Rachel Hecker

Rachel Hecker

Rachel Hecker

Avery Labels, 2006
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 46 in.

Rachel Hecker

Rachel Hecker

6 a.m., 8 oz., 2008
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 30 in.

Rachel Hecker

Rachel Hecker

Table 17, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
32 x 42 in.

b. Providence, RI
Lives and works in Houston, Texas

Education
1982
MFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1980
BFA, Sculpture, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011
Chapel, Skydive Art Space, Houston

2010
Peanut Gallery, Snack Projects, Lawndale Art Center, Houston

2009
my world is really small and you are in it, Texas Gallery, Houston

2002
Sad and Pissed / New Paintings / Rachel Hecker, Texas Gallery, Houston (Feb.)
Chip: Rachel Hecker: New Drawings, McNeese State University (Feb.)

1996
Dead Yankees, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
New Work,Texas Gallery, Houston

1995
Pleasure and Commerce, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

1993
Rachel Hecker, Galveston Fine Arts Center, Galveston, TX

1992
New Work, Texas Gallery, Houston

1988
New Work, Texas Gallery, Houston

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
Go West, Uniesco, Paris, France
Outloud: A Word Based Exhibit, Philomena Gabriel Contemporary, Houston

2010
do I know you?, Inman Gallery, Houston
40, Texas Gallery, Houston

2008
Thrive, DiverseWorks, Houston, November
Dis, Dat, Dees, & Doz, The Joanna, Houston, October

2007
Contemporary Art, San Antonio Musuem of Art
Artadia Award Exhibition, DiverseWorks, Houston

2006
Populence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Populence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston

2005
New Cartoon!, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
Independent Vision, JP Morgan Chase Building, Houston, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

2004
Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX
Camp Lucky: Summer of Carnage, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

2003
Splat Boom Pow, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (catalog)
Hello my name is, oneten gallery, Houston, TX
Wexner Center for the Arts
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

2002
Vincent Falsetta, Rachel Hecker, David McGee, Sydney Yeager, Buddy Holly Center,
Summer Drawings, Mixture Contemporary, Houston, TX
Million Dollar Motel Show, Holiday Inn Select, Houston, TX
Child’s Play, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX
Blip, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Fl

2001
Shimomura, University of Texas Arlington Gallery, Arlington, Texas
Seriotoons: Comics and Commentary, Rachel Hecker, John Hernandez, Roger Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Reactions, Exit Art, NY, NY
Postmodern Americans: A Selection, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
Pop & Post-Pop (on Paper), Texas Gallery, Houston
Fast Food For Thought, Artscan Gallery, Houston

2000
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Drawing, dberman gallery, Austin, Texas
Crossing State Lines: Texas Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1999
Texas Art 2000, Assistance League, Barbara Davis Gallery / Penzoil Place, Houston
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Group Show, Moody Gallery,Houston
Tendances Actuelles de la Pienture, Musee de L’Echevinage, Saintes, France
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, TexasFaculty Curriculum Vitae
Painting Exhibition, Texas Gallery

1998
16 Houses, DiverseWorks, Houston

1997
Royal Art Lodge Exchange Exhibition, Off Ice Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Oktoberfest, Texas Gallery
Money Talks, Lesikar Gallery, Houston
Fracturing the Gaze, Lawing Gallery, Houston
Florabella, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston
Finders Keepers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Cookies and Milk: Round Five, Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas

1996
Selections From the 20th C. Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
Cerling Etching Studio: 1990 - 1995, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, and
The Incredible Shrinking Art Show, Small Projects Gallery, University of Houston
Texas Modern and Post-Modern, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Imprint, Barbara Davis Gallery at Penzoil Place, Houston
Galveston Fine Arts Center, Galveston
Animal Farm, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston

1995
Takeoffs, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, CA
Rachel Hecker, Hotwired (Internet Gallery), www.hotwired.com/gallery
New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Gender Myth and Exploration, University of North Texas, Denton, TX?
Encounters 6: Peter Halley + Rachel Hecker, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Cultural Baggage, Rice Media Center, Rice University, Houston

1994
The Heights Exhibition, Lambert Hall, Houston
Speaking of Artists, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston
Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Brave New World, Lanning Gallery, Houston

1993
Personal Attachments, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston
Cutting Bait, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Texas Contemporary, Acquisitions of the 90’s, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sharon Engelstein and Rachel Hecker, Texas Gallery
Darkness and Light, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston

1992
Texas Art Celebration, Assistance League of Houston, 1600 Smith, Houston
Public Pictures, Houston International Festival Billboard Exhibition, Houston
Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston
Freedom of Expression, University of Houston Clear Lake Gallery
Endangered, The Art League of Houston, Houston

1991
The Cartoon Show, The Art Guise World Headquarters, Houston
Pop Art: The Object Transformed, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Out! Voices From a Queer Nation, DiverseWorks, Houston

1990
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston
Women View Women, Women and Their Work and the RGK Foundation, Austin
Tradition and Innovation: A Museum Celebration of Texas Art,
The First Texas Triennial, Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, Texas
Texas Art Celebration ‘90, Assistance League of Houston, 1600 Smith, Houston
Octagon: Eight Houston Artists, The University of West Florida Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL

1989
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Texas Art Celebration ‘89, Assistance League of Houston, 1600 Smith, Houston
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
Painted Stories, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Lubbock Fine Art Center, Lubbock, Texas
Center for Research in Contemporary Art, Arlington, Texas

1988
The First Texas Triennial, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Houston ‘88, Houston Art Dealers Association, Cullen Center, Houston
6 Artists / 6 Idioms, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston

1987
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Group Show, Texas Gallery, Houston
From the Object: Still Life Themes and Variations, Glassell School of Art,

1986
Texas Group Show, Texas Gallery, Houston

1985
Texas Group Show, Texas Gallery, Houston
Houston Drawing, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1984
Introductions, Texas Gallery, Houston
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1983
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1982
Futurelot, Gallery Salon, Philadelphia
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Awards and Honours

2009
Sciences, University of Houston
Ross M. Lence Award for Teaching
Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts and Social

2008
DiverseWorks Artist of the Year

2006
Artadia Artist Award

1999
Artist Award, American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter

1989
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting

Comissions and Projects
2000
Lead Artist/Design Team member, CACH, Intercontinental Airport Terminal B renovation

1995
Design Team Member, CACH, Downtown Transit Street Program

1993
Mason Dots, 8.0, Houston
11-K, Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas
Fill Every Pause, GSA, US Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, TX

1991
Tailgate, university of Houston Computing Center

1990
Tomorrow, 8.0 Houston

1989
Censored, DiverseWorks, Houston

Selected Bibliography
2011
Rubinstein, Raphael. “Rachel Hecker”, The Silo, March 9, 2011. http://thesilo.raphaelrubinstein.com/artists/hecker
Pedro Vélez, TRUE COLLECTING: Michael Wynne, Artnet.com, April 20, 2011aculty Curriculum Vitae
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/velez/michael-wynne-true-collecting4-20-11.asp
de la Torre, Nick. “Made in Houston”, Houston Chronicle, May 22, 2011, G-1 / 9.
Jarvis, Eric. Glasstire.com Artist Profile, July 10, 2011. http://glasstire.com/2011/07/10/rachel-hecker/

2010
Davenport, Bill. Better year next time...”, Glasstire / Texas Visual Art Online, January
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Bless Their Hearts”, Glasstire / Texas Visual Art Online, July.
Vogel, Wendy. “40 Texas Gallery”, Artlies # 66, July 2010. http://www.artlies.org/article.php?id=1924&issue=66&s=1
Kalil, Susie. “Women Power...”, CultureMap Houston, August 7.
Britt, Douglas. “Portraits, psychedelic pieces worth seeing”, Houston Chronicle, Aug.13.
Britt, Douglas. “Group exhibit speaks volumes”, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 2.

2009
Staff. Glasstire / Texas Visual Art Online. Spring Preview 2009, Rachel Hecker / New Work, January 2009
Bise, Michael. “Rachel Hecker, Texas Gallery, Houston”. Fluent Collaboration contemporary art e-journal, Issue #119, Reviews, April 2009
Britt, Douglas. Rachel Hecker creates powerful work from unpromising material,
Houston Chronicle Arts in Houston Online, (Theater, dance, art, music and books with the Chronicle’s arts staff), April 1, 2009
Klassmeyer, Kelley. “Pitch-Perfect Post-its”, Houston Press, April 9, 2009, p.28.
wax by the fire, online art blog, Rachel Hecker at Texas Gallery, April 10, 2009
Britt, Douglas. “Artist paints the mundane into profundity”, Houston Chronicle, April 17, 2009, p. E8.
Britt, Douglas. Art highlights in 2009, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 24, 2009

2008
Catalog: Thrive, published by the University of Houston, Women’s Studies Program. Essays by Lucy Lippard and others.
Anderson, Virginia Billeaud. “Thrive offers view from 3 generations,” Houston Community Newspapers, December 2, 2008.
Britt, Douglas. Three generations of women thrive as artists, Houston Chronicle, Fine Arts, December 18, 2008.
Museum Publication: Core / Artists and Critics in Residence, An Interview with Allan
Hacklin and Rachel Hecker, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2008, p. 41-52
Britt, Douglas. The flypaper effect: MFAH artist residency program has lured new talent to
Houston for 25 years, Houston Chronicle, Fine Arts, December 19, 2008.

2005
Populence, exhibition catalog, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, essays by Terrie Sultan and David Pagel
Johnson, Patricia C. “Populence shows depth of shallow pop,” Houston Chronicle, July 1, 2005, p.___.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Hop on POP,” Houston Press, July 28, 2005, p__>
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Populence”. Houston Press, Aug. 18, 2005, p.___.
Houston Chronicle, Events Calendar, Aug., 14, 2005, p. 16.
Johnson, Patricia C. “Enjoying the scenic routes,” Houston Chronicle, Aug. 14, 2005, Zest, p. 6.
White, Michelle. “Houston”. ARTPAPERS, Nov./Dec. 2005, p. 58

2004
Hecker, Rachel. “First You Have to Remember.” Catalog essay, Selective Memory, The Bower, San Antonio, TX, May 2004.
Zollinger Turner. “Cartoon Planet”, Columbus Alive, Art section, Feb. 4, 2004.
Is This Forever, or What? Poems and Paintings from Texas, Greenwillow Books, Feb. 2004.
Penn, Mary. “Splat Boom Pow”, Artcritical.com, March 2004

2003
Johnson, Patricia C. “Artadia: Put the money where the art is.” Houston Chronicle, Zest, April 27, 2003, p. 12.
“Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art”, Exhibition Catalog,
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Essays by Valerie Cassel, Roger Sabin, Bernard Welt. April 2003, p. 89, 109-110,
Johnson, Patricia C. “Where Art and Cartoons Collide…”, Houston Chronicle, April 15, 2003.
Anspon, Catherine D. “Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art,” Artlies, Summer 2003, p. 84-85.
Colpitt, Frances. Houston Report: “Learning from Comics”, Art in America,Oct. 2003, p 64-67.
Stockround, Michael. “En trois Generations”, Art Actuel Nov./Dec. 2003

2002
ArtNotes, Paper City, Feb. 2002, p. -.
Johnson, Lauren. “Sad and Pissed, Rachel Hecker on Love”, Out Smart, Feb. 2002, p. 44-47.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Dead Cats”, Houston Press, Feb. 21-27, 2002, p. 54
Davenport, Bill. “Rachel Hecker: Sad and Pissed”, glasstire, Tire Iron #44, www.glasstire.com, Feb. 21, 2002
Phillips, Jen “Cat Tales”. Girlfriends Magazine, June 2002, p.30.
Anspon, Catherine D. “Rachel Hecker: Sad and Pissed.” Artlies, Spring 2002, p. 69.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Hello, My Name Is Simon…” Houston Press, Aug. 15, 2002. p. 60.
Anspon, Catherine D. “Cooking, Sewing and Love.” Artlies, Fall 2002, p. 12 - 14.
Houston Press, 2002 Best of Houston, Arts and Entertainment, “Best Artist / Rachel Hecker,” Sept. 26, 2002, p. 68.

2001
Goolsby, Kathy. “No Laughing Matter.” Arlington Morning News, Jan. 28, 2001, Sec. B p. 1.
Bartosek, Nancy. “Gallery Watch”, The Star Telegram, Feb. 18, 2001, Section D, p.5.
Kutner, Janet. “Caricature Studies”, The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 21, 2001, C 1.
“Guide”, The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 16, 2001, p.__.
Allison, Ty. “Somber Toons”. The Shorthorn, Feb. 2001, Scene, p. 1.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. “Deep in the Art of Texas.” ArtReview, (published in London), May 2001, p. 5.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Seriotoon: Comics and Commentary.” Gallery Publication, The Gallery at UTA, Feb., 2001.
Tyson, Janet. “Hot Spots”. Art Papers, July / August 2001, p.33.
Hecker, Rachel. “Life Was Good”. Artists Project, Artlies Magazine, Issue #31, Summer 2001
Johnson, Patricia C. “Fast Food for Thought…”, Houston Chronilcle, Aug. 25, 2001. Section D.,

2000
Greene, Alison de Lima. Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Drawing opens doors to worlds both strange and subversive”, Austin American Statesman, Dec. 2, 2000, p. .
Colpitt, Frances. “Space City Takes Off”, Art in America, Oct. 2000, p. 66-75

Public Collections

The University of Houston
San Antonio Museum of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
New Orleans Museum of Art
General Services Administration Art-in-Architecture National Collection
Dallas Museum of Art
The University of Houston
San Antonio Museum of Art