Rodney D. Butler


Rodney D. Butler 5447 Danfield Houston, Texas 77053 (713) 979-6428 RodneyDButler.artist@gmail.com www.rodneydbutlerartist.com

Artist Statement

I am a modern day Renaissance Artist, meaning I draw, paint, cook, do architectural design along with digital art, and photography. Now while my paintings are coming increasingly popular, I’m best known for what I call “Green Metal Art” it’s where I take scraps of metal and / or mechanical parts deemed unusable by most standards and weld them into various artistic shapes, forms, figures and concepts. It's my way of recycling trash into artistic treasures.

Education and Certification

Tuskegee University Tuskegee Institute, Alabama Bachelor of Architecture DECEMBER, 1996 Major: Architecture

The Art Institute of Houston Houston, Texas Associate of Applied Science MARCH, 2000 Major: Computer Animation GPA. 3.5 / 4.0

Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc. Houston, Texas Basic Welding for Beginner JUNE, 2011.

Texas Art Education Association Houston, Texas Visual Art Scholastic Event February, 2017 Certified Juror

Galleries

DuVin Pintor Art Gallery Houston TX, 01/2018 to current Medium: metal sculptures and painting

Harambee Art Galleries Houston TX, 10/2017 to current Medium: painting

Adam and Madam Gallery Bistro Shop Spring TX, 10/2017 to current Medium: metal sculptures and painting

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Galleries

Gallery Baroness Richmond TX, 10/2017 to current Medium: painting

JoMar Visions Houston TX, 10/2016 to 01/2018 Medium: metal sculptures and painting

Exhibits, Festivals and Shows

February, 2018 Gallery Baroness Meet the Artist Richmond TX Medium: Mixed Media

January, 2018 – February 2018 Haram bee Gallery Urban League Exhibit, Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

December, 2017 JoMar Visions, “Art Excellence 2017” Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

November, 2017 Gallery Baroness Meet the Artist Richmond TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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Exhibits, Festivals and Shows

November, 2017 Black Cowboy Museum Richmond TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

October, 2017 Relief Now, Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on paper

October, 2017 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

September, 2017 S.H.A.P.E. Community center Annual African Ball, Houston TX Medium: Metal, Acrylic on Canvas

September, 2017 JoMar Visions, “Black And White” Exhibit, Houston TX Medium: Metal / Acrylic on Canvas

June - August, 2017 Citywide African American Artists Exhibition, Houston TX Medium: Metal

June, 2017 The Hardy & Nance Studios, “Freedom of Expression Art Show”, Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

June, 2017 JoMar Visions, “In Pulsation” Exhibit, Houston TX Medium: Metal / Acrylic on Canvas

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Exhibits, Festivals and Shows

May, 2017 JoMar Visions, “Expose’ XLV” Solo Exhibit, Houston TX Medium: Metal / Acrylic on Canvas

March, 2017 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, Houston TX Medium: Metal

February, 2017 ELYN X Production, Art Mixer Social, Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

February, 2017 JoMar Visions, “All Things Erotic” Exhibit, Houston TX Medium: Metal / Acrylic on Canvas

January, 2017 Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Houston TX Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

November, 2016 Womans Works Donation, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston TX Medium: Metal

October, 2016 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston TX Medium: Metal

September, 2016 JoMar Visions, “80’s Inspiration” Exhibit, Houston TX Medium: Metal

August, 2016 ELYN X Production, Art Mixer Social, Houston TX Medium: Metal

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Exhibits, Festivals and Shows

August, 2016 Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Houston TX Medium: Photography / Digital Art

May, 2016 Chocolate and Art, Houston TX Medium: Metal

April - June, 2016 Bert Long Jr Exhibit, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston TX Medium: Metal

April, 2016 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, Houston TX Medium: Metal

February, 2016 Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Houston TX Medium: Metal

October, 2015 Paragon Fine Art Festivals, Houston TX Medium: Metal

August, 2013 First Saturday Art Market, White Linen Night, Houston TX Medium: Metal

August, 2012 First Saturday Art Market, White Linen Night, Houston TX Medium: Metal

July, 2012 First Saturday Arts Market, Houston TX Medium: Metal

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Publications

September, 2017 Houston Defender, Houston TX http://defendernetwork.com/art-entertainment/ Medium: Metal and Acrylic on Canvas

July, 2017 RED PUBLICATION, Houston TX https://www.facebook.com/redpublication/ Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

June, 2017 Life on the Green, Houston TX Medium: Metal

May, 2016 J-vibe Magazine, Houston TX http://j-vibe.com/rodney-d-butler-houston-green-metal-artist/ Medium: Metal

April, 2016 FM News MD Anderson New letters, Houston TX Medium: Metal

Portfolio furnished upon request

Bio (Short version)

Rodney D. Butler is a native Houstonian. Graduate of James Madison High School where he excelled at art, wood shop and drafting. After graduating from high school, received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tuskegee University and later an Associate degree in Computer Animation at the Art Institute of Houston. While at the Art Institute, Rodney realized that he was an artist at heart. This by the way came as no surprise to those who watched him growing up. Rodney's work has been featured in various local festivals, galleries and museums such as First Saturday Art Festival, Houston Fine Art Festival, The Bayou City Art Festival, Houston Museum of African American Culture Bert Long Jr. Gallery, JoMar Visions, Texas Southern University Museum, The Black Cowboy Museum, Harambee Art Gallery, Adam and Madam’s Gallery Bistro Shop, Gallery Baroness, DuVin Pintor Art Gallery and countless underground art shows.

Bio (Long version)...

Rodney D. Butler is a native Houstonian. While attending James Madison High School he excelled at art, wood shop and drafting. After graduating from high school, he went on to Tuskegee University, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While working for a local architecture firm after graduation, he realized the industry was headed in a 3D direction, so he decided to pursue an Associate degree in Computer Animation at the Art Institute of Houston. While at the Art Institute, Rodney realized that he was an artist at heart, which came to no surprise to those who watched him growing up. Even as a child he was always drawing and building things.

A few years after graduating from the Art Institute, Rodney decided to take a welding class at Leisure Learning. There they taught him the basic techniques of Arc welding, Mig welding and Brazing. Taking these classes reignited the artist in him. He started collecting equipment and scrap metal and created a style of art he calls "Green Metal Art". This style is where he takes scrap metal and various other equipment parts that are unusable, or by normal standards considered junk, and recycle them into art.

A few years after the creation of "Green Metal Art", Rodney attended a couple of painting with a twist classes. He realized he liked painting with acrylics. Whether its traditional brushes of Air Brushing he could put on canvas, paper, wood, etc., his experiences lived, skills learned from architecture school, and art school.

Rodney's work has been featured in various local festivals, galleries and museums such as First Saturday Art Festival, Houston Fine Art Festival, The Bayou City Art Festival, Houston Museum of African American Culture Bert Long Jr. Gallery, JoMar Visions, Texas Southern University Museum, The Black Cowboy Museum, Harambee Art Gallery, Adam and Madam’s Gallery Bistro Shop, Gallery Baroness, DuVin Pintor Art Gallery and countless underground art show