Texas A&M-Commerce art professor to hold show


COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce art professor, Michael Miller, is part of an art gallery exhibition entitled Out of Commerce from Jan. 18 to March 9 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery in Dallas. Some of his former students who are successful artists and A&M-Commerce alumni will be featured, including: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Daniel Kurt, Lawrence Lee, Robyn O’Neil and Jeff Parrott.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is celebrating Miller’s 20 year career as an influential artist, painting professor, and director of studio art graduate studies at A&M-Commerce. The other artists have chosen pieces that relate to their time spent working with Miller at A&M-Commerce as his students.

An opening reception with the artists will be held Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Michael Miller, a Fort Worth native, received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Texas State University and his Master of Fine Art degree from the University of California. Miller was a Core Fellow, Artist in Residence at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. He has had solo exhibits across the region at Moody Gallery, Houston and with Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas. His work is on display in private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Trenton Doyle Hancock has exhibited nationally and internationally and has solo museum exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami.

Daniel Kurt’s work is inspired by his diverse interests and personal embarrassing moments. He has exhibited across north Texas since 2008.

Lawrence Lee’s art comes in the form of graphite, ink and tea stain drawings that tell stories from a tragically poetic world. He has exhibited locally and nationally including IAM Gallery in New York, Rohrer Fine Art in Laguna Beach and has been with Barry Whistler Gallery since 2006.

Robyn O’Neil received the Hunting Art Prize in 2009. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with the Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, Praz-Delavallade in Berlin, and Dunn and Brown Contemporary (now Talley Dunn Gallery) in Dallas, Texas.

Jeff Parrot is featured in volume no. 102 of New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions in Print. His work reflects his love of color, lines and texture, and he is represented by Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas.