Dunlap has distinguished himself as an artist, arts commentator and
educator, during a career that has spanned more than three decades.
paintings, sculpture and constructions are included in prestigious
collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran
Gallery of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum, Mobil Corporation, Riggs
Bank, IBM Corporation, Federal Express, The Equitable Collection,
Rogers Ogden Collection, Arkansas Art Center, the United States
State Department, and United States Embassies throughout the world.
has had solo exhibitions at the Corocoran Gallery of Art, National
Academy of Science, Aspen Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary
Art, Museum of Western Virginia, Albany Museum of Art, Cheekwood Fine
Arts Center, Mint Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, Contemporary
Art Center in New Orleans, to name but a few. Panorama of the American
Landscape, his fourteen panel, 112 feet long cyclorama painting depicting
a contemporary view of the Shenandoah Valley in summer and the Antietam
battlefield in winter, was commissioned for the Rotunda Gallery at
the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1985, but since its debut has been
shown in nearly a dozen American museums and art centers, its most
recent venue being the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. In addition,
Reconstructed Recollections and In the Spirit of the Land are also
exhibitions of Mr. Dunlap's work that continue major tours.
Winding River: Contemporary Painting from Vietnam, an exhibition he
co-curated, opened at the Meridian International Center in Washington,
DC during the 1997-98 season and traveled to several American museums.
He also co-curated a counterpoint to that project: Outward Bound:
American Art on the Brink of the 21st Century which opened at the
Meridian International Center as well and is traveling throughout
Southeast Asia. Currently, he is working on another exhibition to
open at the Meridian International Center, that of contemporary Cuban
in his field, Mr. Dunlap has received awards and fellowships from
the Rockefeller Foundation, the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Foundation
for study and travel in Southeast Asia, Warhol Foundation, Virginia
Commission for the Arts, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters,
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art/RJR Nabisco Visual Artists
Award, and the Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
is an inspired speaker and has lectured on art related subjects at
colleges, universities, institutions and professional conferences.
He serves as arts commentator on WETA-TV's cultural round table show,
Dunlap has an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi, and taught
at Appalachian State University in North Carolina (1970-79) and Memphis
State University (1979-80.) He currently maintains studios in McLean,
Virginia; Mathiston, Mississippi and Coral Gables, Florida.
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