Fidencio Duran

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Fidencio  Duran Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Afternoon, 2017
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in
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Fidencio  Duran Al Norte
Al Norte, 2002
14 x 27 in
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Fidencio  Duran Al Norte
Al Norte, 2016
oil on canvas
24 x 48 in
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Fidencio  Duran Heaven Beneath Our Feet
Heaven Beneath Our Feet, 2001
acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 in
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Fidencio  Duran Slingshot
Slingshot, 2016
oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
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Fidencio  Duran The Sticks
The Sticks, 2014
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
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Fidencio  Duran Winter_s Day
Winter's Day, 2008
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
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Fidencio  Duran

Fidencio Duran

Fidencio Duran Description

Fidencio Duran  (20th Century)

Fidencio Duran tells visual stories that honor the history of his family and community.  These stories sprang from recollections of his father’s storytelling.  “My dad used to tell us small parables about the consequences of being greedy or other moral lessons. He also wanted us to know where we came from, and all those folk stories stuck with me.”

Duran's artwork appears in public and private collections in the United States and abroad.  His works have been exhibited by institutions from San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts; National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL; Amarillo Art Museum; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM; to the Smithsonian Latino Center/Fundacion Oscede, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

One of his most prominent works, The Visit, graces the length of the ticket counter at Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  Duran has the distinction of being the only artist to receive all three Dallas Museum of Art Awards to Artists. 

A recent series combines landscapes, nature, and found objects as metaphors for our human need for community and shelter.  They espouse the value of living in close relation to the earth.


Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

•  1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts (studio), University of Texas at Austin, Spring

•  2015 Austin Arts Hall of Fame, Austin Critics Table                                

•  2014 Artist Inc., Live Austin fellowship, Austin, TX                                 

•  2012 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Mural Project, national finalist                   

•  2012 Artist in Residency Program fellowship, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM                                                                               

•  1996 Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX                    

•  1990 Arch M.Kimbrough Fund Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX                                                                                    

•  1983 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Selected Solo Exhibitions

•  2014 Tree of Life, Gay Fay Kelly/Prizer Gallery, Austin, TX   

•  2005-2007 A Painted Memory:  The Art of Fidencio Duran, Nave Museum,Victoria, TX, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin,TX, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, Museo Latino, Omaha, NE, Mesquite Art Center, Mesquite, TX                                                                                                          

•  1994 Family/Community: Fidencio Duran, Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

•  2015 Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX

•  2014 Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Art Collection, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

Selected Commissions

•  2011 El Centro, Austin Community College, The Role and History of Education in east Austin

     neighborhoods Govalle, Riverside, Montopolis, and Del Valle, Riverside campus, Austin, TX,

•  2004 University of Houston Permanent Collection, Strength in caring, Center for

•  2000 Students with Disabilities, Houston, TX                                                                                                        

•  South Texas Independent School District, The Last Haven, Biblioteca Las Americas, Mercedes, TX

•  1999 Art in Public Places Program, The Visit, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, TX

•  1996 Art in Public Places Program, Comite Patriota, Diez y Seis, Cinco de Mayo, Zaragoza Recreation Center, Austin, TX

Selected Public Collections

•  National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

•  San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

•  Austin Contemporary, Austin, TX

•  Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

•  San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

•  Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

•  McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

•  Grace Museum, Abilene, TX


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