Noe Perez

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Noe Perez

Noe Perez (b. 1958)

Noe Perez is a contemporary artist living in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born and raised in Falfurrias, Texas. Interested in art from a young age, Perez’s artistic education began in his early teens as he studied with various local artists. Despite his love of art, he chose to major in engineering. Perez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at A&I University and he continues to work in that field today. 

Unwilling to put aside his intense interest in art, Perez has continued to advance his artistic abilities, attending plein airpainting workshops with Plein-Air Painters of America artists Ron Rencher and George Strickland. Much of his work is done in the studio from photographs and plein air studies. Perez believes that plein air painting is an essential exercise for any landscape painter and he paints outdoors whenever possible. He paints the South Texas landscape—dusty terrain dotted with low brush and cactus in bright sunlight—using beautifully realistic colors that are equally muted and vibrant. Noe Perez is a master at capturing the beauty and essence of South Texas from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande. 

Noe's subject emphasis is in the South Texas landscape where he grew up and still lives. Noe's work is influenced by the San Antonio school of early Texas Impressionism-Julian Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, Porfirio Salinas, Robert Wood, and Dawson Dawson-Watson. Noe graduated in 1979 from Texas A & I in Kingsville, TX with a BS in Civil Engineering and currently is a structural P.E. with a consulting firm in Corpus Christi. Noe is a member of SEAoT, Structural Engineer's Association of Texas. Though work and a family keep him pretty busy, Noe still finds time to produce original artwork in a home studio. "Most of my spare time is spent painting, planning new paintings, or reading about art. I enjoy many types of art, but Texas art is the closest to my heart."  

"I like to study the original works that inspire me whenever I have the opportunity.  Some of my favorite artists include William Merritt Chase and Joaquin Sorolla as well as Texas painters Julian Onderdonk and Porfirio Salinas.  Most of my work is done in the studio from photographs and plein air studies.  I believe that plein air painting is an essential exercise for any landscape painter.  I try to paint outdoors whenever I have the chance."

Noe participated in the Night of Artists Art Show and Dinner for the benefit of the Briscoe Western Art Museum in 2006, 2007, and 2008.  Noe's paintings have been accepted in the annual Salon International show hosted by Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  Noe's artwork is included in the book Texas Traditions released in August 2010, and in Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art published in 2017.

In Winter 2021, King Ranch: A Legacy in Art was published by Texas A&M University Press, featuring the paintings of Noe Perez, which he received a commission from King Ranch to create the painting commemorating the one-hundred-year anniversary of the historic Main House. Pairing original paintings by artist Noe Perez with insightful essays from curators Bruce Shackelford and Ron Tyler, this book celebrates the many ways “King Ranch culture” has enriched appreciation for the decorative, practical, and fine arts in Texas and the greater American West. Of note, there will be a forthcoming exhibition of the King Ranch paintings opening in December 2021 at the Witte Historical Museum in San Antonio, Texas.  

 

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1958                        Born in Falfurrias, TX 
  • 1979                      BS Civil Engineering, Texas A & I University, Kingsville, TX
  • 2009, 2011             Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence, Jury’s Top 50, Salon International Art Show, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
  • 2010                      Published in Texas Traditions, Fresno Fine Art Publications, LLC
  • 2014-2019              Published Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio
  • 2015                      Commissioned to paint the King Ranch Main House to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the home
  • 2017                      Published in Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, Texas A&M University Press
  • 2021                       Published King Ranch: A Legacy in Art, Texas A&M University Press 

Selected Exhibitions 

  • 2021-2022, Solo, King Ranch: A Legacy in Art, Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX
  • 2021, Texas Visions: Paintings by Noe Perez & Sculpture by Jason Scull, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2021, The Texas Aesthetic XV, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2021, Contemporary Texas Landscapes, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2020  Summer Show: Contemporary Texas Regionalists, The V6 Collection Gallery at The Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX, curated by Foltz Fine Art
  • 2020  The Texas Aesthetic: Virtual Exhibition, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2019  36th Annual Roundup Exhibition and Sale, Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, TX
  • 2019  Deck the Halls with Texas Smalls, The V6 Collection Gallery at The Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX, curated by Foltz Fine Art
  • 2019 Storied Lands: Contemporary Texas Landscape Painters, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2019 The Texas Aesthetic: Thirty Contemporary Artists Redefining Texas Art, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2019, The NEW Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2018 The Texas Aesthetic XII: The Search for “Texas” in Contemporary Art & Culture, Reaves-Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2018 Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2017-18 Contemporary Texas Regionalism Winter Show, Reaves-Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2017-18  Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art exhibition, traveled: San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, Texas;  Rotunda Gallery at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas; The Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas; and The Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, Waco, Texas (book by same title published by Texas A&M Press)
  • 2017 The Texas Aesthetic XI, Reaves-Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2017 Lonestar Legacies in Contemporary Texas Art, The Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland, TX
  • 2017 Noe Perez: Allures of the Wild Horse Desert & Colors of the South Texas, Reaves-Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2016 Contemporary Texas Regionalism Holiday Show, Reaves-Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX 
  • 2016 Texas Landscapes, Nave Museum, Victoria (catalogue)
  • 2016 Selections from the John Stone Collection of Texas Art, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston
  • 2016 The Lay of The Land: Contemporary Landscape Painting in Texas, curated by Kinzelman Art Consulting, Bank of America, Houston, TX
  • 2015 Texas Visions: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Nave Museum, Victoria
  • 2015  The Big Bend of Texas: Interpretations by Seven Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2015 The Holiday Show with the Contemporary Texas Regionalists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2015 Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas, TX 
  • 2015 As Far as the Eye Can See: 100 Years of Texas Art, Arts Brookfield, Two Allen Center, Houston, curated by Sally Reynolds
  • 2014-2019 Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2014 Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, traveled: Turner House, Dallas, TX;  Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX
  • 2014 Intersecting Plains: Views of the Texas Coast & Texas Drought, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston
  • 2014 National Ranching Heritage Museum, Lubbock, TX 
  • 2013 Holidays at the Haley, Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland, TX 
  • 2013 A Tribute to Texas Rivers, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2013 Hill Country Love Affair: Interpretations of a Texas Heartland, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, TX
  • 2012 Contemporary Texas Regionalists, traveled: Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland; Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX 
  • 2012 Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX 
  • 2011 Homelands: Classic Texas Paintings by Jack Erwin, Eugene Thurston, Noe Perez, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston
  • 2011  Bosque Art Classic 26th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale, Clifton, TX
  • 2010-16 The Texas Aesthetic, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston
  • 2010 Texas Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, Heritage Gallery, Dallas and InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg (book of same title published by Fresco Books)
  • 2010 The Presence of Light: Sky and Light in the Texas Landscape, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston
  • 2010–11 Alamo Kiwanis Show, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2008–11 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2006–08 Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2002 Three Views: Paintings of South Texas, Corpus Christi Multicultural Center, Corpus Christi
  • 1997 Solo, In the Country: Texas Landscape Paintings, Corpus Christi Multicultural Center, Corpus Christi
  • 1983 South Texas Sun, Color, and Paint, Texas A&I University Art Gallery, Kingsville

  

Selected Public Collections 

•           Coronado Club, Houston, TX

•           Icon Bank, Galleria Houston, TX 

•           King Ranch, Kingsville, TX 

•           Kleberg National Bank, Kingsville, TX 

•           San Jacinto Title Co., Corpus Christi, TX 

•           The John and Bobbie Nau Collection of Texas Art, Houston, TX 

•           University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 

•           Warburg Pincus, Houston, TX

 

 

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