ABOUT

 

BORN

         1944 San Antonio, Texas

EDUCATION

        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

EXHIBITIONS

  • Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, 2017
  • Behind The Ease: Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware, 2016
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, July 29 - September 5, LewAllan Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2016
  • Woody Gywn: Solitary Places, Solo Exhibition, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2015
  • Recent Landscapes, Solo Exhibition, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, New York, 2014
  • Santa Fe’s Holy Trinity of Landscape Painting, LewAlllen Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2013
  • Elements of Landscape, Solo Man Exhibition, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012
  • Woody Gwyn, Luther W. Brady Gallery, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2010
  • Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, New York, 2010
  • Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Modernism, San Francisco, California, 2009
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009
  • Town & Country, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, New York, 2008
  • Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, New York, 2008
  • Between Earth and Sky, Solo Exhibition, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2007
  • Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, New York, 2006
  • Fog, Light and Space, Solo Exhibition, Modernism, San Francisco, California, 2006
  • Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2006
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, New York, 2005
  • Woody Gwyn Revisited, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, 2005
  • Woody Gwyn: In Human Terms, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2005
  • New Mexico Printmakers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003
  • Re-presenting Representation VI, The Arnot Museum, Elmira, New York, 2003
  • Re-presenting Representation VI - The West, Rockwell Museum of Art, Corning, New York, 2003
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Gerald Peters Galley, New York, New York, 2003
  • Solitary Places, Solo Exhibition, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
  • Red as a Color for Exploration and Expression, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
  • Group Exhibition, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
  • Group Exhibition, J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, New York, 2001
  • The American Scene II Invitation 2000-2001, The Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 2001
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Invitation, Spazio by Lytle Pressley, Austin, Texas 2000
  • The American Scene II Invitation, The Van Vechten-Lineberry, Taos Art Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 2000
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, MB Modern, New York, New York, 2000
  • Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1950, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1999
  • Central Park, MB Modern, New York, New York, 1999
  • The American Scene, Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1999
  • Realism, Photo Realism and Super Realism, The Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1999
  • 6th Annual Realism Exhibition, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999
  • First Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1999
  • Collage & Landscape, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998
  • New York Urban Landscapes, MBModern, New York, New York, 1998
  • Artist of the Year, Assembly of the Arts, Midland, Texas, 1998
  • Realism Knows No Bounds, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998
  • Town and Country, MB Modern, New York, New York, 1998
  • Realism in Contemporary Art in the American West, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming, 1998
  • Contemporary Forum: Building a Collection, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona, 1997
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Cline-LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
  • Places of Spirit: Canyon de Chelley, Suzanne Brown Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1996
  • Contemporary New Mexico Artists, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996
  • Realism ’96, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996
  • Group Exhibition, Horwitch-Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1996
  • Group Exhibition, Horwitch-Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1996
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1996
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Horwitch-LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1995
  • Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California, 1994
  • Realism ’94, Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1994
  • Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California, 1993
  • Daylight Fantasy: The Night’s Dark Side, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California, 1993
  • New Paintings and Monotypes, Solo Exhibition, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1992
  • Recent Works, Solo Exhibition, Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, 1992
  • 7 Artists, 7 Mediums on Paper, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1992
  • The Eternal Landscape, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1991
  • The Palm Tree Show, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1991
  • New Paintings and Monotypes, Solo Exhibition, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1991
  • The West: In Image and Object, Kavesh Gallery: Invitational, Ketchum, Idaho, 1991
  • The Hubbard Museum Invitational: Ruidoso, New Mexico; Berlin, Germany; Moscow, USSR, 1990-1991
  • Woody Gwyn/Tim Prythero - Two Realists/Two Realities, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990
  • New Art of the West, Eiteljorg Museum Invitational, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1990
  • The Edges of the Land, Solo Exhibition, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1989
  • Recent Works, Solo Exhibition, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1989
  • Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, New York, 1988
  • The Face of the Land, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1988
  • Boundless Realism, The Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York, 1987
  • Landscapes from the Collection, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1987
  • The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art Traveling Exhibition: Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; Centre National Des Artes Plastiques, Paris, France; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Foxley-Leach Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1987
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1986
  • New Works by Woody Gwyn: Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas; The Art Center of Waco, Waco, Texas; The Museum at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; The Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas, 1986
  • The New West, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1986
  • Landscapes of the Southwest, Stables Art Center, Taos, New Mexico, 1986
  • Art of the States, Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Art, Santa Barbara, California, 1986
  • Arts New Mexico, Western States Art Association, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City, Mexico, 1985
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1984
  • Art of the State, Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Barbara, California, 1984
  • Contemporary Western Landscapes, Museum of the Art of the American West, Houston, Texas, 1984             
  • Faculty Exhibition, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1983
  • Santa Fe and Taos: Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska; Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri; Wyoming State Museum, Cheyene, Wyoming; Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas; Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa; Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene, Texas, 1983
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Davis-McClain GalleriesHouston, Texas, 1983
  • Santa Fe Comes to Scottsdale, Leslie Levy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1982
  • Evolving Images, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1982
  • Selections from the Mel Pfaelzer Collection of Northern Illinois, Illinois Bell, Chicago, Illinois, 1982
  • Paintings of the Land, Davis-McClain Galleries, Houston, Texas, 1982
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New York, 1982
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Heydt/Bair Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1981
  • The Artists in the American Dessert: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada; Fresno Art Center, Fresno, California; Kauser Center, Oakland, California; Laguna Gloria Art Museum   Austin, Texas; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona; Beaumont Art Center, Beaumont, Texas; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; Arapaho College, Littleton, Colorado; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1981
  • Icons-Iconoclasts: New York-New Mexico, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1981
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New York, 1980
  • New Talent, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1979
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1978
  • Made in New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1977
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1977
  • Looking at an Ancient Land, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1976
  • Twelve Contemporary Artists in New Mexico, University of New Mexico                           Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1976
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas 1975
  • 12/Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, 1974
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1974
  • Abstract Realism, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 1973
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1973
  • Southwest Fine Arts Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1972
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1972
  • Mid-Western Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1971
  • Contemporary American Drawing, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1971
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1971
  • American Drawings, Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Norfolk, Virginia, 1970
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1970
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1969
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas, 1968
  • Woody Gwyn, Solo Exhibition, Canyon Art Gallery, Canyon, Texas, 1965
     

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

 

  • Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters by Robert C. Jackson, Schiffer Publishing 2015
  • Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views by Lauren P. Della Monica, Schiffer Publishing 2013
  • Art of the American Frontier, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, The High University Museum of Art Atlanta, with Yale University Press, New Haven andLondon 2013
  • Unfathomable Ocean by John O’Hern, American Art Collector, September 2010
  • Tradition and Transgression by Aline Brandauer, Art & Antiques, Summer 2010
  • Art to the Heart by Wolf Schneider, New Mexico Magazine, September 2010
  • The Galisteo Mystique by Wolf Schnelder, New Mexico Magazine, September 2010
  • The March of Art by Marvin Olasky, New York Journal, June 14-21, 2008
  • Woody Gwyn Recent Works exhibition catalog by Louis Newman (11 pages, color), David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, 2006
  • Woody Gwyn Revisited exhibition catalog by William Peterson (48 pages, color), Museum of the Southwest, 2005
  • In Human Terms – The Figurative Work of Woody Gwyn exhibition catalog by Mark Stevens, Mary Lynn Kotz, William Peterson (62 pages, color), Gerald Peters Gallery, 2004
  • Halls of Fame by John D’Agata, Graywolf Press, 2001
  • The Tourist by Dean MacCannell, Lucy R. Lippard, University of California Press, 1999
  • High Tech High Touch: Technology and Our Search For Meaning by John Naisbitt, Nana Naisbitt, Douglas Phillips, Bantam Books, Inc., October 1999
  • Tunnel II (celebration poster), Midland Arts Association, 1998
  • Contemporary Art in New Mexico by Jan Adlman with Barbara McIntyre (color + black & white reproduction), Craftsman House, G + B Arts International, 1996
  • Contested Terrain essay by Sharon R. Udall, 1996
  • **Woody Gwyn: Landscape Painting and the Social Meaning of the Earth, University of New Mexico Press, DATE
  • **Woody Gwyn by Peter Sacks, Sharyn Udall, Mark Stevens (186 pages, color), Texas Tech University Press, DATE
  • Paintings of the Southwest by Susan Campbell, Arnold Skolnick, Crown Publishing Group, 1994
  • Woody Gwyn at Katharina Rich Perlow by Gerrit Henry, Art in America, April 1993
  • Artists of 20th Century New Mexico, The Museum of Fine Arts Collection, University of New Mexico Press, 1992
  • Printmaking In New Mexico 1880-1990 by Clinton Adams, University of New Mexico Press, 1992
  • Mother Road: Route 66 by Michael Wallace, St. Martins Press, 1990
  • New Art of the West exhibition catalog, Eiteljorg Museum, 1990
  • Studio Audience by Samuel Greenguard, Spirit, October 1990
  • Southwestern Vision by Paula Fitzgerald, Designer’s West, April 1989
  • Woody Gwyn by M.J. Van Deventer, Art Gallery International, February 1988
  • Woody Gwyn by Mark Steigmaier, American Artist, March 1988
  • Woody Gwyn by William Peterson, ARTNEWS, October 1988
  • Boundless Realism exhibition catalog, Rockwell Museum, 1987
  • Santa Fe by Lisl Dennis and Lendt Dennis, Herring Press, 1987
  • Woody Gwyn exhibition catalog by William Peterson, Museum of the Southwest, 1986
  • **The West - The Modern Vision by Patricia Broder, New York Graphic Society, DATE
  • Woody Gwyn by Lisa Sherman, Artspace, Winter 1983
  • Woody Gwyn by Michael Licht, Arts Magazine, December 1983
  • Taos-Santa Fe by Donald Bartlett Doe, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, 1982
  • Painting of the Land exhibition catalog by Robert McClain, Davis-McClain Gallery, April 1982
  • Approaching Art from Realism, Artspeak Vol. IV, October 14, 1982
  • Horizon and Cloud festival poster, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, 1982
  • American Realism Since 1960 by Frank Goodyear, New York Graphic Society, 1981
  • Artists in the American Desert exhibition catalog, Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1981
  • Woody Gwyn by David Bell, Artlines, November-December 1981
  • Rosalind Constable Invites exhibition catalog by Rosalind Constable, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, 1981
  • The Texas Hill Country foreword by John Palmer Leeper, Texas A&M Press, 1981
  • Smoke Rings, Shinto Shrimes, Doktor Thrill and the Snake Lady, ARTnews, December 1980
  • Six Landscape Painters, Artspeak, June 5, 1980
  • Report from New Mexico, Art in America, Summer 1980
  • Squaring Off in Houston, Southwestern Art, September 1980
  • Gwyn Achieves New York 'Miracle' by Norman Nadel, Newspaper Enterprise Association, January 1979
  • 12 Contemporary Artists in New Mexico exhibition catalog by Van Deren Coke, University of New Mexico Press, 1976
  • Five Southwestern Painters, Arts Magazine, February 1976
  • Realism and the Time Factor, Southwest Art, April 1974
  • The South Central States, Time-Life’s Library of America, 1969
     

SELECTED AWARDS

  • New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2010
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Artist in Residence, 1983
  • National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Award, 1980
     

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • The Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas
  • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Citco, Denver, Colorado
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, New York
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Washington, D.C.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Davis Fund, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama
  • Fisher Landau Center, New York, New York
  • Forbes Magazine Collection, New York, New York
  • General Electric, New York, New York
  • Gulf Oil Company, Houston, Texas
  • McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • Mel Pfaelzer Collection of Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
  • The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Wyoming
  • Reading Public Museum & Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Saddleback Ranch, Galisteo, New Mexico
  • Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas
  • Tower Records Corporation, Sacramento, California
  • Transwest Hospitality Corporation, Galisteo, New Mexico
  • Tenneco Inc., Houston, Texas
  • United Cable, Austin, Texas
  • Western Bank, Albuquerque, New Mexico