Frances Bagley

Bagley’s work is informed by situations of social concern and often asks questions about the human experience in relation to the environment, architecture and society. She has developed work correlating to body, environment and the engagement of perceptive space and our role within it.

Living and working in Dallas, TX., Bagley has exhibited extensively throughout her 40-year career along with a strong community involvement in support of women’s and artist’s rights. She has been a member of the women’s collaborative, Toxic Shock since its beginning in 1980. An award recipient in the 10th Kajima Sculpture Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, and in the 2007 Texas Biennial, Bagley’s work is included in museum and corporate collections, including The Dallas Museum of Art, The National Museum of Women in Washington D.C., The El Paso Museum, and American Airlines, among others. Bagley has also been involved in numerous public art projects, and collaborated with her husband, artist Tom Orr, to create sets and costume designs for Verdi’s Nabucco, which opened The Dallas Opera’s 50th anniversary season.  Her awards include, the Moss Chumley Artists Award from the Meadows Museum, the Individual Artist Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Legend Award from the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art.

Contact

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Resume

Born: Fayetteville, TN
Currently lives and works in Dallas, TX

EducationPublic Art and Projects
Solo ExhibitionsProfessional Activities
Group ExhibitionsPublications (Books)
Awards and GrantsPublic and Corporate Collections
Teaching Experience

Education

1980M.F.A., University of North Texas, Denton
1971-1972Apprenticeship in Ceramics, Michael Leach, Yelland Pottery, Devon, England
1971M.A., Arizona State University, Tempe
1969B.F.A., Arizona State University, Tempe

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Escape, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016The Lay of the Land, Frances Bagley, Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015Stories Untold, The Rocket Room, Cresthill Complex, Dallas, TX
2011Parallels, Collin College, Plano, TX
2009Mixed Messages, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006Witness, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005To Float, One City Centre, Houston, TX
2004Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
2001Frances Bagley, Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, TX
2000Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Ellen Noel Museum, Odessa, TX
19981998 Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1997A.I.R. Gallery II, New York, NY
1996La Piazza, Dallas Visual Arts Center, TX
1995Hughes-Trigg Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1994-1995Amarillo Museum of Art, TX
1994Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
1984DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
1981DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
1979500 Exposition, Dallas, TX
1976Texas Women’s University, Denton
1975Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016Becky Newsom, Ann Stautberg, Frances Bagley, Studio 1821, Houston,TX
 13 Most Beautiful Group Show, Cydonia Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015Aurora, Light and Sound Exhibition, Dallas,TX
 I Do: Relational Dialectics Cydonia Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014Behind Closed Doors, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
 Invitational, The McKinney Ave Contemporarty, Dallas, TX
2013Creative Differences: 35 Years at 500X Galllery, Dallas, TX
 New and Greatest Hits: from Texas Biennial, Big Medium, Austin, TX
 Moving Pictures, Brand 10 Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX
 Dallasites, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX 
2012Differences, Work from the permanent collection, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
 City Zoo, Brand 10 Gallery, Ft. Worth TX 
 Silent Transmissions, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches TX
2011Down and Dirty, installation in a empty 100 year old house, Ft. Worth, TX
 Silver, 25thAnniversary Exhibition, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
 Art in Container, Kobe Biennial, Kobe, Japan
 Models of Public Latino Cultural Center, Dallas TX
 Beasts and Bunnies, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Dallas, TX
 Collections, Cultures and Collaborations, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
 2010Modern Ruin, installations in a failed WaMu bank, Dallas, TX
 Sustenance, Site-specific installation at a vacant factory, Dallas,TX 
 2009Performance/Art The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas,TX
 Texas Twelve, 2nd Biennial Survey of Texas Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, TX
 More Than This, CADD Art Lab, Dallas, TX
 Three Sculptors, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX 
200810th Kajima Sculpture Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, Encouragement prize Maquettes from Kajima , Osaka, Japan
 Your Favorite Artist Was a Member: 30 Years at 500X, Dallas, TX
 Object, Visual Arts Building, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
 Selections, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
2007Texas Biennial, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin TX
 Commentary, Ft. Worth Central Library, Ft. Worth Texas
 Group Invitational, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006Intersection: Frances Bagley, Linda Ridgway, Linnea Glatt, Cindy Hurt, UNT Artspace FW, Ft Worth, TX
 Marty Walker Gallery, Inaugural Group Exhibition, Dallas, TX
2005A Friend in Deed, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Artists Among Us, Dallas Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX
2004One Hundred Drawings, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
 3-D, Pan American Gallery, Dallas, TX
 21st Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Cultural Affairs of Ube, Japan
2003Opposite Attraction, Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
 The Figure Once Removed, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
 Essential Space, The Belo Foundation Sculpture Series, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
 Group Invitational, 500X Gallery , Dallas,TX
2002Pink Perspectives, studio 107, Austin, TX
 New American Talent, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
 TEXAS NATIONAL, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacognoches, TX
 The Figure: 3+3 x3, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
 Modalities of the Visible: A Survey of Contemporary Art in North Texas, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
 Percent for Art Dallas II, The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2001HUNG, Invitational, University of Texas at Dallas, TX
 Odyssey, an epic detour, 829 Exposition, Dallas, TX
 International Show 2001, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
(juror: Donald P. Kuspit)
 Texas Art 2001, Williams Tower, Assistance League of Houston,TX
(juror: Terri Sultan)
 41st Annual Invitational, The Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview,TX
2000Cutting Pattern/Cutting Edge, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
 Art-Man-Nature, Anniversary Invitational, Connemara Conservatory, Allen, TX
 Thirteen Women, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
 Uniquely Texas Icons, New Braunfels Museum of Art, New Braunfels, TX
 Vision and Movement 2000: Public Art/Public Transit, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington TX.
1999The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
 Percent for Art, City of Dallas, Bathhouse Cultural Arts Center, Dallas, TX
 The Figure: Experiencing Views, University of Texas San Antonio, TX
 Landmark Arts – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
 Invitational, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1998“20 x 500: Views from a Dallas Warehouse,” 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
 to FLOAT: Works by Frances Bagley and Tom Orr, Irving Arts Center, Irving TX
 Within the Floating World: An Installation by Frances Bagley and Tom Orr, John Michael
 Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
 Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Oso Bay Biennial X, Art Museum of South Texas and Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX
1997Artists of the Continental Gin Building, University of Texas at Dallas, Irving, TX
 Generations: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
 Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Reveal, Conceal, Contain, Two Person Exhibition with Cam Schoepp, The Contemporary Art Center of Fort Worth, TX
 After the Palace, installation CIRCA Gallery, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
1996Establishment Exposed: Part I, Dallas Visual Art Center, TX
 Two Person Invitational, Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX
 Dance, Two Person Invitational, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
 Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Relatively Speaking, Two Person Invitational, Galveston Art Center, TX
 Insight through Transfiguration, Old Slave Mart Museum, Charleston, SC
 Figures, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
 Group Invitational, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
1995-1996Genesis in Fire: Works from the Green Mountain Foundry, The Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1995In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90’s, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
 H x W x DEPTH, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
 Lightweight Works, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
 Made in Texas, Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX
 Structure and Form, City Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
 The Figure, Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX
1994The Texas Art Celebration, Cullen Center, sponsored by Assistance League of Houston.TX
 Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX
 North American Sculpture, Foothills Art Center, Golden,CO
 Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
19931993 The Human Factor: Reconsidering the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Albuquerque Museum, NM
 Content/Container, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, IL
 Critic’s Choice, D-Art, Dallas, TX
 Human Nature/Human Form, Laguna Gloria Art Museum Austin TX
 500X at 15, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Book Show, Paige-Hansen Gallery, Dallas, TX
1992Intrinsic Views, University of Dallas, TX
 The Texas Art Celebration, Cullen Center, sponsored by Assistance League of Houston, TX
 Forty Views, Arlington Museum of Art, TX
1991Central Time Zone, Sculpture Symposium, Chicago, IL
 Sculpture Invitational, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
1990Working with Harry, University of North Texas, Denton
 Faculty Exhibition, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
 The Vessel, Hickory Street, Annex, Dallas, TX
 Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Woodworks, Arlington Museum of Art, TX
 Three Person Invitational, Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO
 Longview Invitational, Longview Museum, TX
1988-1989Texas Women, The National Museum of Women in Arts, Washington, D.C.; traveled to
Laguna Gloria Museum of Art, Austin, TX
1989Excellence 88, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX
 Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
 Zoomorphism: Animals in Art, Trammel Crow Pavilion, Dallas, TX
 Autorama Invitational, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
 10 Years of Women and their Work, Women and their Work, Austin, TX
 Flights of Fantasy, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX
 Two Person Invitational, East Texas University, Commerce, TX
19872D/3D, Frito Lay Gallery, Plano, TX
 Invitational, Bent Tree Gallery, Lubbock, TX
 Mask Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
 6th Texas Sculpture Symposium, San Antonio, TX
1986Three Person Invitational, Austin College, Sherman, TX
 Sculpture Invitation, Austin College, Sherman, TX
 Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX
 Wall and Wind, Site Specific Installation, Transco Tower Houston, TX
1985Connemara/Belo Installations for 5th Texas Sculpture Symposium, Dallas, TX
 10th Anniversary Exhibition, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
 National Invitational, University of Hawaii, Hilo
1984Sculpture Invitational, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
 High Tech Invitational, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
 Personal Scale Sculpture, Richland College, Dallas, TX
 Presenting Nine, D-Art Center, Dallas, TX
 Group Show, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
1983Showdown, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
 Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, University of Texas at Austin, TX
1982Group Shows (March, September), 500 Exposition, Dallas, TX
 Sculpture Invitational, North Texas State University, Denton, TX
1981Connemara Sculpture, Plano, TX
 Dallas CETA Exhibition, White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX
1980Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, AREA Project, Long Island, NY
 Women in Sight: New Art in Texas, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX (traveling exhibition)
 American Women Artists, Museu de Arte Contemporeanes, de Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
1979Dallas Art, ’79, City Hall, Dallas, TX
1978Tree Show, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Works on Paper, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, TX
1977Alternate Photography, Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, TX
1976Miniature Show, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
 Two Person Exhibition, Farmers & Merchants Gallery, Pilot Point, TX
1975New Clay Relics International, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
 Miniature Works Exhibit, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
 Artists Make Toys, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
 National Acquisition Exhibition, University of Texas at Arlington, TX

Awards and Grants

2011Moss Chumley Award, Meadows Museum, Dallas TX
2008Award, 10th Kajima Sculpture Exhibiton, Tokyo Japan
2007Jurors Award, Texas Biennial, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin TX
2001Winner, 41st Annual Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Art.
1995Individual Artist Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
Legend Award, Dallas Visual Art Center, TX
1994Best of Show, North American Sculpture Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Teaching Experience

1998Oklahoma Arts Institute, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1990,1996Adjunct Art Instructor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1983Adjunct Art Professor, El Centro College, Dallas, TX
1982Adjunct Art Professor, Brookhaven, College, Dallas, TX
1977-82Assistant Professor of Art, University of Texas at Dallas, TX
1974-77Art Professor, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
1972-74Art Professor, Mercer University, Macon, GA

Public Art and Projects

2016-17Interior Hanging Sculpture for South Residence Hall, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
2013-14Elm Fork Soccer Complex, Dallas, TX
2011-12Battan Railway project, El Paso, TX 
2011Memorial Garden, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX 
2008-12Fire Station #27, City of Ft. Worth, TX 
2006Sets and costume design in collaboration with Tom Orr, Nabucco by Verdi, The Dallas Opera, TX
2004-06Reading Garden, Hampton/Illinois Public Library, City of Dallas, TX
2001Love Field Parking Garage Expansion, Huitt Zollars, Inc. and City of Dallas Public Art Program
1998-2001Water Theater, collaboration with Tom Orr, White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX
1994-95Texas Public Art Project, Cultural Arts Council, Plano, TX (Tom Orr and Frances Bagley, artists)
1989-96Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Lead Artist, Public Art and Design Program, TX
1989-95Design Artist for Dallas Area Rapid Transit: Convention Center Station, The Cedars Station, Union Station, East End Transfer Station
1988Akard/Pacific Pedestrian Way, Coordinator, Public Works Department, City of Dallas, TX
1987-88Fishtrap Lake and Park Design, City of Dallas, TX (Boyle Engineering)
1986National Endowment for the Arts, Public Sculpture Commission for
Maxey Park, Lubbock, TX (finalist)
1987Site-Specific Public Sculpture, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX (design finalist)
1980-81AREA Project, Creedmore Hospital, Long Island, NY

Professional Activities

2013Toxic Shock Panel, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX
2011Speaker, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX
2009State of the Arts,Speaker Series, Dallas Museum of Art
2008Speaker, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2004Speaker, Ft. Worth Public Art Workshop Series, Ft. Worth TX
2002Visiting Artist, The University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, IL
2002Artists Eye, Kimbell Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
1996Manager, The Language of Sculpture, Sun and Star Japanese Festival, Dallas, TX
1996Speaker, 16th International Sculpture Conference, Providence, RI
1995-97Board of Directors, EASL (Emergency Artist Support League), Dallas, TX
1989-92Board of Directors, DARE (Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition), TX
1990-91Beaux Arts Ball Committee, Dallas Museum of Art, TX
1987Master Plan for Public Art, Site Inventory Committee, City of Dallas, TX
1981-98Toxic Shock, Collaborative Group, Dallas, TX
1981-88Board of Directors, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
1981-87Art in Public Places Committee, City of Dallas, TX
1979-81Board of Directors, 500X, Dallas, TX

Publications (books)

 TEXAS VISION,The Barrett Collection, Southern Methodist Universit Press.
 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WOMEN SCULPTORS, Onyx Press ,
 NO BLUEBONNETS, NO YELLOW ROSES; ESSAYS ON TEXAS WOMEN IN THE ART, Midmarch Press,
 A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE IN TEXAS 1889-1989, Univ of Texas.

Public and Corporate Collections

 City of Dallas, Dallas, TX
 Post Properties, Dallas, TX
 American Airlines, Dallas, TX
 Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
 Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
 El Paso Museum of Art, TX
 National Museum of Women n the Arts, Washington, D.C.
 Pepsi-Co, Dallas, TX
 Southwestern Bell, Dallas, TX
 University of Texas Arlington, TX
 Hall Financial Group, Frisco, TX
 Matthews and Branscomb, San Antonio, TX