Trudy Sween

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Trudy  Sween

Trudy Sween

Trudy Sween Description

Trudy Sween

  • Born Pittsburgh, PA. 1929
  • Students Theater, Pittsburgh, PA 1946-48
  • BFA University of Houston, Houston TX. 1963

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Solo Museum Exhibitions

  • Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX. 1973 Permanent Collection- Purchase Prize
  • Texas State Capitol, Austin, TX. 1977
  • National Museum of Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia 1977
    • Permanent Collection
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX. 1980
    • Permanent Collection

Group Museum Exhibitions

  • Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX. 1965-1979
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX. 1969-1973, 2015
  • Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX. 1967-1972
  • El Paso Museum, El Paso, TX. 1978
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX. 1970
  • Waco Art Center, Waco, TX. 1980
  • Beaumont Museum, Beaumont, TX. 1971
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. 1972
  • Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX. 1969
  • Fogg Museum Cambridge, Mass. 1980
    • Harvard Alumni Collector Exhibit
  • El-Centro, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1978
  • El Paso Museum, El Paso, TX. 1972
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. 1974

Solo Exhibitions

  • Solo Graduation Exhibit, University of Houston, Houston, TX 1967
  • Round Top, TX 1968
  • Galleria P. Fort, Tarragona, Spain, 1970
  • Prints For People Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA. 1970
  • Carol Lane Gallery, Houston, TX 1969
  • Latch String Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX 1969-70
  • First City Bank, Houston, TX. 1979
  • L’Angle Ague, Brussels, Belgium 1970
  • Private View, Oslo, Norway 1984
  • Vincent Mann Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • Rice University, Houston, TX, Jones College, 1981-1983
  • University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX. 1980
  • Instituto de Estudios Norte Americanos, Barcelona, Spain, 1970
  • Ars Longa Gallery, Houston, TX. 1985
  • Art League of Houston, Houston, TX. 1986-1987
  • El-Centro, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1980
  • Bott Galveston Art Gallery, Galveston, TX. 1983
  • Art Impressions, Houston, TX. 1981
  • Art Center, Corpus Christi, TX 2006

Selected Group Exhibits

  • Art League of Houston, Houston, TX. 1967
  • Dimensions Houston, Houston, TX. 1966-2nd Prize, 1967-1968, Top Ten award 1969.
  • Baytown Regional Show, Baytown, TX. Honorable Mention-1968, Humble Purchase Prize-1969
  • Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX. 1976-1968
  • Creative Collaboration Rice University, Houston, TX. 1969
  • Jefferson Arts National, New Orleans, LA. 1968
  • Dubose Gallery, Houston, TX. 1966-1967
  • Assistance Guild, Houston, TX. 1968-1969-Grumbacher Award of Merrit, 1968
  • Allen Center Gallery, Houston, TX. 1994
  • Southern California Gallery for Arts, Los Angeles, CA. 1983
  • Midtown Art Center, Houston, TX. 1985
  • Blaffer Gallery University of Houston, TX. 1981
  • McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX. 1981
  • Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX. 1970
  • Studio Galleries, London, England 1981
  • Touch Stone Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1985
  • Davis-McClain Gallery, Houston, TX. 1976
  • Westend Gallery, Houston, TX. 1987
  • Alley Theater, Houston, TX. 1979
  • David Gallery, Houston, TX. 1985
  • Artables Gallery, Houston, TX 1982
  • Rachel Davis Gallery, Houston, TX. 1982
  • St. Thomas University Art Gallery, Houston, TX. 1976
  • Fine Art Annex, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 1998
  • St. Pierre Gallery, Rockport, TX. 2008-2009
  • William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, TX. 2014-15

Publications

  • Contemporary Artists of America 1979
  • International Who’s Who of Women 1979
  • International Who’s Who of intellectuals 1979
  • Who’s Who Women in America 1979-1980
  • Who’s Who in The South and Southwest 1978-1979
  • Southwest Art, “The Contrasts of Trudy Sween” 1975
  • Art in America, New York, NY. 1969
  • Houston Home & Garden 1977
  • Phoenix Home & Garden 1996
  • Innerscapes, Houston, TX. 1978
  • The New Nudes, Midtown Art Center, Houston, TX. 1985
  • Doors: Houston Artists, Alley Theater Exhibit, Houston, TX. 1979
  • Houston Grand Opera Magazine 1984
  • Houston Arts Magazine, Houston 1984
  • Texas Business Magazine, Houston, TX. 1981
  • Curtain Call Magazine, Houston, TX. 1980

Theater & Film Credits

  • Set Design, Rice Players, Rice University, Houston, TX. 1985
  • Set Design, Equinox Theater, Houston, TX. 4 Productions
  • Set Design, PBS “Bradshaw on the Family”
  • Feature Film Production Designer, “The Trust”, 1993 World Fest Gold Medal Award for Creative Excellence; Second Place Philadelphia Film Festive 1995

Milestones and Awards

  • Poster Art International Women’s Year, Houston, TX. 1977
  • National Panelist, International Women’s Year Houston, TX. 1977
  • Cover Artist/Consultant, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX. 4 Years
  • National Panelist, “Women in Art 1550-1950”, Minchener Art Museum, Austin, TX. 1977
  • Community Associate, Rice University, Houston, TX. 4 Years.
  • Vestment & Program Cover Design, Helen Havens Ordination-Episcopal Priest, Houston, TX.
  • Commemorative Medallion Design, Houston Chamber of Commerce 1983
  • Grumbacher Award of Merit 1969
  • Smithsonian Art Archives, Washington, D.C. since 1983
  • Advisory Board, Houston Grand Opera, 1977
  • Executive Board, Art League Board, Houston, TX. 1969
  • Art Director, Alley Theater, Cook Book Project, Houston, TX. 1974
  • National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington, D.C. 1984-2015

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