FRANK X. TOLBERT 2 (b. 1945)
For the past three years I have explored the birds of Texas in paintings, etchings & drawings. My birds are transformed through line & color into darkly familiar personalities.
SELECTED BIOGRAPHICAL & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1964-69 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
1969-70 Texas Tech Art Extension Course, Taos, New Mexico
1970-71 North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
Currently lives and works in Houston, Texas
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Texas Bird Project, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
2015 Texas Bird Project, 1821 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas
2013 Horizontal, Zoya Tommy Contemporary, Houston, Texas
2011 Frank X. Tolbert, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
Frank X. Tolbert, HCG Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Frank X. Tolbert, Studio Show, Houston, Texas
2008 Meditations on Mortality, Art Museum of Southeast, Texas, Beaumont, Texas
2007 Meditations on Mortality, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2006 Frank X. Tolbert at the Ty Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Frank X. Tolbert, Rudolph Projects / Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas
2004 Leaves, Ouisie’s Table, Houston, Texas
2003 Frank X. Tolbert, New Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2001 The Exotic and The Everyday, Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas. Catalogue.
2000 Chili X: A Special Supper, Ouisie’s Table, Houston (guest chef and artist)
1999 Frank X. Tolbert Drawings10, Galveston Arts Center and Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas. Catalogue
Berlin/Paris/Texas, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Berlin/Paris/Texas, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, Texas.
Berlin/Paris/Texas, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas. Catologue.
Frank Tolbert: Recent Work, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas, Texas.
Francis Xavier Tolbert [The Transatlantic Project] 1996-1999, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas, Texas. Brochure.
1998 The Utopia Series, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
1997 The Gulf Coast Project 1990-1997, Mulcahy Modern Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 Frank X. Tolbert, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992 Frank X. Tolbert: Recent Work, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Tarot Tableaux, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 Drawings, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1990 Frank X. Tolbert, Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
1989 Frank X. Tolbert, Art Bar, Dallas, Texas. (Presented by Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas)
1984 Eleven Drawings, Paperbacks Plus, Dallas, Texas
The Grape Show, Grape Restaurant, Dallas, Texas
1980 New Work, D.W. Co-op Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1975 Frank X. Tolbert, Wellington’s, Dallas, Texas
1973 New Mexico Kit Carson National Park Show, New Mexico
Killeen to Austin, Texas: Full Mood Highway Show, Highway 196, Texas
1972 Frank X. Tolbert, Knox Street Pub, Dallas, Texas.
Frank X. Tolbert, Tyler Street Factory, Dallas, Texas
SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
Dallas Museum of Art
Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art
San Antonio Museum of Art
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Witte Museum, San Antonio
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
COMMISSIONS AND AWARDS
2006 Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, First Prize, Houston
1993 East-West (X. & Dr. Sanh), Mural commission, 8.0 Bar, Houston
1989 Ninth Life, Lyric Films, Inc., Dallas
Little Kingdoms, SMU Press, Southwest Life & Letters, hand-colored etching on cover
Trip to Boystown, mural commission, 8.0 Bar, Dallas
1987 Spirit of the Beach Boy Boot, painting on Frito Lay grain silo, Dallas, commissioned for film Paramedics, Paramedics Productions
Terilli’s Restaurant, mural commission, Dallas
1986 Hard Rock Café, stained glass window, team collaboration, Dallas
Dallas Observer, Best Dallas Artist Award
1984 The Grape Restaurant, outdoor mural commission, Dallas
1982 Twelfth Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Purchase Award, Terry Allen, juror