Resume

Exhibitions (*Solo Shows)

2014

TEX-OAX-OAX-TEX, Art Department of U.A.B.J.O, Oaxaca, Mexico. Curator Arnoldo Dámaso. Invitational.

2013

HOUSTON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. Curator Zoya Tommy. Invitational.

THE GUN SHOW, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curator Jim Hatchet. Open call.

IN-DEPTH, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curator Jim Hatchet. Curated Invitational Sister Show of the Texas Biennial.

HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE, Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by The Orange Show. Open call.

MOVEMENT, Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire, Texas. Curators Lucinda Cobley, Lisa Qualls, and June Woest. Invitational.

FLICKERING, FLEETING, AND FAST, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Curator James Ciosek. Invitational collaborative performance with Catherine Kleinhans.

COUNTERCLOCKWISE, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Curator James Ciosek. Invitational collaborative performance with Continuum.

ROTATIONAL AESTHETICS, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Curator James Ciosek. Invitational collaborative performance with Emily Sloan.

*HUMAN HAMSTER WHEEL, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Curators Lawndale Programming Committee. Solo Show.

*CONSTRUCTED CHAOS, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curator Gus Kopriva. Solo show.

2012

San-Ta-Art, PG Contemporary Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curators Lisa Ortiz and Zoya Tommy. Invitational.

*HUMAN HAMSTER WHEEL, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Curators Lawndale Programming Committee. Solo Show.

GOD, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curator Jim Hatchett. Open call.

*CONSTRUCTED CHAOS, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curator Gus Kopriva. Solo show.

2011

*CONSTRUCTED CHAOS, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curator Gus Kopriva. Solo show.

RECONSTRUCTION, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curator Jim Hatchett. Open call.

SOLID SUBSTANCE, G-Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curator Catherine Anspon. Juried.

GAMBOL SALON SHOW, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas. Curator Jennie Ash. Invitational.

WINTER ’11 JURIED EXHIBITION, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Curator Nina Makepeace. Juried.

AIRPORT SHOW, Austin Airport, Austin, Texas. Curator Matt Coldwell. Juried.

3RD. COAST NATIONAL, K-Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas. Curator Tony Magar. Juried.

DEATH STAR CONFERENCE, Mini Many Residency, Skydive, Houston, Texas. Curator Jonatan Lopez. Invitational.

ART OF PRIDE, Betz Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curator Lori Betz. Invitational.

SALON DE REFUSES, M Squared, Houston, Texas. Curator Emily Sloan. Open call.

ART CAR CENTRAL, ART CAR EXHIBITION, The Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas. Curated by Ann Harithas. Invitational.

HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE, Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by The Orange Show. Open call.

ART CAR SNEAK PEEK, Discovery Green, Sponsored by the City of Houston. Open call.

THE ART CAR BALL, The Orange Show, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by the Orange Show. Open call.

THE FUTURE IS NOW, Skydive, The Future Is Now, Houston, Texas. Curators Sasha Dela and Nancy Doutey. Invitational.

3D, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Curator Debra Kendrick. Invitational.

2010

GLOWORAMA, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by Art Cars of Houston. Invitational.

YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL WHEN I LOST YOU, HCC Northline Campus Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curator Jonatan Lopez. Invitational.

ALL BOARDED UP, M Squared Gallery, Houston, Texas. Open call Surfrider Foundation benefit.

GOOD GULF, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curated by Jim Hatchett. Open call.

OPEN DOOR SERIES: WINTER 2010 JURIED EXHIBITION, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Juror Dr. Jane Chin Davidson. Juried.

THE BIG SHOW, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. Curated by Paul Middendorf. Juried.

THE MID JUNE SWOON, Home of James and Jessica Ciosek, Houston Heights, Texas. Curated by Rolando Reyna. Invitational.

ART CAR CENTRAL, ART CAR EXHIBITION, The Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas. Curated by Ann Harithas. Invitational.

HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE, Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by The Orange Show. Open call.

ART CAR SNEAK PEEK, Discovery Green, Sponsored by the City of Houston. Open call.

THE ART CAR BALL, The Orange Show, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by the Orange Show. Open call.

GUUS KEMP STUDIO SHOW, Home and Studio of Guus Kemp, Houston, Texas. Curated by Guus Kemp. Invitational.

2009

PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOS, BOATS, AND BIKES, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curated by Jim Hatchett. Open call.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM- ARTISTS RESPOND TO HURRICANE IKE, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Juror George Bowes. Invitational and Juried.

ENTER THE WOODS, Green House Gallery, Houston, Texas. Curated by Jonatan Lopez. Invitational.

2008

WINTER ’08 JURIED EXHIBITION, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Curated by Debra Kendrick. Juried.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, Texas. Benefit.

TEXAS GREEN SHOW, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curated by Noah Edmundson and Jim Hatchett. Open call.

MADE FROM IKE, Fresh Arts, Houston, Texas. Open call.

2007

ART CRAWL 15, Mercenary Artists’ Warehouse, Houston, Texas. Open studio.

THE WAR SHOW, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. Curated by Noah Edmundson. Open call.

2006

PROPAGANDA, Pearl, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Sean Stevens. Invitational.

OPEN EXHIBITION, Pearl, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Sean Stevens. Open call.

2005

DAYTON ART HOP, Vue, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Chris Cochran. Invitational.

*BROWNFIELD FLOWERS, The Cochran Gallery, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Chris Cochran. Solo show.

OPEN EXHIBITION, Pearl, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Sean Stevens. Open call.

TSUNAMI BENEFIT, Pearl, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Sean Stevens. Benefit.

2004

*ARTIST DEBUT JAMES CIOSEK, Caffeine Gallery, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Steven Brite. Solo show.

 

Commissions

Mr. MacGregor’s Community Garden, Dayton, Ohio. Funded by a grant from the City of Dayton and Five Rivers Organization for Community, 2003.

Innumerable artisanal custom pieces, architectural and decorative to individuals and businesses, 1999-present.

 

Private Collections

Art Alexis Melvin
Anne and Peter Brown
Paul and Nancy Johnson
Viet Hoang
Bryan and Anne Wells
Guus Kemp
Dr. Michael Remson
Larry Walters
Van MacFarland

 

Press

Carina Pérez García, “Detona Tex-Oax un diálogo multicultural entre Oaxaca y Texas, “ Noticiasnet.mx, April 6, 2014, http://noticiasnet.mx/portal/oaxaca/cultura/artes/203539-detona-tex-oax-un-dialogo-multicultural-entre-oaxaca-y-texas

Robert Boyd, “Houston’s Favorite Art From 2012,” The Great God Pan Is Dead, January 9, 2013, http://www.thegreatgodpanisdead.com/2013/01/houstons-favorite-art-from-2012.html

Robert Boyd, “Going Nowhere, Fast,” The Great God Pan Is Dead, December 14, 2012, http://www.thegreatgodpanisdead.com/2012/12/going-nowhere-fast.html

Glasstire, “Schedule for the Lawndale/Glasstire Barfly Series at the TX Contemporary Art Fair,” Glasstire, October 19, 2012, http://glasstire.com/2012/10/19/schedule-for-the-lawndaleglasstire-barfly-series/

Robert Boyd, “Post-Industrial Pagan Megaliths,” The Great God Pan Is Dead, January 12, 2012, http://thegreatgodpanisdead.blogspot.com/2012/01/post-industrial-pagan-megaliths.html

Delmonte Films, Art Car the Movie, November, 2011.

James Ciosek, “School of Latitudes at labotanica ,” Blog, August , 2010, http://labotanica.org/latitudes/?author=11
http://labotanica.org/latitudes/?author=5

“These Cars Driven to Win, Show- Art Car Parade Winners Take Prizes,” Houston Chronicle, May 9, 2010, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6997548.html

Ford Atkinson, “Hurricane Ike Debris Formed Into Art,” Fox 26 News, September 10, 2009, http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/entertainment/090910_hurricane_ike_debris_art_exhibit

Elink, “Washed Out and Brought Back,” Greenopolis, accessed October, 2009, http://greenopolis.com/goblog/elink/washed-out-and-brought-back

Greenhouse Gallery, “New Exhibit and New Artists at Greenhouse Gallery: ‘Enter the Woods’,” PR.com, May 20, 2009, http://www.pr.com/press-release/153001

Julia Ramey, “Art of War,” Houston Press, September 27, 2007.

Michelle Reinhold, “In the Spotlight: Mr. McGregor’s Garden,” The Cultivator, Winter 2004.

Emily Star Sepik, “Urban Renewal, Gardening Program Fosters Community,” Impact Weekly, March 6, 2003.

 

Awards

Windgate Visiting Established Artist Fellowship, URBAN GLASS, Brooklyn, New York, Jurors- Staff, Artists, and Funders, 2013.

Proposal Acceptance, LAWNDALE ART CENTER, Houston, Texas. Curator Lawndale Programming Committee, 2012.

Second Place Art Car, HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE, Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Juried by the three regents from Texas state universities, 2011.

Juror’s Choice, OPEN DOOR SERIES: WINTER 2010 EXHIBITION, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Juror Dr. Jane Chin Davidson, 2010

Artist in Residence, SCHOOL OF LATITUDES #1, labotanica, Houston, Texas, Selection Committee: Elia Arce, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Jamal Cyrus, and Zoya Tommy, 2010.

Second Place Art Car, HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE, Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Juried by Ann Harithas, Paul Kittelson, and others, 2010.

Juror’s Choice, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM- ARTISTS RESPOND TO HURRICANE IKE, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas. Juror George Bowes, 2009.

 

Lectures/Public Speaking Engagements

Artist’s Talk, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas, 2013.

Artist’s Talk, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas, 2012.

Lawndale/Glasstire Barfly Series, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, Texas, 2012.

Space City Art Bikes, Roberts Elementary School, Houston, Texas, 2012.

Space City Art Bikes, Roberts Elementary School, Houston, Texas, 2011.

Artist’s Talk, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas, 2010.

Space City Art Bikes, Sun Blossom Mountain Apartments, Houston, Texas, 2010.

Closing Reception, labotanica School of Latitudes, Houston, Texas, 2010

The Big Slide Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas, 2010.

Artist’s Talk, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, Texas, 2009.

Artist’s Talk, Mr. McGregor’s Community Garden, Dayton, Ohio, 2004.

 

Education

One Month Private Instruction in Neon, David Ablon at Brooklyn Glass, Brooklyn, New York, 2013.

Blacksmithing Certificate, Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil, Troy, Ohio, 1998

One Year Apprenticeship in Mold Making, Flickinger Glassworks, Brooklyn, New York, 1994.

New York University, New York, New York, B.S. Mass Communications, cum laude, 1993.