Virginia Fleck

Virginia Fleck portrait

EDUCATION

School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art), Portland, ME

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

2011   Guest artist in the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium. San Francisco,CA
2011   Finalist, Texas State Artist
2007 Jurors Award, Texas Biennial, Austin TX
2003   Artist fellowship/residency and show at Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba.
        Sponsored by Gallery 106, Austin, TX.
1997 Artist in Residence, Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY
1996 Residency, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX.
1995 Grant and residency for large-scale temporary installation, Connemara
        Conservancy, Dallas, TX
1989 Temporary Public Art Grant, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Full Circle: 10yrs of consumerism+spirituality Wright Gallery, Texas A&M University,College Station TX
2014 Mixed Mantra - Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio TX
2011   CONSUMED Solo exhibition at Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009   Meditation Station: your zen zone, Annetta Kraushaar Gallery, Texas      
        Lutheran University.     
2006   ART FORUM BERLIN, Finesilver Gallery, International Art Fair, Berlin,
        Germany
2006   New Work, Finesilver Gallery, Houston TX
2003   Dreaming My Dreams, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba
1999   New Work, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin TX
1998 Virginia Fleck - New Work, Solo show, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX
 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Reconfigured- A four person exhibition at Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving TX
2012 Virginia Fleck +Steve Wiman, Front Gallery, Houston,TX
        RECYCLED,  Manifesta 9, parallel events, 3 person exhibition taking place at
        Galerie Dessers, Hasselt, Belgium (catalog)
        At First Sight 5 person show at Galerie Dessers Hasselt and Leuven, Belgium
        (catalog)
2010   Collection Selections in conjunction with Chris Jordan: running the numbers,
        Austin Museum of Art
        Green Light II, Bank of America Plaza Charlotte, NC. Curated by Joie Lassiter
(catalog)
2009   In The Bag: the art and the politics of the plastic bag, Nathan Cummings
        Foundation, New York NY, curated by Liz Milwe.
        Femme Fatale, 5 person exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas TX
        The Texas Chair Project Austin Museum of Art, Austin TX (catalog)
2008 Field of Color, Art Museum of South Texas, curated by Debra Fullerton (catalog)
Modern Art Modern Lives, then and now, Austin Museum of Art, curated by Dana Friis Hansen, Executive Director and chief curator.
2007 Don’t Mess with Texas, Nathan Larramendy Galley Ojai ,CA. An exhibition featuring the work of 7 Texas based female artists
Selections from the Texas Biennial, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio TX
        Arte Fiera, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, Bologna Italy (catalog)
Texas Biennial, juror’s award, Austin TX (catalog)
Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland ME (catalog)
Wordplay, Scanlan Gallery, Austin TX
Pulse New York, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, New York, NY
New and Used, 4 person exhibition Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro AR
2006   Pulse New York, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, New York, NY
        Pulse Miami, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, New York, NY
2005   Pulse Miami, Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, Miami FL
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX (catalog)
Austin Green Wave, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
Color, Pattern, Grid: Austin Collects, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX


PUBLIC ART

2104 Upcycled Contstellation-  a 14’x 30’ installation of laminated die-cut prints commissioned by Foundation Communities for Trails at the Park Learning Center.
2014 Enchanted Vine- a 9’x25’ site specific installation of laminated die-cut prints commissioned by the Olana Group for the Salud Arte program of design enhancements for University Healthcare Systems in San Antonio, TX.
2013 Blossom Bounce- a commissioned, site-specific installation of laminated, die-cut prints for pediatric in-patient unit of the NYU Langone Hospital for Bone and Joint Disease in New York City, NY.
2013   Luminous Loop- a 4ft x 20ft artwork on glass, commission by the Olana Group for the Salud Arte program of design enhancements for University Healthcare Systems in San Antonio, TX.
2013 BOUNCE- a site specific installations of 41 die-cut laminated artworks at Pickfair  
        Park Recreation Center, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Austin Art in Public
        Places
2011   Blossom Trail - a site specific art work made for feature wall on 11th floor
        Of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.
2010   Twirl Blossom - a site specific artwork made from recycled plastic bags for foyer    
        entrance of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis, TN
2010   OVERFLOW! - A three story temporary installation on the facade of the        
        Scottsdale performing Arts Center, Scottsdale AZ
2007 Mandala Trio - for the US Embassy in Rwanda, commissioned by the U.S.
        Government (catalog)
2007   Mandala Constellation - A grouping of mandalas installed above the foyer    
        entrance of the Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin TX    
2006 The Spin Cycle - Three 5’-diameter light boxes for Whole Foods World
        Headquarters Plaza, Austin TX. Commissioned by Schlosser Development.
2005 Laguna Gyre -Temporary installation of a 70 ft mandala made from 6,000+ plastic bags located on the grounds of Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin TX.  Commissioned by Austin Green Art
2002 Lamina Groove- Large-scale 5 panel relief sculpture for Deep Eddy EMS
        station, Austin TX commissioned by Austin Art In Public Places

 


AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

2011   Guest artist in the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium. San Francisco, CA
2011   Finalist, Texas State Artist
2007 Jurors Award, Texas Biennial, Austin TX
2003   Artist fellowship/residency and show at Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba.
        Sponsored by Gallery 106, Austin, TX.
1997 Artist in Residence, Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY
1996 Residency, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX.
1995 Grant and residency for large-scale temporary installation, Connemara
        Conservancy, Dallas, TX
1989 Temporary Public Art Grant, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

NYU Langone Hospital for Bone and Joint Disease New York, NY
University Healthcare Systems San Antonio, TX
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix, AZ
Parker Children’s Hospital, Parker CO
Capitol One, Dallas, TX
City of Scottsdale, AZ
Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin TX
Gray Cary Law Firm, Austin TX
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
Marino Golinelli Collection, Bologna Italy
Nicholls Wine, CT
US Embassy, Kigali, Rwanda (commissioned)

 

 

 

 

 


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Aldwell, Nichole. “The Lay of the (Texas) Land”.  Public Art Review 2005, vol.17
no.167,68  
Brenner, Molly Beth. “A Piece of Work; Indented Round Sod” Austin Chronicle.  08/04
Caesar, Catherine.  “Virginia Fleck: Consumed” Artlies!
Forker, Jen. “Artists, crafters giving plastic bags an afterlife. ” Associated Press
International
Gutmair, Von Ulrich. “Nackt und erhaben”. Netzeitung Voice of Germany.
Harithas, James. “Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park.  Sculpture
Magazine.  vol 21, no.4 . 
Keres, Alana.  “The Art of Emergency”. Tribeza.  Issue14, 09/02 26-29
Keres, Alana.  “Passing Through: Virginia Fleck at Deep Eddy”.  Glasstire.  2002V
Klaasmeyer,Kelly, Plocek, Keith. “Capsule Reviews, Virginia Fleck. Houston Press,
01/19/06
Koper, Rachel.  “A First For Austin Art” Austin Chronicle.  03/04/05 41
Kutner, Janet. “Sculptures That Surprise”.  The Dallas Morning News.  11/08/05
Moore, Nikki. “Bi-ology: the Texas Biennial’s second rising. Austin Chronicle. 03/01/07
Mullet, Joy, Taylor, Mary Ross. “The Bold and the Beautiful; Texas Women Sculptors”.
ARTLIES!  #26 spring 2000
Richardson, Katherine. “A Piece of Work”. Austin Monthly Home, 2006, vol.1 no. 1
Rockett, Benne.  “Arts Review; Green Wave”.  Austin Chronicle.  07/15/05 66
Rockett, Benne.  “Green Wave”.  VOA.  Vol.13 no.2, 2005 33
Searles, Kasten. “Virginia Fleck: Consumed at Holly Johnson Gallery.” Dallas Art
News. 03/ 9/11
Thompkins, John.  “Kitsch, Aisle Eight; Smart shoppers will love Virginia Flecks work”.
Houston Press 01/12/06
Thompson, Helen.  “Grounds for Improvement”. Metropolitan Home Magazine. 
Vol37,no.5 58-60
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire.  “Fleck’s mixed-media work evokes nostalgia”. Austin
American Statesman.  03/29/99
Zenth, Torben.  “Art Forum Berlin; kopenhagen i supermarkedet”. Kopenhagen.dk.

 

 


BOOKS

FeaturedArtist:
Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and
How You Can Join In.  Joan Tapper and Gale Zucker. Random House.  2011

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew.  Garth Johnson
Quarry Books. 2010

PERSPEKTIVEN TEXTILER BILDUNG   Christian Becker, Schnieder Vel Honengehren
2007

 

 


CATALOGS

Katrien Dessers. RECYCLED: The work of Arne Quinze, Serge Vandeput and
Virginia Fleck.  Galerie Dessers, Hasselt Belgium. 2012

Katrien Dessers. At First Sight. Galerie Dessers, Hasselt Belgium. 2012

Debra Fullerton. Field of Color. Art Museum of South Texas.  2010

Damian Priour. The Texas Chair Project. Austin Museum of Art. 2009

Claire D’Alba. The Art Collection of the United States Embassy Kigali
Rwanda.  Government of the United States of America. 2007

James Harithas.  Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park. Beeville Art
Museum, Beeville TX.  2001

Mark Lesly Smith.  Compelling Spaces.  Laguna Gloria Art
Museum , Austin TX.  1995