Earl Staley


Earl Staley
Earl Staley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and resides in Houston, Texas. He is an artist and teacher with more than 50 years of experience. Mr. Staley holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. He taught at Washington University, St. Louis; Rice University, Houston; and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, where he was chairperson of the Art Department. Today he teaches in the Fine Art program at Lonestar College-Tomball, TX. Mr. Staley is the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1981 he received the Rome Prize in Painting from the American Academy in Rome, Italy: he sided in Rome for 4 years. Mr. Staley's paintings look back to his artistic roots and forward to new interpretations of the myths and symbols embedded in his life. 1938 Born, Oak Park, Illinois Resides in Houston, TX EDUCATION: 1963 University of Arkansas, M.F.A. 1960 Illinois Wesleyan University, B.F.A. AWARDS AND GRANTS: 1975 National Endowment for the Arts 1978 National Endowment for the Arts 1981 Prix de Rome, American Academy in Rome 1985 Mayor's Award, City of Houston 1985 National Endowment for the Arts ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS: 2009 M2 Gallery, Houston, TX 2005 Harris Gallery, Houston, TX 2001 Moody Gallery, Houston, TX 1997 Moody Gallery, Houston, TX 1986 Watson Gallery, Houston , TX 1984 The American Academy in Rome; Rome, Italy 1983 "Earl Staley: l973-l983", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 1981-83 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY 1980 "Earl Staley Mythologies", Perspectives Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2019 "Modernist Visions of the Southwest," Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 1999 "Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2000," Barbara Davis, Pennzoil Place, Houston, TX 1998 Earl Staley and Suzanne Staley, Liveoak Art Center, Columbus, TX 1997 Alvin Marshall and Earl Staley, Artistic Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ Finders/Keepers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX 1995 "Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection," The New Museum, New York, NY "The State of the State: Contemporary Art in Texas" from the permanent collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX "Texas Myths and Realities," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX Group Show, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX 1993 "Seeing the Forest Through the Trees," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston 1990 "Printmaking in Texas, The l980's", Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (catalog) First Annual Eitelljorg Invitation, the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN "Northwest by Southwest: Painted Fictions", Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA (catalog) tour: Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana; Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA; Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX "Tradition and Innovation: A Museum Celebration of Texas Art", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX "New Art of the West," Eitellijorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN 1989 "The Chase Manhattan Bank Collection l974-89", Yokohama Museum, Japan "Landscape: A Travelogue Painted from Memory, Imagination or Reality", Ruth Siegel Gallery, LTD., New York, NY The Ruth Siegel Gallery at the Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL "ROARRR! The Prehistoric in Contemporary Art", New York State Museum, Albany, NY (catalog) 1988 "Texas Artists Working in New York", 595 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY "Texas Art", The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (catalog) "Direction and Diversity", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX 1987 "Modern Myths/Classical Renewal", Boise Gallery of Art, Boise; traveled to Yellowstone Art Center; Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Mills College, Oakland, CA; Whatcom Museum of Art and History, Bellingham, WA (catalog) "Earl Staley and Bill Haveron", Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX 1986 Marilyn Butler Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM "l976-l986: Ten Years of Collecting Contemporary Art", Selections from the Edward R. Down, Jr. Collection, Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, MA (catalog) "Second Sights", San Francisco Biennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (catalog) "Fresh Paint: the Houston School" Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (traveled to P.S.1, Long Island City, New York and Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK) catalog 1984 "Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade", American Pavilion, Venice Biennale (organized by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, traveling in Europe, and various Eastern European countries (catalog) "Content: A Contemporary Focus, l974-84", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (catalog) 1983 "New Art From a New City," Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburgh, Austria "Santa Fe Festival of the Arts", Santa Fe, NM (catalog) "Southern Fictions", Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (catalog) "Texas Images and Vision", Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX; traveled to Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christ; Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX (catalog) 1982 American Academy in Rome, Italy American Study Center, Naples, Italy "Art From Houston in Norway: l982", Stravanger Kunstforening, Norway; traveled to Tromso Kunstforening, Norway, Christiansand Kunstforening, Norway; Oslo Junstforening, Norway, Stavanger(catalog) "Houston in Dallas", Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX "In Our Time: Houston's Contemporary Art Museum l948-l982", Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (catalog) "New Figuration in America", Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (catalog) Quattro Academie Straniere", Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 1981 "Directions, l98l", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.(catalog) "Two Views of Houston", San Antonio Art Institute Gallery, San Antonio, TX 1980 "l980 New Orleans Triennial", New Orleans, Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (catalog) 1978 "Art of Texas", The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL " 'Bad' Painting", New Museum, New York, NY (catalog) "Art of Texas", John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI 1975 "l975 Biennial Exhibition: Contemporary American Art", Whitney Museum, NY SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXThe New Museum of Contemporary Art, New YorkDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXSan Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TXModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TXEl Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TXSan Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CAAbraxas Petroleum, San Antonio, TXAllied Bank, Houston, TXAndrews, Kurth, Campbell & Jones, Houston, TXBrown & Root, Inc., Houston, TXChase Manhattan Bank, New YorkChemical Bank, New YorkEnron Corporation, Houston, TXFirst City National Bank, Houston, TXFrito-Lay, Dallas, TXHome Savings of America, Los Angeles, CAPacific Lighting, Los Angeles, CAPaine Weber, New YorkPhilip Morris, New YorkPost Oak Bank, Houston, TXTexas Commerce Bank, Houston, TXTexas Instruments, Dallas, TXUnderwood, Neuhaus & Co., Houston, TXVinson & Elkins, Houston, TXWestern Bank, Houston, TXDanheisser Foundation, New YorkEdward R. Downe, Jr., New YorkRichard Ekstract, New YorkRaymond Learsy, New YorkH.R.H. Franz Prinz von Bayern, Munich GermanyThe Barrett Collection, Dallas, TXWilson Industries, Houston, TXBalene McCormack, Santa, NMDiane Rudy, Santa Fe, NMMaxilyn Maxwell, Santa Fe, NMMichelle & Scott Carpenter, Santa Fe, NM