James Surls  (American, 1943) 


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James Surls, Seeing Through (maquette)


James Surls
Seeing Through (maquette)

Wade Wilson Art
James Surls, Small Stem Cell Seeing


James Surls
Small Stem Cell Seeing

Wade Wilson Art
James Surls, Rough God 4


James Surls
Rough God 4

Wade Wilson Art
James Surls, Untitled


James Surls
Parkerson Gallery
James Surls, Night Vision


James Surls
Night Vision

Kristy Stubbs Gallery
James Surls, Untitled


James Surls

Lisa Brown Consulting
James Surls, Again the Three, Six and Eight White Flower II


James Surls
Again the Three, Six and Eight White Flower II
Lisa Brown Consulting
James Surls, See Me See Flower


James Surls
See Me See Flower
Kristy Stubbs Gallery
James Surls, Six Flowers


James Surls
Six Flowers

Anne Reed Gallery
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James Surls, Seven Flowers


James Surls
Seven Flowers, 2001
sculptures, prints and multiples, bronze


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James Surls, From the Roof (Hanging Knife)


James Surls
From the Roof (Hanging Knife), 1985
holly and cyprus wood


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James Surls, Axe


James Surls
Axe, 1985


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1943   Born April 19, Texas
1979   N.E.A. Fellowship
1991   Texas Artist of the Year
1993   “Living Legend Award” Dallas Contemporary Art Center
1998   Moved from Splendora, Texas to Carbondale, Colorado
  Married to Charmaine Locke and has seven daughters.
  MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art
  BS Sam Houston State College
2010   James Surls, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2010   James Surls, Drawings on the Wall: When She Speaks with Blue Angel, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2010   Magnificent Seven: Houston Celebrates Surls, Rice University Campus, Houston, TX (solo)
2010   James Surls: Flowers, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY (solo)
2009   James Surls on Park Ave., Park Ave. between 51st and 57th Streets, New York, NY (solo)
2009   James Surls: From the Heartland, The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX (solo)
2009   James Surls: From 2009, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2008   James Surls, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2008   Story: Brent Green, Jill Hadley Hooper, James Surls, Metropolitan State College of Denver: Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO
2008   3 New Works: James Surls, Possibilities: Sharon Kopriva, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
2007   Sheldon Survey: An Invitational, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln,NE
2007   Amistad: Texas Art in Peru, Museo de la Nacion, Lima, Peru(accompanying catalogue)
2007   Corresponding & Responding: United Exhibition of Chinese-American Artists, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China(accompanying catalogue)
2007   Art in the Garden, Blue Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
2007   Ulterior Motifs No. 11, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006   Flatbed in Marfa, Flatbed Press, Marfa, Texas
2006   P.R.I.N.T News, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2006   Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico(solo)
2006   Finding Balance, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX(accompanying book)
2006   Decades of influence: Colorado 1985-Present, The Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, Denver, CO
2005   The Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, San Diego, CA,
2005   University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ,
2005   Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
2005   James Surls: Giving and Receiving, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas (solo)
2005   James Surls: The Splendora Years 1977-1997, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas (solo)
2005   James Surls, University of Texas Press and Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas (solo)
2005   James Surls: Marking Time, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas (solo)
2005   James Surls: Recent Works, Stephen F. Austin Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas (solo)
2004   “Cranbrook Art Museum:100 Treasures”, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2004   “Drawings & Sculptures”, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2003   “In the Meadows”, Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX (solo)
2001   “Inside and Out – Contemporary Sculpture” Bass Art Museum, Miami, FL
2001   “Alexander Calder and James Surls”, Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art Dallas, TX
2000   “Contemporary American Sculpture”, Monte Carlo International Sculpture Exhibition
1999   The Creative World of James Surls
1999   “Innate Contours: The Drawings – James Surls” Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX (solo)
1999   “New Bronzes” Marblorough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY (solo)
1999   “Walking with Diamonds”, El Paso Museum of At, El Paso, TX (solo)
1997   “James Surls, Swimming in Forever”, R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, The University of Texas, Tyler, TX (solo)
1994   “Ideas and Objects: Selected Drawings and Sculptures from the Permanent Collection “ Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y.
1993   Eye to Eye”, The Art of Charmaine Locke and James Surls, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
1991   The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (solo)
1989   'The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages”, Renwich Gallery, The Smithonsian, Washington D.C.
1987   Cranbrook Academy Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (solo)
1987   Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1987   Pittsburg Center for the Arts, PA; traveled to Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985   “Biennial Exhibition”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1984   “Visions: James Surls – 1974 – 1984” Traveled: Dallas Museum of Fine Art, TX, La Jolla Museum, CA, Seattle Art Museum, WA (solo)
1979   “Biennial Exhibition”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1977   “Nine Artists: Theodorn Awards”, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1977   “James Surls: Sculpture” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (solo)
2001    “Gift to the Nation”, Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies Forward by Jo Carole Lauder and Ann L. Gund
2000    “Texas – 150 Works from The Museum of Fine Art” Published by Abrams, New York, NY
1999    ”James Surls: Walking with Diamonds” by Susie Kadil, El Paso Museum of Art
1999    “Innate Contours: Drawing of James Surls” by Valerie Olsen, The Glassell, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
1999    “In Company: Robert Greeley’s Collaborations”, Castellani Art Museum of Niagra University, New York Public Library, Green Library, Stanford, CA