Robert McCauley, from the Skagit Valley, injects a political flavor into his paintings about how humans interact with the natural world and its inhabitants.

 

"There's a wry, puctured beauty to Robert McCauley's impeccably painted, eccentrically conceived oils on canvas."--Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

Born in Mt. Vernon, Washington, Robert McCauley graduated from Western Washington University and received his MFA from Washington State University. He was a long-term professor and Chairman of the Art Department at Rockford College in Illinois.

McCauley has earned many prestigious awards including a Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982 and the Illinois Arts Council in 1999. He was featured in a show entitled "Natural Acts," at the Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, California in 2005.

RESUME



EDUCATION
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, MFA, 1972
Western Washington University, BA, 1969

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle WA

2013 Visions West Gallery, Denver, CO; Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle WA; Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID; Visions West Gallery, Butte, Montana; "Angling," The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA
2011 Smith Gallery, Edison Eye, WA
2010 "Rear View Mirror: Robert McCauley from the Rockford Art Museum Collection," Rockford, IL; Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 "Robert McCauley: Rapids and Pools," Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR; "Selected New Work," Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Visions West Gallery, Denver CO 
2008 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Mixing Metaphors, Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2006 When Worlds Collide, Safety Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL; Alone in the Wilderness, The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
2005 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; K Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2004 Storytelling,  Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID; Field Notes, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; K Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1999 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 Illinois Wesleyan University; Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
1998 Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA
1997 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID; Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993 West Virginia University; Morgantown Parkland College, Champaign, IL; Susan Cummins Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO; Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI; Two Long at Sea, Rockford College
1989 K. Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Robert McCauley: Sculpture and Drawings, Sonoma State University, two-year traveling, Dennis Adrian catalog (1989-91); Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Forests of Dunsinane, Installation, J.R. Kortman, Rockford
1986 Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 Columbus Cultural Center, Columbus, OH; Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1983 Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
1982 Robert McCauley: Towers, Chicago Cultural Center, IL; Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1981 Millikin University, Decatur, IL
1979 Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1978 Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
1977 Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
1977 Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
1976 Denison University, Granville, OH
1975 Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 “Bestiary,” Hallie Ford Museum; “Western” Visions-Wild 100 Artists,” National Museum of Wildlife Art; “Contemporary Persepctive of the Rocky Mountains,” McNichols Civic Center, Denver, CO

2013 “Nature/Nature,” Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2012 “Intersection,” The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA

2011 "Nature," Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID; "Wild/Life," Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA; "Living in the Woods, A History of Nature, Fresh Paint Gallery, Culver City, CA; "The Salish Sea," Smith-Valee  Gallery, Edison Eye, WA
2010-11  "Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment," Traveling to Western Washington University,  Willamette University and Boise State University  2008 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Trusting Woods to Tempest Sea, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto CA
2004 Mark My Word, Text Code and Literary Allusion, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; Preview 2005,  Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Animality, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 Inaugural Group Exhibition, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Notable Alumni in the Visual Arts, Centennial Celebration, Western Washington  University, Bellingham, WA
1998-01 The View From Here: 100 Artist Mark the Centennial Celebration of Mt. Rainier National Park, Seafisrt Gallery, Seattle, WA, traveling
1998 Twenty Years/ Twenty Artists, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
1997 Bio-Adversity, Cornish College of the Arts, Fisher Gallery, Seattle, WA; A Thought Intercepted, drawing invitational, California Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
1997 Small Works: An Introduction,  Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 Mythic Narrative, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1995-96 Unpainted to the Last: Moby-Dick and American Art, 1940-1990, two-year traveling, text
1995 Off the Wall, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL; Juxtaposition, K. Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; SOFA Exposition, Chicago Navy Pier, installation Exploring Natural Imagery:  Works by Four Midwestern Artists, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL; ILLINOIS ART FACULTY: A STATEWIDE SURVEY, curated, Rockford Art Museum, IL; SOFA Exposition, Miami, FL; U.S.A. Within Limits, Galeria Millan, Sao-Paulo, BrazilEx Libris:  An Exhibition of Artists Books, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, curated1995Artfair/Seattle, WA
1994 The Art of Language, curated, St. Paul Insurance Companies, MN; No Feathers: Manifest Destiny Indicted,  catalog, Rockford College, IL; The Object Redux: Re Used, Re Newed, and Re Invented, catalog, Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI; Chicago Art Expo, Chicago Navy Pier, IL (1981-94); Artfair/Seattle, WA
1993 Aquatic Visions, curated, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL; Small Figure Sculpture Exhibition, curated, Susan Cummins Gallery,  San Francisco, CA
1992 Pages, Contemporary Art Center, Arlington, IL; Artfair/Seattle, WA; Shipwreck, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA; The Signs of the Cross, Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR; Sculptors on Paper, traveling, University of Wisconsin; Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA; New Gallery Artists, Susan Cummins Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Best of Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO
1990 Beyond the Frame: Techniques and Expressions in Sculpture, Alza Corporation, Palo Alto, CA; The Making of a Legend: Chief Seattles Reply, Hatley- Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Nature/Nature, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; Partners in Purchase: Selected Works, 1976-1987, catalog, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL; Chicago International New Art Forms Expo, Chicago Navy Pier, IL; Selections from the Roy Boyd Gallery,  Grand Valley St. University, Chicago, IL
1989-91 Deep Woods: Concerning  Nature in Recent Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, two-year traveling catalog, Tweed Museum
1989 Animal Imagery, Susan Cummins Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Endangered Species, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL; Wotazoo, Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO
1987 Masks by Chicago Artists, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

AWARDS
1999 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Painting
1994 Faculty Summer Research Grant, Rockford College, IL
1991 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Drawing
1982 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Drawing
1981 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Sculpture
1980 Illinois Arts council Completion Grant, Sculpture

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1972-2008 Professor and Chairman, Art Department, Rockford College, IL
1996 Curator, SMALL WONDERS, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, CA
1995 Visiting Artist, Northwestern University, IL
1993 Visiting Artist, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1992 Visiting Artist, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
1990 Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1989 Visiting Artist, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA; Visiting Artist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Visiting Artist, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1987 Visiting Artist, Spazio Umano, International Review of Art and Literature, #1
1983 Visiting Artist, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1970-72 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Washington State University, WA

 

COLLECTIONS
Alberta Trunk and Gas Line Company, Alberta, Canada; Amoco, Denver, CO; Anoka-Ramsey State Junior College; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles, CA; Augustana College, Rock Island, IL; Baird and Warner, Chicago, IL; Boise Art Museum, ID; Borg-Werner, Chicago, IL; Continental Bank of Chicago, IL; Easter Illinois University, Charleston, IL; Ellie Ford Museum, Willamette University, OR; Herman Miller, Inc. Zeeland, MI; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; Joseph Behr and Sons, Rockford, IL; Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL; Microsoft, Seattle, WA; Milliken University, Decatur, IL; Northern Illinois University, Decalb, IL; Phillip Morris, New York, NY; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Rockford College, Rockford, IL; U.S. State Department, Romanian Embassy, Bucharest, Romania; Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC, Portland, Denver, Troy (MI), Minneapolis Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles and Sanger, CA; Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Walker Richer Quinn, Seattle, WA; U.S. State Department, Romanian Embassy, Bucharest, Romania

 

COMMISSIONS
McCormick Place Expansion, Chicago IL, 2005-07; State of Illinois, Outdoor Sculpture Commission, Northern  Illinois University,  DeKalb, IL, 1996; Imagery Wine Labels, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2010, Benziger Winery, Sonoma, CA; Art on the River, Outdoor Sculpture Commission, Rock River, Rockford, IL, 1989

Linda Hodges Gallery 316 First Ave S Seattle WA 98104 206-624-3034 / hrs: 10:30 to 5 Tues.-Sat. / lhodges@lindahodgesgallery.com /  MAP

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