Michael Roque Collins

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"Divisions of the Soil"

Oil on canvas

"Pleasure Pond"

Oil n canvas

 

"Untitled"

Oil on canvas

 

BORN: 1955 Houston, Texas

EDUCATION:

1998 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, MFA in Painting

1984 University of Houston, Houston, TX, Post Baccalaureate Studies in Drawing/Painting

1978 University of Houston, Houston, TX, BFA

1960 Museum of Fine Arts Art School, Houston, TX

HONORS AND AWARDS:

1996-98 Meadows Graduate Artistic Scholarship Award and Teaching Assistantship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

1995 Cultural Arts Council of Houston, GranVAward, Creative Artists' Program, Visual Arts for Painting

1994 Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship Award in Paintings and Works on Paper, Kansas City, MO

1993 Cultural Arts Council of Houston, GranVAward, Creative Artists' Program, Artist Project Grant

1991 Cultural Arts Council of Houston, GranVAward, Creative Artists' Program, Visual Arts for Painting

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2003 Red Bud Gallery, Houston, TX

2001 University of Saint Thomas Gallery, Houston, TX

2000 Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX.

1999 Houston Art League, Houston, TX, 5th Annual Open Exhibition juried by Bert Long, Grand Prize -- Solo Exhibition "Gardens of Terrible Beauty," Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1998 Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas

1996 "Sacred & Profane Spaces," Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1995 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

1994 C. G. Jung Center, Houston, TX La Strada, Houston, TX

1993 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

1991 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

1990 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

1989 Jung Center, Houston, TX Framboyan Gallery, New Orleans, LA McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

1987 Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX

1986 Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX

1983 Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2001 - Donna Rogers Fine Art , Houston, TX. "Michael Collins & Virgil Grotfeldt: New Work

1999 Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, TX
Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX, Invitational Mask Exhibtion
Auction 2000, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX
Dallas Visual Arts Live Auction, Dallas, TX
The Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX (Two-Person Exhibition)
"Square Roots," South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX

1998
"1998 Open Show," Art League of Houston, Houston, TX, juried by Bert Long (Grand Prize for Painting)
"53rd Annual Competition," The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX, juried by Jesus Moroles
"Critic's Choice," Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX) and Stephen Vollmer, Curator of El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
"Michael Collins & Michael Kennaugh,"Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center Baylor University, Waco,TX
"Masters of Yesterday & Tomorrow," Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1997
"Summit Bound," Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
"Visions of Landscape, Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Cables, FL
"The Texas International," University of Texas -- El Paso, Department of Art, Fox Fine Arts Center, juried by Dr. Thomas McEvilley, Director, Professor of Art, Rice University, Houston, TX; Mark Alexander, Director, University Art Galleries, Exhibition Curator

"Establishment and Revelation," Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Ten-Person Exhibition: Michael Collins, Gael Stack, Dick Wray, Lucas Johnson, Virgil Grotseldt, Mary McCleary,John Hernandez, Dixie Friend Gay,T.Paul Hernandez,Joe Guy ;essay and curated by Benito Huerta(colored catalog)

1996
"Atom," Weekend Gallery, Houston, TX, Four-person Exhibition: Michael Collins, McKay Otto, Richard Fluhr and Greg Spaulding
"Interplay: Celebrating the Poetry of Pablo Neruda," Slover McCutcheon Gallery, Houston, TX
"32 Texas Artists," The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center Gallery, Houston, TX
"Order and Chaos," Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
"Texas Art Celebration 1996," Assistance League of Houston, Cullen Center, Houston, TX, curated by Jock Reynolds
Miami Art Expo - Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1995
Miami Art Expo - Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
"Red Hot," Texas Fine Arts Association, 1995 Invitational Exhibition, December 2, Austin, TX
Art Museum of South Texas-Matrix Series, Corpus Christi, TX, Dr. William Otton, Director; New Art/Collins- Diamond, Two-Person Exhibition
"Figuration," Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL - Michael Collins, Lucas Johnson, Sharon Kopriva, Tom Hopkins, Brian O'Connor, Eustacia Marsales

1994
"Varied Visions - Interpretations of the Landscape," Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables, FL
"Summer Series," Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX. Selected by Museum Curatorial Staff
"Texas Art International," International Juried Visual Art Competition, University of Texas at El Paso, Fox Fine Arts Center, El Paso, TX, juried by Dr. Donald B. Kuspit
"Looking WesVGlancing East: New Texas Art," Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX, curated by Patrick McCracken, Director
Visual Arts Alliance Eleventh Annual Exhibition, curated by Dr. William Otton, Director, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (First Place, Painting)
"Confluence, 1994," Hill Country Arts Foundation 22nd Annual Exhibition, Ingram, TX, curated by Jim Edwards, Curator
"Texas Art Celebration 1994," Assistance League of Houston, Cullen Center, Houston, TX, curated by Dr. Ned Rifkin, Chief Curator of the Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., now director of the High Museum, Atlanta, GA

1993
McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
"Landscape II," Martin Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Art Center, curated by Jim Edwards, Independent Curator
"Houston, Narrative," Martin Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Artists: Michael Collins, JoAnn Brigham, Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, Sharon Kopriva
"1993 Critic's Choice," D'Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas,curated by Patrick McCracken, Director of the Amarillo Art Center; Becky Duvall Reese, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art; Jim Edwards, Independent Curator

1992
Arlene Lewellen Gallery, Group Introduction Exhibition with Judy Chicago, Santa Fe, NM
Alexandria Museum of Art, 11th Annual Juried Exhibition; juried by Marilyn Zeitlyn, Director for the Washington Project of the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Catalogue) (Gallery Lecture)

"New Texas Art'" Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, traveling to Boise Art Museum, Boise Idaho; also other museums of the Northwest and Midwest; curated by Jim Edwards, Brown Curator of the San Antonio Museum of Art (Catalogue)
"Texas Visions - The Barrett Collection," curated by Michael Ennis, Curator and Art Writer; organized by InterCultura and the Dallas Museum of Art, and international traveling exhibition scheduled for England, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico and Japan (Hardbound colored catalogue)

1991
"Eighth Annual Open Juried Exhibition", Visual Arts Alliance, Transco Gallery, juried by Sally Sprout.
"On Line: Drawings by Texas Artists," Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX (traveling)

1990
"Ritual and Myth," Griffith Gallery, Griffith Fine Arts Building, Stephen F. Austin State University, curated by Mark Diamond

1989
"Texas Realism" Celebration, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, curated by Sheila Stewart
"New Art: Paintings from New York, Texas and California", Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX, curated by Henry T. Hopkins, Director Frederick R. Wiseman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (Catalogue)
"Looking at Color," Transco Energy Corporation, Houston, TX, curated by Doug Blake Evidence Contemporary Figurative, Narrative Painters of the Southwest," San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, curated by Jim Edwards, Brown Curator, San Antonio Museum of Art (Catalogue)
"Florida National," Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL (Catalogue)(Honorable Mention)

1988
"Conscience and Content," Houston Art League, Houston, TX, curated by Joan S. Robinson, Ph.D.
"Seventh Annual National Competition," Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, curated by Ned Rifkin (catalogue)(juror's Merit Award)
"Houston 88," Cullen Center, Houston, TX, curated by Marilyn Zeitlyn, Neil Prince, and Anne Tucker (Catalogue)
"Texas Art Celebration, '88," The Assistance League of Houston, Houston, TX (Catalogue)
"Curator's Choice," Eleven works -- paintings, watercolors and drawings, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, curated by Patterson Sims, curator of Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA (Catalogue)

1987
"East End Show," University of Houston, Houston, TX
"New American Talent," Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX (Catalogue)(Cash Honorarium)
"Anatomy of a Drawing," Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX

1986
"Sixteenth Annual Works on Paper Exhibition" Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Baytown Juried Art Show, Baytown, TX (Award)
"Faculty Selects...in Honor of the Texas Sesquicentennial," Colleye of the Mainland, Texas City, TX
"20th Annual Exhibition," Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition, Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition," Houston, TX (Catalogue)

1985
"Texas Visions," Art League of Houston, Houston, TX, Transco Gallery (Catalogue)
Baytown Juried Art Show, Baytown, TX (First Place, Two Honorable Mentions)

1984
Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition, Houston, TX
"Tri-State Exhibit," Beaumont, TX (Third Place)
"Spring Exhibition," Watercolor Art Society, Houston, TX (Award)

1983
Galveston Art League, Galveston, TX
"Tri-State Exhibit," Beaumont, TX (Honorable Mention)
Texas Watercolor Society, San Antonio, TX
"Spring Exhibition," Watercolor Art Society, Houston, TX (Florence Steizer Memorial Award)
Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors," New York (William S. Webb Award)
Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX (work selected for traveling exhibition)
"Figuratively Speaking," Art League of Houston, Houston, TX (First Place)
"63rd Annual Exhibition," National Watercolor Society, San Diego, CA (Catalogue) (Watercolor West Award)

1982
"Texas Art," Bastrop Association for the Arts, Bastrop, TX
"Introductions, '82," Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX
Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition, Houston, TX
Baytown Art Show, Baytown, TX
Galveston Art League, Galveston, TX (Honorable Mention)(Third Place)(Fourth Place)
"Dimensions," Art League of Houston, Houston, TX
"Fall Exhibition," Watercolor Art Society, Houston, TX (Third Place)

1982
"Spring Exhibition," Watercolor Art Society, Houston, TX (Merit Award)
"Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors," New York, NY (D.F. McGrann Co. Award)

1981
"Dimensions Exhibition" Houston Art League, Houston, TX (Honorable Mention)
"Fall Exhibition," Watercolor Art Society, Houston, TX

1980
Southwestern Federation Watercolor Society Lubbock, TX
"Tri-State Exhibit," Beaumont, TX
Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition, Houston, TX
"Spring Exhibition," Watercolor Art Society, Houston, TX (Merit Award)
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts National Exhibition, Springfield, UT

1979
Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition, Houston, TX
Baytown Art Show, Baytown, TX

1975
Baytown Art Show, Baytown, TX (Purchase Award)

1974

Baytown Art Show, Baytown, TX (Purchase Award)
Jewish Community Center Juried Art Exhibition, Houston, TX

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Turner, Elisa. "Chaotic Gardens Evoke an Urban Eden," Miami Herald, April 23, 1999.

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Daniel, Mike. "The Mission Remains the Same but Show's Work Hint at Change of Direction," Dallas Morninn News, Dallas, TX, June 5, 1998.

Staff Writer. "Landscapes; An Eclectic Exhibition," Coral Gables Gazette, August 13, 1997.

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