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Helen Altman
Cold Road
December 11, 2021 - January 22, 2022
Open House Saturday, December 11, 12-5 pm


Moody Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Helen Altman.  Cold Road marks the artist’s eighth solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view December 11, 2021 - January 22, 2022.  An Open House will be held Saturday, December 11, 12-5 pm.  Masks are required in the gallery during the Open House.  For this exhibition, Altman continues to focus on her fascination with the environment and deep appreciation of the natural world.  A new series of paintings on vintage slate chalkboards will be on view as well as a new series of oak trees painted on paper.  In her images of flora and fauna, Altman often touches on themes of ephemerality, imperfection, and destruction.  

Helen Altman (b. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1958) currently lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. She received her BFA and MA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa as well as her MFA from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.  Altman’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston Airport System, City of Houston, University of Houston, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Art Museum of South Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Federal Reserve Bank, Houston, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.  She has participated in numerous museum exhibitions including solo exhibitions at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Tyler Museum of Art, The Old Jail Art Center, The Grace Museum, Longview Museum of Fine Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.  Her work has also been exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Galveston Arts Center, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York.  Altman is the recipient of a Texas Commission on the Arts Grant, Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and an Engelhard Award.

Moody Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. To make an appointment to view the exhibition, please call or email the gallery at 713-526-9911 or  Helen Altman – Cold Road can also be viewed online at

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