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Cheek, Ron

American, Born 1966
  • 1998
    Charcoal on Paper
    35 x 15.75 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 3440
    NOW: $2,800.00

About this Artist

Cheek began his career in architecture. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University in 1989, and then moved to Colorado to practice architecture.

In 1997 he moved to Florence Italy where Cheek to studied Classical Drawing & Painting at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2001 Cheek returned to Texas and began painting, exhibiting, and teaching full time.

Cheek has taught for the Colorado Institute of Art, Tarrant County College, TCU, given private workshops and lectures, and was awarded an Artist in Residency at Texas A&M University in 2010.

Cheek has been very deliberate about advancing figurative realism within the Texas contemporary art scene. In 2007, he founded the Texas Academy of Figurative Art where he is the Director and primary instructor.

For over a decade now, his work could be characterized as possessing a classical realistic demeanor. The subject matter of his work is primarily figurative and still life, with some portraiture. His interest in religion, coupled with his passion for psychology, has led him to a distinctive vision that is both contemporary and infused with faith.

Source taken from Ron A. Cheek, link can be found in "More about this Artist."

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Ron Cheek


Born: 1966


Education:

2000 Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, Certificate of Drawing and Painting
1995 Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado, Master of Arts, Counseling
1989 Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Environmental Design


Solo Exhibitions:

2012 Ron A. Cheek: Re-Figuring Texas Realism, J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
2009 Ron A. Cheek: Recent Work (Texas Artists Coalition Featured Artist), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 Ron Cheek: Recent Paintings (From the Valley of Vision), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 Ron Cheek: New Work, Valley House Gallery, Dallas Texas
1997 Corona Presbyterian Coffee House, Denver, Colorado
1996 Wynkoop Brewery Private Gallery, Denver, Colorado


Group Exhibitions:

2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene
2009 National Contemporary Realism, M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 2008 Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Show, juror: Nancy Whitenack of Conduit Gallery, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2007 Brushes to Bronze, Keller City Hall; Keller, Texas
2006 Annual Figurative Art Invitational, LeQuire Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Faculty Group Show, Tarrant County College, Carillon Gallery; Ft. Worth, Texas
2006 Brushes to Bronze, Keller City Hall; Keller, Texas
2005 Figuring In... Texas Art, Fort Worth Community Arts Center; Ft. Worth, Texas
2005 Narrative Paintings Exhibition Invitational, Century Gallery; Alexandria, Virginia
2005 New Figurative Art Invitational, LeQuire Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee
2005 Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition, Corsini Family Stables; Florence, Italy
2005 Faculty Group Show, Tarrant County College, Carillon Gallery; Ft. Worth, Texas
2003 Small Treasures, A&C Fine Art; East Greenwich, Rhode Island
2003 The Florence Academy Show, Century Gallery; Alexandria, Virginia
2003 Faculty Group Show, Tarrant County College, Carillon Gallery; Ft. Worth, Texas
2003 Oil Painters of America, Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery; Taos, New Mexico
2002 Faculty Group Show, Tarrant County College, Carillon Gallery; Ft. Worth, Texas
2002 Beyond the Apple & Bottle: Still Life Invitational, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 Art Atlanta, Art Fair, Atlanta, GA (Valley House Gallery)
2002 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2001 Texas International Fine Art Fair, North Park East, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2001 USArtists 2001 Tenth Anniversary, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1997 Colorado Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado
1997 All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, Colorado
1997 Corona Presbyterian Coffee House, Denver, Colorado
1997 Faculty Art Show, The Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado
1997 The WOW Show, Core New Art Space, Denver, Colorado
1995 Wynkoop Brewery Private Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1994 Chaos Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1992 Art by Architects, The Alpha Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1991 An Urban In-fill, AIA Colorado Springs, Colorado
1989 Texas A&M University Student Art Show, College Station, Texas


Awards and Honors:

2010 Finalist, The Hunting Art Prize, Houston, Texas
2008 Third Place (Naive's Descent), 2008 Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Show, juror: Nancy Whitenack of Conduit Gallery, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
1991 Honorable Mention, An Urban In-fill, AIA Colorado Springs, Colorado
1989 Best of Show, Texas A&M University Student Art Show


Literature:

Frederick Turner, “The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light,” American Arts Quarterly, published by The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), Summer 2010, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 27-33

Andrea Grimes, “Cheeky: Ron paints it straight at Valley House,” Dallas Observer, June 26 – July 2, 2008, page 32, Vanity, Vanity reproduced.

Elizabeth Cave, “LeQuire Gallery New Figurative Artists Show,” LeQuire Gallery Newsletter, Nashville Volume 2, Number 3. Fall 2005

Elaine Taylor, “Figuring In... Texas Art,” Expressions - A quarterly publication of the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas, Volume 1, Number 1. Fall 2005, p.11

John Meyer, “More Than Meets the Eye,” Fort Worth Texas Magazine, Fort Worth, Texas. Volume 8, Number 12. December 2005, pp.55-60

Gaile Robinson, The Peoples Art, Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, April 14, 2003, Life & Arts Section, pp. 1E&7E

Lynne Page Davis, “The Still Life: Six Contemporary Painters Express the Beauty of Everyday Objects,” Southwest Art, December 2002, p. 106, illust.

Nancy Bartosek, “Exhibit in Dallas represents another artistic turn for Cheek,” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 23, 2002, page 5F, illustration.

Mars Hill Review, No. 19, Winter/Spring 2002, front and back cover illustrations

The Empty Drawer, Mars Hill Review, No. 4, Winter/Spring 1996; pg. 68, illustration


Teaching:

1995-1997 Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado
1997 Denver University, Denver, Colorado
2002-2011 Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas
2004-2011 Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas
2007-2011 Texas Academy of Figurative Art, Fort Worth, Texas


Public Collections:

The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
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