CV - Curriculum Vitae


MFA University of Houston, 1981

BFA University of Houston, 1974

Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, TX, Scholarship 1965-1966



Excellence in Art Graduate Fellowship, 1980


 Public Collections

 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 Valero Energy Corporation

 Reliant Energy Corporation, formerly Houston Industries Inc.

 Ultramar Diamond Shamrock


 Schreiner University

 Texas Brangus Breeders Association

 Highland Coors

 Vinson and Elkins Law Firm


 University of Houston, College of Business

 Guadalupe Bank

 Bracewell and Patterson Law Firm


 The Houstonian Estates

 Winstead, McGuire, Secrest and Minck Law Firm

 Numerous Private Collections 


Selected Group Exhibitions

“Frivolity and Mortality: The Tradition of Vanitas in Contemporary Painting”,               Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Traveled to:

           Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT

           Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton University, Oceanville, NJ

           University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

           University of Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT

           Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

           Oklahoma Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK

           Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

           Valparaiso University Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN

           Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY

           Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


“Fresh Paint: The Houston School” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,

Curated by Barbara Rose and Susie Kalil

Traveled to:

           MOMA PS1, New York, NY


"Texas Fantasies", Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX

"Living and Working in Texas", Rotating exhibition of Texas Art and Artists,                Park Central, Dallas, Tx 

"Contemporary Art: The Big Picture”, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

"The Life of Inanimate Objects” Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

International Exhibition of Texas Artists, Conference of the Association of                  College Unions, Houston, TX

"Classically Inspired", Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX

"Contemporary Realities”, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

“Selections 1986” Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beumont, TX

“Emerging Realists: East Meets South”, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

“Cultural Influence”, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

“The Anatomy of Drawing”, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX

"The Self Image", New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

"The Heart of Art", Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX 

“5th Year Anniversary Show”, Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, TX

“Texas Aesthetic X”, William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery, Houston TX

"Texas Aesthetic XI", William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery, Houston, TX

"10th Year Anniversary Show", Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, TX

"11th Year Anniversary Show", Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, TX

"Winter Miniature Exhibition" Mountain Trails Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

"Santa Fe Market Exhibition" Mountain Trails Fine Art Gallery, Santa FE, NM 

Numerous Faculty Exhibitions


One/Two Person Exhibitions

"Figurative Compostions", University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

"Robert McCoy/Anne Moore", Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

"Myla Bertinot/Robert McCoy", Williams Tower, Houston, TX, Curated by Sally Sprout

"Remembrances", Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

"Transitional Realities” Harris Gallery, Houston, TX

“Robert McCoy- Works from 1976-1996”, Aviart Gallery, San Antonio, TX

“Robert McCoy- Recent Paintings”, Harris Gallery, Houston, TX


Teaching Experience

Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Faculty                            

Rice University, Houston, TX, Visiting Lecturer                                                            University of Houston, Houston, TX                                                                              San Jacinto College, Houston, TX

Bennington College, Bennington, VT, Summer Faculty

New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

Coppini Academy of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

Private Instructor, Rome, Italy

Private Instructor, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Selected Publications

Architectural Digest “The Incredible Warehouse” 1977, pp. 96-103

The Houston Chronicle, “McCoy Still Life’s Evocative; Smith’s Mixed Media Supremely Elegant”, 1984, Patricia Johnson, Oct 14, 1984

Houston Magazine “They know what they like, and it’s anything about Art”, Rosanne Clark, Dec. 1984, pp.44-48, 72

Houston Arts Calendar & Directory, “Artists/Teachers” 1984

Southwestern Contemporary Arts Quarterly, “Artspace”, Winter 1985, p.49

Arts Magazine “Fresh Paint: The Houston School”, Summer 1985, pp.74-77

“Emerging Realists: East Meets South”, Catalogue, College of the Mainland

“Then, Now & Then”, Catalogue, Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, 1985

The Houston Chronicle, “Focusing on the Houston School”-MFA exhibit spurs lots of activity, by Patricia Johnson, Jan. 27, 1985, p.14

“Fresh Paint, The Houston School”, Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1985

The Houston Post “From the Object: Still Life Themes and Variations”, Jan. 18, 1987

Arts Magazine “Contemporary Vanitas”, March 1988, pp. 60-63

Southwest Art Magazine, Jan. 1991, p.137, 201

Museum & Arts Magazine-Houston, Profile “Harris Gallery” by Teresa Wong, May 1992, pp.46-47

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, Jul.1, 1994, G. Fauntleroy, p.45

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, Jan.6, 1995, p.37

The Santa Fe Monthly Magazine of the Arts, Sep.1995, p.4

Collectors Calendar, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, 1995 p.15

Collectors Guide, Santa Fe, 1995, p.112

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, “McCoy lets go, allows bones to show through”-His new work is full of surprises, Gussie Fauntleroy, Sep.7, 1995, pp.10, 37

Santa Fean, Vol. 25, No.4, May 1997, p.44

San Antonio Express News, “Still-Life Reflections”, by Dan R. Goddard, Jan.10, 1999

Living And Working In Texas, Catalogue, Marie Park, Park Central, Dallas, TX, 1999-2000

Robert McCoy's art inside and out. "Portrait of the artist as a still life", San Antonio Current (Arts Space), Jan. 7-13, 1999, by Retha Oliver 

Paper City Magazine, “Art Houston”, Jun. 25, 2012

Southwest Art Magazine, Apr. 2013, p.23

Southwest Art Magazine, Aug. 2013, p.115

Western Art Collector, Jan. 2016, p.8

“Texas Aesthetic X”, Southwest Art Magazine, May 2016, pp. 30-31

Houston Press "The Texas Aesthetic X", "Shows Old Favorites Plus a Few New Surprises", Susie Tommaney, May 9, 2016

Houston Press, "Texas Aesthetic XI", "There's always something to like at these exhibits:Robert McCoy's hyper-realistic vignettes, which photographs don't do justice", Susie Tommaney, May 8, 2017

Western Art & Architecture, Oct./Nov. 2019, p.45

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