Bio
Raymond Uhlir was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1979. He earned his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas – Austin in 2002 and his MFA in Studio Art from the University of California – Santa Barbara in 2010. He has been active in several artistic collectives and had his work exhibited at various galleries and museums across the United States. He currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2012  Future Regions. Visual Arts Center, University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX.
2010  Faith Gay and Raymond Uhlir. D Berman Gallery, Austin, TX.
2009  Relatively Epic. Project 4, Washington, D.C.
2006  Forefathers. Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX.
2005  Hooray for Sanctimony. Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018  Landscapes, Portraits and Still Lives. Dorf, Austin, TX.
2016  Staycation. Mass Gallery, Austin, TX.
2014  Texan American. Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Dallas, TX.
2014  Left Hand First. Beefhaus, Dallas, TX.
2013  Group Show. The Brandon, Houston, TX.
2012  Monster Show 7, Domy, Austin, TX.
2011  Collective Intelligence: Early Human Narratives. Platform, University California- Santa Barbara.
2010  Visible Spectrum. MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Art Museum, University California - Santa Barbara.
2009  Grand Narrative. MFA Candidacy Exhibit, University of California - Santa Barbara.
2009  Texas Biennial. Women and Their Work, Austin, TX.
2009  Show #21: Protagonist. And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX.
2008  New Art in Austin: 20 To Watch. Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
2008  Parachutists are the Loneliest People. The Joanna, Houston, TX.
2008  Twelve. The Ridley Tree Education Center, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
2007  Aqua Art Fair. Project 4, Miami Beach, FL.
2007  Chasing Tales. Project 4, Washington, D.C.
2007  Few, Some, Several, Many, More. Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships
2010  IHC Individual Research Grant, University of California - Santa Barbara 
2010  Special Regents Fellowship, University of California - Santa Barbara 
2010  UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant (Nominated) 
2009  Research Travel Grant, University of California - Santa Barbara
2009  Special Regents Fellowship, University of California - Santa Barbara
2008  Special Regents Fellowship, University of California - Santa Barbara
2001  College of Fine Arts Study in Italy Scholarship, University of Texas – Austin
2000  Marshall F. Wells Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment in the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas – Austin

Artist Talks
2010  Faith Gay and Raymond Uhlir. D Berman Gallery, Austin, TX. July 24th, 2010.
2010  Elastic Images: Recent Developments in Contemporary Painting. UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA. October 6th, 2009.
2008  New Art in Austin. Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX. April 24th, 2008.

Reviews and Publications
​​​​​​​•  Reese, Christina and Brandon Zeck, "Top Five." glasstire.com, May 10, 2018.
•  van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, "Our West Austin Studio Tour picks." sightlines.org, May 5, 2018.
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, "Critic’s Notebook: Six Austin painters exhibit fresh talent." Austin American Statesman, February 18, 2016. {ill.} 
 Rebecca Marino, "STAYCATION at Mass Gallery." conflictofinteresttx.com, February 3, 2016.
•  Wakefield, Harry (ed.), "You Play Beautifully." mocoloco.org, December 31, 2014. {ill.} 
•  Lauren Smart, "5 Art Exhibitions to See This Weekend."www.dallasobserver.com, November 5, 2014.
•  Nakra, Manik, "Monster Show Seven @Domy Books (Austin)." fecalface.com, November, 28, 2012. {ill.} 
 Boehl, Dan. “Faith Gay & Raymond Uhlir at D. Berman Gallery.”www.artlies.org, Issue 66. Summer, 2010. {ill.}
 Faires, Robert. “Texas Biennial 2009 – DIY: Double Wide.” The Austin Chronicle, April 10, 2009, p. 70.
 Mendoza, Manuel. "And/Or Gallery: Raymond Uhlir." artandseek.org, February 2, 2009. {ill.}
 Schultze, Troy. “Clever, Funny and Disturbing.” Houston Press, May 19, 2009. 
 Castillo, Salvador. “That Was Then, This is Now.” The Austin Chronicle, April 11, 2008, p. 44
 Douberly, Amanda. “Raymond Uhlir.” 20 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Austin, TX: Austin Museum of Art, 2008. pp. 46-47. {ill.}
 Fisch, Sarah. “Grip River and Austin Fever.” San Antonio Current, November 12, 2008.
 Johnson, Kirby, Ed. “Ecstatic Calamities.” Nano Fiction, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2008, pp. 29-33 {ill}
 Koper, Rachel. “Warning: Bears Spotted in Austin.” Odic Force Magazine, March-April 2008, pp. 26-28. {ill.}
 Ramanathan, Lavanya. “No Dough? No Problem!” The Washington Post, Saturday, January 5, 2008. p. C12
 Rhodes, Dusti. “Johannaversary: Parachutists Are the Loneliest People.” Houston Press, July 23, 2008.
 Castillo, Salvador. “AC Pick.” The Austin Chronicle November 16, 2007, p. 86
 Riley, Heather. “Artist Survey No.7.” Box Magazine September 2007, pp. 22-29. {ill.}
 Capps, Kriston. “Raymond Uhlir at Deborah Colton.” www.grammarpolice.net, August 18, 2005. {ill.}
 Koper, Rachel. “East, at Ease.” The Austin Chronicle November 17, 2006. p. 38 {ill}
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