Randall Exon

Randall Exon

b. 1956

Place of Birth: Vermillion, SD

Biography

Education 

1982    M.F.A. in Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1981    Skowhegan School of Painting, Skowhegan, ME

1981    M.A. in Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1978    B.F.A. in Painting, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Solo Exhibitions

2007    Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2004    Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2003    Randall Exon: A Quiet Light, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2001    Mulvane Museum of Art, Topeka, KS

2000    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                 

1994    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993    Tasis England American School, Main Gallery, Thorpe, Surrey, England

1992    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Theatre Gallery, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
   Widener University Art Museum, Chester, PA

1990    Charles More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1988    West Chester University, McKinney Gallery, Mitchell Hall, West Chester, PA
   Charles More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Carleton College, Northfield, MN

1987    University of Maine at Machias, University Gallery, ME
   Topeka Public Library, Central Gallery, KS    

1986    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1984    More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Stoneybrook School, Suffolk, Long Island, NY

1981-82    Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA
   Beauchamp Gallery, Topeka, KS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007    Finding a Form: Influences in Figurative Painting, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006-2008    Visions of the Susquehanna, Susquehanna Art Museum, PA; Governor’s
   Residence, Harrisburgh, PA; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts,Hagerstown, MD
   Roberson Center for Art and Science, Binghamton, NY.

2006    Summer Selections, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2004    179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
   Selected Works from the Ballinglen Collection, United States Embassy to Ireland, Ambassadors Residence, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Part of the Art in the Embassies Program, Washington D.C.

2001    Personal Affinities, Contemporary Artists Influenced by the works of Edwin Dickinson, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2000    December Show, Fenton Gallery, Cork City, Ireland
   Works from the Archives, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

1999    New Realism for a New Millennium, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
   Indomitable Spirits, The Figure At The End Of The Century, The Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA

1998    Visual Poetry, A Selection of Work by Artists Inspired by the Words and Sentiments of Walt Whitman, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
   The Artist's Window, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
   Embodied Fictions, Twelve Contemporary Figure Painters, The Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD                       

1997    Abstract and Image, Four Painters, Hopkin's Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
   An Extended View: Landscapes by Philadelphia Artists, Levy and Paley Galleries, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1996    Figure Drawings, Hillyer Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA
   Figurative Paintings, Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   A Show of Hands (Exhibit and auction to assist AIDS research), Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1994    Figures in the Landscape, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992    Landscapes by Randall Exon & Joseph Byrne, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1991    A Show of Hands, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1991    Ten Contemporary Philadelphia Painters, Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, PA

1991    Sport in Art, Woodmere Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

1990    Myth and Monument, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1990    Evidence of the Senses, 7 Painters, Woodmere Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA
   Pollack Award Winners, Mulvane Gallery, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

1989    Works on Paper, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Nocturnes, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1986    Nature Morte, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, St. Francis College, Loretto, PA
   The Spirit of the Coast: Paintings, Monmouth Museum, NJ
   Drawings: Personal and Intimate, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Night Paintings, Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore, PA

1983    Realist Direction, Penn State University Museum, University Park, PA

1981    Graduate Student Traveling Exhibit, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1980    Selected Painters, Mulvane Gallery, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

1979    Artists Choose Artists Exhibit, University of Missouri at Kansas City Art Gallery, MO

Juried Shows

1990    Philadelphia Art Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1989    State of Pennsylvania Juried Exhibition, William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA

1987    State of Pennsylvania Juried Exhibition, William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA

1984    Butler Institute of American Art Annual Exhibit, Youngstown, OH
   National Academy of Design Biannual Competition, New York, NY

1981    32nd Iowa Artists Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

1980    Iowa Artists Solon, Burnnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1979    Kansas Bankers Association Exhibition, Topeka, KS

Awards

2004    The Thomas Benedict Clarke Prize, 179th Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY

2001    2nd Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
   Eugene M. Lang Faculty Fellowship, Swarthmore College, PA

1997    Fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

1992    Washburn Fellow, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

1989    Eugene M. Lang Faculty Fellowship, Swarthmore College, PA

1988    Andrew Carnegie Prize, 163rd Annual Exhibition of the National
   Academy of Design, New York, NY

1987    Best of Show prize, juried museum exhibition, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

1985-86    Henry Luce Scholar, Bali, Indonesia

1984    Julius Halgarten Prize for Best Painting by an Artist under 35 years of age
   Academy of Design Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

1981    Iowa Artists Salon, Second Prize

1981    Skowhegan Scholarship Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1980    Student Award, 32nd Iowa Artists Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, IA

1976, 78    Charles Pollack purchase prize for the best painting from annual student exhibition, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Teaching

1982- present    Professor in Studio Arts, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
1994-00    Chair, Department of Art, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
1980-82    Teaching Assistant to Ben Frank Moss, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Visiting Artist / Lectures

2002    Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA

2001    Hollins College, Roanoke, VA
   Maryland Arts Institute, Baltimore, MD

1998    Beaver College, Glenside, PA

1995    Union College, Department of Art, Schenectady, NY
   Allentown Art Museum, PA

1994    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
   Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

1993    Tasis England American School, Thorpe, Surrey, England
   Boston Art Institute, MA
   Boston University, M.F.A. program, MA      

1994, 1992    Beaver College, Department of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992    Dartmouth College, Department of Visual Studies, Hanover, NH

1989    Dartmouth College, Department of Visual Studies, Hanover, NH

1987    Carleton College, Northfield, MN

1986    University of Maine at Machias, ME

1985    Horsham College of Art, Horsham, England
   Stoneybrook School, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
   Moore College of Art, Basic Drawing, Philadelphia, PA

1982    Vassar College, Department of Art, Poughkeepsie, NY

Selected Collections

Allentown Art Museum, PA
ARA Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Security Pacific National Bank, Sanger Branch, Los Angeles, CA
University of Iowa, Permanent Collection, Iowa City, IA
Mulvane Gallery Permanent Collection, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Woodmere Museum, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA
Henry Luce Foundation, New York, NY
Henry Wendt Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Bibliography

Edward J. Sozanski, “Simple Situations, in almost holy light,” Philadelphia Inquirer(February 7, 2003)
Naila Francis, “Studies in Light, Space,” The Intelligencer (January 9, 2003)
Jodi Thompson, “Fabulous Realism, seeing the light,” Out & About (January 9, 2003)
Alannah Hopkin, The Irish Examiner (July 1, 2002)
Alannah Hopkin, The Irish Examiner (January 2002)
Edward Sosanski, Philadelphia Inquirer (February 2001)
Jeffrey Carr, “Landscapes of the Imagination,” American Artist (January 1999)
On The Town,” New York Times Art Review (November 1998)
Fred B. Adelson, “Reflections of Whitman in a City He Loved,” New York Times (November 29, 1998)
Philadelphia Inquirer (December 1994)
Delaware County Daily Times (January 1999)
Edward Sosanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, (January 1992)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (September 1991)
New Art Examiner (February 1991)
Robert I.C. Fisher, "On Exhibition," American Artist (September 1990)
Edward Sosanski, Philadelphia Inquirer (November 1990)
Galleries