About Me  


Fidencio Duran tells visual stories that honor the history of his family and community.  Duran's artwork appears in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.  One of his most prominent works, The Visit, graces the length of the ticket counter at Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  Duran has the distinction of being the only artist to receive all three Dallas Museum of Art Awards to Artists. 

A recent series combines landscapes, nature, and found objects as metaphors for our human need for community and shelter.  They espouse the value of living in close relation to the earth.

Fidencio Duran

Heaven and Earth, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX, 2013

Para La Familia:  Paintings by Ricardo Hernandez and Fidencio Duran, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, 2013

Fidencio Duran Paintings


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COMMISSIONS(selected)                                                                                                                              El Centro, Austin Community College, The Role and History of Education in east Austin neighborhoods Govalle, Riverside, Montopolis, and Del Valle, Riverside campus, Austin, TX,            2011

University of Houston Permanent Collection, Strength in caring, Center for Students with DisAbilities, Houston, TX                                                                                                         2004

South Texas Independent School District, The Last Haven, Biblioteca Las Americas, Mercedes, TX

                                                                                                             2000
Art in Public Places Program, The Visit, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, TX

                                                                                                             1999

Art in Public Places Program,Comite Patriota, Diez y Seis, Cinco de Mayo, Zaragoza Recreation Center,

Austin, TX                                                                                              1996



SOLO EXHIBITS (selected)

Tree of Life, Gay Fay Kelly/Prizer Gallery, Austin, TX                                  2014

A Painted Memory:  The Art of Fidencio Duran, Nave Museum,Victoria, TX, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin,TX, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, Museo Latino, Omaha, NE, Mesquite Art Center, Mesquite, TX                                                                                                          2005-2007

Family/Community:  Fidencio Duran, Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, TX      1994


GROUP EXHIBITS (selected)

Texas Aesthetics X, William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Gallery, Houston, TX ,         2016

Estamos Aqui, curated by:  Brad Cushman, Crisp Museum, Southeast Missouri State Univ., Oklahoma City Community College,                                                                                2016

John E. Conner Museum, Texas A&M Univ-Kingsville                                   2015

Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI Shafer Gallery,Great Bend, KS          2014


Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX

                                                                                                              2015
Nuestras Historias:  Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Art Collection, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL                                                                                              2014


COLLECTIONS(selected)

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

Austin Contemporary, Austin, TX

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Grace Museum, Abilene, TX


PUBLICATIONS(selected)

Sunday Afternoon, Alexandra Landeros, Latino magazine, Spring    2014

Duran pinta historia local, Liliana Valenzuela, Ahora Si,                  2011

Enmascarados, Alvaro Ibarra, Fluent Collaborative, December        2008

"More than memories", Ben Bamsey, Artworks, Winter                   2007                                            good mix, visiones from post modern Aztlan, Roberta Fallon,

Philadelphia Weekly                                                                               2004



AWARDS

Austin Arts Hall of Fame, Austin Critics Table                                 2015

Artist in Residency Program fellowship, Santa Fe Art Institute,

Santa Fe, NM                                                                             2012

Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX                    1996

Arch M.Kimbrough Fund Award, Dallas Museum of Art,

Dallas, TX                                                                                   1990

Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award, Dallas

Museum of Art, Dallas, TX                                                            1983



EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts(studio), University of Texas at Austin, Spring, 1984