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Floyd Newsum




1975 Master of Fine Arts

Tyler School of Art,

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


1973 Bachelor of Fine Arts

Memphis Academy of Arts Memphis, Tennessee





Hazel Harvey Peace Building,

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



Acres Home Multi-Service Center,

Houston, Texas, ”Ladder of Hope”

Painted stainless steel sculpture in entrance lobby



University of Houston-Downtown,

Commerce Building,

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



City of Houston,

Main Street Square,

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

seven painted stainless steel sculptures



Houston Metro Light Rail Stations,

Main at McGowen and Main at Berry Stations





“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



Group Exhibition,

Avis Frank Gallery, Galveston, Texas



Group Show,

HGC Gallery, Dallas Texas


“Substantialis Corporis Mixti”,

The Bohemian National Hall, New York, New York



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



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



One Man Exhibition,

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


Joan Wich Gallery,

“Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas



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



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


O’Kane Gallery,

Faculty Exhibition, University of Houston-Downtown



Julia C. Butridge Gallery,

Dougherty Arts Center, group show, Austin, Texas



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



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



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



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


Kathleen Coleman Gallery, group exhibition, Houston, Texas



University of Texas Art Gallery,

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


Art Car Museum,

“Response Time”, group exhibition, Houston, Texas



Diggs Art Gallery, “One Man Exhibition”,

Winston-Salem University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Brooks Museum of Art,

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



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



Art Space One Eleven,

“Project Row Houses Installations”, Birmingham, Alabama



American Center,

“Houston Small Works”,

Yekaterinburg, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia



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



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



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



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)



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



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



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



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



Galveston Art Center, “Perspectives”, Galveston, Texas


Sutton’s Gallery,

“Group Exhibition”, Houston, Texas


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



Lawndale Art Center,

Group Exhibit, Houston, Texas


Atlanta Life Insurance Co. Art Gallery,

“Atlanta Life Second Annual Exhibition”, Atlanta, Georgia



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



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



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



Assistance League,

“All Media Art Competition”, Houston, Texas



Fleming Gallery,

“Group Exhibit” Houston, Texas


O’Kane Gallery,

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



Center of the Arts, Hartwick College,

“16 Contemporary Artists”, Oneonta, New York


Brown Gallery, Tyler School of Art,

Temple University, “Floyd Newsum”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





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



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

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



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



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

Houston, Texas, four paintings



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



City of Houston,

“Painting for Way Finding Project”, Houston, Texas



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



Jesse H. Jones Business College,

Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, three paintings


African American Museum of Art, Dallas,

 “Just Because”, Dallas, Texas, litho print



Museum of Fine Arts-Houston,

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



Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas, mural

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




“Flavor wire, Blog Archive, Exclusive: Franklin Sirmans Offers a Virtual Tour of the Menil Collection”,, 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,, 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,



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



“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





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



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



Three Decades of American Printmaking,

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



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)



“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)



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



“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



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

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



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



“Floyd Newsum”,

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



African American Artists,

Samella Lewis, University of California Press

United States Foreign Policy Toward Southern Africa,

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



“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



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





Artadia , The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Award Winner



Hunting Art Prize,  finalist



Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Artists, honorable mention



Artist Fellowship Award, Houston Cultural Arts Council



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