personal reflections: 

Gil Scot-Heron's grandmother's told him ... "if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

BLACK LIVES MATTER !!  EQUALITY MATTERS!

the corona virus is still happening as well.  bit less, but still out there.

a lot of introspection and trying to figure out what I as an artist, we as artists, what we as people can do to help during this time ..... this is a big conversation .... 

be safe.  sending love.

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UPCOMING:

Solo Exhibition - Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX - December 2021 / opening to be determined

Solo Exhibition - Big Medium, Austin TX - 2022 / dates to be determined

Asutin studio tour has ended, but you can see work from the tour here: w. tucker work / info

 

videos 

w tucker / studio / how I work

my left hand / how I work / how the work has evolved

w. tucker / little studio tour ... things I like

W. Tucker in conversation with Heyd Fontenot

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tayloe piggott gallery show has ended but you can still check out the online digital catalogue, and videos related to studio work below:

tayloe piggott gallery  / solo exehibition  / jackson hole, wyoming

"heads in the mountains" 

digital catalogue of show

tucker's studio, how I work

tucker's studio, a short video

 

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other work by w. tucker - (updated more regularly than this website)

w. tucker tumblr site

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artist statement

The work begins unplanned.  Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made with numerous mediums including oil, resin stick, charcoal, graphite, watercolor and ink.  I begin my work most often by choosing from a collection of found materials – old tabletops, cabinet doors, wood blocks, old book covers and book pages.

The drawings/markings that follow are created with my non-dominant hand.  The use of my left hand allows me to draw in an unpracticed manner, with less fixed intention and control.

My 2D work has expanded to installations that include wall drawings, books, and “standing boxes”. The wall drawings are transient, painted over when the installation is dismantled, having a beginning and an end. Books are either created or have been adapted from existing books – images are either added to the pages, or pages are removed, and new pages are stitched in.  The boxes are an exploration of the work in 3 dimensions, of interior and exterior – a comment on what we present to the world and what we may choose to hide.

The ”ships” or boats are made from wood blocks, the odd piece of scrap wood and fabric. They are supportive, sturdy yet prone to imbalance and vulnerability.

Over time I have realized that in the finished work I see aspects of our human condition – vulnerability, frailty, kindness, anger, frustration, humor, curiosity, and relationship.  As well as glimpses of stories, moments, dilemmas that may represent how we approach or walk through life.

 

 

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EDUCATION 

1982                                BA, Drama, New York University,

                                         New York, NY

Solo Exhititions

2020                                 "wish you were here / and you are", Koelsch 

                                          Gallery, Houston, TX

2020                                  "heads in the mountains" Tayloe Piggott

                                            Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming      

2018                                 "I am this big / I am this small", Conduit

                                          Gallery, Dallas, TX 

2017                                 "all that matters is the getting back up",

                                          Koelsch Haus, Houston, TX

2016                                 "the captain asked for a show of hands",

                                          greyDuck Gallery, Austin, TX

                                         "a quiet moment", Koelsch Haus

                                           (formally Koelsch Gallery), Houston, TX 

2015                                 "box, boxing, boxed", Conduit

                                           Gallery, Dallas, TX                                                                                                                                                                 

2014                                 "the day before, and the day before that",

                                           Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2013                                 "the sound of a house", Koelsch Gallery,

                                           Houston, TX

                                         "if I knew I’d tell you", Conduit Gallery,

                                           Dallas, TX

                                         "remix", Blackbox, Austin, TX

2012                                 "to stand in a boat that floats", School

                                          of Art and Design, Texas State University

                                           San Marcos, TX

2010                                 "how to draw", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX                                                                                                             

                                         "books on a table, lines on a wall",

                                           Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX                                                                                

2008                                 "fragile", Conduit Gallery, Dallas,

                                           Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2007                                 "Lost & Found", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                          "with tiny arms he flew", The Fallout

                                           Gallery, Las Vegas, NV                                                           

GROUP EXHIBITIONS     

2019                                  Outsider Art Fair, New York, with Koelsch Gallery,

                                           Houston, TX

2018                                  "Photo/Montage 12 x 12" grayDuck Gallery,

                                           Austin, TX                                                          

                                          "ears of Buddha" Koelsch Haus, Houston, TX

2017                                  "Sculp-chur", Dimension Gallery, Austin, TX

                                          "Cowboy" Feast Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2015                                  "Way Kool", Koelsch Haus (formally Koelsch

                                           Gallery), Houston, TX

2014                                   20th Anniversary Celebration, Koelsch Gallery,

                                            Houston, TX 

                                           "Longitude/Latitude", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX 

2013                                   Advanced Young Artist  / Artist-Mentor

                                           Program, Art Museum of Austin / Arthouse at

                                           the Jones Center 

                                          "treat yourself ….", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2012                                  "lights, camera, action", Koelsch Gallery,

                                            Houston, TX 

2011                                  "from outside, in floats a music box", Conduit Gallery,

                                            Dallas, TX

                                         "America As We Feel It", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX 

                                         "The Object Of Desire", dberman gallery, Wimberely, TX

                                         "78701 è 78676", dberman gallery, Wimberely, TX

2010                                  "10th Anniversary Group Show", dberman gallery,

                                           Austin, TX

                                         "It’s a group thing", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                                          Museo de Arte Moderno, Trujillo, Peru – through

                                           G Gallery, Houston, TX

                                         "Quinceanera! show", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2009                                "Winter (group) Show", Thomas Paul Fine Art,

                                            Los Angeles, CA

                                         "zoo of eight", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                                         "Summer Group Show", Thomas Paul Fine Art,

                                            Los Angeles, CA

                                         "drawn (not quartered)", dberman gallery,

                                            Austin, TX                                                                                 

                                         "Second Stories", 2-person exhibit, Thomas Paul

                                            Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 

                                         "THE BIG SHOW', Silas Marder Gallery,

                                            Bridgehampton, NY

                                         "The Story Lies Within", 4-person exhibit,

                                            Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                                          Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles Convention

                                            Center, Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

 2008                                "what is my line?", 4-person exhibit, McMurtrey

                                             Gallery, Houston, TX, (Courtesy of Koelsch

                                             Gallery, Houston, TX)

                                           Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (Art Fair),

                                             through Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007                                  flow fair, Miami Invitational, Miami, FL, through

                                             Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

 

                                           "Pushing The Envelope, A Drawing Show,

                                              Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

                                            "animales", 4-person exhibit, Koelsch Gallery,

                                              Houston, TX

                                            "Self Portraits", Riskpress Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

        PUBLICATIONS / AWARDS        

2019                                    New American Paintings, No. 144, West

                                           Coast Issue         

2012-2013                           Austin Critics Table Awards

                                           Work of Art: Installation (tie)

                                           W. Tucker: “to stand in a boat that floats”, Texas

                                           State University Galleries, San Marcos, TX

                                           Beili Lui:  “Amass”, Texas State University Galleries

                                           Artist of the Year:  W. Tucker, “to stand in a boat

                                           that floats”, Texas State University Galleries

 

2012                                   New American Paintings, No. 102, West Issue / Juror: 

                                           Bill Arning, Director – Contemporary Arts Museum,

                                           Houston, Texas

 2006                                 New American Paintings, Volume 67, juror: Tumelo

                                           Mosaka, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,

                                           Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

 

RESIDENCY        

2008                                  Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

1991                                   Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Artist’s Residency,

                                           Temecula, CA