Robert Pruitt

EDUCATION
2003 MFA, University of Texas at Austin
2002 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2000 BFA, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
1999 Tougaloo Art Colony, Jackson, MS
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant, Texas Southern University - University Museum, Houston
First Contact, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
Fantastic Sagas, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
Women, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2012 Recent Drawings, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Robert Pruitt, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
This Rejection of the Conqueror, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2011 The Souls of Black Folk, McKinney Art Center, Dallas, TX
New American Voices, Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, PA
You Are Your Own Twin Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
Them From After the End of the World, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
2010 The Forever People, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2008 Two Tears in a Bucket: Considering The Alcubierre Metric, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Quiet as Kept, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Perspectives 154: Robert Pruitt, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
2004 I call my brother sun because he shines like one, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Cold Kuts and Fresh Beef, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
Round 18 of Artists Installations Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Wunderkammer: Miniatures and Curiosities, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
2012 superHUMAN, CUAC, Ephraim, UT and Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Self Possessed: Examining Identity in the 21st Century, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
HX8 (Houston Times Eight), Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
2011 Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in conversation with 21 contemporary artists, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2010 Hangin' Together, curated by Kerry James Marshall, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA
Drawing for Projection, SITE Santa FE, Santa Fe, NM and P.S.1/MoMA, New York, NY
2009 Masterworks, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
Drawing for Projection, SITE Santa FE, Santa Fe, NM and P.S.1/MoMA, New York, NY
2008 S & M: Shrines and Masquerades in Cosmopolitan Times, NYU, Steinhardt Galleries, New York NY
The Art of Politics, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
2007 New Works: 07.1, curated by Debra Singer, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York NY
Obsessive Nature, Heritage Fine Arts Collaborative, San Jose, CA
photographers: network, Studio Thomas Kellner, Siegen, Germany
Photography, Paul Allen center for Integrated Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Photography/San Francisco, Prada Gallery, Washington D.C.
Thirty by Thirty, Vertigo Gallery, london, England
2006 Whitney Biennial, (both individually and as part of Otabenga Jones and Associates), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Symmetrical Patterns of Def, (Otabenga Jones and Associates), Clementine Gallery, NY
Black Alphabet, The Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Frequency, The Studio Museum, New York, NY
The Texas Prize Exhibition, ArtHouse, Austin, TX (catalog)
Texas Artadia Recipients, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
...but I was cool, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2005 Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Perspectives 144: Amalgama, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston ,TX (as part of Otabenga Jones and Associates)
2004 Farm to Market, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Texas PrimeDiverseworks, Houston, TX
SuperSalon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2003 Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX
The Big Show/i>, (first prize), Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Come Forward: Emerging Art in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2002 Soul Sonic Lustre Silk, Houston Community College, Houston, TX
The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Process, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
The Debt, The Old School, Austin, TX
22 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Safety Gear, D Ramos Studios, Austin TX
2001 Umfrumnat tre', Doty Fine Arts Building, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
An Adult Fantasy in Visuals, Studio 107, Austin, TX
2000 Our New Day Begun: African American Artists Entering the Millenium, LBJ Library and Museum, Austin, TX
Love Letters, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, TX
1999 Strange Fruit, Diverse Works Art Space, Houston, TX
Proper Hygiene, 820 Sampson, Houston, TX
Huh What?!, Texas Southern University Library Art Gallery, Houston, TX
Third Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1998 Fresh Beginnings, The African American Museum, Dallas, TX
HBCU Invitational, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
1996 Preventions, Project Row Houses/Community Artists Collective, Houston, TX
AWARDS
2007 Creative Capital Foundation grant (Otabenga Jones) Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation fellowship grant
2004 Artadia Artist Grant
1999 The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund award, Dallas Museum of Art Emerging Artist Grant, Cultural Arts Council of Houston
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
  Annette and Anthony Brissett , Houston
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Tommy Gregory, Houston
Tina Knowles, Houston
Lori Krause, Arlington, VA
Melanie Lawson, Houston
Shannon Langrand, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mr. John B. Ravenal, Richmond, VA
Greg Shannon, Houston
Ellen and Jerome Stern, New York, NY
The Studio Museum of Harlem
Danille Taylor, Houston
University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston
James Zang, London, UK