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OTIS HUBAND (b. 1933)

 

Otis Huband was born in 1933 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He studied art at Virginia Commonwealth University and, after a tour of duty in the Navy, attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He returned to complete both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Virginia Commonwealth University and then travelled to Italy to study at the Academia de Bella Arta in Perugia.

 

Huband returned from Europe in 1964 and moved to Houston the following year. Upon his arrival, he bypassed the local gallery scene by choice, opting instead to concentrate most of his time in his studio. In addition, he also worked as an art instructor at the University of Houston, the Museum (now Glassell) School of Art, Rice University, and the Art League of Houston.

 

Biographical and Career Highlights

·      1933 Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia

·      1955–56 Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William & Mary (now the Virginia Commonwealth University), Richmond, Virginia

·      1956–57 Ventura Junior College, Ventura, California

·      1957–58 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California

·      1958–61 BFA and MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

·      1963–64 Accademia di Bella Arti, Perugia, Italy

·      1967–71 Instructor, Museum School (now Glassell School), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·      1967–72 Instructor, summer school for high school students, Rice University, Houston, Texas

·      1971–82 Instructor, Art League of Houston, Texas

·      1975 Instructor, Life Drawing, University of Houston, Texas

·      Resides in Houston, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

·      2020  Otis Huband: Recent Works, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

·      2019 Otis Huband: Recent Paintings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2016 Otis Huband: Recent Paintings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2015 Off the Easel: Recent Works by Otis Huband, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2015 Out of the Box: Figurative Expressionism & Otis Huband, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2014 Figuratively Speaking: Paintings & Collages by Otis Huband, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2014 Otis Huband: Recent Work, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2011 Otis Huband: Recent Works, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2011 Otis Huband, Palazzo Ferretti, Cortona, Italy

·      2010 The Figurative Revelations of Otis Huband: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      1993 Otis Huband: The Artist and His Collection, The Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas

·      1989 Ruminations, Reflections, Excavations, Goethe Institute, Houston, Texas

·      1987-1988 River Café, Houston, Texas

·      1985 University of Houston, Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

·      1976 Pavilion Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

·      1976 Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1976 Ars Longa Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1974 University of Houston, Downtown, Houston, Texas

·      1966-1970 Erdon Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1965 Wisconsin State College, River Falls, Wisconsin

·      1965 Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

·      1965 Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

·      1965 Courtney Gallery, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

·      1965 Callaert Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

·      1964 Circolo di Universita, Perugia, Italy

·      1961 20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia

·      1960 Erick Schendler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

·      1959 Pyramid Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

·      1957 Studio Gallery, Oakland, California

 

Selected Exhibitions

·      2019 The NEW Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

·      2019 Bird Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2019 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

·      2018 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

·      2017  Houston’s Expressionist Legacy, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2017 TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2017 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

·      2017 Texas Modernists, Roughton Galleries, Dallas, Texas

·      2017 Modernist Figurations: Otis Huband, Charles Jones, Bill Reily, William Reaves  - Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2016 Found Objects, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas

·      2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

·      2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)

·      2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

·      2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2014 Summer Cut, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

·      2014 Houston Founders at City Hall Art Exhibition, City Hall, Houston, Texas

·      2014 Lone Star Masters of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

·      2013 Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2013 The Paths to Abstraction: Paintings by Otis Huband and Jim Woodson, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2012 A Survey of Texas Modernists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2012 Texas Expressionism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2011 Lone Star Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2011 Breakthrough: Sixty Years of Texas Abstraction, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2010 The Texas Aesthetic: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2010 Texas Collages: A Tribute to Kurt Schwitters, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      1996 Dakota Galleries, Houston, Texas

·      1972-1990 Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1976 Ars Longa Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1974 University of Houston, Houston, Texas

·      1968-1970 Cascade Gallery, Eugenia, Oregon

·      1966-1970 Erdon Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1966-1970 Frederick-Nila Gallery, Longview, Texas

·      1966-1970 Debose Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1968 Sol del Rio, San Antonio, Texas

·      1966-1967 Dubose Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1965-1966 The James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas

·      1964 Circolo di Universita, Perugia, Italy

·      1963-1964 The Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

·      1958-1961 Pyramid Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

·      1960 Erick Schendler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

·      1956 Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia

 

Selected Public Collections

·      Giacomo Colderone, Perugia, Italy

·      Hotel Alessandra, Houston, Texas

·      Houston Grand Opera, Houston, Texas

·      Merrill Lynch, Exploration & Development Department, Houston, Texas

·      Mitchell Energy and Development Corporations, Houston, Texas

 

Literature

·      Otis Huband Paintings, exhibition catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2019.

·      Robert Craig Bunch, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, Texas A&M University Press, 2016, 214pp.

·      60th Anniversary Catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2014; Anne with Cat and Plants reproduced.

·      Sarah Vukalovic, “Noted: Galleries,” Patron Magazine, June-July 2014, page 36.

·      Michael Granberry, “Valley House the Perfect Setting for Artist,” The Dallas Morning News, Guide section, June 1, 2014, page 4E, The Fields of Manchester reproduced.

·      Matthew Williams, “The greatest living Texas artist you don’t know - but should,” Culturemap Houston, September 18, 2010, Drowning off the Dalmatian Coast illustrated. Available from  <http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/09-18-10-the-greatest-living-texas-artist-you-dontknow-but-should-otis-huband/>

·      Don McDaniel, “An Artist’s Palette,” Antique Shops & Designers Magazine, Fall 2007, pages 102-104.

 

Teaching

·      1971-1982 Art Instructor, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas

·      1975-1976 Art Instructor, sculpture, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Houston, Texas

·      1975 Art Instructor, life drawing, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

·      1967-1972 Art Instructor, Rice University, summer school for high school students, Houston, Texas

·      1967-1971 Art Instructor, Houston Museum School of Fine Arts (now Glassell School), Houston, Texas

·      1961-1963 Princess Anna High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

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