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Riley Holloway

Riley Holloway

Born in Los Angeles, Holloway relocated to Arlington, Texas at a young age. Growing up, he developed an early interest in art while learning from his mother, herself an artist. Holloway’s work primarily consist of portraiture (oil painting) and mixed medium. In his works you can see influences of Jean Michel Basquiat, Alphonse Mucha, and Norman Rockwell. Holloway pays homage to the artist listed by way of Rockwell’s composition, Mucha’s posters, and the spontaneous nature of Basquiat. In 2007 Holloway attended the Art Institute of Dallas, majoring in Motion Graphics. After his studies at the Art Institute of Dallas, Holloway enrolled into the Florence Academy of Art’s month long portrait workshop. Through mentorship from local artist Holloway learned how to better communicate through his art and the study of the human form became a beneficial tool to bettering that communication. In 2013 Holloway was given the opportunity to participate in the residency program at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas, located in the Arts District. Through the program Holloway was given a suite for his three month stay, studio space, and his first solo exhibit at the Gallery at the Fairmont Dallas. During the residency Holloway’s subject matter became individuals who he had casual conversations with and felt compelled to paint them. Holloway’s exhibit was titled “SHOOK!!!” which is a concept developed during the works created for the residency. SHOOK!!! became a philosophy for Holloway, meaning to take experiences (emotions) and create something useful, something beautiful, something SHOOK!!!. Holloway has gone on to teach several workshops at the Dallas Museum of Art and is currently working on a series of portraits for an upcoming exhibit this November 2013.


Past Exhibits