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Gwendolyn Plunkett

 
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Gwendolyn Plunkett 
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Education
MFA Painting: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 1997
BFA Painting: University of Houston, Houston, TX 1983
AA Painting: Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Romp and Circumstances, Gwendolyn Plunkett; Hunter Gather Project, Houston, TX;  Fall 2015
Beneath the Eroding Surface, Gwendolyn Plunkett and William Ruller; Austin Art Co, Austin, TX, 2013
Wax, Paper, Ink - Gwendolyn Plunkett, Pearl Fincher Art Museum, Spring, TX 2011
Curator- Rosemary Hickman
Body Language: Gwendolyn Plunkett, The Encaustic Center, Richardson, TX 2011
Locating Beauty/Skin Deep; Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX 2010
Ink/Paper/Wax; San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX 2010
WAX WORKS Gwendolyn Plunkett, Sharon Kyle-Kuhn, at Darke Gallery, Houston, TX 2009
Re/Mark; De Zeta Gallery, Houston, TX 2006
Gwen Plunkett/Encaustic Monotypes; Bosque Gallery, Houston, TX 2005
Inside/Outside, Non-Narrative Narratives; Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX 1999
Without Words/Without Silence; Center Gallery, USF Tampa, FL 1997
Foolish Attitudes, Center Gallery, USF Tampa, FL 1995
Gwendolyn Plunkett, Niceville, FL 1999
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
Family Ties: Brooklyn | Dallas, Box500, Dallas, TX; Curators: Bonny Leibowitz and Julie Sanchez
2014
Pulp, Artists: Curtis Gannon, Rix Jennings, Jon Lee, Gwendolyn Plunkett and Delaney Smith; Hunter Gather Project, Houston, TX
Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, Women’s Caucus for Art National Juried Exhibition in conjunction with WCA and CAA conference in Chicago. Venue: Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Catalog
Surface Tension: Lydia Bodner-Balahutrak, Gwendolyn Plunkett and Jon Lee at Hunter Gather Project, Houston, TX 
Five x Seven, AMOA, Austin, TX 
2013
Burning Bones Co-Op Artist members at Avis Frank Gallery in conjunction with exhibition survey of work by artist Helen Gerritzen
2012
Driven to Abstraction, Austin Art Connections, Austin, TX
3rd Coast National, K Space Gallery, Corpus Christie, TX Juror: Christina Rees
Reclaimed Existence: The Artist's Life as a Chair, Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
The Goldilocks Show, Lytle Pressley Contemporary, Austin, TX
7th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2011
Wax, Oil, Wood! Four artists - Gwendolyn Plunkett, Julia Koivumaa, Charyl Weissbach, and Seth Hudson, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX
Lone Star College-Cy Fair Faculty Exhibition, University of Houston Clear Lake,
Melted Color, TexasWAX Artists, Julie C. Butridge Gallery at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
Hot! Hot! Hot! TexasWAX/Houston Artists, Bosque Gallery at Lone Star College-CyFair; Cypress, TX
Consequential Fusion: Messages in Wax, Arts Center Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA
Pulp Fiction, Encaustic Institute, Taos, NM
Playing With Fire, Tubac Center for Art, Tubac, AZ
6th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2011, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
2010 
Make It Red, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
HIVE, Cole Art Center, SFA School of Art, Nacogdoches, TX (A Houston/WAX art project)
Circular Space, A Snail mail Group Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
10 x 10 August Lights in Amarillo; Sunset Center, Amarillo, TX
Best Foot Forward; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Wax Libris II, Montserrat College of Art, Curator: Joanne Mattera
5th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2009
A Book About Death; New York City, NY
Houston City Hall Annex Art on Loan Project's 2009 Exhibition
Degrees; Group Exhibition of TexasWAX/Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio artists at 
M Squared Gallery, Houston Heights, TX
FUSE, Encaustic works by artist members of TexasWax/Housotn, San Jacinto College Gallery, Pasadena, TX
Encaustic Exhibition: Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College-CyFair, Cypress, TX
2008
Some Like It Hot; Combined texasWAX/dallas & texasWAX/houston Artists,Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX
IMP(LIE)D L(I)NE; Bosque Gallery, Cy-Fair College, Houston, TX
New Texas Talent; Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX
Red, White, and Blues; Group Exhibition, Darke Gallery, Houston, TX
The Hunting Prize Finalist Exhibition; Houston Design Center, Houston, TX
TexasWAX/Houston-Dallas, Collaborating Artists Media Project. Inc.; Dallas, TX
Perfecting Process: Annex Gallery, Stafford, TX
2007
Hot Stuff; Juried Exhibition at National Encaustic Conference at Beverly, MA
Encaustic Show; Bosque Gallery, Cypress, TX
South By Southwest; Annex Gallery, Stafford, TX
South by Southwest, South Texas College Gallery, McAllen, TX
2006
Dia Los Muertos; De Zeta Gallery, Houston, TX
The Big Show, Lawndale Annex, Houston, TX
2005
Gwendolyn Plunkett-Encaustic Monotypes, Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College-CyFair, Cypress, TX
2004
Mentors Show; Annex Gallery, Stafford, TX
Way Cool; Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
Group Show; Art Venture Gallery, Houston, TX
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2000, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
1999
The Big Show; Lawndale Annex, Houston
Above Construction, HWCA at O’Kane Gallery, Houston, TX
Is this a joke or what? O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX
1998
Invitational; Gallery on Azeel , Tampa, FL
Blossom Street Gallery Group Show; Blossom Street Gallery, Houston, TX
Ya Ya Rebout Interactive Art Exhibition on-line; Houston Women’s Caucus for Art
The Opening; Oculus Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
50PEN The Art League of Houston; Houston, TX Juror: Bert Long
Northern National Art Competition; Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Juror: Betye Saar
LaGrange National Biennial: Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum LaGrange, GA
1997
Personals: SFWG; Center Gallery, Tampa, F
INVITATIONAL; Center for Emerging Art, Inc., Miami, FL
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION; Artists Alliance, Inc., Tampa, Florida
May Show, Arts on the Park, Lakeland, FL Juror: Theo Wujick
1996
The New Re-Contexturalist: Subverting the Found; Center Gallery, Tampa, FL
Container 3+1=Four; Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
Crossing the White Line: Women of the Nineties, Trammel Crow Building, Dallas, TX
Jurors: Susan kae Grant and Celia Alvarez Munoz
1994
Cinco Banderas Exhibition; Pensacola Junior College Gallery, Pensacola, FL
Awards 
Finalist for Hunting Prize, Houston, TX 2008
Merit Award, La Grange National Biennale, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, Lagrange, GA Honorable Mention 50Open, The Art League of Houston, Houston, TX 1998 
Collections 
Cinco Banderas Collection, Pensacola FL (catalog)
Selected Bibliography
Hughes, Kim, “Instructor Shares Her Abstract Side” Houston Chronicle, October 20, 2005
Marger, Mary Ann.  A Student Show at St. Petersburg Times, April 12, 1996. P25. (Review and color reproduction)
Clark, Jamie. Art With An Attitude, USF Oracle,  October 20, 2995, p.7. (Exhibition review and B&W reproductions)
Freckman, Donna. “Six Women Create Provocative Colorful Show”, Pensacola News Journal  December 1 1994, p22E. Exhibition Review. 
Freckman, Donna. “Visual Voices in Women’s Art”, Pensacola News Journal, Dec 29, 1993,
pp. 1B and 3B. Interview with members of Untitled II. 
Curatorial Activities
Curator: A Line Runs Through; Hand Pulled Prints by Cathie Kayser, Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College-CyFair, Cypress, TX; June and July, 2013
Curator: Revisited; Huong Huynh, Robin Akkerman, John Schiro. Annex Gallery, Houston Community College SW, Stafford, TX  2005
Co-curator: ABOVE CONSTRUCTION; O’Kane Gallery, Houston 1999

Related Professional Activities
Encaustic Workshop for Texas Fiber Artists Conference - 2009
Encaustic Demo at San Jacinto College-Central in conjunction with TexasWAX/Houston exhibition, Pasadena, TX - 2009
Encaustic Painting Demo in conjunction with Some Like it Hot Exhibition, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX - 2008
Encaustics-Then and Now: Presentation and Demonstration as part of the Living with Art, Fall Series at HCCS-SW, Stafford, TX - 2007
Encaustics Mono-print Demonstrations in conjunction with solo exhibition at LoneStar College, CyFair campus, Cypress, TX 2007
Designer of Above Construction poster and postcard announcement - 1999
Presentation: (RE)Building the Modern Man, The 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 1995
Performance: Gynesis, Performed by Untitled II Group for Semiotics Symposium, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL - 1994
Performance: Gynesis, Performed by Untitled II Group for Breaking the Boundaries Juried Exhibition at ART on the Tracks, Pensacola, FL. 
Academic Affiliations
LoneStar College-CyFair, Cypress, TX 2000 – 2014; Adjunct Art Instructor
University of Houston –Downtown, Houston, TX 2002-2007; Adjunct Art Instructor
Houston Community College, Southwest, Stafford, TX 1998-2006; Adjunct Art Instructor
Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX 1999-2000; Adjunct Art Instructor
San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX, 1999-2001
Hillsborough Junior College, Ybor City, FL; Adjunct Art Professor
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; 1994  - 1997, Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, 1993-1994; Adjunct Art Instructor
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