Born on October 26.
Moves with his family to Brownsville, Texas.
Enrolls at the University of Houston, where he will earn a fine arts degree four years later.
Moves to New York after being accepted into the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Meets Joel Shapiro, Sigmar Polke, and Blinky Palermo.
Holds his first solo exhibition, at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.
Exhibits at Galerie Dezember in Düsseldorf. Creates his first “plate paintings” and begins to use fragmentation in his work.
Holds two solo exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery in New York.