This fall, the Visual Arts Alliance continues a tradition of bringing individual artists and collectors into the studios of working artists in the Houston area. Michael Roque Collins is an artist recognized for producing some of the most profoundly affecting figurative Post Symbolist paintings seen today in Contemporary art.
Join VAA at his studio, 2825 Saint Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, for a tour and first look at his newest body of work. Collins' painting work has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of 13 museums and numerous corporations.
He was born in Houston, Texas, in 1955 and maintains his primary studio in this Gulf Coast city, with wife, Gayle. His works are primarily represented by LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Collins has held many university teaching positions and is currently the Senior Director of the Visual Arts Department, at Houston Baptist University, where he is also Artist-in-Residence in Painting, Professor of Art and focuses on teaching in the MFA program. [Organizer's description]