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Hale, Ken

United States, Born 1948
  • 2008
    edition: 1/7
    Aquatint Etching on Paper
    29 x 41 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 7701
    NOW: $1,951.87

About this Artist

Kenneth J. Hale was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in the
San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Foothill Junior College receiving an
A.A. degree, then California State University Long Beach receiving a B.A.
in Printmaking and followed by his M.F.A. in Lithography at the University
of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

In 1973 Hale began teaching Lithography in the Department of Art and
Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. In 1979 he established
and directed the Guest Artist in Printmaking Program, a collaborative based
educational program that invited established artists to create
editions with the assistance of faculty and students. A partial list of
invited artists includes Garo Antreason, Karl Wirsum, Judith Linhares,
Roger Herman, Melissa Miller, Robert Wilson, Luis Jimenez, Eric Avery,
Jane Abrams, June Wayne, James Surls, Armando Morales and Vernon

During Hale’s tenure at the University of Texas he received numerous
university research and travel awards and in 1990 he received a Mid-
America Arts Alliance National Endowment Fellowship in Painting. While at
The University of Texas at Austin Hale served as Chair of the Department
of Art and Art History for nine years and as the Senior Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs for the College of Fine Arts for six years. In 2013 Hale
retired from the university holding the title of the Marguerite Fairchild
Professor Emeritus in Art.

Internationally and nationally Hale has had over two dozen solo exhibitions
and over 150 group exhibitions in public, educational and commercial
venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas; the McNay
Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas; the Krannert Museum of Art at the
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Space Gallery in Los Angeles,
California; the American Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain; the Silom Art
Space in Bangkok, Thailand; the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas,
Texas; Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas; and the William Campbell
Contemporary Art Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hale’s prints and drawings are represented in collections such as the
Artist Printmaker Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech
University in Lubbock, Texas; the Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Washington DC; the Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, California; the
Atlantic Richfield Collection; the American Airlines Collection, Austin,
Texas; the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; the Art Institute of
Chicago in Chicago, Illinois; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,
Massachusetts; and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth,
Currently Hale and his wife, Mona, live in Carmel Valley, California where he continues to produce his art.


Education: B.A. 1971, California State University at Long Beach
M.F.A. 1973, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
Honors and Grants:
1995 Artist in Residence: Frans Masereel Center for Graphic Arts,
Kasterlee, Belgium
1990 Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship
Selected One Person Exhibitions:
2019 Layers of Time, Chris Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA (brochure)
2010 Art into Landscape, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX (catalog)
2009 New Works From Carmel, Courtyard Gallery, AT&T Center, UT Austin
2006 Kenneth J. Hale, New Works on Paper, Slugfest Printmaking Gallery and
Workshop, Austin, TX
2000 Kenneth J. Hale at Flatbed, Flatbed Gallery, Austin, TX
1998 Past and Present, Midwestern State Univ. Wichita Falls, TX
1997 Distractions, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Ft. Worth, TX
Ken Hale: Past and Present, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
1994 Silom Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand
1993 Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
1991 R.S. Levy Gallery, Austin, TX
1990 Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL (traveling show)
1989 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (traveling show)
1989 McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (originated traveling
1988 Harris Gallery, Houston, TX
Locus Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Art Gallery, Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos, TX
1987 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Peregrine Press, Dallas, TX
1985 Harris Gallery, Houston, TX
The Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
1983 American Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain
1981 Galerie Ravel, Austin, TX
American Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain
1977 Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Selected Group Exhibitions: Hale
2019 Face to Face, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Hot House: An Exhibit of Botanicals, Carl Cherry Center, Carmel, CA
Paper: Pressed, Printed…Carl Cherry Center, Carmel, CA
2018 Gallery Artists, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA
Flatbed Press: Proofs and Process, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls,
2016 Ken Hale, Earthly Delights, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2015 Containing Spirit: The Vessel, Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU, Chico, CA
2015 Peregrine Press: A Texas Legacy, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
2014 Flatbed Summer Selections, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
2013 Compound Interests, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2012 Gallery Artists, William Campbell Contemporary, Ft. Worth, TX
2011 Salon Explosion, National Print. Invitational, Sarofim School of Fine Arts,
Southwestern Univ., Georgetown, TX
Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Austin
Museum of Art, funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance
2010 Sizzle, William Campbell Contemporary, Ft. Worth, TX
2008 Atelier 2008, selections from the Dept. of Art and Art History, UT Austin, TX
Blanton Museum of Art. Curator: James Elaine
Flatbed in Marfa, Group Exhib. Marfa, TX
2005 Fresh Ink: Prints from Flatbed Press, Salt Lake Art Center, UT
Gallery 511, New York City, NY
2004 30th Anniv., William Campbell Contemporary Art, Ft. Worth, TX
Texas Grit, Flatbed Press, William Campbell, Ft. Worth, TX
2003 In Through the Outline, Kipp Gallery, Univ. of Penn.
Pressure: marks in printmaking, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
2000 AIDS Portfolio, International Invitational, Toronto, Canada
1999 William Campbell Contemporary Art, 25th Anniversary,
Ft. Worth, TX
Lithographic Washes, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1998 William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
Drawn to Stone, Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, OH
Texas Roots in the Meadows Gallery, The Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
In Relief: Contemporary American Relief Prints, Haydon Gallery,
Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NB
Across the Grain, a woodcut portfolio, The Meadows Gallery,
University of Texas at Tyler, TX
1997 Pervasive Impressions: Contemporary Political Prints, The University of Texas at
Two’s Company Three’s a Crowd, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Fresh Ink, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Prints, Primary Objects Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Virtual Unreality, Univ. TX, Permian Basin
1996 Ten Plus One, Gallery 414, Ft. Worth, TX
Emote Portfolio, Art Attic, Morgantown, WV
Ten Texas Print, Mosely Gallery, Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess
Anne, MD
1995 William Campbell Contemporary Art, Ft. Worth, TX
INK: Works on Paper, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
Meridith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
(Selected Group Exhibitions, continued) Hale
1994 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Alternative Prints 94’, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Chico State Univ. Two person exhib., Chico, CA
1994 “Looking West Glancing East”, Amarillo Art Museum, TX
Hale/Youngblood, William Campbell Contemp. Ft. Worth, TX
“Flatbed Press”, Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, TX
1993/94 Jackson Artworks, Galerie Tempo, Roselare, Belgium (catalog)
1993 Texas Select Invitational, Wichita Museum and Art Center, Wichita
Falls, TX
Print Symposium Invitational, Harmon Fine Arts Center, Drake
Univ., Des Moines, IA
Martin Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, TX
“Baja Tejas: South Texas Artists”, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano,
Lima, Peru, Invitational
1992 Urban/Suburban, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Strike Editions; Monoprints, Galerie Sin Fronteras, Austin, TX
Flatbed Press: The First Two Years, Terrytown Gallery, Austin, TX
“20th Anv. of the Visiting Artists Program” CU Art Galleries, Univ. of Colorado at
In the Tradition: Printmaking Today, Longview Museum and Arts Center,
Longview, TX
1991 Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX
Mid-America Biennial, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1990 Forty Texas Printmakers, Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, TX
1989 Locus Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Painted Stories, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Texas Print Invitational, Mexi-Arte, Austin, TX
1988 Taller de Artes Plasticas, Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, Nine Texas Artists (catalog)
Hal Bromm Gallery, Four Texas Painters, New York City, NY
Trans Avant-Garde Gallery, Austin, TX
1987 Austin Visual Arts Assoc., 10th Anv. Invitational, Austin, TX
Texas Invitational, San Francisco Museum of Art, Rental Gallery, San Francisco,
Prints, Fox Fine Arts Center Main Gallery, UT El Paso, TX
Graphica Atlantica, Iceland 1987, Reykjavik, Ic. (catalog)
Works on Paper, IC2 Institute, Austin, TX
Focus on Peregrine Press, Patrick Gallery, Austin, TX
1986 Nine Texas Printmakers, San Antonio Museum of Art, TX
V American Biennial of Graphic Art, Museum of Modern Art, Cali, Columbia, S.A.,
Galerie Ravel, Two Person Exhib., Austin, TX
Texas Artists, Print, Blue Collar Gallery, San Antonio, TX
North American Prints, ACHNA, Madrid, Spain
1985 Ten Texas Printmakers, Invitational, Abilene Fine Arts Museum,
TX (catalog)
Across Texas, Invitational Print Exhib., Patrick Gallery, Austin, TX
New Texas Prints, Texas Print Alliance, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
(Selected Group Exhibitions, continued) Hale
Collaborative Prints from American Univ. Print Shops, UT San Antonio Art
Gallery, TX
Collaborative Prints from UT Austin, RGK Foundation, Austin, TX
Portfolio of Prints-1985, Peregrine Press, Dallas, TX
1984 Bruce Vellick Gallery, Two Person Exhib., San Francisco, CA
Bruce Vellick Gallery, Religion 84’, San Francisco, CA
Space Gallery, Then & Now, Los Angeles, CA
Texas On My Mind, Artrain Invitational, travel, catalog, TX
1984 Invitational Print Show, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minn., MN (catalog)
1983 Museum of South Texas, AMST II, Corpus Christi, TX
New Figurative Drawing in Texas, San Antonio Art Institute, TX
“Texas Painterly Monoprints”, Amarillo Art Center, TX
Creatures In Print, Invitational, Corpus Christi State Univ. TX (catalog)
New American Graphics 3, Invitational, travel internationally, (catalog), Univ. of
Wisconsin at Madison, WI
Harris Gallery, Two Person Exhib., Houston, TX
Space Gallery, Three Person Exhib., Los Angeles, CA
“6 Artists/Printmakers”, Artist’s Alliance Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Harris Gallery, Small Works Exhib., Houston, TX
1982 Seventh British International Print Biennial, Bradford, England,
invitational, (catalog).
New American Graphics 2, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI (catalog)
4th Annual Texas Art Exhib, ACUAA, Dougherty Center, Austin, TX
Galerie Ravel, Group Exhib., Austin, TX
New Faces New Works, Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, New Works, Austin, TX (catalog
Small Works National, Zaner Gallery, NY, NY. (catalog/juried)
The Artist as Social Critic, Invitational, Michigan City, IN
1981 Space Gallery, Kenneth Hale: Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA
Longview Museum, Invitational, Longview, TX
1980 Paper in Particular, National Exhib. Columbia College, MO,
San Diego State National Print Exhib., UC San Diego, (catalog/juried)
National Print Exhib., Trenton, NJ, (juried)
Galveston Art Center Invitational, TX
Potsdam Prints 1980, National (juried), Potsdam, NY
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, TFAA, Austin, TX (juried)
Art Museum of South Texas, Annual, Corpus Christi, Tx (juried)
Art Annual XVII National Exhibition, Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos,
TX (juried)
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Texas Only, Austin, TX (juried)
Weslyan International Exhib., Weslyan Univ. Macon, Georgia, (juried)
San Antonio Museum of Art. Paperworks, Invitational 1979-80, traveled to
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico,
and Wichita Falls Art Museum, Wichita Falls, TX (catalog)
1979 Color Print USA, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX, (juried/catalog)
All Media National, Houston, TX (juried)
Kansas Fourth National Print/Drawing/Painting Exhib., (juried)
17th Annual Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhib., Peoria, Ill. (juried)
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
21st Annual Print and Drawing National Exhib., Oklahoma City, Ok., (juried)
(Selected Group Exhibitions, continued) Hale
National Print and Drawing, Edinboro, Penn. (juried)
1978 All Media National, Houston, TX (juried)
20th Annual Longview Invitational, Longview Museum, TX
Three Person Exhib. Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX
1978 5th Univ. of Dallas National Print Invitational, TX
Galerie Ravel, Three Person Exhib, Austin, TX
1977 7th National Print and Drawing, Minot, North Dakota, (juried)
Dominican Republic, Print Invitational.
4th Biennial Internationale, Epinal, France
Galveston Arts Center Invitational, TX
1976 All Media National, Houston, TX
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, TFAA 65th National Exhib., Austin, TX (juried)
Fort Worth Art Museum, Southwest Tarrant County, TX (juried)
Tri-State Art Exhib., Beaumont, TX (juried)
Corpus Christi Art Foundation, TX (juried)
1976 Ine Apers Gallery, Three Person Exhib. Austin, TX
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhib., (juried)
Color Print USA, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX
College of the Redwoods Invitational, Eureka, CA
1975 3rd Biennial Five State Exhib., Gates Gallery, Port Arthur, TX
5th National Print and Drawing Exhib., Minot, ND, (juried)
Colorado Second National Print and Drawing, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder,
Fort Worth Art Museum, Southwest Tarrant County, TX (juried)
Mid-Western Printmaking Annual, Tulsa, OK (juried)
1974 Drawings 74’, National Exhib., Wheaton College, MA (juried)
17th North Dakota National Print and Drawing, Grand Forks, ND (juried)
20 Artists in Space, 610 West Alabama St. Gallery, Houston, TX
San Antonio Art League Invitational, TX
1973 13th Annual Calgary Graphics Exhib. Canada, (juried/catalog)
Color Print USA, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (juried)
Mid-Western Graphics Annual, Tulsa, OkK (juried)
1972 Potsdam National Print Exhib., Potsdam, NY, (juried)
First National College Student Print Invitational, Pratt Univ. NY
14th National Print and Drawing, Oklahoma Art Center, OK,(juried)
1972 National Print and Drawing, Western Ill. Univ. Macomb, IL, (juried)
Dallas Summer Arts Festival, North Park Center, TX (juried)
1972 Mid-States Exhib. Evansville Museum, IN (juried)
1971 Volt Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Nineteenth All City Outdoor Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA, (juried
Univ. of Kentucky Art Gallery, Invitational, Louisville, KY
Selected Visiting Artist/Lectures and Workshops
1998 Midwestern Univ. Wichita Falls, TX workshop
1997 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Workshop and
Juror: Hand-Pulled Prints V, Stonemetal Press, San Antonio, TX
1994 Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos, TX workshop/demo
1993 Chico State Univ. CA Workshop and Lecture
Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha, Workshop and Lecture
Drake Univ. Des Moines, IA, Workshop and Lecture
Selected Visiting Artist/Lectures and Workshops (continued) Hale
1992 McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX Lecture
1990 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX Gallery Lecture
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL Lecture
Southwestern Univ. at Georgetown, TX Lecture
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, CO Lecture
Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, TX Gallery Lecture
1989 Southern Graphics Conference, Austin, TX Lecture
1988 Rotterdam Art Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Lecture
Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos, TX Gallery Lecture
1985 Nave Museum, Victoria, TX Gallery Lecture
1983 American Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain, Gallery Lecture
1981 American Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain, Gallery Lecture
Comprehensive Archive:
Artist/Printmaker Research Collection includes 243 prints and 115
drawings by Kenneth J. Hale.
(, organized by Peter Briggs,
PhD, Helen DeVitt Jones curator of art at the Museum of Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, TX.
Selected Permanent Collections
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Art Institute of Chicago
Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, CA
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Modern Art Museum of Ft, Worth, TX
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina Univ.
The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
The Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, OH
Florida State University Art Museum, Tallahassee, FL
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Janet Turner Print Museum, Calif. State Univ. at Chico, CA
Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University
Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, TX
Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, TX
Atlantic Richfield Collection
American Airlines, Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Los Angeles Municipal Arts Dept., CA
Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
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