LAURIE WELLER

www.mweller.com/lweller/

EDUCATION

1980 Master of Fine Arts Degree, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1976 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with High Honors, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SELECTED/RECENT)

2006 (spring), 2000 (Jan-term), 1999 (spring)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1988-Present
Adjunct Professor of Art & Graduate Faculty, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas (promoted 2003)

FELLOWSHIP & ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARDS

2001 Associate Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts (Louisa Chase: Master Artist and Juror)
1994 Resident Visual Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
1984 & 1982 Resident Visual Artist, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia

HONORS

Who's Who in American Art, 18th 26th Editions, RR Bowker Publisher, NY, NY
Who's Who of American Women, Marquis Who's Who, 2007 Edition
Who's Who in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Marquis Who's Who, 2004-2005
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 24th and 25th Editions, Marquis Who, Providence, NJ

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
Laurie Weller Visual Art League of Lewisville, Lewisville, Texas
2006
Ensemble: Paintings Inspired by Music Frost Center for the Arts, Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX
2004
Eccentric Boundaries: Paintings by Laurie Weller North Harris College, Houston, Texas
Sinfonia: Paintings Inspired by Music East Gallery, Visual Arts Center, GDAC, Denton, TX
2003
Biomorphia, Lightwell Gallery, Fred Jones School of Art, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK
Transformed by Nature, Nature Transformed Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
2002
Eccentric Boundaries: Paintings by Laurie Weller Univ. Gallery, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX
Excavating Image, Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery, McMurry University, Abilene, TX
2001
Scratching the Surface: Paintings, Drawings and Prints Austin College, Sherman Texas
Inside Form ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, Texas
1998
Transformed by Nature, Nature Transformed Weil Gallery, TAMUCC, Corpus Christi, Texas
Laurie Weller - Works on Paper Art Museum of South Texas, STIA, Corpus Christi, TX
1997
Oil Paintings on Wood Quincy University Art Gallery, Quincy, Illinois
1996
Confluence Harry Noor Gallery, Univ. of Wisconsin at Platteville, Wisconsin
1995
Flora and Fauna Lakeside Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, Texas
1994
Form and Field Texas Woman's University Gallery, Denton, Texas
1993
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Ft. Worth, Texas
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
1987
Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Homeostasis, East and West Galleries, Texas Woman's Univ., Denton, Texas
1985 & 1981
Hadler / Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, Texas
1984
Foods, Fetishes and Fauna, AIR Gallery, Austin, Texas
Amarillo Art Center - Gallery 307, Amarillo, Texas
1983
University Gallery of Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
1981
Hadler / Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, Texas

SELECTED TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2006
Parallel Play Cinema Gallery, Urbana, Illinois

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2002
Invitational Competition Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas (also 1998, & 1992)
1994
Watercolor All-Ways College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas
The Big Picture: Large Scale Watercolor Meadows Gallery, GDAC, Denton, TX
Abstract Matters: Recapitulation & Transcendence Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
1988
Large Format Watercolors, Abilene Art Museum, Abilene, Texas
1987
Works on Paper Tyler Alumni Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jurors: Katherina Rich-Perlow, Pheoris West
1986
Watercolor USA 1986: The Monumental Image, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri (Invitational)
1985
Private Treasures: Public View San Antonio Museum of Art , San Antonio, Texas
1984
Contemporary Works on Paper: Second Annual Invitational Exhibition Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL
Patterns Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Watercolors-New Directions Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, Texas, curator: Jim Chumley
New Works Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
1983
Texas Fine Arts Association Annual National Juried Exhibition Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, Juror: Nancy Hoffman
Sometimes Too Hot ACVAA, Dougherty Cultural Arts Center, Austin, Texas, Juror: Paul Rogers Harris
1982
Marietta National 15th Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition Grove M. Hermann Arts Center, Marietta, Ohio. Awarded Plaque of Distinction, Jurors: Henry Agllo, Valdiz Garza, Arthur Howard Winer
Texas Fine Arts Juried Ex. Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX. Traveling Ex. Award, Juror: Howard Fox
1981
Amarillo Art Center Competition '81 Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas, Juror: Charles Cowles
Marietta National 14th Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition. Hermann Fine Arts Center, Marietta, Ohio, Jurors: Stephen Prokopoff, Henry Rand, Robert Stearns
The Exchange Exhibition: Austin Area Artists St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas, and St. Thomas University, Houston, Texas, Juror: Annette Carlozzi
1980
1980 Butler Midyear Painting Show Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, Juror: Sidney Goodman
Watercolor USA Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri (also 1979)
Paper in Particular National Exhibition of Works on/of Paper, Art Center Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, Juror: Warrington Colescott 1976
Butler Midyear Painting Show Butler Institute of American Arts, Youngstown, Ohio, Juror: Richard J. Boyle

CATALOGUES

Laurie Weller: Transformed by Nature, Nature Transformed, Weil Gallery, Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, 1998, Essay by Jim Edwards, Gallery Director, color and black & white illustrations.
"Watercolor USA 1986: The Monumental Image," Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 1986, p. 71, color illustration.
"New Works by Austin Artists: 1994", Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, 1994 pgs.8, 12, illustration, p.8.

WORLD WIDE WEB

http://www.oudaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/09/30/3f78e1567730f?in_archive=1
http://art.ou.edu//lightwell/archive/weller/weller.html
www.mweller.com/lweller/ January 2002-present
Texas A & M @ Corpus Christi, spring 1997 present www2.tamucc.edu/~dvpa/artsite/va/weller/default.htm/
http://www.twu.edu/soa/va/pages/faculty/weller/weller.html
http://www.hsutx.edu/academics/art/GalleryPage/GalleryMainFrame.html

ARTICLES & REVIEWS

Hamilton, Brandi, "Music leads professor's art in new direction, display held at Center for the Visual Arts", The Lasso, TWU, February 2, 2004, P. 5, Color Illus.P. 1, B&W Illus. P. 5.

Staff, "Artist's carved wood work on display at OU School of Art", The Norman Transcript, Sunday September 27, 2003, p. A10

Gill, Peter, "Artist goes against grain on campus", OU Daily Online and print versions, Norman, OK, http://www.oudaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/09/30/3f78e1567730f?in_archive=1

Wright, Patrick Charles, "Gallery exhibit ends Saturday" The J-TAC, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, September 25, 2003, P. 1, Color Illus. P. 1.

Tarleton News Service, "Artwork of Laurie Weller on display in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center", Empire-Tribune, Stephenville, Texas, Thursday, September 18, 2003, P. 6.

Kennerly, Michele, "Expressing herself Laurie Weller: An exhibition of recent work", Austin College Observer, Sherman, Texas, Issue 2, Volume 21, October 24, 2001, page 4.

Daniel, Mike, "Quick Sketch: Laurie Weller", Dallas Morning News, June 15, 2001, Guide Section, page 52, color photo page 52.

Floyd, Shawn, "Pushing Boundaries, Art Center of Plano presents 'Inside Form'", Plano Star Courier, Plano, Texas, Friday June 8, 2001, page 1B, color photographs 1B.

Martin, Deborah, " Artistic Dance of Color", Corpus Christi Caller Times, February 5, 1998, P. 1 color photograph, B6-B7, color photographs. www.Caller.com/entertain/5weller.htm

Becia, Holly, "More than government on display", Dallas Morning News, November 18, 1997, page 18A, black and white photo

Graves, Jen, "Off the Wall at City Hall", Denton Record Chronicle, October 2, 1997, P 1, color photograph, also EC Chronicle P1, color photograph

Servin, Glenda, "Artist Pushes the Aspects of Panting in New Directions", News Register, North Lake College, Dallas, Texas, May 1, 1995, p. 5, black & white photograph.

Villarreal, Patricia, "Form and Field interacts with audience", TWU Daily Lasso, Denton, Texas October 26, 1994, p. 12, black & white photograph

Inman, Marcie J., "Artists' works convey responses to nature, ARTimes, Irving Texas, September 1993, P.4, color photograph.

Tyson, Janet, Two Denton Artist Brush on the Color, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, April 27, 1993, Section F1 & F3, color photograph. F1.

Smith, Mark L., Where Concrete Flowers Flourish, Austin American Statesman, Thurs. February 2, 1989, pgs. C1 and C3, color illustration p. C1, black and white photograph p. C3

Floria, Barbara, Interview with Cover Artist, Vitality Magazine, Dallas, Texas, Vol. 2, No. 2, January 17-30, 1988, p. N9, color illustration, cover and p. N9.
Nixon, Bruce, Critics Choice, Dallas Times Herald, Sunday March 29, 1987, p.40, b& w photo.

Devlin, Jean, Austin Artist Opens an Informal Retrospect, Stillwater News Press Weekender, January 9, 1987, pgs. 1-2, photographs pgs. 1-2.

McCombie, Mel, review of Patrick Gallery Show, Art News, May 1986, p. 118, b&w photograph.

Goldman, Betsy Schein, Watercolor USA, Watercolor '86, American Artist Publication, 1986, p. 24, color photograph.

Shown, John & Thompson, Tom, Interview with Artist Couples: Laurie Weller and Gary Washmon, Forum Magazine, San Antonio, Texas, 1986, January/February.

Alexander, Chris, Houston Letter, ArtSpace Magazine, review of Laurie Weller: Watercolors at Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery, Vol. 9, no. 3, p. 67, color photograph, p. 68.

The Rites of Passage to New Dimensions, Austin Business Journal, Vol. 4, no. 1, p. 1, illus. p.1.

Instructor Weller Exhibits Watercolors Solutions to Many Artistic Problems, The University Star, Southwest Texas State University, 23 July 1983, pgs. 6.7. B&w photograph.

Houston Home & Garden, November 1981, color photograph, p. 79.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

1st International Bank, Houston, Texas
3M Corporation, Austin, Texas
Akin & Gump et al, Austin, Texas
Amoco Oil Company, Houston, Texas
Barnes, Ben and Melanie, Austin, Texas
Bass, Mr. & Mrs. Lee, (painting on loan to Ft. Worth Zoological Society)
Chancellor's Office, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
City of Denton, City Hall
Gerald Hines Interests, Dallas, Texas
Graybill Communications, Los Angeles, California
Harcourt, Brace, Inc., Austin, Texas
Imperial Sugar Company, Houston, Texas
Intellicall, Dallas, Texas
Levy, Michael, Austin Texas
M Bank, One American Center, Austin, Texas
Mischer Corporations Collections, Houston, Texas
Pepsi-Cola South, Dallas, Texas
Pinnacle Club, First City Bank, Dallas, Texas
Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, New Jersey
Radisson Hotel, Austin, Texas
Rauscher, Pierce & Refsness, City Place, Dallas, Texas
Rohloff-Peek, Lori and Leon Peek, Denton, Texas
S&A Corporation, Dallas, Texas
Simmons, Glenda Brock, Denton, Texas
Tambrands Inc. Lake Success, Long Island, New York
Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas and Sherman, Texas
Transco Corporation, Transco Tower, Houston, Texas

SELECTED LECTURES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES:

2008
Juror, Fresh Ideas 2008 Exhibition, Lewisville Art League Annual Exhibition
Gallery Talk during Fresh Ideas 2008 Exhibition, August 5, 2008
2004
Gallery Talk (Sinfonia Exhibition), East Gallery, Center for Visual Arts, GDAC, Denton, Texas
Gallery Talk (Eccentric Boundaries Exhibition), North Harris College, Houston, Texas
2003
Gallery Talk (Nature Transformed Exhibition), Brown Bag Lunch Series, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
Art Symposium Juror and Lecturer, Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas
2002
Texas Christian University (Eccentric Boundaries Exhibition), Ft. Worth, Texas
McMurray University (Excavating Image Exhibition) Abilene, Texas
2001
Collin County Community College Gallery (Watermarks Exhibition), Plano, Texas
Gallery Talk (Scratching the Surface Exhibition), Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1998
Gallery Talk, Weil Gallery, Texas A & M @ Corpus Christi
Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1997
Texas Artists: An Institute for Educators, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
Lunch with the Masters Series, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
1996
Harry Noor Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Wisconsin
Texas A & M at Corpus Christi, Texas
1995
College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas
North Lake College, Irving, Texas
Richland College, Dallas, Texas
1994
Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas
1993
Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
1988
Midland College, Odessa, TX.
1987
Boston College, Newton, MA.
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
1984
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

GALLERY & ART DEALER AFFILIATIONS

2004 to present Cinema Gallery, Urbana, Illinois
1989 - 2000 Sternberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (gallery closed)
1984 - 1989 Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (gallery closed)
1988 - 1993 Kyle Belding, Gallery, Denver, Colorado (gallery closed 1993)
1985 - 1992 Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas ( gallery closed 1992)
1985 - 1988 DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas, ( gallery closed 1988)
1983 - 1985 Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1983 - 1988 Caroline Lee Galleries, San Antonio & Houston (galleries closed in 1988)
1983 - 1985 AIR Gallery, Austin, Texas
1981 - 1986 Hadler / Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, Texas, (gallery closed 1986)

COURSES DEVELOPED:

Texas Woman's University
Graduate Program
Art 5603 Painting: Special Problems, Assemblage workshop. Study of contemporary assemblage, field trips, work culminating in gallery exhibition.
Art 5703 Painting - Special problems: Monoprint workshop. Techniques in monoprint with emphasis on creativity and personal development.
Art 5903 Special Problems: Watercolor. Special problems in advanced watercolor with a particular regard to non-traditional techniques.
Art 5903 Special Problems: Figurative Issues In Painting and Drawing. Studio / seminar exploring current trends and issues in figurative painting and drawing.
Art 5903 Special Problems: Taos Landscape Inspired - Realism to Abstraction. Painting and drawing workshop in Denton and Taos, NM, exploring personal imagery developed in response to local landscape. (In conjunction with Gary Washmon's Taos Workshops)
Art 5903 Special Problems: Watercolor Workshop in France. Two week watercolor workshop in France, suggested and approved by Dr. Copeland, approved but never offered.

Undergraduate Program
Art 5903 Mini-Mester Monoprint Workshop. Intensive studio class covering basic techniques of collograph, caran c'ache, and color process monoprints.

COURSES TAUGHT:

Austin College (Spring '99- March '00)
Undergraduate Program
Jan-Term
Three-week intensive course in oil painting for beginners or non-art majors, covering a variety of techniques.
Art 13
Foundations - 2D and 3D design. Techniques, representational and non-representational trends in various media are explored, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and collage.
Art 14
Basic drawing. Introduction to materials and techniques in both objective and subjective drawing, including rudiments of rendering and perspective.
Art 40
Printmaking Workshop. Introduction to monoprint, relief, and non-toxic techniques in printmaking. The emphasis in this course is on experimentation and creativity, with little emphasis on editioning.

Texas A & M @ Corpus Christi (Spring 1997)
>strong>Graduate Program
Arts 5302
Oil Painting. Advanced individual problems in oil painting, assumes competencies attained in 3303 and 4303 or equivalent courses.

Undergraduate Program
Arts 2311
Color; color problems in design, gouache and mixed media. Color is studied and applied to studio oriented design problem.
Arts 3303
Painting II, Intermediate oil painting, explores issues of content, imagery, application, and influences of master artists.
Arts 4303
Advanced Painting, advanced individual problems in oil painting, assumes competencies attained in 3303.

Texas Woman's University (Summer 1988-Present except for Spring 1997 and Spring 1999 semesters)
Graduate Program:
Art 5703
Painting: Special Problems, Assemblage workshop. Study of contemporary assemblage, field trips, work culminating in gallery exhibition.
Art 5703
Painting - Special problems: Monoprint workshop. Techniques in monoprint with emphasis on creativity and personal development.
Art 5303
Drawing. Advanced study of drawing; special problems.
Art 5703
Painting. Study in oil, Acrylic, and mixed media. Emphasis on personal work with a particular regard to contemporary painting.
Art 5903
Special Problems: Watercolor. Special problems in advanced watercolor with a particular regard to non-traditional techniques.
Art 5903
Special Problems: Watermedia. Special problems in water based media with a particular regard to contemporary painting and non-traditional techniques.
Art 5903
Special Problems: Figurative Issues In Painting and Drawing. Studio / seminar exploring current trends and issues in figurative painting and drawing.
Art 5903
Special Problems: Taos Landscape Inspired - Realism to Abstraction. Painting and drawing workshop in Denton and Taos, NM, exploring personal imagery developed in response to local landscape.
Art 5903
Special Problems: Figurative Issues In Painting. Studio / seminar exploring current trends and issues in figurative painting.
Art 5996
M.F.A. Exhibit. Studio research course for a student to complete the M.F.A. studio exhibit.

Undergraduate Program:
Art 1503
Introduction to Painting, beginning painting class that satisfies university core curriculum requirements. Introductions to materials, techniques, styles, and major 19th and 20th Century artists and art movements.
Art 1213
Color and Design: Introduction to concepts of color in design and their application in two-dimensional art.
Art 3713
Composition and rendering of watercolor. Each semester is progressively more advanced than the previous semester. Initial course covers basic technique, development of skill within at least one technique.
Art 4703
Oil Painting. All levels, including introduction to technique, development of personal direction and style, and conceptual development in advanced oil painting.
Art 4913
Independent Study - Show. Studio research course for a student to complete the B.F.A. studio degree
Art 4703 May M-M
May Mini-Mester workshop in printmaking. This course is loosely based on the graduate monoprint workshop but adapted to meet needs of non-art majors as well as majors and art education students.

Southwest Texas State University (January 1981-May 1988)
Undergraduate Program:
Basic Drawing. Fundamentals in drawing technique.
Watercolor 1. Fundamentals in watercolor technique with an emphasis on personal development and contemporary trends.

Laguna Gloria Art Museum School (September 1980 - May 1983)
Non-degree Program
Watercolor 1. Ten week workshop covering fundamentals in watercolor technique.
Watercolor 2. Continued exploration of watercolor & gouache technique with emphasis on personal development.