|||ROBERT RECTOR

Robert RectorRobert Rector was born in 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He developed his passion for printmaking, painting and drawing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA where he received his BFA in 1971 and his MFA in 1973. His excitement for teaching others began as a teaching assistant at Louisiana State University. He continued to influence others as an Associate Professor at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. In 1981 he left teaching to devote all his time and energy to painting.His work can be found in art galleries throughout the southern region and has appeared in numerous exhibitions across the United States. Rector is currently a resident outside Baton Rouge and enjoys his mountain home in Winter Park, Colorado where he gains motivation and material for his next exciting work. “The newest paintings are about letting impulses and instincts become the guiding force.”

EDUCATION

1973 M.F.A. Louisiana State University (Painting and Drawing)
1971 B.F.A. Louisiana State University (Printmaking)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1979-81 Associate Professor at Northwestern State University
1974-79 Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University
1974 Art Director, Weill/Strother Advertising, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1972-73 Teaching Assistant, L.S.U.

EXHIBITIONS

2014 Crossroads: Order and Chaos, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2014 Crossroads, Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
2012 David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2011 Gremillion& Co. Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2010 Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
2009 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
2008 New Paintings, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2006 Equilibrium, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2005 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
Tapestry Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2003 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2002 Currents, Dallas, TX
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Austin, TX
2001 David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2000 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Austin, TX
1999 Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
1999 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
1997 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
1996 Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Altamont Academy, Birmingham, AL
1995 Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
1994 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
1993 Cason Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1993 Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
1992 Macon & Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
1991 Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Griffith Menard Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1989 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
Macon & Co Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
1987 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
Duplantier Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Southeastern State University, Hammond, LA
1985 Griffith Menard Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Crafts Alliance, Shreveport, LA
1984 Arts Alliance II, Baton Rouge, LA
1983 Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
1982 Manning Gallery, San Antonio, TX
1978 Old State Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
1976 Diversities Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1974 Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014 Sense of Place, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2013 Best of the South, Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, ARK
2011 Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, ARK
Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
2010 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Dallas, TX
2001 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
2000 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
1999 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, The Armory, New York, NY
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
1998 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, The Armory, New York, NY
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
1997 Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
1996 Wyndy Moorehead Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX
1992 Cason Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1992 Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
Third Biennial of Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1991 Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN
1989 Duplantier Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1988 Griffith Menard, Baton Rouge, LA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1987 A visual Symphony, Baton Rouge, LA
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1986 Fresh Paint, Baton Rouge, LA
1985 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1985 Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN
1984 Warehouse District Gallery, Houston, TX
St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
Minot State College, Minot, ND
University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI
1983 Caltex House, Irving, TX
1982 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Hammond Cultural Center, Hammond, LA
1981 Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1980 State of Louisiana Professional Competition, Baton Rouge, LA
1979 22nd Delta Annual, Little Rock, AR
1978 Pelham/Von Stoffler Gallery, Houston, TX
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

COLLECTION AND COMMISSIONS

American Federal Bank, Greenville, SC Amoco Oil, Atlanta, GA; Texas City, TX AmSouth Bank, Jackson, MS Apple Computers, Dallas, TX ARCO, Dallas, TX Arthur Anderson, Memphis, TN BankPlus, Madison, MS Blakeman Design Assoc., Austin, TX Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH City National Bank, Baton Rouge, LA Commercial National Bank, Baton Rouge, LA Compaq Computer, Tokyo Continental Airlines, London, UK; Los Angeles, CA; New York Credit Suisse, Chicago, IL; New York, NY The Criterion Group, Atlanta, GA Croley & Steinberg, Houston, TX Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston, TX Dean Gardens, Atlanta, TX Deepa Textiles, San Francisco, CA Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA; Cincinnati, OH Entergy, Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA FedEx Box, FedEx Field, Washington, DC FedEx Box, FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN FedEx Freight, Memphis, TN Financial Federal, Memphis, TN Gilreath & Associates, Knoxville, TN; Nashville Harwood K. Smith & Partners, Dallas, TX Haworth, Inc. Houston, TX Hughes, Waters & Askanase, Houston, TX IBM, Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX INFORUM, Atlanta, GA International Trading Company, Atlanta GA Louisiana State Collection, Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Marriott Hotels, St. Louis M Bank, Austin, TX Midland Financial Corporation, Memphis, TN Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS NBC Capital Markets Group, Memphis, TN National Commerce Bank Corporation, Memphis, TN Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA Old State Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge, LA Pfizer, Memphis, TN Redskins Stadium, Fed Ex Box, Washington, DC SAKS Fifth Avenue, New York Silver Creek Country Club, San Jose, CA Stockholders Systems, Inc., Atlanta, GA Tokai Bank, Atlanta, GA Transco Inc., Houston, TX University of Texas, Austin, TX U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The Mississippi Story, Mississippi Museum of Art for the opening of the permanent collection exhibit, Patti Carr Black, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, 2007 Patti Carr Black, pgs.108, 109 Art in Mississippi 1720-1980, Patti Carr Black, Jackson, MS, University Press of Mississippi, 1998, pgs, 150, 267, 308 The Commercial Appeal, Debra Elliot, Art, May 2, 1999 Frederic Koeppel, Abstracts Are Full of Color, Bravado, October 2, 1993 Artists See Red in Gallery Exhibit, April 24, 1992 Dateline Memphis, Betty Leigh Hutchenson: Interior Spaces, Robert Rector: Life Patterns, May 27-June 2, 1999, P. 16 The Memphis Flyer, Rob McGowan, Almost Perfect, October 21-27, 1993 Southern Accents, April 1998