1970–71 North Texas State University,
1969–70 Texas Tech Art Extension Course, Taos, New Mexico
1964–69 Texas Tech University, Lubbock
2008 Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX (scheduled)
2007 Meditations on Mortality, The MAC - McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2006 Frank X. Tolbert2 at the Ty Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2006 Frank X. Tolbert, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005 Frank X. Tolbert2, Rudolph Projects / Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas.
2004 Leaves, Ouisie’s Table, Houston, Texas.
2003 Frank X. Tolbert2 New Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
2003 Frank X. Tolbert, Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
2001 The Exotic and The Everyday, Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas. Catalogue
2000 Chili X: A Special Supper, Ouisie’s Table, Houston, Texas (guest chef and artist)
1999 Frank X. Tolbert2 Drawings10, Galveston Arts Center and Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Catalogue
Berlin/Paris/Texas, Moody Gallery, Houston
Berlin/Paris/Texas, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, Texas
Berlin/Paris/Texas, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas. Catalogue
Frank Tolbert: Recent Work, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas
Francis Xavier Tolbert [The Transatlantic Project] 1996–1999, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas. Brochure
1998 The Utopia Series, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth
1997 The Gulf Coast Project 1990–1997, Mulcahy Modern Gallery, Dallas
1994 Frank X. Tolbert, Moody Gallery, Houston
1992 Frank X. Tolbert: Recent Work, Galveston Arts Center
Tarot Tableaux, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas
1991 Drawings, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas
1990 Frank X. Tolbert, Air Gallery, Austin
1989 Frank X. Tolbert, Art Bar, Dallas (presented by Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas)
1984 Eleven Drawings, Paperbacks Plus, Dallas
The Grape Show, Grape Restaurant, Dallas
1980 New Work, D.W. Co-op Gallery, Dallas
1975 Frank X. Tolbert, Wellington’s, Dallas
1973 New Mexico Kit Carson National Park Show, New Mexico
Killeen to Austin, Texas: Full Moon Highway Show, Highway 196, Texas
1972 Frank X. Tolbert, Knox Street Pub, Dallas
Frank X. Tolbert, Tyler Street Factory, Dallas
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Hunting Art Prize Finalists Exhibition,
The Corinthian, Houston, Texas.
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2006, Houston, Texas.
2005 Black & White, d berman gallery, Austin, Texas
Real & Surreal, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003 Benito Huerta & Frank X. Tolbert², d berman gallery, Austin, Texas
2002 Houston Works, Artco Gallery, Leipzig, Germany. Catalogue
2001 The Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2001, Williams Tower, Houston
Frank X. Tolbert and Mark Lombardi: Drawings, Artcar Museum, Houston
Texas Prints 2001, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin. Catalogue
2000 Group Exhibition, Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art, Dallas
1999 XCXL: eXquisite Corpse eXtra Large, Lawndale Art Center, Houston
The Aquarium Show, Galveston Arts Center
Goliad: A Cultural Convergence, Presidio La Bahia, Goliad, Texas. Catalogue
1998 Texas Roots + German Figures, Arlington Museum of Art, Texas
Texas Roots, The Center for Visual Arts, Denton, Texas
Art for the Good Times, Arlington Museum of Art, Texas
1997 Corpus Christi Art Foundation Exhibit, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, Texas
Members Invitational, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
Fresh Ink: Austin Print Workshops, Austin Museum of Art
1996 The Bird Show, The Powerhouse, Dallas
32 Texas Artists, University of Texas–Houston Health Science Center Gallery
1995 Drawing From Strength, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston
Members Invitational, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
1994 Made in Texas, Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio
The Exquisite Corpse, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
Portrayals, Galveston Arts Center
1992 Fur, Fins, Feathers and More, Galveston Arts Center
Making Their Mark: Drawings by Twelve Texas Artists, NationsBank, Houston
1991 Creative Partners, Sewell Gallery, Rice University, Houston
Island Inspired, Galveston Arts Center; Stephen F. Austin University Art Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas; and Transco Tower Gallery, Houston. Catalogue
Is there still life in the still life, or is nature morte?, Galveston Arts Center
1990 Stars Over Texas, University of North Texas Gallery, Denton
Texas Figurative Drawings, Concentrations 23, Dallas Museum of Art. Catalogue
1987 Distinctive Vision V, Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
Self-Portrait Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas
Images of a Summer Vacation, Crescent Gallery, Dallas
Distinctive Vision III, Alternative Gallery, Dallas
Third Coast Review: A Look at Art in Texas, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado. Traveled to: University of Colorado Art Galleries, Boulder; Powerplant Visual Arts Center, Fort Collins, Colorado; and Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio. Catalogue
Small Wonders, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas
The Texas–Berlin Art Exchange, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
1986 Alumni Show, D.W. Gallery, Dallas
1982 Works on Paper Exhibition, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos. Catalogue
1978 Ann Stautberg Photography/Frank X. Tolbert Paintings, Eastfield College Gallery, Dallas
Cowboys, Indians & Settlers, The Art Center, Waco, Texas. Catalogue
1977 Five Person Show, The Museum of the Chili Culture, New Arts Festival, Dallas
2005 _____. “Delve into the Art
of Contrasts at D Berman Gallery Show.” Austin
American Statesman (March 31, 2005): E2.
2004 Anspon, Catherine D. “Ouisie’s Dining with Art Highlights Frank X. Tolbert2.”
Papercity (October 2004).
Cook, Alison. “At Ouisies’s, the cuisine – like the décor – derives from creative
genius.” Houston Chronicle (July 29, 2004): 6G.
2001 Harris, Joyce Sáenz. “The Art of Love: Texas artists with an eye for beauty have eyes only for each other.” The Dallas Morning News (November 24, 2001): 1, 4C.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Artist’s new show proves he has a particularly keen eye for the bizarre.” The Dallas Morning News (November 14, 2001): 12C.
Tyson, Janet. “Frank X. Tobert2: The Heart of the Matter.” The Exotic in the Everyday.
Dallas: Pillsbury Peters Fine Art, 2001.
Taylor, Mary Ross. “Frank X. Tolbert and Jim Hatchett.” Artlies [Houston] (Winter 2000–2001): 71.
1999 Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo. Berlin/Paris/Texas. Dallas: The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 1999.
Edwards, Jim. Frank X. Tolbert 2, Drawings 10. Corpus Christi: Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, 1999.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Frank X. Tolbert II at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and Mulcahy Modern.” Art in America (September 1999): 133.
Mulcahy, Cynthia. The Transatlantic Project 1996–1999. Dallas: Mulcahy Modern Gallery, 1999.
1998 Massey, Annabelle, “More Catfish: One man’s Utopia is filled with all sorts of Texas critters.” The Met [Dallas] (January 15, 1998): 23.
1997 Brown, April. “See It.” The Met [Dallas] (November 19, 1997): 9.
Daniel, Mike. “Frank X. Tolbert at State Thomas Gallery.” The Dallas Morning News (November 22, 1997): Guide 2.
Kutner, Janet. “’97 In Review: Multidimensional.” The Dallas Morning News (December 19, 1997): 19A.
–––––. “Frank X. Tolbert at State Thomas.” The Dallas Morning News (November 22, 1997): 10C.
1996 Anspon, Catherine. “From Feathered Friends to Eastern Bloc Finds, Group Show Shines.” Public News [Houston] (November 27, 1996).
1995 Dorsett, Cheryl. “The Birds.” Artlies [Houston] (April/May 1995): 24–25.
1994 Chadwick, Susan. “Galleries showcase emerging artists in ‘Introductions’.” The Houston Post (July 8, 1994): 1, 8E.
1991 Kutner, Janet. “Sketches from life’s hard edge: Frank X. Tolbert exhibit reflects a zest for living tempered by torment.” The Dallas Morning News (March 2, 1991): 5, 6C.
1990 Davidow, Joan. “A Texas State of Mind.” Detour Magazine (July/August 1990): 14–19.
Jarmusen, Ann. “Texas ‘Drawings’ Reveals Diverse Expressions.” Dallas Times Herald (June 30, 1990): F-3.
Kutner, Janet. “Figuring It Out in Texas: State Artists’ Work Sends Messages and Tells Stories.” The Dallas Morning News (June 14, 1990): 5, 7C.
1989 Tyson, Janet. “Big Tex has artform all his own.” Fort Worth-Star Telegram (October 20, 1989): 13.
1988 Hendricks, Mark. “Pablo Acosta and An Accosting Town.” Dallas Life Magazine (December 18, 1988): 6.
Kutner, Janet. “Distinctive Vision III.” The Dallas Morning News (August 6, 1988): 5, 8C.
1987 Heimberg, Martha. “Deep Ellum Site Goes Hollywood.” The Dallas Downtown News
(September 7–13, 1987): 1.
Kutner, Janet. “From Berlin to Dallas.” The Dallas Morning News (February 12, 1987): 1, 2C.
Langer, Werner. “Kunst Aus Texas.” Berliner Morgen Post (January 9, 1987).
Schutze, Jim. “Frank Tolbert Jr. Paints a Chilling Portrait of Henry Lee Lucas.” Dallas
Times Herald (June 28, 1987): A-9.
Sumner, Jane. “Tolbert Leaves His Mark on ‘Paramedics’ Roost.” The Dallas Morning News (September 13, 1987): 2C.
Trammel, Robert. “An Interview with Frank X. Tolbert II.” Hot Flashes [Dallas] (July 1987).
1986 Carlozzi, Annette. Fifty Texas Artists (Chronicle Books, 1986): 100–101.
Laupitz, John. “John Wayne Sitzt Fest Im Sattel.” Berliner Morgen Post (December 18, 1986).
Lewis, Holden. “Lucas Captured on Canvas.” The Dallas Morning News (May 19, 1986): 17A.
Mitchell, Dee. “D.W. Celebrates a Decade of Dallas Art.” Dallas Observer (1986): 22–23.
Nixon, Bruce. “Exhibition Reveals Art of Texas.” Dallas Times Herald (December 16, 1986): E1, 4.
1985 Freudenheim, Susan. “New Deep Ellum Gallery Shows Some Colorful Comic Relief.”
Dallas Times Herald (December 17, 1985): 1, 6D.
Kutner, Janet. “’Comic Relief’ is Eclectic, Humorous, Thought Provoking.” The Dallas Morning News (December 15, 1985): 1, 15C.
1980 Kutner, Janet. “Dallas/Exhibitions, Symposia, Performances & Multimedia Events.” ARTnews (June 21, 1980): 12C.
–––––. “Tolbert’s talent extends beyond bizarre subjects.” The Dallas Morning News (June 21, 1980): 12C.
Marvel, Bill. “Texas Funk.” Dallas Times Herald (June 21, 1980).
1978 Appleby, Vicki. “Tolbert & Stautberg Exhibit.” Eastfield Era [Eastfield College, Dallas] (October 9, 1978): 11.
Kutner, Janet. “Eggs, Coyotes, Monet Fill Tolbert Show.” The Dallas Morning News (May 16, 1978): 12A.
Park, Glenna. “Alterations of the Everyday.” Artweek (May 20, 1978): 16.
Trammel, Robert. “Other Possibilities.” Dallas Jazz News (June 1978): 16.
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University
of Texas at Austin
Dallas Museum of Art
Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art
San Antonio Museum of Art
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos
Witte Museum, San Antonio
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
COMMISSIONS AND AWARDS
1993 East–West (X. & Dr. Sanh),
mural commission, 8.0 Bar, Houston
1989 Ninth Life, Lyric Films, Inc., Dallas
Little Kingdoms, SMU Press, Southwest Life & Letters, hand-colored etching on cover
Trip to Boystown, mural commission, 8.0 Bar, Dallas
1987 Spirit of the Beach Boy Boot, painting on Frito Lay grain silo, Dallas, commissioned for film Paramedics, Paramedics Productions
Terilli’s Restaurant, mural commission, Dallas
1986 Hard Rock Café, stained glass window, team collaboration, Dallas
Dallas Observer, Best Dallas Artist award
1984 The Grape Restaurant, outdoor mural commission, Dallas
1982 Twelfth Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Purchase Award, Terry Allen, juror