Mac Whitney

Mac Whitney was born in Manhattan, Kansas on August 3.1936. He attended the College of Emporia in his native state for one year. He completed his undergraduate studies at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, earning the BA Degree in 1958. Over the next several years, Mac Whitney invented and built various equipment and machinery items, farmed, worked in a boiler factory, and did graduate work at Kansas University (1961) and at Kansas State Teachers College (1966). In 1967-1968, he earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Kansas University.

During the 1968-1969 academic year, Whitney was an art instructor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, He moved to Texas in 1969 and now maintains a studio near Ovilla, Texas. In 1979, Mac Whitney was awarded a commission by the City of Houston to build a large-scale sculpture funded by grants by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Whitney was awarded an individual artist grant by the NEA in 1979.



One-Person Exhibitions


The Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1995

Harris Gallery. Houston, Texas, 1994

Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 1992

Leedy Voulkos Gallerie, Kansas City, Missouri, 1991

Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1991

Lensky & Schob Gallery. Berlin, 1989

Lew Allen/Butler Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1989

Dome Gallery, New York, New York, 1988

LTV Center Pavilion, Dallas, Texas, 1986



Selected Group Exhibitions


Kristy Scubbbs Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 1995

Lensky & Schob Gallery. Berlin, 1994

Large Scale Sculpture, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo. Texas, 1993

A Century of Sculpture in Texas, Huntington Gallery, Univ of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1989

Texas Berlin Art Exchange, Amerika Haus, Berlin, 1986

Outdoor Sculpture by Texas Artists, Luguna Gloria Art Museum, 1986

The Sculpture Center, New York, New York, 1983

Great Plains Outdoor Sculpture, Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981

Large Scale Sculpture, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington. D.C., 1980





Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

The Witte Memorial Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

The Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas

University of North Texas Museum, Denton, Texas