Emmanuel Gillespie

P.O. Box 231

Addison, TX 75001



M.A. Art Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA, (Magna Cum Laude). 

B.F.A., Art Department, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, (Magna Cum Laude).

Booker T. Washington: School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas, (Magna Cum Laude).

Professional Experience

The Winston School (Upper School Art Instructor) Dallas, Texas, 2011-current

South Dallas Cultural Center (Art Instructor) Dallas, Texas, 1994-2010

St. Philips School and Community Center (Art Instructor) Dallas, Texas, 1998-2009

Office of Cultural Affairs (Artist in Residence) Dallas, Texas, 1995-2008

Young Audience of Greater Dallas (Artist) Dallas, Texas, 1998-2003

Kimbell Art Museum (Workshops) Fort Worth, Texas, 1997

Dallas Museum of Art (Workshops and Art Instructor) Dallas, Texas, 1994

Curatorial Work

African American Museum (Curator) Dallas, Texas, 2008-2011

Meyerson Symphony Center (Curator) AAF, Dallas, Texas, 2007-2009

The Gregg County historical museum (Curator) Gregg County, Texas, 2009

African American Museum (Assistant Curator of collection) Dallas, Texas, 1993-1997

South Side on Lamar (Curator of show) Dallas, Texas, 2004, 2005 and 2006 

Janette Kennedy Gallery (Curator of show) Dallas, Texas, 2007

Selected Exhibitions (*Solo Shows)


Identified, a selective retrospective exhibition, OC3 Gallery, Dallas, Texas. 


COLLECTIVE, OC3 Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


MP, series Arthello Beck Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


MP, series, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, Pennsylvania 


COLLECTIVE, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

Cedar Valley College, Printmaking Show, Lancaster, Texas


WORKS, Arthello Beck Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

RECENT WORKS, Adam Hats Lofts, Dallas, Texas.

GEMS 2, African American Museum, Dallas, Texas.


JAZZ SERIES, Andelon Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

JAZZ SERIES, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


RECENT WORKS, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


JAZZ SERIES, Local Color Gallery, Arlington, Texas.


LIFE, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas.


Dallas Community TV Gallery Exhibition, Dallas, Texas.

AUGUST, Onasile Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Invitational Art Exhibition, Anemia Foundation, Dallas, Texas.


AUGUST, Onasile Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

CARAVAN OF DREAMS, Invitational Installation Art, Fort Worth, Texas. 

WORKS, Academy of Art, Dallas, Texas.


Irving Art Center, Irving, Texas.1993

SELECT WORKS, Ann Taylor Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas.1987

WORKS, Ice House Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Public Art

ERNIE BANKS STATUE in Dallas, 2018

BEXAR CORRIDOR, City of Dallas, Texas, 2014.

MUSIC AND IMAGINATION, House of Blues Community Project, Dallas, Texas, 2010.

DART, Train Station, Martin Luther King Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 2008.

SANKOFA, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas, 2007.

DART, Rail Station, J.B. Jackson, Dallas, Texas, 2005.

MURAL, Playground, Martin Luther King School, Dallas, Texas, 2004.

MURAL, Warren United Day Care, Dallas, Texas, 2002.

MURAL, "Malcolm," Malcolm Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 2001.

MURAL, North Texas Food Bank, Dallas, Texas, 2001.

MURAL, American Airline, Dallas, Texas, 2000.

MURAL, B.F. Darell Elementary, Dallas, Texas, 1999.

MURAL, Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, 1998.

MURAL, Temporary mural, African American Museum, Dallas, Texas, 1996-1997.

MURAL, McNair Elementary, Dallas, Texas, 1995.

MURAL, Adelle Turner Elementary, Dallas, Texas, 1994.

MURAL, K.B. Polk Elementary, Dallas, Texas, 1993.

MURAL, Exline Recreation Center, Dallas, Texas, 1993.

MURAL, Temporary mural, Trammel Crow Company, Dallas, Texas, 1984.

Awards and Honors

HONOR SOCIETY, Phi Kappa Phi, University of North Texas

HONOR, Tau Sigma Society, University of North Texas

AWARD, David C. Driskell Artist and Young Scholar Award, 2010.

GRANT, Seagram's Gin Artist in Residence Grant, Dallas, Texas, 1998-1999.

AWARD, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts.

AWARD, Arts Alliance, Selected Artists Award, Texas.

PUBLICATION AWARD, Who's Who in America.

Lectures/Public Speaking Engagements

Public Speaking, "Art and Performance Art," The Velvet E, Dallas, Texas, 1998.

Lecture, "Art and Careers," Daniel Chappie James Middle School, Dallas, Texas, 1997.

Lecture, "Art and Appraisal," Dr. Pepper Cooperation, Dallas, Texas, 1996.

Lecture, "Art and Appraisal," Drug Enforcement Administration, Dallas, Texas, 1994

Interviews and Publications 

“Ernie Banks”, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 2018

“Ernie Banks”, CBS Channel 11, Dallas, Texas, 2018

“Ernie Banks”, NBC Channel 5, Dallas, Texas, 2018

“Ernie Banks”, D-Magazine, Dallas, Texas, 2018

"Music and Imagination," Art and Seek, KERA, Dallas, Texas, 2010.

"The Green Line," Dart Interview, You Tube, Dallas, Texas, 2010.

"Dart in Motion: Telling the Story in Iron and Stone," Magazine, Dallas, Texas, 2005.

"Erykah Badu: The First Lady of Neo-Soul," Book by Joel Mclever, 2002.

"Nommo," Collaborative CD, Volume One, 1998.

"On the Record," Interview, KERA,Channel 13, Dallas, Texas, 1998.

"Onyx," DFW's Magazine, Dallas, Texas, 1997.

"The New Groove," Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 1997.

"The Family of America," Book by Michael Cottman, 1996.