Bill Frazier / bfrazier17@att.net

"The language of landscape as it appears in painting, sculpture and

photography has been a preoccupation of mine for over four decades. These works are some of the more recent explorations. They combine layers and types of imagery the way a writer might use vocabulary. The paintings present a disjointed narrative about our shared cultural distance between landscape and nature." Bill Frazier

 

Born: New Orleans, 1952

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston    FotoFest, Houston            
Accenture, Dallas

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014: UHCL Juried Exhibition – First Prize
1987: Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1986: Houston Center for Photography Fellowship

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015: The View from Here, The Jung Center, Houston
2007: Buchanan Gallery, Galveston
2004: Gallery 549, Lafayette, Louisiana
1999: Buchanan Gallery, Galveston
1995: West End Gallery, Houston
1994: Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston
1990: University of Nevada, Reno
1989: University of Colorado, Boulder
    Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014: UH Clear Lake 
2011: San Jacinto College: Faculty Exhibition
2009: 20th Anniversary Show, Buchanan Gallery, Houston
2008: Collage: More or Less, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston
          Gordon Pass Gallery, Naples, Florida
          Peltier Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina
2007: New American Paintings #72 (Western edition) Open Studios Press
2006: Texas Art Celebration, The Assistance League, Houston: Williams Tower Gallery
2003: Conduit Gallery, Dallas – Projects Room
2000: Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston (catalog)
Gallery 549, Lafayette, Louisiana

1999: Small Works, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston
    Is This a Joke or What? Feminism and Humor in Contemporary Art, HWCA, Houston
1998: Oil Patch Dreams: Images of the Petroleum Industry, Art Museum of Southeast Texas,
Beaumont (traveling exhibit & catalog)
1996: The Bird Show, West End Gallery, Houston
1995: Camera/Canvas, Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas
    Open Studios, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston
1994: Anonymous – Works of Undeclared Origin, West End Gallery, Houston
1993: Faculty Exhibition, San Jacinto College, Houston
1992: Political Issues, Small Works Gallery, University of Houston
    Fantastic Voyages, Houston Center for Photography and Galveston Arts Center
    Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston
1991: The War Show, Fountain Head Gallery, Houston
    30 Photographers, D-Art Center, Dallas
1989: Visions/Discourses, Brookhaven College, Dallas
1988: M-AAA/NEA Award Winners Exhibition, Mois de la Foto, WICE, Paris (catalog)
1987: 1986 Fellowship Winner’s Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography
    Tender Visions, Transco Energy Company Gallery, Houston
1986: The Texas Time Machine, Cullen Center, Houston (catalog)
    Faculty Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston
1985: Houston Photographers from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    New Faces, Allen Street Gallery, Dallas
    MFA Qualifying Exhibition, University of Houston

 

The View from Here
The View from Here

2012, acrylic on canvas, 30"x 24" $1600

Trellis
Trellis

2014, acrylic, charcoal, on canvas, 72"x48" $3600

The Window and The Waterfall
The Window and The Waterfall

2014-15 acrylic, charcoal, and, conte, on canvas, 60"x 42" $2800

The Waterfall
The Waterfall

2012-2013, acrylic,and charcoal on canvas, 54"x 42" $2400

The Garden Wall
The Garden Wall

2015, acrylic and, charcoal on canvas, 30"x 36" $1200

Spring Thaw
Spring Thaw

2015, acrylic, charcoal and sanguine on canvas, 42"x 60" $2800

Private Garden
Private Garden

2013-2014, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 72"x 48" $3600

Pond in the Woods
Pond in the Woods

2015, acrylic and charcoal on canvass, 54"x 42" $2400

New Neighbors
New Neighbors

2008-20011, acrylic on canvass, 18"x 48" $1200

Natural Selection
Natural Selection

2008, acrylic, canvas, 3 pieces, vertical tryptich, 40"x 36" $2400

Lost River
Lost River

2015, acrylic, and, charcoal on canvas, 72"x 48" $3600

InteriorLandscape
InteriorLandscape

2011-2012, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 42"x 52" $2400

SELECTED REVIEWS AND REPRODUCTIONS

 

Blaffer Gallery. Houston Area Exhibition 2000 catalog. (repro: Looking for Connections, p. 22)

Blaffer Gallery. Houston Area Exhibition 1992 catalog. (repro: Dish, p. 15)

 

CAMERA AUSTRIA. Summer 1992, Portfolio. (repro: Grainstacks: Early Morning Light)

Carraro, Francine. Oil Patch Dreams: Images of the Petroleum Industry. Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. 1998 (repro: Caution Pipeline)

 

“Critic’s Choice.” Houston Post, 9 August 1985 (repro: Souvenir’s from Extinct Civilizations:
 Pont du Gard)

Hirsch, Robert. Exploring Color Photography (Dubuque: Wm C Brown, 1992)
    (repro: Souvenirs from Extinct Civilizations: Canyon de Chelly, p. 214)

 

Houston Press: Press Picks, 25 May 1995, p. 19. (repro: Home Maker)

Houston Press: Symbolic Landscapes and Highly-Detailed Oils offer Different Looks At Nature; by Susie Tommaney – Tuesday September 8. – online edition (reproduction: Spring Thaw, 2015)

 

Johnson, Patricia “Transco Show Features Items in New Contexts.” Houston Chronicle, 9 August 1985. (repro: Souvenirs from Extinct Civilizations-Olmec Monument)

 

Kutner, Janet. “Off Beat Views of Texas History.” Dallas Morning News 8 July 1986.

New American Paintings # 72: Open Studios Press – Juried Exhibition in Print
(reproductions: Picnic, p. 60; Escalating Rhetoric, p. 61; Night Hawk, p. 62


EDUCATION

1985: MFA, University of Houston
1982: MA in Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
1974: BFA in Painting, Southern Methodist University, Dallas


FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Professor of Art    1990-present
San Jacinto College, Houston

Visiting Assistant Professor    1989-90
University of Houston Art Department

Affiliate Artist (adjunct faculty) 1986-89 & 1990-1996
University of Houston Art Department

Consultant (adjunct faculty)    1985-1989
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston