BORN:  Denton, TX  


EDUCATION
      

The Glassell School of Art, MFAH, Painting Diploma, Houston, TX 

Rice University, Bachelor of Music-Viola Performance, Houston, TX

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

 AWARDS AND HONORS

2017     
Winner, "The Big Show 2017," Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; Juror Toby Kamps, former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, and upcoming Director of the Blaffer Art Museum 

2011 
   
Winner, Open Press Studios Western United States Competition (New American Paintings #96);  Juror Cassandra Coblentz, Associate Curator, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

2009    
Summer Studio Residency, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX


2008  
  
Finalist, New Work Bold Artists Series, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX

Runner-up, Open Studios Press Western United States Competition; Juror Andrea Karnes Curator, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


2006
    
Winner, Open Studios Press Western United States Competition (New American Paintings #66); Juror Ian Berry, The Susan Rabinowitz Malloy Curator of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery of Skidmore College


2006
   
Honorable Mention, Open Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL, Nassau Bay, TX
 
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013     "Vintage”, Buchannan Gallery, Galveston, TX (with Tami Merrick)
2009     “The Sky Has No Memory”, Box13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX
2009     “Interstand”, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
2007     “Strange Attractors”, Tart Café, Houston, TX
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
"The Big Show 2017," Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; Juror Toby Kamps, former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, and upcoming Director of the Blaffer Art Museum

"Rørpost Collaboration Project," City Hall, Houston, TX

2016
"Art on the Avenue Juried Exhibition," Winter Street Studios;  Juror Jennie Ash, Visual Arts Director, Art League Houston
"Collector's Club Cycle VI," Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

"Rørpost Collaboration Project," Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

"Rørpost Collaboration Project," Esbjerg, Denmark

2015
"596 Miles," International Women's Foundation, Marfa, TX

"Art on the Avenue Juried Exhibition," Winter Street Studios;  Juror Christine Jelson West, Executive Director Lawndale Arts Center

2014    
"ArtChatter Uncorked," Nos Caves Vin, Houston, TX; curated by Elise Arnoult Miller, Arnoult Fine Art Consulting

Diploma Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, MFAH, Houston, TX

2011   
"Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2012," Houston TX; Juror Robin Clark, Curator of Contemporary Art at San Diego Museum of Art

2009    
“Rock, Scissors, Paper,” Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX; curated by Lisa Qualls, artist

“Prismattak,” Domy-Houston; curated by Lisa Marie Godfrey, artist 

2008    
“The Big Show,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX; Juror Aram Moyashedi, Curator, LA>

“The Empty Box,” Box13 ArtSpace, Houston TX

“eMotion Pictures:  An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art,” Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL; Traveling selections from the San Francisco show made in conjunction with the Exhibition Curator of the Chicago Cultural Center

“eMotion Pictures:  An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art,” San Francisco, CA;  Jurors René de Guzman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, John Killacky, The San Francisco Foundation, and Paul Pratchenko, Painter/Professor, SFSU

“Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2008”; Juror Dr. Kevin Salatino, Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

“Intersections:  A Group Show of Works by the Art Chatter Critique Group,” The Jung Center, Houston, TX

“Red Hot Group Show,” Darke Gallery, Houston, TX

2007    
25thJuried Membership Exhibition,” Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX; Juror Arthur Turner

Geek Art Invitational and Juried Exhibition,” The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, TX;  by invitation, Debra Kendrick, TAACCL Curator

"The Big Show,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX;  Juror Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator, Special Exhibitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

“24th Juried Open Exhibition,” Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX; Juror Polly Hammet

“Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2007,” Houston, TX; Juror Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings, The Whitney Museum, New York NY

2006    
“9 x 12 Works On Paper Show,” Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

“The Big Show,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX; Juror Dominic Molon, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

“Summer Open Juried Exhibition,” TAACCL, Nassau Bay, TX; Juror Eric Michael Jones

“23rd Juried Open Exhibition,” Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX; Juror Sally Sprout, Principal, Sally Sprout Fine Art

2005
   
“The Big Show,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX; Juror Michael Olijnyk, Curator of Exhibitions for The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA

“FACE,” Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
 
PUBLICATIONS

2016
"Anatomy of a Collaboration," ArtHouston magazine, Fall/Winter, Issue 3  

2011
    
"New American Paintings Juried Exhibition in Print, No. 96" 

"rock, scissors, paper", Lisa Qualls 

2009
Capsule Art Reviews, “Prismattak”, Houston Press, March, 11, 2009

2008    
AAOS “Emotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art” project

2006    
“New American Paintings Juried Exhibition-in-Print, No. 66”
 
OTHER

2015-16
Houston Organizer (one of three), Rørpost Collaboration Project (international collaboration between  Houston and Danish artist groups

2014
Instructor, Special Topics in Art Education - Encaustic Painting, MFAH, Houston TX

2006-17
ArtChatter Critique Group Member, Houston TX

2009    
Temporary Part-Time Apprentice Junk Dealer, "Bill’s Junk", CAMH, Houston TX

Box13 ArtSpace Resident Artist, Houston TX

2008-9
Artists Cohort, DiverseWorks/Houston Arts Alliance Professional Development Program

2008    
Box13 ArtSpace Resident Artist/Board Member (Secretary), Houston, TX


COLLECTIONS
International Woman's Foundation, Marfa, TX
Works in private collections throughout the greater Houston, TX area and in Seattle, Washington.

Some work has been exhibited under the name Renate Jones.