Born:   1945; Mineral Wells, TX


            B.S. Art Education, Texas Tech University, 1968

            University of Colorado at Denver

            University of Denver

            Southern Methodist University

Current Employment:

            Studio artist  (1968 - Present)

            Private instruction classes  (1979 - Present)

Previous Employment:

            O’Donnell Foundation, Advanced Placement:

                            Instructor, various workshops  (2000-2008)

                            Juror, Young Masters (2005 & 06,2009 & 10)

            The Guildhall at SMU, Adjunct Professor (2004)

            Dallas Museum of Art; Instructor for Gateway Gallery Adult Classes:

                            “Drawing from the Collections”  (1993-2001)

            Taos Summer Workshops  (1995- 2001)

            Brookhaven College; Fine Arts; Dallas, TX: Adjunct Faculty  (1980-1997)

            University of Texas @ Dallas; Fine Arts: Drawing Instructor  (1987-1990)

            Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Dallas, TX:

                            Drawing Instructor  (1987-1990)

            Brookhaven College and West London Institute Summer Abroad Program:

                            London, England; Instructor  (1989)

            University of Texas @ Austin, Zoology: Artist III  (1974-1978)

            University of Texas @ Austin, Astronomy: Cartographic Tech II (1972-1973)

Academic Research:    

            Originated seminar for Brookhaven College credit curriculum (1992-1996)  

                    The Nude in the Art of Western Civilization

            Series of nine books in progress, titled:  

                     Naked or Nude?  The Nude in the Art of Western Civilization

            Book in progress, titled: Exposed! Artist’s Nude Self-Portraits

Museum Tours:  Artist-guided tours concentrating on artworks of the nude in collections

            London (2019)

            Paris (2001)

            Florence and Rome (2000)

            London (1999)

            New York City (1998)

Solo Exhibitions:

        2016 WaterTower Theatre; Addison, TX

        2014 WAAS Gallery; Dallas, TX

        1989  MSC Gallery; Texas A&M University; College Station, TX

        1989  Adams-Middleton Galley, Dallas, TX

        1984  Capricorn Galleries; Bethesda, MD

        1983  Sol del Rio; San Antonio, TX

        1982-87  DW Gallery; Dallas, TX

Selected Exhibits and Lectures:


      Ellen Soderquist and Her Students; Goldmark Cultural Center, Dallas, TX


     Ageless Passion (curated by Susan Lecky); The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX


     Drawing Invitational: Enrique Fernandez Cervantes, Jefferson Muncy, Brad Ford Smith, and Ellen                     Soderquist; Goldmark Cultural Center, Richardson TX


        On Being Human; Valley House Gallery, Dallas TX


        Soderquist & Huckaby; TAG @ Trinity Christian Academy, Dallas, TX


        4th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition; Shirley-Reece-Hughes, juror; Artspace 111; Ft. Worth, TX

        Drawing Room, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX


        Au Naturel 10th Annual International Competition; Lisa Harris, juror; Clatsop Community    

           College Art Center Gallery; Astoria, OR

            and Cash Award to teach a Gesture Drawing Workshop at Clatsop College  

         Sexy Laundry; Stage West, lobby artist; Ft. Worth, TX


        Why Is It So Hard To Get Up; WAAS Gallery @ NRG Recording Studios; Los Angeles, CA


        Au Naturel 8th Annual International Competition; Charles Froelick, juror; Clatsop  Community    

          College Art Center Gallery; Astoria, OR

             and Cash Award to teach a Gesture Drawing Workshop at Clatsop College


        Works by Women, Curated by a Man, (Tracy Hicks, curator) 414 Gallery,

            Ft. Worth, TX


        Figurative Expressions, Collin County Community Distrtict College, Plano, TX


        Red Hot Red Dot, invitational for Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

        Masquerade, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

        Artist’s Talk: “Olympia: Variations on a Theme” for Topics II, Dallas, TX

        Visiting Artist, slide lecture and student interviews @ Baylor University, Waco, TX


        Up Close and Personal, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

             and Artist’s Talk: “Artist’s Nude Self-Portraits”


        20 x 500X; 500X, Dallas, TX

            and Tour:  Richland College; Dallas, TX; Art Center of Waco; Waco, TX

        Body & Soul, 2nd Annual Exhibit; State Street Gallery, Dallas, TX

            and Artist’s Talk: “The Pygmalion Syndrome”


        Drawing; Cedar Valley College; Cedar Valley, TX


        Currents in American Art; The Art Center; Waco, TX

        The Question of the Body; Brookhaven College; Dallas, TX

        The Women’s Museum; curated by Judy DeSanders; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

        Open House; Broadway Gallery; Addison, TX


        Showing Off the DCCCD- Art Faculty; Dallas Visual Art Center; Dallas, TX

        The Figure; Kevin Curry, curator; 501-B Hickory Street Annex; Dallas, TX

        Twenty-Third Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Ruth Beesch, juror;

            Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR


        Jennivine’s; Dallas, TX

        Messina’s; Dallas, TX

        Cafe Brazil; Dallas, TX

        Hats Off! EASL Auction; Trammel Crow Pavilion; Dallas, TX

        Exquisite Corpse Auction for DARE; The MAC; Dallas, TX


        Tempus Fugit; Edith Baker Gallery; Dallas, TX

        Dare: A to Z; Bath House Cultural Center; Dallas, TX

        Dallas Museum of Art - Artist’s Noon Lecture; Dallas, TX

        EASL Coloring Book


        Twentieth Anniversary Exhibit; Joe Kagle, curator; The Art Center; Waco, TX


        Soderquist & Stein; Jim Bagwell & Associates; Dallas, TX


        Counter Signals; Kevin Curry, curator; 501-B Hickory Street Annex; Dallas, TX


        The Figure; Townsend Wolfe, curator; Arkansas Arts Center; Little Rock, AR


        The Self-Portrait; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

        Art In the Metroplex; John Neff, juror; Texas Christian University; Ft Worth, TX


        19th Annual Exhibit; Charlotta Kotik, juror; Arkansas Arts Center; Little Rock, AR


        Women of the Big State: Current Art; Lisa Phillips, juror; Women & Their Work;

            Austin, TX (State Tour)


        Syracuse Scholar/Everson Museum of Art Drawing National; Clement Greenberg,

            Nancy Hoffman, & John Perreault, jurors; Syracuse University (National Tour)


        Seven Artists; Frumkin & Struve; Chicago, IL


                1987  Drawings of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry for the stained glass  

                           windows at The Meddlesome Moth, Dallas, TX

                           (Previously at The Hard Rock Cafe; Dallas, TX)

DVDs:     2004    The Art of Gesture Drawing, Love of Art Productions, Dallas, TX

Grants:    1982    National Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artist Grant, Drawing


George & Natalie Lee, Dallas TX

Tim & Nancy Hanley, Dallas TX

John J. Reoch, Jr., Dallas, TX

Jeremy & Lila Stewart, Dallas TX

John & Carol Holden, Dallas TX

Jeff & Barbara Adelglass, Dallas, TX

Kathy Aken, Dallas, TX

Jules & Amy Monier, Dallas TX

Bala Shagrithaya, Dallas TX

Jim & Gail Davitt, Dallas TX

Bram & Sue Flynn, Dallas TX

Leonard & Kayla Hoffman, Dallas TX

Jim & Bonnie Powers, Colorado Springs CO

Temple Shipley, Dallas TX

Carl & Leah Stewart, Dallas TX

Tommy & Nancy Shultz, Dallas, TX

Stephen Thompson, Frisco, TX

     Joel & Wendy Holiner, Dallas TX

Paul Scott, Dallas TX

Jimmy Younger, Houston TX

Issac Tigrett, New York City NY

Sally Bonnett, Dallas, TX

Bob Butler & Sonny Burt, Dallas TX

George & Sydney Perutz, Dallas TX

Dan & Billie Krausse, Dallas TX


Arkansas Arts Center, North Little Rock AR

Petroleum Club, Houston TX

Ritz Carlton, Dallas TX

Philip Morris Corporate Collection, New York City NY

and other collections in

Texas, California, Maryland, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, & Florida


As an artist, Ellen Soderquist creates intelligent and sensuous graphite drawings of the nude human body. As a teacher of life drawing, she advocates that her students learn the role of the nude in the history of art and that they communicate their ideas about humanity through their work. As a lecturer and an author, she delves into the past to bring the complex relevance of the unclothed human body to the consciousness of contemporary culture.

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