Donald Locke: Resume

EDUCATION:

1969

Post Graduate Award, Ceramic Research, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

1959-64

Edinburgh University, Scotland (in conjunction with Edinburgh College of Art) MA Honors Degree in Fine Art (equivalent to American PhD)

1954-57

Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, England. Teaching Certificate in Art Education (equivalent to American MA)

1947-50

Guyana Teacher’s Certificate, Ministry of Education, Guyana (equivalent to American BA)

 

 

AWARDS:

1986

Biennial Purchase Award, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

1979

Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture

1970

Traveling Fellowship to Brazil, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1959

Scholarship to Edinburgh University, from Guyana Ministry of Education

1954

British Council Scholarship to Bath Academy of Art, England

 

 

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

2015

“Artist and Empire”, Tate Gallery, Britain”

2012

“Donald Locke and the Artists of the Independence Era”, National Gallery, Castellani House, Guyana

2009

“Pork Knocker Dreams – Recent Work by Donald Locke”, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, England and Center for the Arts, Wolverhampton, England – traveling exhibition sponsored by Arts Council of Great Britain and curated by Indra Khanna

2005

“Back to Black: Art, Cinema, and the Racial Imaginary,” (invitational)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and traveling to the Art Gallery, Walsall

1994

“Recent American Painting,” International Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador

1989

“Afro-Asian Art in Britain, 1945-1985,” Hayward Gallery, London, England

1977

World Festival of Black Art, Lagos, Nigeria

1975

International Biennial of Sculpture, Budapest, Hungary

1972

Biennial of Art, Coltejer, Medellin, Columbia, South America

1971

XIIth Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

 

 

SELECTED SOLO/GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016

“Ceramics”, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“The Plantation Series: Paintings and Sculptures from the 1970s”, Skoto Gallery, Chelsea, NY, solo exhibition
“Inaugural Exhibition”, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC

2014

“Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art”, David C. Driskell Center, MD; MOCA, Jacksonville, FL; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; and Saint Louis University, MO – traveling group exhibition
“Art Against the Wall: An Artist Response to Civil Wars”, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA

2013

“Crosscurrents: Africa and Black Diasporas in Dialogue, 1960 to 1980″, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

“Timehri Transitions: Expanding Concepts in Guyana Art”, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkelaba, New York, NY

2010

“The Edge of Spirit: Selection of Drawings & Mixed Media Sculpture”, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, solo exhibition

2009

“Collected: Propositions on the Permanent Collection”, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

2008

“Reunion: All Masters’ Show”, City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA
“New Works and Master Works”, Skoto Gallery, Chelsea, NY, solo exhibition

2007

“Looks Good On Paper” Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

2006

“Change”, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

2006

“Pin Up Show” City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA

2004

“Bending the Grid, Phase II: Retrospective,” Aljira Arts Center, Newark, NJ

2004

“Transitions II”, group show, MOCA-GA, Atlanta, GA

2004

Talking Furniture Design: Sculptors Make Furniture, Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA

2003

Atlanta Biennial 2003, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

2003

“The Road to El Dorado: Twelve Years in Atlanta”, City Gallery East,  Atlanta, GA

2002

“From the Altars of El Dorado”, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

1999

“Atlanta Painting Retrospective”, Nations Bank Plaza, Atlanta, GA

1996

“An American Renaissance: Paintings in the Spirit of the American South” curated by Dr. Maria Luisa Borras, Barcelona for the Cultural Olympiad, Atlanta, GA

1992

“ATLANTA BIENNIAL—INTO THE LIGHT,” Nexus, Atlanta, GA

1991

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, solo exhibition

1989

Inaugural Exhibition, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ

1986

HALE WOODRUFF BIENNIAL, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

1984

“Sculpture Retrospective, 1974-1984,” Tucson Museum of Art, AZ

1978

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, England

1972

“Caribbean Artists in Britain,” Commonwealth Institute, London, England

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Tate Gallery, Britain

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Washington, DC

MOCA-GA, Atlanta, GA

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Tubman Museum of African American Art, Macon, GA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brasilia, Brazil

Guyana National Collection, Georgetown, Guyana

First Union Bank, Charlotte, NC

Valley National Bank, Phoenix, AZ

Jack Lenor Larson Collection, NY

Absolut Vodka, NY

Getty Oil Company, CA

Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy

Casa Caruso, Rome, Italy

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA

Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Atlanta, GA

King & Spalding Collection, Atlanta, GA

University of Maryland, David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD

 

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