Robert W. H. Mccoy - Painter

Condensed Resume

Education

MFA University of Houston, 1981

BFA University of Houston, 1974

Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, TX, Scholarship 1965-1966

 

Teaching Experience

Bennington College, Bennington, VT (Summer Semester, 1981)

Rice University, Houston, TX, Visiting Lecturer

Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Faculty

University of Houston, Houston, TX, Teaching Fellow

San Jacinto College, Houston, TX

New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

Coppini Academy of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

Private Instructor, Rome, Italy

Private Instructor, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

 Public Collections

 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 Valero Energy Corporation

 Reliant Energy Corporation, formerly Houston Industries Inc.

 Ultramar Diamond Shamrock

 Enron

 Schreiner University

 Texas Brangus Breeders Association

 Highland Coors

 Vinson and Elkins Law Firm

 M-Bank

 University of Houston, College of Business

 Bracewell and Patterson Law Firm

 USAA

 The Houstonian Estates

 Winstead, McGuire, Secrest and Minck Law Firm

 Numerous Private Collections 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Frivolity and Mortality: The Tradition of Vanitas in Contemporary Painting”, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Traveled to:

           Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT

           Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton University, Oceanville, NJ

           Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

           Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

           Oklahoma Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK

           Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

           Valparaiso University Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN

           Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY

           Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

            

“Fresh Paint: The Houston School” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,

Curated by Barbara Rose,

Traveled to:

           PS1, New York, NY

 

"Contemporary Art: The Big Picture”, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

"The Life of Inanimate Objects” Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

International Exhibition of Texas Artists, Conference of the Association of College Unions, Houston, TX

"Contemporary Realities”, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

“Selections 1986” Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beumont, TX

“Emerging Realists: East Meets South”, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

“Cultural Influence”, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

“The Anatomy of Drawing”, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX

"The Self Image", New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

"The Heart of Art", Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX 

“5th Year Anniversary Show”, Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, TX

“Texas Aesthetic X”, William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery, Houston TX

"Texas Aesthetic XI", William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery, Houston, TX

Numerous Faculty Exhibitions

 

One/Two Person Exhibitions

"Figurative Compostions", University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

"Robert McCoy/Anne Moore", Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

"Myla Bertinot/Robert McCoy", Williams Tower, Houston, TX, Curated by Sally Sprout

"Remembrances", Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

"Transitional Realities” Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

“Robert McCoy, Works from 1976-1996”, Aviart Gallery, San Antonio, TX

“Robert McCoy Paintings”, Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

 

Selected Publications

Architectural Digest “The Incredible Warehouse” 1977, pp. 96-103

The Houston Chronicle, “McCoy Still Life’s Evocative; Smith’s Mixed Media Supremely Elegant”, 1984, Patricia Johnson, Oct 14, 1984

Houston Magazine “They know what they like, and it’s anything about Art”, Rosanne Clark, Dec. 1984, pp.44-48, 72

Houston Arts Calendar & Directory, “Artists/Teachers” 1984

Southwestern Contemporary Arts Quarterly, “Artspace”, Winter 1985, p.49

Arts Magazine “Fresh Paint: The Houston School”, Summer 1985, pp.74-77

“Emerging Realists: East Meets South”, Catalogue, College of the Mainland

“Then, Now & Then”, Catalogue, Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, 1985

The Houston Chronicle, “Focusing on the Houston School”-MFA exhibit spurs lots of activity, by Patricia Johnson, Jan. 27, 1985, p.14

“Fresh Paint, The Houston School”, Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1985

The Houston Post “From the Object: Still Life Themes and Variations”, Jan. 18, 1987

Arts Magazine “Contemporary Vanitas”, March 1988, pp. 60-63

Southwest Art Magazine, Jan. 1991, p.137, 201

Museum & Arts Magazine-Houston, Profile “Harris Gallery” by Teresa Wong, May 1992, pp.46-47

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, Jul.1, 1994, G. Fauntleroy, p.45

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, Jan.6, 1995, p.37

The Santa Fe Monthly Magazine of the Arts, Sep.1995, p.4

Collectors Calendar, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, 1995 p.15

Collectors Guide, Santa Fe, 1995, p.112

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, “McCoy lets go, allows bones to show through”-His new work is full of surprises, Gussie Fauntleroy, Sep.7, 1995, pp.10, 37

Santa Fean, Vol. 25, No.4, May 1997, p.44

San Antonio Express News, “Still-Life Reflections”, by Dan R. Goddard, Jan.10, 1999

Paper City Magazine, “Art Houston”, Jun. 25, 2012

Southwest Art Magazine, Apr. 2013, p.23

Southwest Art Magazine, Aug. 2013, p.115

Western Art Collector, Jan. 2016, p.8

“Texas Aesthetic X”, Southwest Art Magazine, May 2016, pp. 30-31

Houston Press "The Texas Aesthetic X", "Shows Old Favorites Plus a Few New Surprises", Susie Tommaney, May 9, 2016

Houston Press, "Texas Aesthetic XI", "There's always something to like at these exhibits:Robert McCoy's hyper-realistic vignettes, which photographs don't do justice", Susie Tommaney, May 8, 2017 

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