EDUCATION 

B. A. Michigan State University - Theater, Art History and Language Arts 1969   
Wayne State University Hilberry Classic Repertory Theater Company 1970
M.F.A. Ohio University 1973

Post-graduate Education
Fiction with Meg Files Pima College 1999
Scientific Illustration U of A 1986     
Painting TMA Art School 82-83
Studio Drawing TMA art school 1980
Drawing and Painting U of A 1979
Poetry with Richard Shelton U of A 1974
Poetry with Stan Plumly Ohio University 19731980

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

1980
Knox-Campbell Gallery Tucson AZ group show (May 1980)
Commission of Sonora Mural for Ed & Joan Ferguson for Edward’s Head Hunters Tucson AZ
Pima County Fair Arizona - Honorable Mention (self-portrait/oil on canvas)

1981
Pima County Fair Arizona - Second Place Award (Mission/oil on canvas)

1984
Gyrol’s Gallery Tucson AZ group show (Feb 1984)

1987
Tohono Chul Park Gallery Tucson AZ Juried Competition Special Recognition – “Prickly Pear” (Sept 1987)

1988
Arizona Aqueous ’88 Tubac AZ Six-State Juried Competition Special Jurors’ Recognition “St Joan” (March-April 1988)
Commission for five paintings “The Elements” & installation Salon Head West Novi MI (Nov 1988) - (see statement)

1989
Dinnerware Gallery Tucson AZ Annual Show and Auction (Sept 1989)
Tucson Convention Center Grand Opening “Sonora” mural (Oct 1989)
Contents Tucson AZ Coyotes Need Not Apply Fine Art Competition (Nov 1989)
Gigi’s Golden Parachute Tucson AZ “True Heroes Series” one-man show (Nov 1989)
Tucson Art Expo ’89 – New Work: Open Studio (Nov 1989)

1990
Arizona Illustrated TV Interview by Michael Boyle (1/9/90)
Arizona Aqueous ‘90 Tubac AZ “St George & the Dragon” (March-April 1990)
Arizona Aqueous one-year traveling show (through July 17, 1991)
Commission for five paintings “Four Seasons and The River” and installation Salon Head West Expansion Novi MI (Nov 1990)
Tucson Art Expo 1990 – “Sonora Series” Open Studio (Nov 1990) (see show statement)
U of A Rotunda Gallery “Middle of Nowhere Series” (Nov-Dec 1990) (see show statement)

1991
Tucson Museum of Art/Fine Art for Fine Causes Show and Catalog “Truth or Consequences” (1/26-3/2/91)
World Tattoo Gallery Chicago IL “Chiricahua” & “Reflections” (Jan 1991)
Davis Gallery Tucson AZ Environmental group show (June 1991)
XPO Chango ’91 New Work: Open Studio (Nov 1991)

1992
Davis Gallery “Outside/Inside” two-man show (1/21-2/22/92)
XPO Chango ’92 “Illusion Series” Open Studio (Nov 1992)

1993
U of A Rotunda Gallery one-man show “Illusion Series” (March 1993) (see show statement)

1994
Studio – 3rd Street Opening (Jan 2004)
Davis Gallery “Tucson Collects” Small Paintings (July 1994)

1995
Davis Gallery Tucson AZ “Four Painters” (Feb 1995)
Temple of Music & Art/PACT group show & calendar publication “Gringo”
Yuma Fine Arts Assn “301 Main” Art Gallery Yuma AZ Grand Opening Two man show “Illusion Series” (June 1995)

1996
Davis Dominguez 4th Annual Small Works Invitational “Ventana” (June-July)
Mural Commissions for Cactus Quail B & B Catalina AZ Two rooms: “The Pueblo” & “The Hacienda” encompassing all four walls and the ceiling of each room (June-Aug 1996)
San Diego Art Institute International Juried Show (Sept 1996)

 

1997
Studio – 3rd Street Opening “Improvisation Series” (March 1997) (see show statement)

1998
San Diego Art Institute International Juried Show Honorable Mention (Nov 1998)

1999
DC/Harris Gallery Tucson AZ “Historical Improvisations” (2/13-3/13/99)
Hacienda del Sol Tucson AZ “Intimate Landscapes” (Dec 1999)
Tucson Museum of Art Arizona Biennial Louis Grachos, Juror “Koan #8”
Lohse Family YMCA & Tucson Pima Arts Council “Koan #2” (June-Dec 1999)

2000
Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art Tucson AZ Christmas Invitational (Dec 2000)

2002
Marshall Arts Gallery Scottsdale AZ group show (Sept 2002)

2003
Marshall Arts Gallery Scottsdale AZ “Objects & Abstractions” (Jan 2003)
Liz Hernández Gallery Tucson AZ Grand Opening (Oct 2003)
Gallery Materia Scottsdale AZ “New Paintings” (Oct-Nov 2003)

2004
Howard Pitluk Open House “Salon of Art” curated by Liz Hernandez (Feb 2004)
Liz Hernández Gallery “New Works” one-man show (May 2004) (see press release)
Galleri Urbane Silver City NM group show (May 2004)
Bentley Projects Phoenix AZ “New to the Gallery Show” (Oct 2004)
Liz Hernández Gallery “Parallel Worlds” group show (Oct 2004)

2005
Tucson Museum of Art Arizona Biennial Siri Engberg, Juror “Scarlet Crepe Myrtle”
Bentley Projects Phoenix AZ Grand Opening (Feb 2005)
Davis Dominguez Gallery 13th Small Works Invitational “Fairy Duster” (May-July 2005)
Liz Hernández Gallery Tucson AZ “Return of the Muse” (Nov 2005)

2006
Grogan Gallery of Fine Art Tucson AZ Grand Opening “Progression” the 5 Artists Show (Oct 2006) (see press release)
Hernández Contemporary Fine Art Scottsdale AZ Grand Opening (Nov 2006)
Davis Dominguez Gallery 30th Anniversary Retrospective “Ferryman” (12/06/06-1/13/07)

2007
Grogan Gallery of Fine Art Tucson, AZ "enCircle 2007"
Hernandez Contemporary Scottsdale, AZ Group exhibitions
Grogan Gallery of Fine Art Tucson AZ “An American Outsider” (Nov-Dec 2007) (press release) (Art in America Ad)

2008
Hernandez Contemporary Scottsdale, AZ "Heaven and Earth" Scottsdale, AZ (Feb 2008) (see press release)
(Note: Grogan Gallery and Hernandez Contemporary closed in 2008 due to the economy.)

Dove Mountain Project “The Edge at Canyon Pass” Marana AZ curated by Lauren Rabb/Director The Gallery at 6th and 6th Tucson AZ (Summer 2008 – Spring 2009)

Costello-Childs Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Scottsdale AZ Grand Opening (Nov 2008)

2009
Contemporary Forum Art Auction – Phoenix Art Museum (Feb 2009)
Costello-Childs Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Scottsdale AZ three-man show (Nov-Dec 2009)

2010
Obsidian 128 Fine Art Gallery Tucson AZ featured painter (March-Present)
Obsidian 128 Fine Art Gallery 1st Anniversary Celebration/ Solo Show (Oct-Nov 2010)

2011
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ Grand Re-opening Exhibition (Sept-Nov 2011)
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Figures and Frames (Nov 2011 - Jan 2012)

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