Virgil Grotfeldt
1948-2009



1948
Born in Decatur, Illinois.
Lives and works in Houston, Texas.
Awards and Grants
2003
Artist of the Year, The Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas
2002
Second Place, 42nd Annual Invitational, Longview Museum of Art, Texas
1999
Grant in the Visual Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
1996
Honorable Mention, Assistance League of Houston Annual Juried Exhibit
1993
First Place, Assistance League of Houston Annual Juried Exhibit
1991
The Engelhard Award
1976
Illinois Arts Council, Mural for Lakeland College
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005
Lewallen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
2003
Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, New York
Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
2002
Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
2001
Memories and Transformations, Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
1998
Heriard-Cimino Gallery, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997
Jason McCoy Inc., New York, New York
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
1995
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994
Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1991
Lamar University Museum, Beaumont, Texas
1990
Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
1988
Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1987
Gallery D’Theeboom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1974
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania
1971
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005
Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Lewallen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2003
Miriam Hoekman and Virgil Grotfeldt, Galerie Luca, Zaltbommel, Netherlands.
2002
Virgil Grotfeldt, Billy Hassell and Joe Mancuso, Longview Museum of Art, Longview, Texas
42nd Annual Invitational, Longview Museum of Art, Longview, Texas.
Texas meet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2001
Virgil Grotfeldt: Memories and Transformations, Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
Virgil Grotfeldt and Jack Meredith, Galerie Luca, Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
2000
Group Exhibition, Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
Group Exhibition, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, New York
Waldo Bein: including the series with Virgil Grotfeldt, Kunstausstellung der Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, The Netherlands
1999
Three Artists from Texas USA, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
Free International University World Art Collection, Triodos Bank, Zeiss, The Netherlands
1998
Bound: Books by Artists, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas, curated by William Steen
Works on Paper by Contemporary and Modern Masters, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997
Establishment and Revelation, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas
Virgil Grotfeldt & Mirjam Hoekman, Galerie Luca, Zaltbomel, The Netherlands
Convergence, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil Place, Houston, Texas
1996
Contemplating Translucence: A Selection of Works of Contemporary Texas Watercolorists, Two Allen Center, Houston, Texas
New Work: Gallery Artists, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil Place, Houston, Texas
NOG Insurance Company Collection, Van Reekum Museum, Appeldoorn, The Netherlands
Delphi, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Traveling to Blue Star, San Antonio, Texas
Works on Paper, A Selection of Contemporary and Master Works, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, New York
Material and Spirit, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
1995
Genesis in Fire, Works from the Green Mountain Foundry, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, curated by Alison de Lima Greene and Joe Harvel.
Texas Myth & Reality, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, curated by Alison de Lima Greene
Watercolor, “All Ways,” College of the Mainland, Houston, Texas
Drawing from Strength: 26 Artists Make Their Mark, Transco Tower, Houston, Texas curated by Sally Sprout
Group Exhibit, Lanning Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994
Group Exhibit, RAM Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Texas Landscapes, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas, curated by David Brauer
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, curated by Lynn Herbert
1993
Virgil Grotfeldt, Joseph Havel & James Surls, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992
Selections from the 20th Century Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1990
Texas Art Celebration, juried exhibition of the Assistance League of Houston, Texas
1989
Texas Realism, Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
1988
The Contour Line, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1987
The Fictional Figure, Caroline Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas
1986
Texas Annual, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
1985
Synergy, Juried Exhibition of the Arts Symposium of Houston, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Plastica Huesped, Guadalajara, Mexico
Four Artists, Diverseworks, Houston, Texas
1984
The First Annual East End Show, Lawndale Center, The University of Houston, Texas
1983
Group Show, Boulevard Gallery, Houston, Texas
1982
Juried Exhibition, Art League of Houston, Texas
1981
Juried Exhibition, Art League of Houston, Texas
1979
Dimension II, Juried Exhibition of the Assistance League of Houston, Texas
Dimension I, Juried Exhibition of the Assistance League of Houston, Texas
1977
Annual Juried Show, School of The Ozarks, Branson, MO
1975
Graphic Biennial, Miami Museum of Art, Miami, Florida
Bibliography
2001
Kutner, Janet. “Wallpower,” The Dallas Morning News, April 1.
Daniel, Mike. “Virgil Grotfeldt,” The Dallas Morning News, March 23.
“Expositie Galerie Luca,” De Toren, The Neterlands, January 11.
“Texanen tonen Werk in Luca in Zaltbommel,” Brabants Dagblad, The Netherlands, January 5.
“Spiraalvormige Woekeringen in de Tijd,” Brabants Dagblad, The Netherlands, January 10.
2000
Greene, Alison de Lima. Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Healy, Patrick. Waldo Bien including the Series with Virgil Grotfeldt, Druck & Verlagshaus, Wein, Austria and Cologne, Germany.
“Bank-en Effectenbedrijf,” Nibesuu, The Netherlands, Novemeber.
S.G. “Min der Ruhe ist es Vorbei,” Recklinghäuser Zeitung, June 10.
Strecker, Manfred. “Im Sterbezimmer,” Neue Westfälische Zeitung, June 10.
Willems, Sophia. “Im Versteinerten Zwischenreich,” Westdeutsche Zeitung, May 25.
Posca, Claudia. “Biens Labor als Rhurfestspiel,” Nord Rheinische Zeitung, May 9.
Höving, E. “Der Sammler als Küstler,” Westdeutsche Algemeine Zeitung, May 6.
Schmidt, Konrad. “Toter Bergmann in Wal-öl,” Recklinghäuser Zeitung, May 6.
Red. “Das Sterbezimmer,” Recklinghäuser Zeitung, May 6.
Red. “So Blau ist der Himmel,” Westdeutsche Algemeine Zeitung, May 6.
Berke, Bernd. “Wo das Ungeahnte Jederzeit Geschehen Kann,” Westfälische Rundscham, May 6.
Brambrink, Tina. “Spiegel der Eigenen Kultur,” Recklinghäuser Zeitung, May 6.
Red. “Kunst Zieht zur Kunst auf den Hügel,” Recklinghäuser Zeitung, April 20.
Brambrink, Tina. “Ein Sterbezimmer für den Bergbau,” Recklinghäuser Zeitung, April 13.
1997
Johnson. “Virgil Grotfeldt,” The New York Times, December 5.
Chambers, Karen. “Virgil Grotfeldt,” The Critical State of Visual Art in New York Review, November 15.
Johnson, Patricia Covo. “Garden of Paint,” Houston Chronicle, February 25.
1996
Martin, Laura Carey. American Images: The SBC Collection of Twentieth Century American Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, NY.
1994
Johnson, Patricia Covo. Contemporary Art in Texas, Craftsman House G& B Art International, Roseville, Australia.
Kalil, Susie. “The Secret Life and Plans,” Houston Press, May 12.
1993
Chadwick, Susan. “Grotfeldt, Havel, & Surls,” The Houston Post, November 11.
1992
Chadwick, Susan. “Art and Nature,” The Houston Post, May 28.
1990
Johnson, Patricia. “Grotfeldt’s Raw Images are Potent,” Houston Chronicle, April 10.
Chadwick, Susan. “No Fool’s Gold,” The Houston Post, March 31.
Chadwick, Susan. “The Glory of Texas Art,” The Houston Post, January 19.
1988
Chadwick, Susan. “Critic’s Choice,” The Houston Post, April 1.
Chadwick, Susan. The Houston Post, April 3.
Chadwick, Susan. The Houston Post, May 29.
Chadwick, Susan. The Houston Post, December 31.
Johnson, Patricia. The Houston Chronicle, April 15.
Kalmykov, Fran. 11 x 14 Magazine, Fall.
Selected Collections
The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
Houston Lighting & Power, Houston, Texas.
The Engelhard Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts.
NOG Insurance Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Free International University World Art Collection, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Collection.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas.
University of Oklahoma Museum, Norman, Oklahoma.
Fritz Becht Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Upriver Gallery Collection, Chengdu, China.



 
     
 
   
 
 
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