Melinda Buie

Artist Statement

Melinda Buie was born and raised in

East Texas. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, Buie moved to New York where she currently lives and works.

She has worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gluckman Mayner Architects, and The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, which offers grants to individual visual artists.

Occupying a studio in Port Chester, NY, Buie has exhibited her work in NY, CT, NJ, VA, NC, AZ, CA, TX, London, Berlin and Italy. Her work consists of large scale oil paintings of cows from her family’s farm in East Texas, portraits of men and women, and an architectural series, including bridges, underpasses and buildings.


EDUCATION University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, BFA, BA 1999
Study Abroad art history program in Italy, August 1998

SELECTED Melinda Buie & Amy Evans, May 2 – June 12, 2024
EXHIBTIONS & Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
Chair of Hope Project, August 3 – September 15, 2022
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Amagansett, NY

Melinda Buie, B. Shawn Cox & Jon Stahly, May 6 – June 12, 2022
Commerce Gallery, Lockhart, TX

Larchmont Arts on the Avenues, April 2 – 30, 2022
The Grange, Larchmont, NY

Melinda Buie: New Works, November 20 – December 28, 2021
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Melinda Buie: Mural Installation, August 2019
21st & Pearl Street, West Campus, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Melinda Buie: New Works, December 17 – December 25, 2018
168 Irving Avenue, Port Chester, NY

Melinda Buie: New Works, September 23– October 28, 2017
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Revisions & Repetitions, Melinda Buie, Deborah Holcombe & Stepanka Horalkova
March 16, 2017– June 16, 2017, Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, NY

Melinda Buie: New Works, March 4, 2015 – May 6, 2015
Kaufman Arcade Building, Garment Center, New York, NY

International Palagio, August 31, 2013 – September 22, 2013
Il Palagio, Musei Civici, Comune di Pescia, Italy

Affordable Art, May 4 – May 24, 2013
Spacewomb Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Melinda Buie & Matt Duffin, December 1, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Melinda Buie: Group Show, September 29 – October 21, 2012
Temporary Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Small Works Show, August 3, 2012
Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Melinda Buie: New Paintings, July 11 – September 15, 2012
Schaefer Landing, Brooklyn, NY

Melinda Buie: Texas Longhorns, October 6- November 15, 2011
Port Authority Bus Terminal, North Wing, New York, NY

Small Works 2011, September 2- 14, 2011
Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

Refresh, August 13- October 13, 2011
Paula Davis Gallery, Longview, TX

Dodransbicentennial, March 3- April 3, 2011
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Melinda Buie, Cow Paintings, February 5- April 6, 2011
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Fashion Center BID, Window Installation, December 18- February 11, 2011
Fashion Center, New York, NY

Inaugural Group Show, October 2- January 28, 2011
Paula Davis Gallery, Longview, TX

Melinda Buie: New Bull, October 3- 10, 2009
Bering & James Gallery, Houston, TX

Zoo of Eight, August 1- September 5, 2009
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Celebrating East Texas Artists, July 19- August 23, 2008
Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX

Melinda Buie: New Paintings, May- July 2008
Black & Blue Steakhouse, London, England

Here Is New York: Remembering 9/11, September 11- December 31, 2007
New York Historical Society, New York, NY

Metaphor: Investigating Identity Through Space September 6- October 18, 2007
Art Gotham, New York, NY

Melinda Buie, Beings, Buildings & Bovines April 28- May 11, 2007
Boyd Level, New York, NY

A Show of Heads, November 2-26, 2006
Limner Gallery – Hudson, NY

Face Value 2005 October 27-November 26, 2005
Associated Artists of Winston Salem – Winston Salem, NC

16th National Juried Show June 28-July 15, 2005
Viridian Artists – New York, NY

56th Annual Art of the Northeast May 3-June 10, 2005
Silvermine Art Center – New Canaan, CT

Melinda Buie, Paintings from Ravenswood Farm January 15-22, 2005
Gallery Lombardi – Austin, TX

Unframed First Look July 28-August 6, 2004
Sean Kelly Gallery – New York, NY

Melinda Buie, Holy Cow November 2003
Seventh Street Gallery – New York, NY

12th National Juried Show May 2003
Marcella Geltman Gallery, Art Center of Northern New Jersey
New Milford, NJ, Honorable Mention