Margie Crisp

Margie Crisp

MARGIE CRISP (b. 1960)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana; resides in Elgin


Painted: Franklin Mountains SP and South Llano River SP



BFA with High Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1991

AA Commercial Art and Advertising Design, Southwestern Technical College, Sylva, North Carolina, 1984


Career Highlights

Author of books published by Texas A&M University Press:

The Nueces River: Río Escondido with illustrations by William B. Montgomery, 2017

River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado (author and illustrator), 2012

Texas Book Festival Artist (2012)

Awards: Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-Fiction, Texas Institute of Letters (2012) and Ron Tyler Award for Best Book of Texas Culture, Texas State Historical Association (2012) 

Writer in Residence: Thinking Like a Mountain Foundation, Fort Davis (2009) and Madroño Foundation, Medina (2010)


Selected Exhibitions

Lone Star Wild: New Work by Margie Crisp, David Everett, Billy Hassell and William B. Montgomery, Davis Gallery, Austin, 2019

Contemporary Lone Star Printmakers, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, 2019

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo; Texas State Capitol Rotunda, Austin; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, Waco, 2017–2018 (book published by TAMU Press, 2017)

Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, traveled to Turner House, Dallas and Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, 2014–2015 (catalog)

Restless Heart: Early and Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, 2012 

River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado, Art Center of Waco, 2012 (book)

Art, Science and the World around Us, Art Center Waco, 2008

The Print Show, Maryland Federation of Art City Gallery, Baltimore, 2005

Gardens, Real and Imagined, Austin Museum of Art, Driscoll Villa, Austin, 2004

North American Print Biennial, Boston University, Boston, 2003

People, Places and Things, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, 2002


Selected Public Collections

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi

Austin Museum of Art, Austin

Grace Museum, Abilene

Phoenix Arts Commission, Print Collection, Phoenix, Arizona

Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler

University of Texas at San Antonio


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