of American Printmaking”, University Park, Pennsylvania

 

2005

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, group show, San Angelo, Texas

 

O’Kane Gallery,

Faculty Exhibition, University of Houston-Downtown

 

2004

Julia C. Butridge Gallery,

Dougherty Arts Center, group show, Austin, Texas

 

2002

The University of Memphis Art Museum,

“One Person Exhibition”, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Walker, Gallery,

“Serie Print Project”, group print exhibition, San Marcos, Texas

 

The Philadelphia Foundation,

“30X30”, exhibition of prints, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Center of Fine and Performing Arts,

“One Person Exhibition: Fractured Landscapes”, the University of Florida, Pensacola, Florida

 

African American Museum of Art, Dallas,

“Three Centuries of African American Art”, Dallas, Texas

 

2001

William’s Tower Gallery,

“Celebrates Texas Art 2001”, Assistance League of Texas, Houston, TX

 

St. Edwards University Art Gallery,

“Serie Print Project”, group print exhibition, Austin, Texas

 

2000

Philadelphia Museum of Art, print gallery

“An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

University of West Florida Art Gallery,

“Works on Paper”, group exhibition, Pensacola, Florida

 

2000

O’Kane Gallery, “One Man Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings”, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas

 

Kathleen Coleman Gallery, group exhibition, Houston, Texas

 

1999

University of Texas Art Gallery,

“Group Exhibition, Works on paper”, Arlington, Texas

 

Art Car Museum,

“Response Time”, group exhibition, Houston, Texas

 

1998

Diggs Art Gallery, “One Man Exhibition”,

Winston-Salem University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

Brooks Museum of Art,

“Invitational Artist, Memphis Arts Festival”, Memphis, Tennessee

 

1997

MB Modern Gallery,

“Twelve from Texas”, New York, New York

 

Lynne Goode Gallery,

“One Man Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

Joan Wich and Co. Gallery,

“Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

African American Museum of Art, Dallas,

“18th Annual African American Art Exhibition”, Dallas, Texas

 

1996

Art Space One Eleven,

“Project Row Houses Installations”, Birmingham, Alabama

 

1995

American Center,

“Houston Small Works”,

Yekaterinburg, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia

 

1994

Project Row Houses,

“Tribal Markings”, Houston, Texas

 

Museum of Fine Arts,

“Speaking of Art: Words and Works from Houston”, Houston, Texas

 

Longview Art Museum,

“Works on Paper”, Longview, Texas

 

1992

Amarillo Art Center,

“At the Water’s Edge”, Amarillo, Texas

 

Brooks Art Museum,

“Brooks Biennial Invitational”, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Museum of Fine Arts-Houston

“Singular and Plural: Recent Acquisitions, Post-War Drawing and Prints”, Houston, Texas

 

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, “NBAF Invitational”, Atlanta, Georgia

 

1991

Laguna Gloria Art Museum, “The House”, Austin Texas

 

1990

Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, “Black Out”, Houston, Texas

 

University of Houston, Clear Lake,

“Fore-Runners, New Comers: Houston African American Artist, Houston, Texas

 

Sewell Art Gallery, Rice University, “Messages from the South”, Houston, Texas

 

Lynne Goode Gallery,

“Small Works”, Houston, Texas

 

Blaffer Gallery,

“The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism”, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

 

Museum of Science and Industry, “Black Creativity”, Chicago, Illinois

 

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, “Women that Soar”, Beaumont, Texas

 

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center,

one person show, San Antonio, Texas

 

Marion Koogler McNay Museum,

“Another Reality”, San Antonio, (catalog)

 

1989

Barnes-Blackman Gallery,

“Floyd Newsum”, Houston, Texas

 

Atlanta Life Insurance Company,

“Atlanta Life Eighth Annual Exhibition”, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Frito-Lay Corporate Gallery,

“Four Artists Working in Texas”, Dallas, Texas (catalog)

 

Hooks-Epstein Gallery,

“Another Reality”, Houston, Texas (catalog)

 

Arkansas Art Center,

“Another Reality”, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Edith Baker Gallery,

“Two Person Exhibition”, Dallas, Texas

 

1988 Museum of African-American Life & culture, “Five Contemporary Artists”, Dallas, Texas

 

Diverse Works,

“Refused: Salon De Refuses”, Houston, Texas

 

1987

University of East Texas, St. Edwards University, “Texas Realism Traveling Exhibition” Lufkin, Texas

 

Barnes-Blackmon Galleries, “Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

Mid-Town Art Center,

“Summer Show”, Houston, Texas

 

1986

Studio Museum in Harlem,

“Emerging Artists of the Southwest”, New York, New York (catalog)

 

Diverse Works,

“Group Exhibition for Amnesty International”, Houston, Texas

Museum of African-American Culture,

 

“Seventh Annual Group Exhibition”, Dallas, Texas

 

1984

College of the Mainland Art Gallery,

“Houston Artist Working From the Figure”,Texas City, Texas (catalog)

 

Atlanta Life Insurance Co. Art Gallery,

“Atlanta Life Fourth Annual Exhibition”, Atlanta, Georgia

 

1983

Galveston Art Center, “Perspectives”, Galveston, Texas

 

Sutton’s Gallery,

“Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

National Conference of Artist Convention, “Group Exhibit”, Chicago, Ill.

 

1982

Lawndale Art Center,

Group Exhibit, Houston, Texas

 

Atlanta Life Insurance Co. Art Gallery,

“Atlanta Life Second Annual Exhibition”, Atlanta, Georgia

 

1981

O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, “Bert long-Floyd Newsum”, Houston, Texas

 

Beaumont Art League,

“Tri-State Exhibition”, Beaumont, Texas

 

Sutton’s Gallery,

“Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

1980

Contemporary Art Center,

“Forty Texas Artists”, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

O’Kane Gallery,

“Impressions of Houston”,

University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas (catalog)

 

Almeda Medical Center,

“Nine” Group Exhibit, Houston, Texas

 

1979

Art Etcetera Gallery,

“Group Exhibit, Norfolk, Virginia

 

Lawndale Art Center, “Pow-Pow”, Houston, Texas

 

Toni Jones Gallery,

“Small Paintings Exhibition”, Houston. Texas

 

Toni Jones Gallery,

“black and White Exhibition”, Houston, Texas

 

1978

Assistance League,

“All Media Art Competition”, Houston, Texas

 

1977

Fleming Gallery,

“Group Exhibit” Houston, Texas

 

O’Kane Gallery,

“Faculty Exhibit”, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Texas

 

1976

Center of the Arts, Hartwick College,

“16 Contemporary Artists”, Oneonta, New York

 

Brown Gallery, Tyler School of Art,

Temple University, “Floyd Newsum”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

2015

forthcoming permanent collection for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC

 

2009

David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland,

“When We Re ect”, oil and acrylic with mixed medium on paper

 

2005

Art Museum of South Texas,

“Grey Foundation”, Corpus Christi, Texas, silkscreen

 

Mexic-Arte Museum,

“Grey Foundation”, Austin, Texas, silkscreen

 

Xavier University,

“Just Because She Could, she Put the World on Its Side”,

New Orleans, Louisiana, litho print

 

Institute for Latino Studies-University of Notre Dame, Gilberto Cardenas,

“Grey Foundation”,

Notre Dame, Indiana, silkscreen

 

Acres Home Multi-Service Center,

Ladder of Hope, Houston, Texas, painted steel

 

2004

University of Houston-Downtown Commerce Building, “Contemplating Success”

Houston, Texas, four paintings

 

2003

Main Street Square, City of Houston, “Planter and Stems”, painted steel sculptures

Metro Light Rail, Main Street at McGowen and Main at Berry, Houston, Texas, station designs

 

2002

City of Houston,

“Painting for Way Finding Project”, Houston, Texas

 

1999

Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Just Because”, “Blue Spirits”,

“Madonna and Night Landscape”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, litho prints

 

Memphis Fire Museum,

“You Can Count on Me”, Memphis Tennessee, painting

 

1998

Jesse H. Jones Business College,

Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, three paintings

 

African American Museum of Art, Dallas,

 “Just Because”, Dallas, Texas, litho print

 

1991

Museum of Fine Arts-Houston,

“Josephine Sho’ Can Dance”, Houston, Texas, painting

 

1989

Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas, mural

Atlanta Life Insurance Company, “Solo Flight”, Atlanta, Georgia, mixed media work on paper

 

PERIODICALS AND REVIEWS OF EXHIBITIONS

 

“Flavor wire, Blog Archive, Exclusive: Franklin Sirmans Offers a Virtual Tour of the Menil Collection”,  avorwire.com, 3-30-09

 

“$timulating Show” DiverseWorks makes the case for unfettered support of artists, Houston Press, Art, by Troy Schulze

 

“$timulus” boosts local arts scene,

Houston Chronicle, by Douglas Britt, July 25, 2009

 

“Artidia Award Winner Floyd Newsum, www.29-95.com/art/story, July 14, 2009

 

‘Primary’ Colors, Kelly Rondeau,

Houston Modern Luxury Magazine, November, 2008

 

“See and Be Seen”,

Mary Templeton, Houston Press, September 14-2, 2006

 

“Memphis Artist Returns for Exhibition”,

Liz Daggett, The Daily Helmsman, September 18, 2002

 

“Galleries on the Go: Rail Stations to Celebrate Neighborhoods, People, Allan Turner, Houston Chronicle, July 8, 2001

 

“In the Galleries: Arts”,

Suzanne Akhtar, Texas Paper, October 17, 1999

 

“An Obsession”,

Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem Journal, August 2, 1998

 

“Town Hall Meeting”, dialogue excerpts, Artlies

“Once Abandoned Row Houses have become a Haven for Local Artists and a Patch of Hope in a Hard Pressed Community”,

Vicki Goldberg, New York Times Arts and Leisure, July 16, 1995

 

“Last Chance”,

Susie Kalil, Houston Press, October 14, 1993

 

“Regional Art Exhibition Safe, Solid”, Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal, August 6, 1992, Memphis, Tennessee

 

“Lynne Goode Gallery”,

Leann Alspauph, Museum and Arts Houston, August, 1992

 

“The Big Picture”,

Patricia Johnson, Zest, Houston Chronicle, September 6, 1992

 

“Teaching Talent” Brooks Museum Showcases Region’s Art Alumni”, Fredric Koepple, The Commercial Appeal, July 19, 1992, Memphis, Tennessee

 

“Gallery Features Imagery of Women-Other Show Woodcuts, Sculpture”, Susan Chadwick, Houston Post, April, 6, 1991

 

“Texas Artist Visit Another Reality”,

Jim Beal, San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas, July 1, 1990

 

“Exhibit Shaded by the Blues”, Susan Chadwick, Houston Post,

 

1990

“Vices, Visions of the South”, Susan Chadwick, Houston Post,

 

1989

“Another Reality”,

Susan Chadwick, Houston Post,

 

“Two Distinct Moods Prevail in Long and Newsum”, Donna Tennant, Houston Chronicle

 

“Art Bank Gallery Show: A Landmark for OBA”, Donna Tennant, Houston Chronicle

“On the Gallery”,

 

Larry Barlett, The Times Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980

 

PUBLISHED CATALOGS OR BOOKS FEATURING MY WORKS

 

2010

Black Renaissance Noire, volume 10, Issue 1, Pub. NYU

Substantialis Corporis Mixti, (substantial form of the Blended body), The Synergies Exhibition of The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, catalog

 

2008

Studios and Workspaces of Black American Artist, Dennis L. Forbes, Pub. Dennis Forbes, Forbes@ioip.com

 

2004

Three Decades of American Printmaking,

The Brandywine Workshop Collection, Hudson Hills Press, New York and Manchester

 

2000

Private Show! A Juried Exhibition in Print,

The International Review of African American Art, v. 16, no.3

 

“Paper Works: On and of Paper”,

The University of West Florida Art Gallery (catalog)

 

1999

“Texas 150” Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Alison de Lima Green, Harry N. Abrams

 

“The Art of Crossing the Street”,

Carol Becker, Art Journal, spring edition

 

“Response Time”,

The Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas (catalog)

 

“Texas Paper: Works on Paper by Texas Artists”, The Gallery at UT at Arlington (catalog)

 

1998

A Place for All People,

Beth B. Schneider, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas

 

“Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas”, Crown Publishers, New York

 

1996

“Texas National 96 Exhibition”,

Stephen F. Austin State University (catalog)

 

“Breaking into the Mainstream, Texas African-American Artists”, Irving Art Center, Irving Texas (catalog)

 

The Language of Literature,

Arthur N. Applebee; Judith A. Langer, McDougal Littell/Houghton Mif in Publishers

 

1993

Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves, Hudson-Weems, Clenora, Bedford Publishers, cover design

“Floyd Newsum: At the Water’s Edge”, Amarillo Art Center (catalog)

 

1992

“1992 Brooks Biennial Invitational”, Brooks Museum (catalog)

 

1991

“Floyd Newsum”,

Performance Art Magazine, no. 1, Houston Visual, Literacy Magazine

 

1990

African American Artists,

Samella Lewis, University of California Press

United States Foreign Policy Toward Southern Africa,

Ike Okafur Newsum, Macmillan Press, Ltd., cover design

 

1998

“Messages of the South”,

Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University (catalog)

 

“Fore-Runners, New Comers: Houston African-American Artists”, University of Houston-Clear Lake (catalog)

 

“Four Artists Working in Texas,

Frito-lay Corporate Gallery, Plano, Texas (catalog)

 

“Another Reality”, M

 

1988

“The Eighth Annual Atlanta Life National Art Competition and Exhibition”, Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, Georgia (catalog)

 

HONORS

 

2008

Artadia , The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Award Winner

 

2006

Hunting Art Prize,  finalist

 

2000

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Artists, honorable mention

 

1999

Artist Fellowship Award, Houston Cultural Arts Council

 

 

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