David Caton


David Caton
DAVID CATON (b. 1955) David Caton is a painter whose work spans three decades of exploring landscape, still life, architectural, and mythological painting. Caton began to study painting during his high school years in Houston. He earned his BFA from the University of Houston and completed his MFA graduate studies at Yale University. Throughout his early years, Caton exhibited regularly and was invited to be in group shows. He has since had numerous solo exhibitions, and his paintings are featured in corporate and private collections across the country. Caton has a close affinity for the terrain of the west, especially that of the Big Bend region of Texas and the states of Utah and Arizona. He travels to these areas regularly to gather plein air painting material for future paintings. He usually executes studies in oil or pastel before completing the larger canvases. His refined technique and love for depicting the grandeur and drama that exist in nature have generated works that are both monumental and compelling. Selected Biographical and Career Highlights 1955 Born in Pasadena, California 1974 Houston Post Scholastic Award, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1979 European Travel Grant, administered through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1979 BFA, University of Houston 1980 Ford Foundation Graduate Assistance Grant, Yale University 1981 Teaching Assistant to Gretna Campbell 1982 Teaching Assistant to Samia Halaby 1982 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 1985 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant 1987 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant Resides in Utopia, Texas Selected Exhibitions 1975 Annual Spring Exhibition, Cullen Center, Houston 1975 Truair, Hornbuckle, Sellers, and Caton, One Allen Center Houston 1977 Houston Invitational Painting, Max Hutchinson Gallery, Houston 1977 Houston Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston 1979 Max Hutchinson Gallery, Houston 1979 Miniature Show, Lawndale Annex, University of Houston 1981 MSU Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station 1982 Art and Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 1983 Group Show, Diverse Works, Houston 1984–86 Wilhelm Gallery, Houston 1986 Lawndale Lab Show, Lawndale Art & Performance Center, Houston 1987–88 Bienville Gallery, New Orleans 1987–88 Wilhelm Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 1988 Houston '88, Cullen Center, Houston 1988–90 Bell Ross Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee 1993 Fur, Fins, Feathers and More; A Multi-Media Menagerie, Galveston Art Center, Galveston 1994 Romancing The Land, Galveston Art Center, Galveston 1994 Landscape Without Figures, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston 1996 Intimate, Houston Area Small Works Exhibition, Davis Gallery/ Pennzoil Place Gallery, Houston 2001 A Sense of Place, Curator: Sally Sprout, Williams Tower, Houston 2001 David Caton & Libby Johnson, Harris Gallery, Houston 2001 Living and Working in Texas, Park Central VII, VIII and IX, Dallas 2001 Opening Exhibition, Barbara Able Gallery, Santa Fe 2001 Group Exhibition, Park Central VII, Dallas 2001 Still Lifes, Transco Tower, Houston 2001 Texas Landscapes, Transco Tower, Houston 2002 Group Exhibition, Harris Gallery, Houston 2002 Group Exhibition, Curator: Sally Sprout, Williams Tower, Houston 2004 David Caton and Bill Zaner, Harris Gallery, Houston 2015 Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring 2015 Ties that Bind: Contemporary Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas 2016 Solo show, Reaves/Foltz Fine Art, Houston,Texas 2016 The Texas Aesthetic X, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2017 Solo show, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas 2017 The Texas Aesthetic XI, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Gallery, Houston, Texas 2018 Texas Aesthetic XII, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Gallery, Houston, Texas 2019 The New Show , Foltz Gallery, Houston, Texas 2019 The Texas Aethetic: Thirty Contemporary Artists Redefining Texas Art, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2019 Storied Lands, Contemporary Texas Landscape Painters, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas Selected Public Collections Dallas: Electronic Data Systems; Heritage Media; Northern Trust; Societe Generale Houston: American General Corp.; Andrews Kurth; Bank of America; Bank One; Chase Bank; Chevron; Dow Chemical; Duke Energy; Fidelity Investment; First City Bank; Hilton Americas; Houssiere, Durant & Doussiere; MD Anderson Hospital; Marathon Oil; Methodist Hospital; Northern Trust; Quanex; Schlumberger; Tenneco Inc.; Transco Energy; Vinson & Elkins; Watt, Beckworth & Thompson; West University Bank Other Texas locations: Chase Bank, San Antonio; Omni American Credit Union, Fort Worth; POGO, Midland; Scott, Douglass & McConnico, Austin; St. Luke’s Hospital, The Woodlands; Texas A&M University, College Station; USAA, San Antonio Other states: AGL Resources, Atlanta, Georgia; Fidelity Investment, Denver, Colorado; Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, Oregon