Margo Sawyer
b. 1958



1958
Born Washington DC.
EDUCATION
1980-82
M.F.A. Yale University. New Haven, CT
1980
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
1976-77
Foundation, Brighton Polytechnic Faculty of Art, GB.
1977-80
B.A. Hon’s, Chelsea School of Art, London, GB.
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2002-
Professor - University of Texas at Austin
1997–1998
Assistant Chair of Studio in the Department of Art & Art History
1993–
Associate Professor - University of Texas at Austin
1988-1993
Assistant Professor - University of Texas at Austin
SELECTED HONORS
2004
College of Fine Arts Summer Grant, University of Texas.
2001
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award.
Pilchuck School of Glass, WA.
College of Fine Arts Summer Research Grant, University of Texas.
2000
ArtPace a Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX.
Faculty Research Assignment, University of Texas.
College of Fine Arts Summer Research Grant, University of Texas.
University Research Institute, University of Texas.
1999
Nominated for the 1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award.
1998
University Research Institute, University of Texas.
College of Fine Arts Summer Research Grant, University of Texas.
1996
Japan Foundation Fellowship for Artists.
1995-96
Fulbright, Senior Research Grant to Japan.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS  
2008
Margo Sawyer: Synchronicity of Color, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005
Margo Sawyer: Cloud of Unknowing, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004
Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston. TX.
2003
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.
2002
Index for Contemplation, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
2001
Ten + One Illuminations, University of Texas at El Paso
2000
Margo Sawyer 00.2, Ten + One Illuminations, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX.
Margo Sawyer, Rudolph Poissont Gallery, Houston, TX
1999
Transformation II, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
Transformation, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
1998
Presence and Absence, Austin Art Museum at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
1996
Elysium Room, GalleryGallery, Kyoto, Japan.
Margo Sawyer, International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.
Elysian Fields, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
1994
Projects, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX. (with Thana Lauhakaikul & Mike Scranton)
1992
The Journey, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
1991
Margo Sawyer, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
1989
Special Projects, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY
Margo Sawyer, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
1983
Beginning and End, British Council, Bombay, India
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Advancing Tradition: 20 Years of Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Austin ,TX
2010
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009
Geometry in Reflection: Tommy Fitzpatrick and Margo Sawyer, The Gallery at            the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas (catalogue)
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008
Untitled and the Minimalist Aesthetic, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
CADD Artfair 2008, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Atelier 2008: Selections from the Department of Art and Art History Faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
2007
CADD ArtFair 2007, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006
Texas 100: Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX, (Catalog)
2005
Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Color Patten Grid, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
2002
Art Faculty Exhibition, Creative Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, TX
2001
Loudly Minimal Quietly Baroque: The Best of 1/4 Hora Projects Space, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas.
2000
Texas Dialogs: Scenic Overlook, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio
Drawings, David Berman Gallery, Austin, TX
1/4 Hora Perennial, 1/4 Hora Project Space, Elgin, Texas
Contemplative Exactitude, 1/4 Hora Project Space, Elgin, TX
Sculptors Drawing, 1/4 Hora Project Space, Elgin, TX
62nd Art Faculty Exhibition, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
SELECTED COMMISSIONS
2006-08
Eleven Acre Park, Near Houston’s Convention Center and Hilton Hotel. Margo Sawyer is one of two artists included in the design team of Hargreaves Associates and Page Southerland Page to create a site specific outdoor artwork for the public.
2005-06
Water Contemplation, Public Artwork, Designed for the San Antonio Airport Landscape Enhancement, San Antonio, TX
2005-06
Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Whole Foods World Headquarters in Austin, TX
2005
Index for Contemplation, artwork created for residence in Dallas, Texas spanning a wall 25 x 12’.
2004
Index for Contemplation, artwork created for Art House, Dallas, Texas.  Spanning an atrium with walls 20 ft high and 20 ft. long. Work responds to the architecture and fills all four walls.
2003-2004
Water Contemplation, a public artwork currently being designed for the San Antonio Airport Landscape Enhancement. This work will be completed in 2005- early 06
2000-02
Index for Contemplation, a public artwork created for the Austin Convention Center Expansion. Funded by the Austin Art in Public Places Program and the City of Austin. This work will be the largest to date, spanning a wall 40 ft high and 300 ft. long.
SELECTED VISITING ARTIST
2004
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2002
Carnegie University, Pittsburgh, PA
2001
Pilchuck Glass School, WA.
University of Texas at El Paso, TX.
2000
Universidad de Valencia, Spain.
Universidad de Granada, Spain.
SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES
2009
The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
2004
Blaffer Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2001
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
University of Texas at El Paso, TX.
1998
ArtPace a Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX.
A discussion with Katie Segal, Joachim Koester, (Maurizio Cattelan) and Kathryn Kanjo.
ArtPace a Foundation For Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX.
(Pot-luck Talk)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Austin, TX. Lecture Series.
Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, Lecture Series.
Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Universidad de Granada, Spain.
1999
University of Colorado at Boulder, CO.
Selected Collections
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
Austin Convention Center, City of Austin, TX.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida.
Portland Museum of Art, MA.
One Arts Plaza, Dallas, TX
San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio, TX
Whole Foods World Headquarters, Austin , TX
Discovery Green Park, City of Houston, Houston, TX
Selected Bibliography
Terrie Sultan. “Margo Sawyer” The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Catalogue
Clint Willour. “An obsession with Compulsion”, ArtLies #35, Summer 2002, Pg. 8 -11, ill. Pg. 10
John Ewing. TemaCelests. #91. Reviews. Pg. 95, ill.95
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2001 Awards Catalogue. Pg.64-65. Ill. Pg.64-65.
Kate Bonansinga. “Margo Sawyer - Ten + One Illuminations”, Sculpture Magazine, Summer 2001, pg. 1ll.
Katie Segal. “Ten + One Illuminations”, ArtPace a Foundation for Contemporary Art, Catalogue
Liz Ward. “Margo Sawyer - Ten + One Illuminations”, ArtLies. #27, Summer 2000, pg. 80, ill.  Pg 80.
Rainey Knudson. “Alternative Spaces”, Canvas Magazine on 1/4 Hora Project Space. Fall 2000, Pg.13 ill. Cover, 5,13.
Michael Duncan. “Report From San Antonio”, artnet.com, 8-8-00, August 2, 2000. Ill.
Janet Kutner. “Austin Museum of Art”, Dallas Morning News, Sunday July 2000, pg. Ill.
Michael Barnes. “Lightweight, but not Empty”, Austin American Statesman, Saturday, July 29th, 2000 Pg. Arts, D8.
Dan R. Goddard. “ArtPace works play with light, conflict”, San Antonio Express News, Sunday, July 9, 2000. Pg. 8H. Ill. 8H.
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. “Trio of Artists Make the most of Space”, Austin American Statesman, Saturday, June 24, 2000 Pg. Arts, D5.
Robert Barnes. “Last Word in the Arts”, Austin American Statesman, Saturday, May 4, 2000 Pg. Arts, Ill.
Robert Faires. “Articulations”, Austin Chronicle, May 11, 2000
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. “1/4 Hora gets into the Spring of Things”, Austin American Statesman, Saturday, April 15, 2000. Pg. D7, Ill.
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. “Exhibition Worthy of Quiet Contemplation”, Austin American Statesman, Saturday February 12, 2000 D8, ill.
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. Austin American Statesman, Sunday January 30, 2000. (Ill. K14)
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. “A New Kind of Art Place”, Austin American Statesman, December 2, 1999. Pg. Arts, 47, Ill. 47.
Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin. “Transformation: An installation by Margo Sawyer” Austin American Statesman. February 13 1999, pg. D9.
Leslie King-Hammond. “Masks and Mirrors: African American Art 1750-NOW” Abbeville Press. Pg. ill. pg.

 
     
 
   
 
 
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