Virginia  Fleck

1960
New York City, New York
EDUCATION
School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art), Portland, ME
AWARDS/RESIDENCIES
2007
Juror’s Award, Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
2003
Artist fellowship/residency and show at Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba, Sponsored By Gallery 106, Austin, TX
1997
Artist in Residence, Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY
1996
Residency, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
1995
Grant and residency for large-scale temporary installation, Connemara Conservancy, Dallas, TX
1989
Temporary Public Art Grant, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
PUBLIC ART COMISSIONS
2007
Mandala Trio, for the US Embassy in Rwanda, commissioned by the US Government
Mandala Constellation, A grouping of mandalas installed above the foyer entrance of the Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin, TX
2006
The Spin Cycle, Three 5’-diameter light boxes for Whole Foods World Headquarters Plaza, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Schlosser Development
2005
Laguna Gyre, Temporary installation of a 70 ft mandala made from 6000+ plastic bags located on the grounds of the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Austin Green Art
2002
Lamina Groove, Large-scale 5 panel relief sculpture for Deep Eddy EMS station, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Austin Art in Public Places.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006
Art Forum Berlin, Finesilver Art Gallery, Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
New Work, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX
2003
Dreaming my Dreams, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba
1999
New Work, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
1998
Virginia Fleck – New Work, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Femme Fatale, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008
The Texas Chair Project, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Going Green, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Field of Color, Art Museum of South Texas, curated by Debra Fullerton
Modern Art Modern Lives, then and now, Austin Museum of Art, curated by Dana Friis Hansen, Executive Director and chief curator
2007
Don’t Mess With Texas, Nathan Larramendy Gallery Ojai, CA. An exhibition featuring the work of 7 Texas-based female artists
Selections from the Texas Biennial, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
Arte Fiera, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
Texas Biennial, juror’s award, Austin, TX
Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, ME
Wordplay, Scanlan Gallery, Austin, TX
Pulse New York, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, New York, NY
New and Used, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, AR
2006
Pulse New York, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, New York, NY
Pulse Miami, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, New York, NY
2005
Pulse Miami, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, Miami, FL
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Austin Green Wave, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
Color, Pattern, Grid: Austin Collects, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2004
Figure Ground, Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX
Winter Exhibition, dberman Gallery, Austin, TX
Critical Mass, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2003
Virginia Fleck and Daphane Park: New Work, dberman Gallery, Austin, TX
2002
The Spectacle of Tom Foolery and Cognitive Discourse, Group Show, The International Center Contemporary Arts Month, San Antonio, TX
2001
Virginia Fleck and Malcom Bucknell, D Berman Gallery, Austin, TX
Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park, Beeville Art Museum, group show curated by Michael Manjarris, Beeville, TX
2000
Sculpture 2000, The Allen Center, selected central Texas artists, curated by Jim Edwards of Weil Gallery, Houston, TX
Art Ball IV, one of ten artists selected by the Austin Museum of Art for annual Fundraiser, Austin, TX
Gallery Artists, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX
1999
Breaking New Ground, Irving Art Center, curated by Marcie Inman, director Irving  Arts Center, Irving, TX
Ground Swell: the artist and the earth, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
Art Works 99, Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, TX
1998
Critics Choice, Dallas Visual Art Center, group show juried by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director Austin Museum of Art, and Stephen Vollmer, curator El Paso Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
1997
The Visceral Intellect, Women & Their Work Gallery, juried by Sue Graze, senior curator, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
1996
Recent Work, Slover McCutcheon Gallery, 2-person exhibit, Houston, TX
1995
14th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Connemara Conservancy, Grant for large-scale outdoor installation, Dallas, TX
1994
Compelling Spaces: Site-Specific Works, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, curated by Mark Lesly Smith, Ph.D., Austin, TX
Pinball Artcade, Mills Gallery, a project of the Revolving Museum, invitational, Boston, MA
Memory and Desire: The Window, Texas Fine Arts Association invitational, Austin, TX
Self Possessed, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, exhibition organized by the Texas Fine Arts Association, juried by Lynn Zelevansky of MOMA, Austin, TX
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Dell Children’s Hospital, TX
Gray Cary Law Firm, TX
Marino Golinelli Collection, Bologna, Italy
Nicholls Wine Company, CT
US Embassy, Rwanda
Schlosser Development
Whole Foods
Women’s International News Gathering Service, TX
Ellen and David Berman, TX
Mike Chesser, TX
Katelena and James Cowles
Philip & Rebecca Hudson, TX
Johnna and Stephen Jones, TX
Fran Magee, TX
Chris Mattson, TX
Vic and Mary Lynn McNallie, NM
Guillermo Nicolas, TX
Anne Elizabeth Wynn, TX
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2007
Danly, Susan. 2007 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Artfairs International.
Douberley, Amanda. “2007 Tecas Bienneal, Okay Mountain” Arts Review, Austin Chronicle, April.
Kamila, Avery Yale. Contemporary Art Today; Nature and Art Collide in PMAs 2007 Biennial. April.
Keyes, Bob. “What Maine Art is All About.” Portland Press Herald. April 8.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Art of Texas.” Austin-American Statesman.              March 25.
Moore, Nikki. “Bi-ology: The Texas Biennial’s second rising.” Austin Chronicle. March 1.
2006
Klaasmeyer, Kelly, Plocek, Keith. “Capsule Reviews, Virginia Fleck.” Houston Press. January 19.
Thompkins, John. “Kitsch, Aisle Eight; Smart shoppers will love Virginia Fleck’s work.” Houston Press. January 12.
Richardson, Katherine. “A Piece of Work.” Austin Monthly Home. 2006, vol. 1 no. 1, pp. 48-55.
2005
Aldwell, Nichole. “The Lay of the (Texas) Land.” Public Art Review. Vol. 17 no. 1.
Koper, Rachel. “A First for Austin Art.” Austin Chronicle. March 4. p 41.
Kutner, Janet. “Sculptures that Surprise.” The Dallas Morning News. November 8.
Zenth, Torban. “Art Forum Berlin; kopenhagen i supermarkedet.” Kopenhagen.dk, October 3.
Gutmair, Von Ulrich. “Nackt und erhaben.” Netzeitung Voice of Germany, September 29.
Rockett, Benne. “Arts Review: Green Wave.” Austin Chronicle. July 15, p 66.
Brand, Heather. “Earthworks: Public Art” Tribeza. June, pp 37-38.
Rockett, Benne. “Green Wave.” VOA. vol. 12 no. 2, p 33.
Thompson, Helen. “Grounds for Improvement.” Metropolitan Home Magazine. vol. 37 no. 5, pp. 58-60.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Fresh-Air Art: Catch the Green Wave.” Austin- American Statesman. June 23.
2004
Faires, Robert. “Culture Flash!” Austin Chronicle. December 24.
Brenner, Molly Beth. “A Piece of Work; Indented Round Sod.” Austin Chronicle. August.
2003
Irvine, Madeline. “Top Ten Art Events in 2003.” Austin Chronicle.
Taylor, Kevin. “Sweet Dreams Come to Austin’s Gallery 106.” The Daily Texan. February 21.
Brenner, Molly Beth. “Dreamland Via Cuba.” Austin Chronicle. February 21.
2002
Keres, Alana. “Passing Through: Virginia Fleck at Deep Eddy.” Glasstire. 2002
Keres, Alana. “The Art of Emergency.” Tribeza. Issue 14, September, pp. 26-29.
Harithas, James. “Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park.” Sculpture. vol. 21, no. 4
2001
Harithas, James. Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park. essay for catalogue, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX.
2000
Mullet, Joy, Taylor, Mary Ross. “The Bold and the Beautiful: Texas Women Sculptors.” ARTLIES! #26 Spring
1999
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Fleck’s mixed-media work evokes nostalgia.” Austin-American Statesman. March 29.
1995
Smith, Mark Lesly. Compelling Spaces. essay for catalogue. Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
1994
Zelevansky, Lynn. Self Possessed. essay for catalogue, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin TX

 
     
 
   
 
 
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