SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

THE SQUARE THEN CIRCLE: Market Art + Design- Hamptons, NY 

D.C SOLO POP-UP: Washington D.C.

2017

FEMINIE FEMINIST: Cinnabar Contemporary Gallery- San Antonio, TX

SPRING ETERNAL: Gallery 701 (at the Long Center)- Austin, TX

EVER A KISS EVER: Texas Art House- Johnson City, TX

PAST/PRESENT: Texas Art House- Johnson City, TX

2016 

MIAMI PROJECT 5: The Red Arrow Gallery-  Miami, FL

PURE: Texas Art House- Johnson City, TX

          NIGHT AND DAY: The OZ Studios / CAMIBAart- Houston, TX

          TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR: Laura Rathe Gallery- Houston, TX

          MATERIAL MATTERS: Texas Society of Sculptors- Austin, TX

          POWER OF TEN: McNay Museum / Cinnabar Gallery- San Antonio, TX  

          EVER OR EVER: CAMIBAart gallery- Austin, TX 

          EVER SO EVER : Austin Art Projects- Palm Desert, CA

2015

SILO OF MCKAYS: Hill Country Science Mill - Johnson City, TX (ongoing)

ALMOST NOTHING: Northern- Southern- Austin, TX

TEXAS ABSTRACT: Art Scan Gallery- Houston, TX

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR: Cinnabar Contemporary Gallery-Santa Fe, NM

TEXAS ABSTRACT: Gallery at Vaudeville- Fredericksburg, TX

 

2014

TRANFIGURATION: Big Medium Gallery- Austin, TX

EVER REVEAL THEN REVEAL EVER:  Houston Baptist University Gallery 220- Houston, TX (solo)

TEXAS ABSTRACT: Wade Wilson Gallery- Santa Fe, NM

RETURN:  Cinnabar Contemporary Gallery- San Antonio, TX

TEXAS ABSTRACT: Galveston Art Center Gallery- Galveston, TX

 

2013

EVER ABOUT EVER:  Nave Museum- Victoria, TX (solo)

EVER PAST – NOW EVER:  The Gallery at Vaudeville- Fredericksburg, TX (solo)

DALLAS ART FAIR:  Laura Rathe Gallery- Dallas, TX

TX SPRING INTRODUCTION:  Avis Frank Gallery- Houston, TX

TX GROUP OPENING EXHIBITION:  Laura Rathe Gallery- Dallas, TX

transFIGURATION/FUSEBOX:  Austin Museum of Art- Austin, TX

SCOPE BASEL:  The McLoughlin Gallery- Basel, Switzerland

EAST HAMPTONS ART FAIR:  The McLoughlin Gallery- East Hamptons, NY

ART ASPEN:  The McLoughlin Gallery-Aspen, CO

TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR:  The McLoughlin Gallery- Houston, TX

SCOPE MIAMI:  The McLoughlin Gallery- Miami, FL 

 

2012

NEW WORKS:  Paia Contemporary Gallery- Paia, Hawaii

HI TRANSFORMATION: Deborah Colton Gallery- Houston, TX

 

2011

TRUTH: SUBLIME BEYOND WORDS:  Deborah Colton Gallery- Houston, TX

POSITIVE PERCEPTIONS:  Colton & Farb Gallery- Houston, TX

NEW WORKS:  Drasner Gallery-Aspen, CO

LIGHT CUBED:  J Cacciola Gallery- New York City, NY

 

2010

MOMENT+MEMORY=TIME:  Positivism Project- Miami, FL

POSITIVISM PROJECT:  Miami Beach Art Fair- Miami, FL

EVER,EVER Texas State University Gallery- San Marcos, TX

DALLAS ART FAIR:  W W Art-Dallas, TX ABSTRACTIONS:  Pan American Art Projects-Miami, FL

Wade  Wilson Art- Houston, TX (solo)

 

2009

EVER SELF EVER:  Blue Star- San Antonio, TX (solo)

TEXAS TWELVE, STATE SURVEY:  Wichita Falls Museum of Art- Wichita Falls, TX

TRANSPARENT/TRANSLUCENT:  University Of Texas San Antonio- San Antonio, TX

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NYC:  Tag Art Gallery- Nashville, TN

DCAD ART FAIR:  Pan American Art Projects- Dallas, TX

TIME FOR CHANGE:  Deborah Colton Gallery- Houston, TX

Pan American Art Projects- Dallas, TX (solo)

ARTENNAE, Basel-Miami Art Fair- Miami, FL

 

2008

EVER SELF EVER, Pan American Art Projects- Dallas, TX

TEXAS TWANG, Shift Gallery, Seattle- WA

TIME FOR CHANGE, Deborah Colton Gallery- Houston, TX

NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP SHOW- Houston TX

 

2007

PALM SPRING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR: Pan American Art Projects (Dallas)- Los Angeles, CA

PALM SPRING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR: Pan American Art Projects (Dallas)- Palm Springs, FL

DCAD  ART FAIR: Pan American Art Projects- Dallas, TX

COOL: Pan American Art Projects- Dallas, TX

TAG art gallery- Nashville, TN (solo)

An Arte Gallery- San Antonio TX (solo)

CAMP MARFA: G Gallery (Houston)- Marfa, TX

ART DEPOT: G Gallery (Houston)- Lubbock, TX

STRING – A MULTI-MEDIA MESSAGE: Latino Cultural Arts Center- Houston, TX

 

2006

MCKAY OTTO: Lemmons Contemporary- New York, NY

MCKAY OTTO: Pan American Art Projects, Dallas, TX(solo)

ART OF MOTION:  Lemmons Contemporary- New York, NY

BETH NIELSON CHAPMAN’S PEACE JAM with 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners including the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu- Denver, CO

 

2005

MCKAY OTTO: EVERY PLACE: + gallery- Denver, CO

 

2004

MCKAY OTTO: INFINITY: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery- Vancouver, British Columbia PRIVATE SHOWING: Trans Space- New York, NY

SCOPE ART FAIR: Booth: Jennifer Kostiuk Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) - Los Angeles, CA

AFFORABLE ART FAIR: Booth: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia)- New York, NY

10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW:  Karan Ruhlen Gallery- Santa Fe, NM

 

2003

AMERICAN SIX: Sergio Tossi Arte Contemporanea (Bologna Art Fair) - Florence, Italy

 

2001

MCKAY OTTO: Karen Ruhlen Gallery- Santa Fe, NM

MCKAY OTTO: Barbara Davis Gallery- Houston, TX

THE BOX: HOOKS: Epstein Gallery- Houston, TX

 

2000

MCKAY OTTO: Joan Grona Gallery- San Antonio, TX

MCKAY OTTO: Jaqueline Loyd- Taos, NM

MCKAY OTTO: Craighead Green Gallery- Dallas, TX

 

1999

MCKAY OTTO: NEW WORK:  Jaqueline Loyd- Taos, NM

SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION: LewAllen Contemporary- Santa Fe, NM

 

1998

GROUP EXHIBTION: Heriard-Cimino Gallery- New Orleans, LA

SCULPTURE: Barbara Davis Gallery- Houston, TX

 

1997

MCKAY OTTO: FOR ALL KIND: Jung Center- Houston, TX (Reviewed: Art in America)

MCKAY OTTO/RICHARD WOOD: Museum of South Texas- Corpus Christi, TX

MCKAY OTTO: Heriard-Cimino Gallery- New Orleans, LA

MCKAY OTTO: Conlon Siegal Galleries- Santa Fe, NM

MCKAY OTTO: INFINITE: Barbara Davis Gallery- Houston, TX

INSIDE OUT: Conduit Gallery- Dallas, TX

INTIMATE: Barbara Davis Gallery/Pennzoil Place- Houston, TX

 

 

1996

CONVERGENCE: Barbara Davis Gallery/Pennzoil Place- Houston, TX

NEW WORK: GALLERY ARTISTS: Barbara Davis Gallery- Houston, TX

CERLING ETCHING STUDIO: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS: Transco Tower- Houston, TX

 

1990-1995

TEXAS STATE OF ART: Transco Tower Gallery- Houston, TX

 

1995

BODIES IN EVIDENCE: Austin Visual Arts Association, St. Edwards University- Austin, TX

THE MANNEQUIN SHOW: New Gallery- Houston, TX

IN SEARCH OF: McMurtrey Gallery- Houston, TX

HOUSTON SMALL WORKS FOR YEKATERINBURG EXHIBIT: The American Center in Yekaterinburg- Yekaterinburg, Russia (traveling)

 

1994

THE HEIGHTS EXHIBITON: The Houston Heights Association- Houston, TX

FIFTH ANNUAL SUMMER GROUP SHOW: Hall Barnett Gallery- New Orleans, LA MCKAY OTTO: Lyons Wier Gallery: Chicago, IL

OUT OF THIS WORLD: Contemporary Arts Museum- Houston, TX (curated by Lynn Herbert)

MINIATURES: Hooks-Epstein Gallery- Houston, TX

 

1993

MCKAY OTTO: McMurtrey Gallery- Houston, TX

BEYOND THE OBJECT: Judy Youens Gallery- Houston, TX

PERSONAL ATTACHMENTS: THE ART OF COLLAGE/ASSEMBLAGE: Hooks-Epstein Gallery- Houston, TX

DIFFA TAKE A SEAT: The Decorative Center- Houston, TX

1992 ARTIST DIRECTOR’S EXHIBITION: Art League of Houston, Omni Hotel- Houston, TX

MCKAY OTTO: Wyndy Morehead Gallery- New Orleans, LA

MCAY OTTO: CLIMB IN TIME:  Graham Gallery- Houston, TX

MCKAY OTTO: ARTWORKS: Galveston Art Center- Galveston, TX

HOUSTON’S KNOWN & UNDERKNOWN: Allen Center- Houston, TX (curated by Sally Reynolds)

GALLERY ARTISTS GROUP EXHIBITION: Graham Gallery- Houston, TX

 

1991

PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS:  Lawndale Art and Performance Center at Saks Pavilion- Houston, TX

MCKAY OTTO: Graham Gallery- Houston, TX

SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION: Glassell School of Art- Houston, TX

ORDINARY OBJECTS, EXTRAORDINARY SUBJECTS: Galveston Art Center-Galveston, TX

 

1989

SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION: Glassell School of Art- Houston, TX

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (chronological)

          Arnold, H.C.: 'McKay Otto: Ever or Ever' at CAMIBAart - The Austin Chronicle, May 2016.

Rubin, David S: SITE SPECIFIC SANCTUARIESVisual Art Source, Jan 2016.

Luxe. (interiors + design): Magazine - 'DREAM WEAVER, MCKAY OTTO' - Volume 12, Issue 4 ( p.190-191 )- A Sandow Publication I Luxe Source®, Nov 2015.

Goddard, Dan R.:  Nudes, Oracles and Glow-in-the-dark Paint in Cinnabar’s ‘Return’ Exhibit - San Antonio Current, Apr 2014

Holzer, Stacy: BOOK - 'VISUALSEEN' ( p.4-9 ), Book Machine - Houston, 2014.

Paglia, Michael & Edwards, Jim: BOOK - 'TEXAS ABSTRACT'  ( p.156-161 ) - SF Design, llc / FrescoBooks, Dec 1, 2014.

Anspon, Catherine D.: BOOK- 'Texas Artists Today' ( p.46-47 ) - Marquand Books, 2010

Fish, Sarah: Forever-ever? - San Antonio Current, Feb 2009

Goddard, Dan: REVIEW- Express News Art Beat, Sept 28, 2007.

Anspon, Catherine D: SPACE LIGHT AND ART: Painter McKay Otto’s Galveston Aerie- PaperCity, Mar 2004 (pgs. 28 – 31).

Laget, Mokha: ALL SHAPES AND SIZES: COMPELLIN EXAMINATIONS OF HUMANITY- Santa Fe Reporter, June 13 – 19, 2001.

Carver, JohN: MCKAY OTTO: PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES- The Magazine (Santa Fe), July 2001.

Anspon, Catherine D: MCKAY OTTO AT JUNG CENTER- Art in America, exhibition review, Feb 1998 (pg. 110).

Waddington, Chris: LOOKING BACK AT 1997:STATE OF THE ARTS IN N.O.- New Orleans Times Picayune, Jan 2, 1998.

ALL THAT JAZZ: THE TRAVELING COLLECTOR- Art and Antiques, Oct 1997.

Waddington, Chris: SCULPTURE CARVES OUT NICHE FOR ITSELF- New Orleans Times Picayune, Sept 19, 1997, illus.

Anspon, Catherine D: MCKAY OTTO: FOR ALL KIND- New Art Series Catalogue, (Richard Wood and McKay Otto Exhibition, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi) July 25- Sept 14, 1997, illus.

Anspon, Catherine D: MCKAY OTTO’S VOYAGE TO THE INFINITE- Public News, Jan 15, 1997, Issue #761 (pg. 8-9) illus.

Johnson, Patricia: EXHIBTION FROM 7 PRIVATE COLLECTIONS SAYS A LOT- Houston Chronicle, Aug 6, 1994.

Johnson, Patricia: ART ON THE EDGE- Houston Chronicle, July 4, 1994. 

SCULPTURE ON THE GREEN- Museum and Arts Houston, Nov 1993.

Johnson, Patricia: EXHIBITION EXCEPTIONAL IN IT’S VARIETY- Houston Chronicle, Oct 14, 1993.

Chadwick, Susan: SCULPTURE ON THE GREE OFFERS DELIGHTFUL, INSIGHTFUL WORKS- The Houston Post, Sept 9, 1993.

Chadwick, Susan: CONTROVERSY ENTANGLES BARBED-WIRE ARTISTS- The Houston Post, August 31, 1993.

TRANSFORMING JUNK INTO ART- Museum and Arts Houston, Oct 1992.

 

EDUCATION

1989-91 Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1988 Laguna Gloria Art School, Austin, TX

1986 School of Perceptionism, Sedona, AZ

1985 Laguna Gloria Art School, Austin, TX

1970 B.B.A., University of Texas, Austin, TX

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2008 - Hunting Prize Finalist

1997 - Artist Grant Award, Cultural Arts Council of Houston, Harris County, Texas Anchor curatorial experience

1994 - Second Annual Sculpture on the Green