STEVE CRUZ

419 N. TYLER

DALLAS, TEXAS 75208

(214) 942-5241

STEVE@MFAGALLERY.COM
BIRTHPLACE
Pasadena, California

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Mighty Fine Arts, 419 N.Tyler, Dallas TX. 75208

WEB SITES:
www.mfagallery.com



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS:

Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas Tx
Oct.11 - Nov. 9, 2007

Mighty Fine Arts; Dallas, TX
April 2- May 8, 2005

Gallery 414; Fort Worth, TX
Sept. 7- Oct. 12, 2002

Mountain View College; Dallas, TX
January 12 - January 30, 1998

Club Dada Gallery; Dallas, TX
October 1991

Salon Gallery; Dallas, TX
April 1989

Primo's; Dallas, TX
September/November 1988

Extremes Gallery; Dallas, TX
April 1988

Bar of Soap Gallery; Dallas, TX
September 1987

Record Gallery; Dallas, TX
August 1986

Record Gallery; Dallas, TX
July 1985



SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITS:

University of Arkansas Gallery; Little Rock, Arkansas
"The Fuzzy Naked Truth"
August 7 - September 13, 2001

Gallery 414; Ft. Worth, TX
"Por Culpa de las Mujeres"
March 10 - April 8, 2001

Bridge Center for Contemporary Art; El Paso, TX
January 13 - February 17, 2000

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
"The Passions of Santos/The Ecstasy of Malinche"
April 10 - May 2, 1999

Brazos Gallery/Richland College; Dallas, TX
"Mercado Chilango"
September 8 - October 9, 1998

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Saints, Sinners and Super Luchas"
November 8 - December 7, 1997

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Women in Therapy and Topless Babes"
November 17 - December 17, 1995

Waco Art Center; Waco, TX
Exhibit Co-Winners of 1990 Central TX Art Competition
January - February 1992



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Gallery 414, Fort Worth TX
"Tasty Bits"
Jan.19-Feb. 22, 2008

Polvo Gallery, Chicago Illinois
"Mighty Fine Arts at Polvo"
May 4-May 26, 2007

Gallery 414, Fort Worth TX
"Them That Dare"
Sept. 9 - Oct. 8, 2006

Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington TX
July 3 - Aug. 17, 2006

Gallery 414; Fort Worth, TX
“Blink”
Sept. 10- Oct. 9, 2005

El Centro Gallery; Dallas, TX
”An Invitation to Laugh”
Aug.22- September 17,2004

Cidnee Patrick Gallery; Dallas, TX
“Dynamic Duos”
July 23 – September 4, 2004

Mighty Fine Arts; Dallas, TX
“Bodacious Bods”
June 19 – August 1, 2004

Gray Matters; Dallas, TX
“Characters by Design”
July 7 – July 31, 2004

Gallery 414; Fort Worth, TX
“Figuratively Speaking”
November 1- November 23, 2003

500X Gallery; Dallas, Texas
25th Anniversary Show
September 6 – September 28, 2003

ArtScan Gallery; Houston, TX
“Texas Raw”
May 1- June 7, 2003

Gray Matters; Dallas, TX
"I've Never Seen So Many Happy People"
June 1 - July 20, 2002

Arkansas Arts Center; Little Rock, Arkansas
"45th Annual Delta Exhibition"
May 16 - July 7, 2002

Stephen F. Austin State University; Nacogdoches, TX
"Texas National 2002"
April 6 - May 12, 2002

Gallery 414; Ft. Worth, TX
"Creative Itch"
September 8 - October 7, 2001

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Good Heaven/Bad Heaven"
November 18 - December 17, 2000

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Catchy Title: Board Members Gallery Night Exhibition"
September 16 - October 8, 2000

Art League Houston; Houston, TX
"Who Needs TV"
September 1 - September 30, 2000

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Rear View: Car Mirror Invitational"
November 20 - December 19, 1999

Gray Matters; Dallas, TX
"Th_ S_x Sh_w: I'd Like to Buy a Vowel, Pat!"
November 6 - December 4, 1999

500X Gallery: Dallas, TX
"Barely Legal: 500X Board Members Group Exhibition"
September 11 - October 10, 1999

Gallery 414; Ft. Worth, TX
"The Gallery Night Exhibition 1999"
September 18 - October 17, 1999

ACA Gallery @ Art Plex; Austin, TX
"Multiple Impressions"
August 12 - September 4, 1999

UTD Gallery; Richardson, TX
"Hecho: El Otro Lado"
September 25 - October 4, 1996

Texas Christian University; Ft. Worth, TX
"Art in the Metroplex"
September 7 - October 4, 1996

Austin Museum of Art (Laguna Gloria); Austin, TX
"Bucking the Texas Myth"
July 7 - August 18, 1996

Martin-Rathburn Gallery; San Antonio, TX
"Female Energy"
July 7 - August 18, 1995

Club Dada Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Imagenes Contemporaneo"
May 1995

Cable Access Community Gallery; Dallas, TX
Este Es Arte Membership Exhibit
March 1 - March 31, 1995

500X Gallery; Dallas, TX
4th Annual Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibit
December 3 1994 - January 8, 1995

North Lake College Gallery; Irving, TX
Three-Person Exhibit
October - November 1994

DVAC; Dallas, TX
"Myths of Machismo"
July 8 - July 22, 1994

North Lake College Gallery; Irving, TX
"Salon de Otono"
November 8 - December 1, 1993

Club Dada Gallery; Dallas, TX
"Los Tres Hombres"
October 1 - November 15, 1993

DVAC; Dallas, TX
Critics' Choice 1993
July 1993

GYST Gallery; Denison, TX
ARTE de ARTE
March 1993

Waco Art Center; Waco, TX
1990 Central Texas Art Competition
January 1990

Estrada Gallery & Frame Shop; Dallas, TX
El Sol de Tejas 1st Annual Exhibit of Emerging Hispanic Artists
October 1989

Texas Commerce Tower; Dallas, TX
City Faire Invitational Exhibit
May 1988

Crescent Gallery; Dallas, TX
Citation Exhibit; Texas Fine Arts Association
November 1986

Texas Christian University; Ft. Worth, TX
"Art in the Metroplex"
September 1986

DVAC; Dallas, TX
Critics' Choice Show
September 1985



TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS:

"Far From the Border" curated by Paul Rogers Harris, Curator Del Rio Council for the Arts;
Del Rio, TX - March 13 - 31, 1995
Texas Women's University; Denton, TX - October 1 - October 31, 1995
Austin College; Sherman, TX - November 16 - December 8, 1995

"20 x 500: Views from a Dallas Warehouse" Curated by Randall Garrett
500X Gallery; Dallas, TX - September 12 - October 11, 1998
Richland College; Dallas, TX - October 14 - November 6, 1998
Art Center of Waco; Waco, TX - November 12 - January 10, 1999

Coronado Studios' Serie Print Project Curated by Sam Coronado Center for Hispanic Arts/South Texas Institute for the Arts
Corpus Christi, TX - November - January 1998
University of Texas Pan American; Edinburg, TX - January - March 1998
Doughterty Arts Center; Austin, TX - May 1998
McAllen International Museum; McAllen, TX - June 15 - September 4, 1998
Guadalupe Arts Center; San Antonio, TX - January - February 2000
University of Arkansas –Little Rock AR - Oct. 1- Nov. 5, 2003
Galeria Luis Nishizawa – ENAP-UNAM, Mexico City - March – May 2004
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX - Nov. 2004 – Jan. 2005
La Paz, Baja California, Mexico (travel exhibit with Dr. George Rivera) - March 2005
Julia C. Butridge Gallery at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin TX - May 2004




HONORS:

Waco Art Center; Waco, TX
Central Texas Arts Competition Co-Winner January 1990

Crescent Gallery; Dallas, TX
Texas Fine Arts Association Juror's Choice Award
November 1986

Dallas Visual Art Center; Dallas, TX
Critics' Choice Show Critics' Choice Award Winner
September 1985



LECTURES:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, Ark
Gallery Talk
September 14, 2001

University of Dallas; Richardson, TX
Gallery Talk
October 14, 1998

Richland College; Dallas, TX
Gallery Talk
September 17, 1998

Mountain View College; Dallas, T
X Gallery Talk
January 21, 1998

North Lake College; Irving, TX
Gallery Talk
October 1994



RESIDENCIES:

Coronado Studios; Austin, TX
Serie Project
May 2002

Coronado Studios; Austin, TX
Serie Project
May 26 - May 31, 1997



CATALOGUES:

20 X 500 Views from a Dallas Warehouse, 1998



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

August 18,2004,Dallas Morning News,”Dalliances of Desire” Cidnee Patrick Gallery,Janet Kutner

ArtLies Fall 2002, Fort Worth Review, Cabeza Grande: Steve Cruz Gallery 414, Reviewed by Janet Tyson

September 12, 2002 "Fort Worth Biannual", Fort Worth Weekly, Anthony Mariani

October 5, 2002 "Expressive Characters Inhabit Cabeza Grande", Fort Worth Star Telegram, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

September 27, 2002 Racial Profiling Color Reproduction, Dallas Morning News Guide, Mike Daniel

September 5-11, 2002, Night and Day Calendar, Dallas Observer, Annabelle Massey Helber

August 19, 2001 "The Fuzzy Naked Truth", Arkansas Democratic Gazette, Werner Trieschmann

March 31, 2001 "Gallery Watch", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kendra McCown

March 13, 2001, "Art Smart", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Andrew Marton, Art Critic

December 8, 2000 "Good Heaven/Bad Heaven" Quick Sketch, The Dallas Morning News, Mike Daniel

February/March 2000 "Pop Codex at the Bridge", The Bridge, Daniela Medeiros Epstein

April 27, 1999 Art Review, The Dallas Morning News, Janet Kutner

April 22-28, 1999 "Univsion", The Dallas Observer, Christina Rees

November 22, 1997 Art Review, The Dallas Morning News, Charles Dee Mitchell

Fall 1995, "Imagenes Contemporaneo", CIRCA The Texas-Based Journal of Contemporary Art, Anthony W. Lee

April/May 1995 "Big Steve Sez", Beyond Magazine, Rosemary Meza



COMMUNITY ART PROGRAMS

Neighborhood Touring Program Residency Artist; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, 2000 – 2006

City of Dallas, Parks and Recreation Dept. Afterschool Art Programs 2000 – 2006



PUBLIC ARTS PROJECT

City of Dallas-Fire Station #39 Sculpture, 2007 -2008

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