Gladys Poorte | biography

born 1960 in Cordoba, Argentina  |  lives in Austin, TX |


1997-2001 University of Texas at Austin, Studio Arts
1996-1997 Austin Community College, Studio Arts
1993-1994 Carnegie Museum of Art School, Pittsburgh, PA
1985-1986 M.Ed. in Adult Education, Pennsylvania State University
1978-1983 BA Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado, Buenos Aires, Argentina

select solo exhibitions

2012 Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2010 D Berman Gallery, Austin, Texas
2008 Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas
2007 Fairmount Gallery, Dallas, Texas

select group exhibitions

2016 “Seeking Surreal”, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2015 Assistance League of Houston, TX (juror: Dean Sobel, Director, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado)

2014 “Constructs,” Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2013 Austin City Hall

Maryland Federation of Art, national juried show, Annapolis, MD

“No Place Like Home,” Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

Hunting Art Prize finalist

2012 Davis Gallery, Austin, Texas (three person show)

Assistance League of Houston (Juror: Robin Clark, Curator Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)

2011 Austin City Hall (yearlong exhibit)

Hunting Art Prize finalist

D Berman Gallery group show, Wimberley, Texas

Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana

(Juror: Barbara Bloemink former Curatorial Director of the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum)

2010 D Berman Gallery 10th anniversary show, Austin, Texas

2009 Texas Biennial 2009 at Women and Their Work (Juror: critic and independent curator Michael Duncan)

2007 Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas

vtrue gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas (group show of D Berman Gallery artists)

2006 D Berman Gallery, Austin, Texas (two person show)

2005 D Berman Gallery, Austin, Texas

2003 Studio2 Gallery, Austin, Texas

2040 Gallery, Austin, Texas

1999Women Printmakers of Austin Annual Show, Austin, Texas at the Dougherty Art Center

Art in Public Places, Austin, Texas


2013 Hunting Art Prize finalist (jurors: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Curator at Slocumb Galleries in Johnson City, Tennessee, Jeanne Klein, Collector and Advisory Council Member of the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas, and Margaret Winslow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington)

2012 Assistance League of Houston, 2nd prize winner (Juror: Robin Clark, Curator Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)

2011 Hunting Art Prize finalist (jurors: Rachael Blackburn Cozad, Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Carol Damian, Director, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami; and Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

2009 Texas Biennial (Juror: critic and independent curator Michael Duncan)

reviews & publications

Austin American Statesman, Austin 360, Nov 7 2014 by Luke Quinton

Studio Visit Magazine, vol 1, 2008 (Juror: Michael Lash, former Director of Public Arts for the City of Chicago)

Austin Chronicle, Sep. 8 2006 by Nikki Moore

Austin American Statesman, July 7 2005 by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Artl!es, Summer 2005 by Rebecca S. Cohen

2009 Biennial card catalog

East Austin Studio Tour 2011 catalog, p.118 (full page ill.)

East Austin Studio Tour 2001 catalog, p.49 (ill.)



Represented in numerous private collections in the U.S, Argentina and Great Britain




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