BIO

b, Mineral Wells, TX, 1945

Bachelor of Science, Art Education
Texas Tech University, 1968
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
Southern Methodist University


Selected Exhibits and Lectures:

2014

Au Naturel 8th Annual International Competition
Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery
Astoria, OR

Cash Award to teach a Gesture Drawing Workshop at Clatsop College

2002:    

Works by Women, Curated by a Man (Tracy Hicks, curator)
414 Gallery 
Ft. Worth, TX

2001:    

Figurative Expressions
Collin County Community Distrtict College
Plano, TX

2000

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

1999

Up Close and Personal
Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Artist’s Talk: “Artist’s Nude Self-Portraits”

1998

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 
Artist’s Talk: “The Pygmalion Syndrome”

1997

Drawing 
Cedar Valley College 
Cedar Valley, TX

1996

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

1995 

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

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

Twenty-Third Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibition 
Ruth Beesch, juror 
Arkansas Arts Center
Little Rock, AR

1994 

Hats Off! EASL Auction
Trammel Crow Pavilion
Dallas, TX

Exquisite Corpse Auction for DARE
The MAC
Dallas, TX

1993

Tempus Fugit
Edith Baker Gallery
Dallas, TX

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

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

1992 

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

1991 

Soderquist & Stein
Jim Bagwell & Associates
Dallas, TX

1990 

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

1989 

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

1988 

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

1987 

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

1986    

Women of the Big State: Current Art
Lisa Phillips, juror 
Women & Their Work
Austin, TX (State Tour)

1985 

Syracuse Scholar/Everson Museum of Art Drawing National 
Clement Greenberg, Nancy Hoffman, & John Perreault, jurors 
Syracuse University (National Tour)

1984 

Seven Artists 
Frumkin & Struve
Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions:

2014
ShadowPlay
WAAS Gallery 
Dallas, TX
June 12 - July 12

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


Collaborations: 

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)

Since 1979, Ellen Soderquist has been a studio artist, a teacher of life drawing and a proponent of the nude in contemporary art. As an artist, Ellen creates intelligent and sensuous graphite drawings of the nude human body. The nude has been a constant in her work since 1972; it is her art form. As a teacher of life drawing, she advocates that her students not only learn the techniques of life drawing but that they also understand the role of the nude in the history of art. As a lecturer and an author, Ellen brings the complex relevance of the unclothed human body to the consciousness of contemporary culture. Ellen has found the study of the nude a fascinating and challenging endeavor. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited nationally and have been banned from locations
in Dallas and Austin. She has also received numerous awards, including a fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Soderquist ’s experience as an artist led her to teaching; and she has taught at museums, universities, colleges, high schools, and in private venues. As a balance to the “how to” of studio classes, Soderquist created a seminar on the history of the nude to stress themes and concepts embodied by the nude. The fourteen topics for the seminar became the basis for the lecture series: Naked or Nude? The Body in the Art of Western Civilization. Through her art, writing, and lecturing, Soderquist continues to address the importance of the nude with those who have an interest in how perceptions of the nude shape the art of a culture.


Academic Research

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

The Nude in the Art of Western Civilization

Naked or Nude?  The Nude in the Art of Western Civilization
Series of nine books in progress

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


Grants   

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

DVDs

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