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EDUCATION
 
1975 M.F.A., Major in Studio Art (Painting), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  
1974 M.A., Major in Studio Art (Painting), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  
1972 B.F.A., With Distinction, Major in Studio Art (Painting and Drawing) Univ. of Arizona, Tucson  

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 
2013 Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ  
2012 Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX  
2010 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  
2009 Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ (also 2006, 2003, 2000)  
  Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX (also 2007)  
2008 R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA (also 2006, 2003)  
2005 Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
1999 Vanier Galleries on Main, Scottsdale, AZ  
1995 Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT  
1992 Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, AZ  
1989 Etherton/Stern Gallery, Tucson, AZ  
  Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL  
1986 Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2016 “Piercing the Sky”, Robert D. Cocke & Italo Scanga. R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA  
  “Surreal...So Real”, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  
  “Into the Night”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ  
2015 “Above Ground”, R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA  
2014 60th Anniversary Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX  
  “Magical Realism,” Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ  
2013 "Modern Landscapes," Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  
  25th Anniversary Exhibition, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  
  "Natural Seductions," (3 person), Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ  
  "Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes," Grace Museum, Abilene, TX  
  Dallas Art Fair with Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX  
2012 "Small Works Show," Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ Group Show, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA  
2011 "The GoodEarth," Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX 2009 “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and  
  Society,” Tucson Museum of Art (catalogue)  
2008 “Open Lands: A Survey of Landscape Painting, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  
  “An Eclectic Eye, Selections from the Dan Leach Collection” (catalogue), Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ  
2006 “Big City: Cityscapes and Urban Life from the Collection,” Phoenix Art Museum, AZ  
  “Small Works Show,” Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ  
2005 “Gallery Artists,” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA  
  “Small Works Show,” Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, A  
  “Art-Santa Fe, 2005,” (Tasende Gallery), Santa Fe, MN  
2004 “50th Anniversary Show”, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX  
  “Landscapes and Inscapes”, Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  “Gallery Artists”, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA  
2003 Summer Group Show, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO  
  Gallery Artists. Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ  
  "Curator's Choice", Grand Rapids (MI) Community College Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI  

SELECTED HONORS

 
2004 New American Paintings, Vol. 54, Open Studios press, Wellesley, MA  
2002 Juror’s Award, “New Works in Paint,” Mesa, Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ  
2001 New American paintings, Vol. 36, Open Studio's Press, Wellesley, MA  
  Best of Show Award, Close to the Border, International Juried Exhibition, Las Cruces State University, NM  
1999 New American Paintings, Vol. 18, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA  
1991 Best of Show Award, 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Dinnerware Artists' Gallery, Tucson, AZ  
  Best of Show Award, Ruffin Memorial Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ  
1988 Western States Arts Federation/N.E.A. Visual Arts Fellowship (drawing)  
  Best of Show Award, 2nd Southwestern Exhibition, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ  
1987 Artist's Materials Grant, The Contemporary Forum/Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ  
  Purchase Award, La Grange National XII, La Grange, GA  
1986 Visual Arts Fellowship, Arizona Commission on the Arts  
1984 Faculty Grant-in-Aid for Research, Arizona State University  
1983 Faculty Research Grant, Northwest Missouri State University  
1980 Second Award of Merit, Chiaha Guild 8th Annual Southeastern Competition, Rome, GA  
1979-80 Ford Foundation/University of Georgia Junior Artist-in-Residence  

SELECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS

 
  Margaret Regan, “Scenes of the Southwest,” Tucson Weekly, 5/9/2013  
  Debra Brehmer, “Best Bets”, Milwaukee Magazine, 10/2010, p.20  
  Peggy Sue Dunigan, “Folliard Gallery Captures ‘The Laughter of Trees’”, Shepherd Express, 10/21/10, p.60  
  Gretchen Reynolds, “Seriously Funny,” Southwest Art Magazine, 5/2008, p.108-9  
  Peter Frank, “Robert D. Cocke, Tasende, West Hollywood,” Art News, New York, NY, 6/2005, p. 128  
  Robert L. Pincus, “2 Kinds of Inspiration”, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 10/2, 2003, Day and Night, p. 43  
  Robert L. Pincus, “Landscapes...”, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 4/23, 2000, p. E-4  
  Robin Trafton, “Four Fine Artists...”, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, 8/6, 1999, p. 16  
  Deborah Campbell, “Four Stars in the Future?” The Pitch Weekly, Kansas City,MO, 7/22-28, 1999, p. 27  
  Margaret Regan, “Small World”, Tucson Weekly, Tucson, AZ, July 1-7, 1999, p.24  
  Ann Patterson, “Art Oasis in the Desert,” Art and Antiques Magazine, (national), 12/99, p. 120  
  Richard Nilsen, "Contemporary Art in Arizona," Art in Arizona, Sam Negri,Ed., The Stanbery Corp., Tucson, Pub., 1994, p. 13  
  Margaret Regan, "Best of the West," Tucson Weekly, Tucson, AZ, 6/12-18, 1991, p. 24  

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 
  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.  
  University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA  
  Sprint Inc. , Kansas City, MO  
  Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ  
  Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ  
  Chase Bank, Phoenix, AZ  
  Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA  
  University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ  
  University of New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM  
  South Dakota Memorial Art Center, Brookings, SD  

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