Randy Bacon

Randy Bacon

RANDY BACON (b. 1957)

Born in Abilene; resides in Abilene


Painted: Abilene SP and Big Spring SP 



MFA, Painting, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 2007

Fellowship in painting, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 2003

BFA, Studio Art and Journalism, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1980

Studied Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin, 1976–1977


Career Highlights 

Published in Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art by Andrew Sansom and William Reaves (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2017) pages 56–59

Solo, A Cell of One’s Own, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, 2009

Solo, A Sense of Place, The Grace Museum, Abilene, 2007


Selected Exhibitions

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo; Texas Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda, Austin; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, Waco, 2017‒2018 (book of same title)

AS IS rural realism, The Grace Museum, 2017 

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

Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, 2013 (catalog)

Solo, Familiar Territory: The Art of Randy Bacon, National Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2011–2012 (catalog)

Art of the Red River War: A Clash of Cultures on the Southern Plains, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, 2010

Drawing on the Past: Selections from the Bobbie and John Nau Collection of Texas Art, The Grace Museum, Abilene, 2010 (catalog) 

Solo, A Cell of One’s Own, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, 2009

Finalist, Hunting Art Prize Competition, Houston, 2007

The Artist's Eye, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 2007


Selected Public Collections

Burlington Northern Santa Fe National Headquarters, Fort Worth

Happy State Bank, Amarillo and Lubbock

The Grace Museum, Abilene

Moncrief Oil, Fort Worth

Woodbine Development Corporation, Dallas


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