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BORN:                          San Antonio, Texas                                                                                                                                     1942
RESIDES:                    Houston, Texas                                                                                                                                            1971                
EDUCATION:              The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas - B.F.A.                                                                       1961 -1964
                                       The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California M.F.A.                                                 1968 -1970
TEACHING:                 Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas                                                        1971 -1998
DOCUMENTARIES:  Thirty minute documentary awarded by Houston’s National Educational
                                       Television Station (Channel 8, KUHT) entitled, Actual Yardage Gained                                              1976
                                       Twenty minute film in conjunction with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 
                                         exhibition entitled  Studio                                                                                                                          1977
                                       One hour documentary by Professor Jay McHale, Associate Professor of 
                                       English, Salem State College, Salem, MA entitled Kerouac Commemorative
Dedication               1988
                                       Eleven minute documentary by Houston’s Public Television Station (Channel 8, KUHT)
                                         entitled  Sculpture on the Green                                                                                                               1994

Jack Kerouac Commemorative, Eastern Canal Park, Lowell, Massachusetts                                    1988
                                      Emett F. Lowry Commemorative, Texas City, Texas                                                                                1990
                                      Time Line
, Bush Intercontinental Airport, “Terminal E”, Houston, Texas                                                  2005
                                      Kinkaid School Centennial Sculpture, Kinkaid School, Houston, Texas                                                2005

Justice for All?: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty, M2 Gallery, Houston, Texas
   Fifth Annual Sculptors Dominion Invitational 2007, Outdoor Gallery and Sculpture
                                                      Garden Exhibit, Large to Monumental Scale Sculpture, San Antonio, Texas
                                                  Metal Art, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri  63301
                                                  2007 Waco National Outdoor Sculpture Invitational
, Waco, Texa
                                                  Texas Uprising 2007, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Sunset Station,
                                                    San Antonio, Texas
                                                  Sculpture Invasion
, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College,
                                                    Des Plaines, Illinois
                                                  2007 Texas Sculpture Symposium, Texas State University, San Marcos, Tx
2006: A Southern Presence, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky
                                                  Justice for All?: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty
, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas
Fourth Annual Sculptors Dominion Invitational 2006, Outdoor Gallery and Sculpture
                                                  Garden Exhibit, Large to Monumental Scale Sculpture, San Antonio, Texas
                                                  Miniature Art, 22 Annual Exhibition,
Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, PA
2005: Third Annual Sculptors Dominion Invitational 2005, Outdoor Gallery and Sculpture
                                                  Garden Exhibit, Large to Monumental Scale Sculpture, San Antonio, Texas
                                                  Navy Pier Walk 2005
, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
2004: Texas Uprising, Indoor & Outdoor Sculpture, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
 and Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas
                                                   Second Annual Sculptors Dominion Invitational 2004, Outdoor Gallery and Sculpture
                                                   Garden Exhibit, Large to Monumental Scale Sculpture, San Antonio, Texas
38th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus   
                                                     Christi, Texas
2003: Avenue Community Development Corporation Seventh Annual Art on the Avenue,
 Winter Street Art Space, Houston, Texas
                                                 38 for XXXIII, Reliant Energy Plaza, Houston, Texas
 Pier Walk Maquette Exhibition, Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Synthesis, Richard Stout and Ben Woitena, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas
                                                 Pier Walk 2002, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
                                                 North Carolina Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Greensboro, North Carolina
Pier Walk Maquette Exhibition, Southwestern Illinois University, William and Florence  
                                                   Schmidt Art Center, Illinois
Texas Best! Sculptors on Sculpture, 2000 Lecture Series, January 24, 2001, Umlauf 
                                                   Sculpture Garden and Museum, Austin
Pier Walk 2000 Maquette Exhibition, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois                              
Ben Woitena, Sculpture and Drawings, San Antonio College, Visual Arts Center Gallery,        
                                                   San Antonio, Texas
Robert Tiemann, Paintings and Ben Woitena, Sculpture and Drawings, Joan Grona Gallery, 
                                                   San Antonio, Texas     
Pier Walk 2001, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
The 41st Annual Invitational Awards, Sculpture, Longview Museum of Fine Arts,    
                                                  Longview, Texas
2000: Pier Walk 2000 Maquette Exhibition, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois
                                                Texas A & M University Art in Public Places Program organized by the Arts Council of
                                                  Brazos Valley, City of Bryan Municipal Building, Bryan, Texas
34th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus    
                                                  Christi, Texas
Journey: Sculpture 2000, Large out door sculpture exhibition conceived and curated by
                                                  Ben Woitena to coincide with the 18th International Sculpture Conference, Houston
Sculpture 2000, sponsored by the International Sculpture Conference, Houston, Texas
Pier Walk 2000, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
Life & Death: Sculpture Court, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas
Go Figure, Houston Sculpture 2000, Group exhibition of area sculptors, Louisiana Place
 Houston, Texas
                                                Oakton Community College exhibition of large scale sculpture entitled Around Midnight,
 Des Plaines, Illinois
BIBLIOGRAPHY:                John DeFore, “A public sculptor’s intimate side”, San Antonio Current, ArtSpace, p. 15,  
                                                   March 15-21, 2001, (photograph)
                                                 The Art Center of Waco, Altered States, catalogue, Waco, Texas, September, 1998
                                                 Little, Carol Morris, A Comprehensive Guide To Outdoor Sculpture In Texas, pp. 25, 29-30,                 
                                                  43, 54, 117, 278-279, 302, 402,447, Austin, University of Texas Press, 1996. (photograph)
                                                Grabel, Naomi, Editor, “Cast: Marble Sculptor, Ben Woitena,” Houston Performances, Arts   
And Theatre Magazine, p.15, October, 1992.
                                                Wilson, Michael, Editor, Danton’s Death, book, Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas, 1992.
                                                Hickey, Dave, Free-lance writer/art critic, “Outdoor Sculpture Looking at Art in Public Places          
‘Ben Woitena-Dos Equis,’ “ Abilene Fifth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition and
Retrospective, catalogue, June 1986. (photograph)
                                                Schjedahl, Peter, “Art and Money in the City of Future-Think,” Houston City Magazine,   
                                                  pp. 46 & 56, February, 1980. (photograph)
                                                Reese, Becky Duval, Curator, Made in Texas, catalogue, Archer M. Huntington Gallery,
                                                  University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, August, 1979. (photograph)    
                                                Smith, Roberta, “Twelve Days of Texas”, Art In America, pp. 42-48 July/August, 1976. 
COLLECTIONS:                  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
                                                San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
                                                City of Houston, Memorial Park, Houston, Texas
                                                Trammell Crow Company, Irving, Texas
                                                The Woodlands Corporation, The Woodlands, Texas
                                                City of Abilene, Civic Center Grounds, Abilene, Texas
                                                Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
                                                Museum of the Southeast, Beaumont, Texas
                                                Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
                                                Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas
                                                City of Houston, Terminal “E”, Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
                                                Kinkaid School, Houston, Texas