Robyn O'Neil

Exhibitions

Castle Elementary, 2016
WE SPOKE MIRAGE
, 2013
Come, all that is quiet, 2010
This is our ending, this is our past, 2007

Biography

1977 Born in Omaha, Nebraska
Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Education

2010 Werner Herzog's Rouge Film School, Los Angeles, California
2001 University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Graduate Studies in Fine Art, University Fellowship
2000 B.F.A., with Honors, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Commerce, Texas
1997 Kings College, London, England
British Studies, British Art and Architecture

Grants And Awards

2016 Harvester Arts, Wichita, Kansas
2013

Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas
Nucci Award, Graphicstudio, Floria
Featured Short, Chicago Irish Film Festival

2012 Spirit Award, Brooklyn Film Festival
Best Horror, Dallas Video Festival
United States Artists Fellow Nominee

2011

Premier of Residency at Still Films – animated short based on drawings
2010 FRAMEWORKS Grant, Irish Film Board, Dublin, Ireland
Residency at Still Films
2009 Hunting Art Prize Recipient, Houston, Texas
2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Recipient, New York, New York
2005 Arthouse Texas Prize Finalist, Austin, Texas
2003 Artadia Grant, Artadia-The Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, New York  
ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas, International Artist in Residence
1999 DeGolyer Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

 

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Solo Exhibitions

2015 WE, THE MASSES, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2014 I BURNED WAVES, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
2013 WE SPOKE MIRAGE, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
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, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2012 Upcoming- Praz-Delavallade, Paris
2011 Robyn O’Neil: HELL, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York , New York
2010 The world has won.  A final bow was taken., Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Come, all that is quiet., Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2009 A World Disrupted, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Dismantled, Praz-Delavallade, Berlin, Germany
On sinking, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2007 This is a descending world, Clementine Gallery, New York, New York
This is our ending, this is our past.,  Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2006 As They Fall, Praz-Delvallade Gallery, Paris, France
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
2005 My brother holds tight my feeble hand, Clementine Gallery, New York City,  New York
Take me gently through your troubled sky, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
2004 And Then They Were Upon Him, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2003 New Work, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas
Even If It Shall Break Them: The Prelude to a Solid Hope for
Something Better
, Clementine Gallery, New York City, New York
They Walk, Fall, Continue, and Die, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
2002 These are Pictures of Boats and Dinosaurs, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Group Exhibitions

2016 Drawing Conclusions, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
The Great Kansas Sea, Harvester Arts, Wichita, KS
2015 Hare & Hound Press + artspace, The Art Collaboration, San Antonio, TX (catalogue)
Destination Unknown, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
DUCKS, Minotaur, Los Angeles, CA
A Conversation with Matthew Sontheimer Robyn O'Neil, Gallery 303, Smart Space 4, BYU, Provo, UT
2014 SHAPESHIFTING: Contemporary Masculinities, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
Drawn In/Drawn Out, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
In Six Weeks, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
GRAPHICSTUDIO: Uncommon Practice at USF, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
HEAD, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
I, Daughter of Kong: Primum Movens, Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX
You Are Indeed An Elk, But This is Not The Forest You Were Born To Graze, poems by Kyle McCord book design (ill.)
2013

Back Room, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
Out of Commerce, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Curator: Embassy Turn Turn Turn, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
AQUISITIONS, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
Fantastic Fest, The Shorts, Austin ,TX
Revisiting the Lizard Cult, The Brandon, Houston, TX

2012

About Face, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Where My Cones At?, Double Break, San Diego, CA
Emmaus, a novel by Allessandro Baricco. McSweeney's Books                       The Drawing Season: Chris Hipkiss & Robyn O'Neal, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Emmaus a novel by Alessandro Baricco. McSweeney's Books

2011

Streams of consciousness: The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Plain,
Gymnasia Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition,
The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX
Wild Kingdom,
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Figured Spaces,
Schmidt Center Gallery & Ritter Art Gallery, FLorida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Impressions: Prints Made in Texas,
The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX
Interferon Psalms,
a novel by Luke Davies book design cover. Allen & Unwin

2010 SHUT YOUR EYES IN ORDER TO SEE, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Private Collections II: Work from four Metroplex private collections, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
2009 Trouble in Paradise: Examining the Discord between Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
NEW WEATHER (with Diana Al-Hadid and Iva Guerorguieva), University of Southern Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
The Tree, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
There does come a time when laughs become sighs; we put all to rest, we said our goodbyes, Electric Works, San Francisco, California
Toil and Trouble, CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas
Drawings by, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Supramundane, AMBACH and RICE, Seattle, Washington
Houston Bicentennial, The Joanna, Houston, Texas
Drawing In, CADD ARTLAB, Dallas, Texas
2008 Dargerism, American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York
Close Encounters: Facing The Future, The American University Museum, Washington, DC.
The Flight of Fake Tears, Inova (Institute of Visual Art), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Transfigure, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Summer Group Show, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, New York
Failure, The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar, Lakewood, Coloraod
Close Encounters, American University Museum, Washington D.C.
Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
The Drawing Narrative, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2007 Drawing Is A Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Sheldon Survey : An Invitational, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln,  Nebraska
The Lizard Cult, Clementine Gallery, New York, New York
Size Matters: Large Drawings from the MFAH Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
New Directions in American Drawing, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ohio; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
Paper Trails: New adventures in drawings, V1Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Drawn To The Edge, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, New York
Don’t Look : Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection, Martina Yamin Class of 1958, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Phantasmania, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Art Forum Berlin, through Praz-Delavallade Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2006 The Texas Prize Exhibition, finalist, Arthouse, Austin, Texas
2005 Trials and Terrors, MCA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Drawing Narrative, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio
Every Picture Tells a Story: The Narrative Impulse in Modern and
Contemporary Art
, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, New York
2004 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
The Drawn Page, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,
Ridgefield, Connecticut
It’s a Wonderful Life: Psychodrama in Contemporary Painting, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio    
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida
Young Americans,  Hof and Huyser, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
drawingsY, Praz-delavallade, Paris, France
Landscape, Rena Bransten, San Francisco, California
Figure Out, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Untold Tales, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, New York
Books and Shelves, Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
The Armory Show, Clementine Gallery and Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, New York, New York
2003 Come Forward, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Artissima, Inman Gallery, Turin, Italy
The Company We Keep, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
Art Chicago, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Muestra 2 Contemporary Art Fair, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Whim?, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
American Dream, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, New York
2002 Art Chicago, Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago, Illinois
Bad Touch, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois
Drawn II, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS Benefit, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, New York
Summer Drawings, Mixture Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2001 Super Nature, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
Group Show of Gallery Artists, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Pin-up, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2000 Hi Jinx, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas; University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, Texas
Small Abstract Paintings and Sculpture, Eugene Binder Gallery, New York, New York
4th Anniversary Show, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Drawn, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999 Creatures, Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Richardson, Texas
Don’t Trust Its Softness, University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, Texas
Some Kind of Wonderful: Part II, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 Material Matters, University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Sofa Not Included, Gallery: Untitled, Dallas, Texas
1997 Expo 97, 500X, Dallas, Texas

Museum Collections

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York
The Tang Museum, Skidmore, New York

Public Collections

Microsoft Corporation Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Progressive Insurance

Press

2016 Devries, Lindsey Herkommer, "The Great Kansas Sea," Wichita's NPR News, February
2014 "Robyn O'Neil. I Burned Waves," Wall Street International, September
French, Christopher, "Robyn O'Neil," ArtNews Magazine, November
2013

"Michael Miller: Out of Commerce," Glasstire, January 2013
Granberry, Michael "Out of Commerce," Dallas Morning News, January 18
"The MAC Goes to College," The Dallas Observer, January 17

2012 Staff. “Robyn O’Neil”, MODERN PAINTERS Feb.
Staff. "Talley Dunn Gallery", Briggs Freeman/Sotheby's International Fall 2012 (ill.)
2011 Faulds, W. Rod. Figured Spaces: Selections from the John Morrissey Collection
Boca Raton: University Galleries Florida Atlantic University (ill.)
Huerta, Benito. Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Arlington: The Gallery at UTA (ill.)
McCullough, Holly Koons & High, Steven & Wheeler, Lawrence J. Goicolea, Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea North Carolina: North Carolina Musuem of Art. (ill.)
Miller, Jill.  ARTISTS TO WATCH: Robyn O’Neil, The Art Economist Vol 1, Issue 3, March
2010 Anspon, Catherine. TEXAS ARTISTS TODAY. Seattle: Marquand Books, Inc. (ill.)
Duncan, Jim. “Robyn O’Neil: Origins of the Universe”, Cityview Apr 15 (ill.)
Hickson, Patricia and Anderson, Brooke. Robyn O’Neil: The World has Won. A Final Bow Was Taken. Des Moines:  Des Moines Art Center (ill.)
Morain, Michael. “Arts start strong in 2010”, Des Moines Register Jan 10
Morain, Michael. “Drawings depict impending doom”, Des Moines Register March 6 (ill.)
Murphy, Lauren. “Shutterbugs”, The Irish Times Oct 16 (ill.)
Norr, David. New Weather: Diana Al-Hadid, Iva Gueorguieva, Robyn O’Neil. Tampa: USF Contemporary Art Museum (ill.)
2009 Britt, Douglas. Kingwood artist Robyn O’Neil wins $50,000 Hunting Art Prize, Houston Chronicle May 3. (ill.)
Britt, Douglas.  Hunting and gathering, Houston Chronicle May 12, Star Section (ill.)
Britt, Douglas.  Robyn O’Neil on Duchamp, goodbyes, and her new ‘slow read’, Houston Chronicle, May 14. (ill.)
Brown, Rebecca and Knecht, Mary Jane.  Looking Together, Writers on Art. New York and London: University of Washington Press (ill.)
Cash, Stephanie. Robyn O’Neil is the winner of the $50,000 Hunting Art Prize, Art in America  June-July.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly.  “Toil and Trouble.” Houston Press July 7.
Sasse, Julie. Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society Tucson: Tucson Museum of Art (ill.)
Sawyer, Robert.  [THE TERROR WITHIN].  Adbusters, July/August  (ill.)
Weinberg, Lauren. Robyn O’Neil, TimeOut Chicago Sep 24-30 (ill.)
2008 Davis, Ben. The Insider’s Outsider. Artnet April 28 (ill.)
Green, Tyler.  Dargerism and Robyn O’Neil: A Q&A, four parts, Modern Art Notes.  ArtsJournal weblog, July 22.
Hugg, Hillery.  Interview with Robyn O’Neil, The Believer, New York, December
Johnson, Ken. An Insider Perspective on an Outsider Artist : Dargerism at the American Folk Art Museum. The New York Times, April 18th.
Krainak, Michael J. “Sheldon Survey: An Invitational”. Review, Inc. February
Morrone, Francis. “Darger’s Disciples”, The New York Sun April 17
Rodriguez, Teliza V. RSVP/MONA, Exhibition Catalogue (ill.)
White, Michelle.  “Drawing at the End of the World: Robyn O’Neil’s New Adventure.” Art Papers, March/April
2007 Dunbar, Elizabeth.  Phantasmania, Kansas City: Kemper Museum of Art (ill.)
Harris, Susan.  “Robyn O’Neil at Clementine”, Art in America, November (ill.)
Kanton, Jordan.  “Don’t Look.” Contemporary Drawings from an alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958. Davis Museum and Cultural Center (ill.)
Kathman, Ryan. “Sheldon Survey.” Omaha City Weekly. November 21-27th Issue.
Momin, Shamim.  Robyn O’Neil, Exhibition Catalogue.
Siedell, Dan. Robyn O’Neil, This is our ending, this is our past. Exhibition Catalogue.
Wolgamott, L. Kent. “A Slice of Today’s Art World : Sheldon brings works by nationally recognized artists to Lincoln” The Lincoln Journal Star.
2006 Carberry, Valerie. Scott Fife, Robyn O’Neil, David Schutter, and Scott Wolniak, ARTnews, November 2006.
De Lima Greene, Alison. Robyn O’Neil: Leaving. Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Volume 18, Number 2. 2006.
Enriquez, Lucia. Galleries Dwelling in Imagined Worlds. The Seattle Times. June 2
Fauntelroy, Gussie & Ganghelhoff, Bonnie. 21 Under 31. Southwest Art Magazine. September, 2006.
French, Christopher.  Robyn O’Neil. Flash Art. Nov/Dec. (ill.)
French, Christopher. Robyn O’Neil. Art Papers. July/August, 2006.
Herbert, Lynn M.  Robyn O’Neil. (exhibition catalogue) Houston:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston  (ill.)
Johnson, Patricia C., For young artist, the end is hereHouston Chronicle 7 Feb. (ill.)
Martinez, Michael. Phoebe : A Journal of Literature and Art, Volume 35, Number 2
Wilson, John. Museum Maestros. The Sunday World-Herald, October 8th.
2005 Basha, Regine. Arthouse Texas Prize 2005. Austin: Arthouse.  (ill.)
Dailey, Meghan. Portfolio: Contemporary Drawing.  Art + Auction.
Nov. (ill.)
Dexter, Emma. Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing. London:
Phaidon Press.  (ill.)
Egan, Maura. High Art B Three Emerging Stars Draw From Fashion.  
The New York Times Style Magazine.  Fall.  (ill.)
French, Christopher. Robyn O’Neil, Flash Art. Nov/December
Kwon, Jean. Emerging artists + $30,000 prize=Texas Excess, Houston Chronicle. October 23, p. 14
Ewing, John.  Robyn O’Neil: My brother holds tight…ARTL!ES.  Summer.  (ill.)
Faires, Robert. The Final Four. Austin Chronicle 21 Oct.  (ill.)
Hall, Emily.  Robyn O’Neil.  Artforum September. (ill.)
Harper’s (Curated art inclusion)  October. (ill.)
Karotkin, Joyce B.  Robyn O’Neil.  Tema Celeste. 111 Sept/Oct. (ill.)
Tucker, Annie.  Life on Earth - The landscapes of Robyn O’Neil.  Juxtapoz. Spring Special.  (ill.)
The Progressive Corporation. 2005 Annual Report.
2004 Cohen, Joanne, and Langsam, Julie.  It’s a Wonderful Life.  Cleveland, OH: SPACES Press (ill.)
Fallon, Roberta.  A Pose by Any Other Name.  Philadelphia Weekly, 19 May.
French, Christopher. How do Texans stack up at the Whitney?, Houston Chronicle 2 May.
Goodrich, Terry Lee.  Grapevine grad wins.  Fort Worth Star Telegram, 19 April (ill.)
Hagan, Susan.  Ghostland.  Philadelphia City Paper 27 June (ill,)
Heartney, Eleanor.  The Well-Tempered Biennial.  Art in America June/July.
Helber, A.M.  Loaded.  Dallas Observer 1 April.
Iles, Chrissie, and Momin, Shamim M., and Singer, Debra.  Whitney Biennial 2004.  New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (ill.)
Joselit, David.  Apocalypse Not.  Artforum May..
Klein, Richard.  Aldrich Museum Opens Drawn Page Exhibition. The Ridgefield Press 13 June 20 (ill.)
Kolpas, Norman.  Luck of the Draw.  Southwest Art September (ill.)
Litt, Steven.  Whitney show reflects well on Cleveland’s art scene.  The Plain Dealer 6 June.
McNatt, Glenn.  Exhibit has something for all. Baltimore Sun 16 March.
Mitchell, Charles Dee.  Pupils with vision. The Dallas Morning News 5 May. (ill.)
Perree, Rob.  Robyn O’Neil. Tijdschrift voor beeldende kunst nr 06. (ill.)
Plagens, Peter, Art’s Star Search, Newsweek, 22 March.
Rothkopf, Scott. Subject Matters. Artforum May.
Rushing III, Jackson W.  Robyn O’Neil at Inman Gallery. Art on Paper March/April (ill.)
Schjeldahl, Peter. What’s New: The Whitney Biennial, The New Yorker, 22 March.
Schmidt, Stacey. Curated art section, The Encounters and Two of
the Deaths.  At Length Spring (ill.)
Thibodeaux, Julie. Artist selected by Whitney. Fort Worth Star Telegram 16 April (ill.)
Thorson, Alice. 2004 Whitney Biennial. Kansas City Star 2 May.
Yood, James.  Robyn O’Neil at Bodybuilder and Sportsman. Artforum Summer (ill.)
2003 Daniel, Mike.  Come Forward: Emerging Art in Texas.  The Dallas Morning News 21 February, Guide 35.
Goddard, Dan R.  Art: The best of 2003.  San Antonio Express-News, 28 December.
Goddard, Dan R.  O’Neil at ease with drawings.  San Antonio Express-News 7 December (ill.)
Kelley, Sylvia.  A Creative Collection.  The Pride Summer (ill.)
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. Body Art B Drawing portraits and figures may be becoming fashionable again. Houston Press 24 July: 42.
Kutner, Janet.  Gen-A: DMA hooks up with young artists.  The Dallas Morning News 9 March: Arts/Entertainment 6.
Relyea, Lane, and Weaver, Suzanne.  Come Forward: Emerging Art in Texas. Dallas, TX: Texas A&M University Press (ill.)
Trainor, James. Robyn O’Neil at Clementine Gallery, Tema Celeste October (ill.)
Tyson, Janet.  Julie Bozzi: Landscapes 1975-2003.  GlassTire 23 November.  
Valdez, Sarah.  Gallery: Texas-Based 25-Year old.  Paper Magazine June/July: 20 No1.
Woolf, Elaine. Drawing Conclusions, San Antonio Current, 26 November (ill.)
2002 Klaasmeyer, Kelly.  Hello, My Name is Simon And I like to do drawring.  Houston Press 15August: 60. (ill.)
Sime, Tom.  Dino Diva  The Dallas Morning News 29 May: Today Section 6C. (ill.)
2001 Daniel, Mike.  Quick Sketch-Robyn O’Neil and Daniel Gordon. The Dallas Morning News 16 November: Guide 56. (ill.)
2000 Slattery, Sean.  Spring Opens with Hi Jinx.  Arlington Star-Telegram
1999 Daniel, Mike.  A (just) fitting space for art.  The Dallas Morning News 10 December: Guide 10. (ill.)
Massey Helber, Annabelle.  Some Kind of Wonderful, Part II.  The Met 14-21 July: Contents 33.