|1943||August 14, Refugio, TX|
|1967||Texas Southern University, Houston, TX , B.F.A.
Composite Degree/Bachelor of Science-BFA/Art Education
Recipient of Jesse Jones Art Scholarship
|1966||Rice University, Summer Program
Studied with Elaine de Kooning
|SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS|
|2012||Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|2010||Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|2008||Then and Now: The World of Kermit Oliver, The Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX
Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
|2006||Katie and Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|2005||Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (lifetime retrospective)|
|2003||Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|2001||The Distance to Here, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1999||Palimpsest, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1997||Kermit Oliver: Painting, "Texas
Realists: Contemporary Artists Exhibition Series", Museum
of the Southwest, Midland, TX
Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epsten Galleries, Houston
|1995||Book of Pages, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1993||In the Garden, Hooks-Epstein Galleries,
Longview Museum and Arts Center, Longview, TX
|1991||Kermit Oliver, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1990||Hand-Colored Prints, Hooks-Epstein Galleries,
The Art Center, Waco, TX
|1989-90||Kermit Oliver: Current Allegories, Art Museum of Southeast TX, Beaumont, Travelled to The Art Center, Waco|
|1989||Kermit Oliver: New Works, Hooks-Epstein
Kermit Oliver: Contemporary Allegories of the Mythical and the Spiritual, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin
|1987||Kermit Oliver: Works on Paper, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1979||2719 Gallery, Houston|
|1971-83||DuBose Galleries, Houston|
|1970||Courtney Gallery, Houston|
|SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS|
|2009||Oliver Retrospective featuring works by Kermit, Katie and Khristian Oliver,
The Art Center of Waco, Waco, TX
Masterworks, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
|2008||The Art of Politics, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|2007||31: Thirty-one artists. Thirty-one works., Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|2004||African-American Art from the MFAH Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston|
|2003||A Panoramic View, University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston
Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
For the Birds, Galveston Art Center,Galveston, TX
|2002||Round I, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, The
Fourth SITE SANTA FE International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM,
curated by Dave Hickey
The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
|2000||Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1997||Classically Inspired, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston|
|1996||Intimate, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil
Building Gallery, Houston
New Beginnings, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Five, Waco Creative Art Center, Inc., Waco, TX
|1995||Texas Myths and Realities, Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston
Drawing fromStrength - 26 Artists Make Their Mark, Transco Tower, Houston, Sally Sprout, Curator
|1994||The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Collector's Choice: Living With Art, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Texas Selections from the Collection of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, Clint Willour, Curator
Veiled Images, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Landscape Without Figures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston. David Brauer, Curator
Veiled Images, SFA Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
|1993||Texas Contemporaries: Acquisitions of the Nineties, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston|
|1992||20th Anniversary Exhibition, The Waco Creative Art Center, Waco, TX|
|1990||The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism,
The Blaffer Gallery, The University of Houston
Humphreys-Fentress Collection: American Artist, Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center,TX
|1985||Fresh Paint, the Houston School, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston|
|2003||Resurrection, Morrow Chapel, Trinity Espiscopal Church, Houston|
|2001||Elijah Reflecting As He Gathers His Mantle, Congregation Emanu El, Houston|
|1999||Jonathan, Congregation Emanu El, Houston|
|1990||Houston Grand Opera, Poster Commission|
|1985||Scarf Design, House of Hermes, Paris|
|1980||"Houston Art Festival", Poster Commission|
|1976||Baylor College of Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology and Communitive Systems, Houston|
|1975||Teacher Retirement System of Texas Bldg., Austin, TX|
|1973||The Child Foundation, Mrs. Henry E. I. Du Pont commission, Wilmington, DE|
|1968||Texas Pavillion Hemisfair, San Antonio, TX|
|1997||Baker, T. Lindsay (ed.). Till Freedom Cried Out: Memories of Texas Slave Life (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1997).|
|1969||Diaz Sanchez, Ramon. Cumboto (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969), translation by John Upton.|
|1967||Rulfo, Juan. Burning Plain And Other Stories (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967), translation by George Schade.|
Hickey, Dave. Beau Monde: Toward A Redeemed Cosmopolitanism
(Santa Fe, NM: SITE Santa Fe), pp. 37-39, 75-76, 114-115.
Kalil, Susie. "Kermit Oliver," Artforum (April 2002), pp. 141-142.
Lennie, Janaki. "Kermit Oliver: The Distance to Here," ARTLIES (n. 33, Winter 2001-2002), p.78.
Washington, Jesse. "Unmasked at Last," Houston Press (May 9-15, 2002), pp. 25-37.
Anspon, Catherine. "Art Notes," Paper City (December
Colpitt, Frances, et al. "Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism," ARTLIES (n.31, Summer 2001), p. 83.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. "Making the Case for Pleasure," Art in America (November, 2001), pp. 126-127.
Rush, Michael. "In Santa Fe, Searching for the Meaning of Beauty," New York Times (July 8, 2001, Arts/Leisure Section), pp. 31-32.
|2000|| Greene, Alison de Lima. Texas:
150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston:
Museum of Fine Arts in association with Abrams, Inc., New
York, 2000), pp. 80, 86, 247.
Hoover, Carl. "Baylor Gallery Exhibiting Local Artist's Paintings," Waco Tribune-Herald (November 3, 2000), p. 4B.
Landay, Janet. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Visitors Guide (London: Scala in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2000), p. 357.
|1997|| Wardlaw, Alvia J. Kermit Oliver (Houston:
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, 1997), unpaginated exhibition catalogue.
Bucher, Kristin, "Myth & Reality," Southwest Art, (May).
Johnson, Patricia C. "Dido to Beanies, Galleries beckon with '97s last art," Houston Chronicle (December 17).
|1995||Levin, Steven. "Scarving Artist," Southwest Airlines Spirit (May).|
|1992|| Anderson, Gretchen. "The Magic of Scarves,"
Continental Airlines Profiles (August).
Laird, Cheryl. "Special Delivery Designs," The Houston Chronicle (May).
"Texas Artist, Kermit Oliver is a First at Hermes," The Houston People Magazine.
|1991||"Uncle Jack," commissioned illustration, Houston Metropolitan Magazine (May).|
"A Waco Postman Designs Hermes Scarves with a Western
Flair," People (November 1987).
Freudenheim, Susan. "Art Notes",Texas Homes (January).
|1983||Olsen. Florence. "Face Value Protraits are Back," Houston Home and Garden (September).|
|1982|| Crossley, Mimi. "2 Exhibitions: Dorothy
Hood, Kermit Oliver," The Houston Post (February 28).
Ewing. Betty. "House of Hermes' New Collectible, a Houston Original," The Houston Chronicle, (December 5).
|1978||Biggers, John. Black Art in Houston (Austin: Texas A&M University Press).|
|1977||Fox, Elton. Black Artists of the New Generation (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company).|
|1975||Moser, Charlotte. "Kermit Oliver," Currant Art Magazine (October/November).|
|1974||Crumbacher, Marge. "Kermit Oliver," Southwest Art (December).|
|SELECTED CORPORATE AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS|
|Brown and Root, Inc, Houston
Entex, Inc.,Houston, Houston Lighting and Power,TX
Post Oak Bank, Houston
Transco Energy Company, Houston
First National City Management Corp., Houston
Guaranty Investment Co., Houston
Mid-American Oil Company, Corp., Houston
Texas Commerce Bank, Houston
Texas Gulf Inc., Houston
Phillip Morris, Inc.
Highland Resources, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
The El Paso Museum, TX
The San Antonio Museum of Art, TX
The Dallas Museum of Fine Art., TX
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
House of Hermes, Paris