Biography

Barnaby Fitzgerald

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1953
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Recent Press:
 

Read Rebecca Sherman's profile of Barnaby Fitzgerald
 

Education:
 

1983 Yale University, M.F.A., painting
1977 Boston University, B.F.A., painting
1974 Boston Museum School, printmaking and drawing
1973 Istituto Statale D'Arte, Urbino, Italy, Diploma di Magistero, printmaking
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2017 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Concordances, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2015 La Ridici Nella Neve: Barnaby Fitzgerald Dipinti, Castello di Cennina, Bucine, Arezzo, Italy
2014 Barnaby Fitzgerald’s Moments, Still Lives and Figures, Contemporary Artist Series 2014: Texas NEWS (North, East, West, South), Here and Now Gallery, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
2012 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Interdictions and Extuitions (Paintings and Drawings), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2009 Exposition de Peintures Vegetales, Natural Pigments, Greenfield, Togo, Africa
2007 Barnaby Fitzgerald: …complexions of the avatars…, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
2004 Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas
2003 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Plays of Shadow, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2001 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
2000 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Legends & Scenarios, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Brookhaven College Center For the Arts, Studio Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Settings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, New York
1996 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Recent Work, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1995 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992 Barnaby Fitzgerald: New Paintings and Original Drawings recently reproduced in the Everyman’s Library edition of Homer’s The Odyssey, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 Hughes-Trigg Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1990 Barnaby Fitzgerald: Recent Work, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1988 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
1987 Eastfield College Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1986 Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1984 Creative Workshop Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1980 Shadows in Summer, Fine Arts Gallery, London, England
1980 Castello Oscano di Cenerente, Perugia, Italy
1980 Fondation Camargo, Cassis, France
1978 Castello Oscano di Cenerente, Perugia, Italy
1973 La Ghironda, Assisi, Italy
 

 

 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2018 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery, also in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
2018 The Fine Art of Collecting: Selections from the Judge B. Michael and Elise Chitty Collection, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2017 TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2015 Menagerie, Art and the Animal Kingdom, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Masterful Marks: An Exploration of the Medium of Drawing, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Pollock Gallery Exhibit: Work by the Faculty of the Division of Art, Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 The Good Earth, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Fresh & Salty, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2010 The Hunting Prize, exhibition finalist, Houston, Texas
2009 The Plan is the Body. a works-on-paper show, curated by Michael Garguilo, Big Chimney, Chicopee, Massachusetts
2009 Meadows Art Now, curated by Cortney Garman, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2009 Exposition de Peintures Vegetales, Natural Pigments, 3 person exhibition with Prosper Nyanu and Tepe Nyanu, Greenfield, Togo, Africa
2008 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery, also in 2007)
2007 South Press Printastic Printacular, Carillon Gallery, Joe B. Rushing Center for the Performing Arts, Tarrant County College District South Campus, Fort Worth, Texas
2007 A Tribute to Texas Art: The Gift of William J. Hill, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2006 Kingdom Animalia, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Art International, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Work by the Faculty of the Division of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Summer Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 McNay Art Fair, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Valley House Gallery, also in, 2003, 2002, 1998)
2006 Works on Paper, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery, also in 2003, 1996)
2005 Gimmie Shelter — Natural Disasters Hurt Like Hell, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2005 Art in the Key of Green, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Valley House Exhibition, Masur Museum, Monroe, Louisiana
2004 Art Chicago, art fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery, also in 1999, 1997, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990)
2003 Recent Work by the Division of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
2002 Beyond the Apple & Bottle: Still Life Invitational, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 Inaugural Exhibition: Modalities of the Visible: A Survey of Contemporary Art in North Texas, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
2001 USArtists, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery, also in 1998, 1996, 1995)
2001 Texas International Fine Art Fair, NorthPark East, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2000 Dallas International Art & Antique Fair, The Dallas International Pavilion at Victory, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2000 Crossing State Lines, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1999 Texas National 99, SFA Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State Univirsity, Nacogdoches, Texas, James McGarrell, juror
1998 Dallas Area Art – Small Works Exhibition, Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, Texas
1998 Faculty Exhibition, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1998 38th Annual Invitational Winners’ Exhibit, three person show, The Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas
1998 The Figure: An Invitational Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 38th Annual Invitational Exhibit, Jessie Otto Hite, juror, The Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas
1997 Texas Natural Wonders, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Past/Present, faculty exhibition, The Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1995 Drawing Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1995 Texas Realism...with a twist, group show, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas showing concurrently at ArtCentre of Plano, travels to The Tyler Museum of Art January-March 1996
1995 Art of the Garden, The Art Center, Waco, Texas
1995 Faculty Exhibition, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Hughes-Trigg Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 ARTexas ‘94, Dallas, Convention Center, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
1993 ARTexas ‘93, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
1992 Christmas Exhibition, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992 Texas Galleries Show, Infomart, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
1992 Faculty Exhibition, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Hughes-Trigg Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1992 Recent Works By, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1990 UGA Studies Abroad Program, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1990 Figure Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York
1989 Love and Charity, Sherry French, New York, New York (traveled to: Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY at Cortland, New York; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey; Roland Gibson Gallery, SUNY at Potsdam, New York)
1988 Faculty Show, Meadows Museum Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1987 Faculty Show, Meadows Museum Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1986 Art in the Metroplex, Moody Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, juror: Peter Frank
1986 15th Anniversary, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut
1985 Umbria: American Artists working in Italy, Gallery North, Setauket, New York (included William Bailey, Robert Barnes, James McGarrell, etc.)
1985 Faculty Show, Meadows Museum Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1983 Faculty Show, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut
1983 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1981 Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1977 Presenze e Immagini. Le Bateleur, Rome, Italy
1977 Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
 

 

 

Awards, Grants, Honors, and Lectures:
 

2010 Finalist, The Hunting Art Prize, Houston, Texas
2000 “Films and Veils in Painting,” gallery discussion in the series “The Artist’s Eye,” Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
1998 Second place, 38th Annual Invitational Exhibit, Jessie Otto Hite, juror, The Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas
1985-1987 The Ingram Merrill Foundation: Grant for the painting of a series of large multi-figure pieces
1979-1980 Fellowship to the Camargo Foundation to paint for a year in Cassis, France
 

 

Literature:
 

“Glasstire: Top Five,” glasstire.com, August 17, 2017. Sleeping Dryads reproduced.
 

“Shade You’ll Never Sit In,” Patron.com, August 17, 2017. Moon Tunes reproduced.
 

Peggy Levinson, “Chez Paula: The founder of the Mozzarella Company enjoys the camaraderie of her foodie friends,” Patron, August/September 2017. Melancholic Asymptote reproduced.
 

Rebecca Sherman, “Groundbreaking Dallas Artist Turns Eggs Into Magical Paintings,” PaperCity, Dallas, Texas, May 25, 2017.
 

Frederick Turner, “An Impossible Union: Observation on the Work of Barnaby Fitzgerald,” Dallas, Texas, April 2017.
 

Barnaby Fitzgerald, “I colori Della Resenza Umana” Arte: Cultura dei Popoli, Conference, Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia, Italy (Edizioni Futura) May 2017, lettore: A. Floriana La Rocca.
 

“Noted: Galleries (Valley House Gallery),” Patron Magazine, April/May 2017, page 49.
 

Nancy Cohen Israel, “Universal Appeal: Davidow Collection Enhances the UT Dallas Campus,” Patron Magazine, February/March 2015, Photography by John Smith, Platitude illustrated on page 80.
 

60th Anniversary Catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2014; Scarabocchio reproduced.
 

Barnaby Fitzgerald, Museum of the Southwest, lecture and Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TcONnkA9aw&feature=youtu.be, January 2014.
 

MacMillan Audiobooks, Cover for Homeric Poems, 2014.
 

Heather Horton, “Past Reveals Present in Exhibit: Sculptural Graffiti,” The Collegian, Fort Worth, Texas, December 4, 2013.
 

Frederick Turner, The Music of Tempera: An Appreciation of the Art of Barnaby Fitzgerald, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas, 2012.
 

Rebecca Sherman, House Gardens People, Thursday, August 23, 2012, http://www.housesgardenspeople.com/2012/08/artist-barnaby-fitzgerald.html.
 

The World of Interiors, no. 2012/07, July 2012.
 

Barnaby Fitzgerald, “The Algorithms of Distance,” Berlin Brandenburg Institute Arts in Society Conference, Common Ground Publications, 2011.
 

Barnaby Fitzgerald, “The Stance of Independence: Video Documentary of West African Contemporary Painting,” Claming Creativity: Columbia College, Chicago, Illiniois, 2010.
Frederick Turner, “The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light,” American Arts Quarterly, published by The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), Summer 2010, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 27-33.
 

Judith Garrett Segura, “Barnaby Fitzgerald: A Life in Art,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, published by Tarleton State University, Volume 4, 2007-2008, pages 122-136, color illustr.
 

Conversations 3: John Lincoln, Barnaby Fitzgerald and James W. Sullivan, published by the Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University, 2005.
 

“Portrait of an Artist,” SMU Research, Volume II, 2004, pp. 24-25, illustr.
 

Steve Carter, “Enigmatically Yours: Explore the pre-postmodern beauty of painter Barnaby Fitzgerald’s visionary art,” Dallas Home Design, February 2004, pp. 20, 22, 24.
 

50th Anniversary, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2004, color illustr.
 

Norman Lundin, “The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing,” Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2002, pp. 28, 128, illustr.
 

Denise Getson, “Reviews: Barnaby Fitzgerald Legends and Scenarios,” Artlies, Winter 2000-2001, p. 59, illustr.
 

Janet Kutner, “Mythic Dimensions: Painter Barnaby Fitzgerald’s new exhibit focuses on light and magic,” The Dallas Morning News, October 25, 2000, Arts Day section, p. 5C, illustr.
 

Mike Daniel, “Quick Sketch: Barnaby Fitzgerald,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, October 13, 2000, p. 54, illustr.
 

Barnaby Fitzgerald, Legends & Scenarios, exhibition catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, essay by Peter Lubin, 16 pages.
 

Meredith Dickenson, “1999: Gone But Not Forgotten,” SMU Magazine, Winter/Spring 2000, p. 23, illustr. and cover illustr.
 

Mariana Greene, “Lady of the Lake: Texas traditional grand, not grandiose,” Home Living, February 2000, pp. 16-19, Salimona reproduced.
 

Bryan Woolley, “Barnaby Fitzgerald: The multicultural painter is a storyteller on canvas,” The Dallas Morning News, December 5, 1999, High Profile, Section E, p. 1, 4.
 

Suzanne Akhtar, “It Figures,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, September 6, 1998, Section E, p. 8.
 

Mike Daniel, “Go Figure,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, August 28, 1998, illustr. p. 61.
 

Michael Kimmelman, “Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries,” The New York Times, August 11, 1997.
 

Catherine Cuellar, “Texas helped him see the light - differently,” Dallas Morning News, Guide, November 29, 1996, p. 55.
 

“Artista americano dipinge ‘Maesta’ lungo la strada,” Arezzo La Nazione, Jan. 14, 1994.
 

Journal of Biocommunication, Volume 20, Number 3, Fall 1993, 2 drawings reproduced.
 

Emily Shultz, “Barnaby Fitzgerald teaches artistry in a 'new light,'“ The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist University, February 10, 1993, p.5.
Homer, The Odyssey, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992, 25 illustr.
 

Janet Kutner, “Allegory's the Story,” Dallas Morning News, October, 10, 1991.
 

“Faculty in Art,” Southern Methodist University, 1989, pp. 18-19.
 

Joan Davidow, “Paradise Renamed,” Detour Magazine, Dallas, Texas, December 1988, pp. 54-57.
 

Manlio Cancogni, “Troppi pennelli per Soho,” Il Giornale, Milan, Italy, May 18, 1988, p.3.
 

Roger Winter, “Artist aspires to masterworks,” Daily Campus, SMU, Dallas, Texas, 1986.
 

Janet Kutner, “Mattingly Baker exhibit,” Dallas Morning News, 1986.
 

Claire Nicolas White, “A triumph of good schooling,” Aug. 22, 1985.
 

Malcolm Preston, “Realist visions by Americans in Italy,” 1985.
 

 

Teaching:
 

2000 Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1990 Associate Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1984-1989 Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, painting, drawing, printmaking
 

 

Public Collections:
 

Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, Texas
Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Charles B. Goddard Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut
Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas
Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Istituto d'Arte, Urbino, Italy
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Yale University Print Collection, New Haven, Connecticut
 

 

Selected Private Collections:
 

Estate, William Maxwell, New Yorker, NY; Georgia Shreve Greenberg, New York, N.Y.; Kevin and Cheryl Vogel, Dallas, TX; Dr. Frederick Turner, Dallas, TX; Societe` Arabella, Paris 4me, France; Bonnie Wheeler, Dallas, TX; Mr.and Mrs. Glen Greenberg, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wasterval, Boulder, CO: Mr. And Mrs Meredith Long, Houston, TX; Mr. William Hill, Houston, TX; Mrs. Anne Guardabassi, London, England; James Laughlin, New Direction, New York, N.Y.; Mrs. L. Syms, New York, N.Y.; Dr. and Mrs. John O’Sullivan, Dunleavy, Ireland: Mr. and Mrs. Paolo Lungarotti, Perugia, Italy; Dr.and Mrs. Michele Lato, Perugia, Italy; Mag. Giuseppe Severini, Consiglio di Stato, Palazzo Spada, Rome, Italy; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Boeckman, Dallas, TX; Nancy O’Boyle; Dallas, TX; Jerry and Diane Jackson; Dallas,TX; Mr. John Stone, Dallas, TX; Dr. Susan Barnes, Austin,TX; Mr. David Gibson, Dallas, TX; Estate of Prof. Wilbur Frohock, Cambridge, MA; Arch. Leonardo Donati, Rome Italy; Arch. Giovanna Chiuini, Perugia, Italy; N,Y; Edith Baker, Dallas, TX; Ms. Joan Davidow, Dallas, TX; Arch. Fabrizia Scassellati, Florence, Italy; Prof. Andrew McLaughlan, Cambridge, England; Mr. & Mrs. Lubin, Lexington, MA.; Nancy Nagle, Houston,TX; Mr.Russell Hawkins, Houston, TX; Ms. Mary Ralph Lowe, Houston, TX; Mr. Kenneth Bentson, Houston, TX; Ms. Nina Zilkha, Houston, TX; Dr. Eric Scheffey, Houston, TX; Mr. Kenneth Bentson, Houston ,TX; Elisabeth Swift, Houston, TX; Judge and Mrs. B. Michael Chitty, Dallas, TX; Ford Lacy and Cece Smith, Dallas, TX

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