Willie BaronetWillie Baronet painting

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Willie Baronet is an artist, professor and life/business coach living in Dallas, TX. In 2011 he graduated with an MFA in Arts & Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas. His work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including the 15th Annual “No Dead Artists” at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA, “INVASIONEN/ INVASIONS” at the Galerie Carolyn Heinz in Hamburg, Germany, and the “500XPO 2012” at 500X in Dallas. Willie has also had a solo show called “HOME?” at the Hal Samples Gallery in Dallas as well as several interventionist art performances titled “We are all homeless.” He is currently a member of the art collectives “In Cooperation With Muscle Nation” and “CircleWerk.”

Willie is the former owner of GroupBaronet (now MasonBaronet), an advertising design firm in Dallas. His design and advertising work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA Graphic Design Annual, New York Art Directors Annual, The One Show, Print Casebooks, Annual Report Trends, The Type Directors Club Annual and Annual Report Design: A Historical Retrospective 1510-1990, organized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design.

Willie is currently teaching at the SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute as a Visiting Executive-in-Residence. He’s taught in the past at TCU, Syracuse University, Texas A&M Commerce, and Brookhaven Community College. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.