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 Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston 1977 Houston Invitational Painting, Max Hutchinson Gallery, 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 Center, Houston 1987–88 Wilhelm Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 1987–88 Bienville Gallery, New Orleans 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, Williams Tower, Houston 2001 Group Exhibition, Park Central VII, Dallas 2001 Living and Working in Texas, Park Central VII, VIII and IX, Dallas 2001 Still Lifes, Transco Tower, Houston 2001 David Caton & Libby Johnson, Harris Gallery, Houston 2001 Texas Landscapes, Transco Tower, Houston 2001 Opening Exhibition, Barbara Able Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002 Group Exhibition, Williams Tower, Houston 2002 Group Exhibition, Harris Gallery, 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 Selected Public Collections AGL Resources, Atlanta, Georgia American General Corp., Houston Andrews Kurth, Houston Bank of America, Houston Bank One, Houston Chase Bank, Houston Chase Bank, San Antonio Chevron, Houston Dow Chemical, Houston Duke Energy, Houston Electronic Data Systems, Dallas Fidelity Investment, Houston Fidelity Investment, Denver, Colorado First City Bank, Houston Heritage Media, Dallas Hilton Americas, Houston Houssiere, Durant & Doussiere, Houston M. D. Anderson Hospital, Houston Marathon Oi;, Houston ethodist Hospital, Houston Northern Trust, Dallas Northern Trust, Houston Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Omni American Credit Union, Fort Worth POGO, Midland Quanex, Houston Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, Oregon Schlumberger, Houston Scott, Douglass & McConnico, Austin Societe Generale, Dallas St. Luke’s Hospital, The Woodlands Tenneco Inc., Houston Texas A&M University, College Station Transco Energy, Houston USAA, San Antonio Vinson & Elkins, Houston Watt, Beckworth & Thompson, Houston West University Bank, Houston