Virginia Fleck

virgfleck@gmail.com                      www.virginiafleck.com         512-589-6846

EDUCATION

School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art), Portland, ME

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

2019 Voted “Best Artist” by Austin Critics Table 2018   Tree Whimsy CODA Awards top 100
2011   Guest Artist in the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium. San Francisco, CA
2011   Finalist, Texas State Artist
2007   Jurors Award, Texas Biennial, Austin TX
2003   Artist fellowship/residency and show at Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba
1997   Artist in Residence, Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY
1995   Grant and residency for large-scale temporary installation, Connemara Conservancy, Dallas, TX
1989   Temporary Public Art Grant, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

ART FAIRS

2016   Art on Paper – Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Arte Fiera – Finesilver Gallery, Bologna, Italy (catalog)
2007   Pulse New York – Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Pulse New York – Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY
2006   ART FORUM BERLIN Finesilver Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2006   Pulse Miami – Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Pulse Miami Finesilver Gallery, Miami, FL

INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL

2012   RECYCLED – Manifesta 9, PARALLEL EVENTS, International Biennial, 3 person exhibition, Hasselt, Belgium (catalog)

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 REBRIS - Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey Northern Southern Gallery, Austin, TX 2014  Mixed Mantra – Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2014   Full Circle – Wright Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2011   CONSUMED – Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009   Meditation Station: your zen zone – Annetta Kraushaar Gallery, Texas Lutheran University        
2006   ART FORUM BERLIN – Finesilver Gallery, International Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
2006   New Work – Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX
2003   Dreaming My Dreams – Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba
1999   New Work – Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
1998   Virginia Fleck - New Work – Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018   The Femme Abstract – group exhibition for E.A.S.T., curated by Moya McIntyre, Austin, TX
2016   Vices Peculiar to These Eclectics: Contemporary Collage – Curated by Dr. Derek Owens, Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, NYC, NY
2015   Cut Out/Decoupage – group exhibition Nancy Hoffman Gallery NYC, NY
2014   Reconfigured a four-person exhibition at Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving TX
2013   Virginia Fleck +Steve Wiman – Front Gallery, Houston,TX
2012   RECYCLED Manifesta 9, International Biennial, 3-person exhibition, Hasselt, Belgium (catalog)
2012   At First Sight – five-person show at Galerie Dessers Hasselt and Leuven, Belgium (catalog)
2010   Green Light II – Bank of America Plaza Charlotte, NC. Curated by Joie Lassiter (catalog)
2009   In The Bag: the art and the politics of the plastic bag Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC, NY
2009   Femme Fatale – five-person exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas TX
2008   Field of Color Art Museum of South Texas, curated by Debra Fullerton (catalog)
2007   Don’t Mess with Texas – seven Texas-based female artists, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA
2007   Arte Fiera – Finesilver Gallery, Art Fair, Bologna, Italy (catalog)
2007   Texas Biennial – juror’s award, Austin, TX (catalog)
2007   Portland Museum of Art Biennial – Portland, ME (catalog)
2007   New and Used – four-person exhibition Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, AR  
2007   Pulse New York – Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Pulse New York – Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Pulse Miami – Finesilver Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Pulse Miami – Finesilver Gallery, Art, Miami, FL
2005   Rock, Paper, Scissors – Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX (catalog)

PUBLIC ART

2017   Reflect/Resound – sensory playhouses (a walk-in kaleidoscope playhouse and walk-in sound mandala playhouse with talk tubes) for The Austin Shelter for Women and Children. Commissioned by Austin Art in Public Places.
2017   Tree Whimsy – created 2 large-scale, dimensional murals that incorporated monitors for wallcovering material for hallway wayfinding and window film for a Pediatric Cardiac floor at University Hospital, San Antonio, TX. Commissioned by University Hospital in San Antonio, TX.
2016   Take a Break – a 32’ x 10’ dimensional mural for Grande Cheese Company in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, commissioned via Overland Partners, San Antonio, TX.
2014   Upcycled Constellation – a 14’ x 30’ installation of laminated, die-cut prints commissioned by Foundation Communities for Trails at the Park Learning Center.
2014   Enchanted Vine – a 9’ x 25’ site-specific installation of laminated, die-cut prints commissioned by the Olana Group for University Healthcare Systems in San Antonio, TX.
2013   Blossom Bounce a commissioned, site-specific installation of laminated, die-cut            prints for a pediatric in-patient unit of the NYU Langone Hospital in New York City, NY.
2013   Luminous Loop – a 4’ x 20’ semi-transparent artwork on glass, commissioned by the Olana Group for University Healthcare Systems in San Antonio, TX.
2013   BOUNCE a site-specific installations of 41 die-cut laminated artworks at Pickfair Park Recreation Center, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Austin Art in Public Places.
2011   Blossom Trail a site-specific artwork made for a feature wall on the 11th floor of LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN.
2010   Twirl Blossom – a site-specific artwork made from recycled plastic bags for a foyer entrance of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN.
2010   OVERFLOW! a three-story temporary installation that used 6,500 plastic bags that spanned the facade of the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center, the grounds, and the pond on the grounds. Commissioned by the city of Scottsdale, AZ.
2007   Mandala Trio for the US Embassy in Rwanda, commissioned by the U.S. Government.
2007   Mandala Constellation a group of mandalas installed above the entrance of the Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin, TX.     
2006   The Spin Cycle – three 5' diameter light boxes for Whole Foods World Headquarters Plaza, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Schlosser Development.
2005   Laguna Gyretemporary installation of a 70’ mandala made from 6,000+ plastic bags located on the grounds of Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Austin Green Art.
2002   Lamina Groove- large-scale, 5 panel relief sculpture for Deep Eddy EMS fire station, Austin, TX. Commissioned by Austin Art in Public Places.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

City of Austin, Texas
NYU Langone Hospital for Bone and Joint Disease New York, NY
University Healthcare Systems San Antonio, TX
Capitol One, Dallas, TX
City of Scottsdale, AZ
Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin, TX
Gray Cary Law Firm, Austin, TX
Marino Golinelli Collection, Bologna, Italy
US Embassy, Kigali, Rwanda (commissioned)

BOOKS

Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In – Joan Tapper and Gale Zucker, Random House, 2011 (Featured Artist)

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew – Garth Johnson, Quarry Books, 2010

PERSPEKTIVEN TEXTILER BILDUNG Christian Becker, Schnieder Vel Honengehren, 2007

CATALOGS

Katrien Dessers – RECYCLED: The Work of Arne Quinze, Serge Vandeput and Virginia Fleck,
Galerie Dessers, Hasselt, Belgium, 2012
Katrien Dessers – At First Sight, Galerie Dessers, Hasselt Belgium, 2012
Debra Fullerton – Field of Color, Art Museum of South Texas, 2010
Damian Priour – The Texas Chair Project, Austin Museum of Art, 2009
Claire D'Alba – The Art Collection of the United States Embassy Kigali, Rwanda, Government of the United States of America, 2007
James Harithas – Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park, Beeville Art
Museum, Beeville, TX, 200