Otis Jones
b. 1946



1946
Born in Galveston, Texas
EDUCATION
1972
M.F.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
1969-70
Graduate Studies - Montana State University, Bozeman Montana
1969
B.F.A., Kansas State University at Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Kansas
AWARDS
2002
Artist in Residence – Southside Artist Residency, Dallas, Texas
1982
National Endowment for the Arts - Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
TEACHING
1998
Artist led tour. Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
1997
Guest Artist. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1993-97
Associate Professor. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
1992
Visiting Assistant Professor. University of Texas at Arlington
1983
Guest Lecturer. University of North Texas, Denton, TX
1974-77
Instructor. University of Texas at Austin
1972-74
Instructor. Texas Christian University
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
2006
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2004
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
2002
Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2001
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
1997
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
1996
McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1995
University of Texas at San Antonio, Satellite Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
1992
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
1990
Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
1984
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
1983
Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, TX McIntosh/Drysdale, Houston, TX
1981
Watson/Willour & Company, Houston, TX
1979
DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
1977
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1973
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1972
University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, OK
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Visceral Integrity, et al Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2012
TX Geometrics Showcase: Contemporary Galleries At the Madi. Dallas, TX
2011
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth,
Dallas Art Fair, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Dallas Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
Collections Cultures and Collaborations: Inspirations from the Neiman Marcus Collection, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX
2010
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009
Drawing In, CADD Art Lab, Dallas, TX
2008
CADD ArtFair 2008, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Delineation, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2007
CADD ArtFair 2007, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006
Texas Paint Part II: Out of Abstraction, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2005
Parings: Artists’ selections from the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
A Friend in Deed, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Polishing our Silver, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX (Curated by Richard Brettell)
Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004
Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, TX (Catalogue essay by Michael Ennis and Richard Brettell)
Surface, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Thirty-Two by Thirty-Two, Gerarld Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
2002
Real Things, Four Walls, Fort Worth, TX
In the Abstract, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Wall Power, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX (Catalogue essay by Bill Davenport, Curator Joan Davidow)
New Acquisitions: The Michael G. Grainger Collection, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
2001
Living and Working in Texas I & II, Park Central, Dallas, TX (curator: Marie Park/Catalogue)
2000
Art 2000, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX (Juror, Bruce Guenther)
Summer Pleasures, William Campbell Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX
Primitive Sources, African: Yoruba, Dogon, Nok, Sokoto, Bura, Katsina, 20th Century: La Noue, Gottlieb, Jones, Motherwell, Hayakawa, DeCredico, Robert McClain & Co., Houston, TX
1999
Three Texas Artists: Otis Jones/Naomi Schlinke/Sandria Hu, Robert McClain & Co., Houston, TX
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2000, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil Place, Houston, TX
Art Santa Fe, William Campbell Gallery, Fort Worth, TX and Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Inc., Santa Fe, NM
Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Inc., Santa Fe, NM
Summer Stock, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
1998
Here and Now, William Campbell Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
1997
Abstraction: Painting/Sculpture, Robert McClain & Co., Houston, TX
Assistance League of Houston, Cullen Center, Houston, TX Juror's Award (Juror: David Ross, Director, Whitney Museum)
1996
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
1995
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Otis Jones/Bill Noland, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC
Uncommon Objects, Kathleen Sheilds, Albuquerque, NM
1994
New Works Fellowships: Northern Telecom, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Texas Axis: 4 Artist Exploring Space, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Surface Pleasures: Tracy Harris/Otis Jones, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1993
Summer Stock, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Darkness-Light: Twentieth Century Works from Texas Collections, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX (Curator: Liz Ward/Catalogue)
1991
The Passionate Eye, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX (Curators: Diana Block, Joan Davidow, Jim Edwards, and Patricia Johnson)
Color on Form, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
33rd Invitational, Longview, Museum & Arts Center, Longview, TX
1991
The State I'm In: Texas Art, Work from the Permanent Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (Curator, Dr. Annegreth T. Nill)
Rodney Carswell, Otis Jones, Susan Linnell, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
1990
New Acquisitions, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX (Juror: Ned Rifkin)
1989
Otis Jones/Nic Nicosia: New Work/Real Pictures, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX The Illusive Surface/Painting in Three Dimensions, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM (Curator: Kathleen Sheilds/Catalogue)
Off the Wall, Cultural Activities Center, Temple, TX
Constructures: New Perimetrics in Abstract Painting, Nora Haime Gallery, New York, NY (Curator: Peter Frank/ Catalogue)
1982
Sam Gummelt, Otis Jones, Gael Stack, Gallery Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA Invitational II, David James, Otis Jones, Ursula Schneider, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1981
Three Dimensional Paintings, Watson/de Nagy & Company, Houston, TX
4 Painters: Jones, Smith, Stack, Utterback, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (Curators: Linda L. Cathcart and Marti Mayo/ Catalogue)
The Broken Surface, Bennington College, VT (Traveled to: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA)
Five from Texas: Jones, Pervin, Robertson, Roth, and Russell, 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas, TX (Curator: Marti Mayo)
New Options in Sculpture, Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX
National Works on Paper Invitational, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nachogdoches, TX
1980
New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (Curator: Marcia Tucker/ Catalogue)
Response, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX (Curator: Ned Rifkin)
1977
Made in Texas, Archer M. Hunnington Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Curator: Becky Duvall Reese/Catalogue)
Group Show, Watson/ de Nagy & Company, Houston, TX
Invitational Exhibition, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Four Austin Painters, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
The Southwest Tarrant County Annual, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1976
Paperworks, Watson/de Nagy & Company, Houston, TX
Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX (Catalogue)
Recent Work on Paper: Three Artists, Ine Apers Gallery, Austin, TX
1975
Four Texas Painters, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1974
Southwest Fine Arts Biennial, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
1973
10th Monroe National Annual, Masur Museum of Fine Art, Monroe, LA
35th Annual Exhibition for Artists of Tarrant County and Fort Worth Art Association, The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (Catalogue)
1972
Recent Trends in Painting, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
1971
41st Annual 10-State Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO (Catalogue)
First Contemporary International, Jon Morehead Gallery, Chico, CA
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
A.H.Belo Corporation, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York, New York
Rosewood Corporation, Dallas, Texas
GTE, Irving, Texas
American Airlines, Fort Worth, Texas
Compaq Corporation, Houston, Texas
Gerald Hines Development, Houston, Texas
The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
Luminant Worldwide Corporation, Dallas, Texas
Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, Texas
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Simek, Lucia DHome Magazine: Art Issue, March April issue 2012
Collections Cultures and Collaborations: Inspirations from the Neiman Marcus Collection, University of North Texas Art Gallery (exhibition catalogue) 2011.
Holland, Nicole M, Give Me Five, Dallas Observer, April 1 2010.
Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, 2010, p. 191-195.
Mattingly, June, Special “Eye” to Watch,  moderndallas.net , April 2010.
Waller, Margo, THE Magazine DFW, September Issue, 2009 p. 33.
Anspon, Catherine D, Artnotes, Papercity Dallas, September 2009.
Mendoza, Manny, THE Magazine DFW, April Issue, 2009.
Kostelny, Laura, Portraits of the Artists, D Magazine, April Issue 2009. p. 46.
Kostelny, Laura, Portraits of the Artists, D Home Magazine, March-April Issue 2009. p. 101.
Zotos, John, Dallas Report: A Contemporary Art Destination: TEXAS SEEN, NY ARTS Magazine, July-August Issue, 2008.
Zotos, John, Circles, Squares, Objects?, NY ARTS Magazine, September-October Issue, 2006.
Kutner, Janet, Rapport Report: eight artists play off selections from the DMA, The Dallas Morning News, May 25, 2005, p. 14E.
Daniel, Mike, Otis Jones at William Campbell, The Dallas Morning News, The Guide, February 20, 2004, p. 56.
Helber, Annabelle, Elevating Abstraction, Dallas Observer, Feb 12-18, 2004, p. 50.
New American Paintings, No. 42, The Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, p. 82-85, (Michael Auping, Curator, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX)
Tyson, Janet, Otis Jones Paintings and Drawings, Artlies, Summer 2001, p. 66.
Bartosek, Nancy, Otis Jones displays his geometric progression, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Life & Arts, March 10, 2001, p. 5F.
Marton, Andrew, If it's an Otis Jones, you'll know, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Star Time, Feb. 16, 2001, p. 23.
Twardy, Chuck, Maximizing the Minimal, The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, 16 June 1995, p. 20.
Dougherty, Linda Johnson, Explorations in Abstractions, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, North Carolina, 22 June 1995, p. 22.
City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sightings: Bill Noland and Otis Jones, 2 June - 12 August 1995.
Mitchell, Charles Dee, Gallery's 'Link' Showcases Texas Talent, The Dallas Morning News, 18 June 1995, sec. C, p.6.
Ashe, Bill, Otis Jones: A True Texas Minimalist, The Shorthorn-University of Texas at Arlington, 20 April 1995.
Kutner, Janet, Artists Recycle Discards for Varied Effects, The Dallas Morning News, 4 December 1994.
Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, Texas Axis, 26 August - 29 October, 1994. Curator: Joan Davidow.
Mitchell, Charles Dee, Area Art Exhibits are Worth the Trip, The Dallas Morning News, 17 September 1994.
Tyson, Janet, The eyes of Axis: Arlington Exhibit Gives Viewer's Vision Room to Roam, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 13 September 1994. Knudsen, Paul, Arlington Click, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 6 September 1994.
Tyson, Janet, How to Take Up Space Creatively, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 26 August 1994.
Shermakaye, Bass, A Room With Four Views, The Dallas Morning News, 26 August 1994.
Lindsay, Pamela, Exhibit's Format gives Texas Artist Freedom to Explore Spatial Ideas, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 25 August 1994.
Graze, Sue, Otis Jones, CRCA, The University of Texas at Arlington, 23 January - 14 February 1993.
Harris, Al F., Centralizing the Sensual Experience of Looking, CRCA, The University of Texas at Arlington, 23 January- 14 February 1993.
Tyson, Janet, Dueling Exhibitions, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 4 September 1992, sec. G, p. 5.
Mitchell, Charles Dee, Theaters of the Abstract, The Dallas Morning News, 16 September 1992.
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, The Passionate Eye: What Texas Artists Collect, February - 1 March 1992. Curator: Diana Block, Director, University of North Texas Gallery.
Szilagyi, Pete, One Man's Clutter..., The Austin American Statesman, February, 1992.
Johnson, Jennifer, Artists Collect on Their Creativity, The Daily Texan, 17 February 1992, p. 10.
Mitchell, Charles Dee, Bluebonnets and All, The Dallas Observer, 29 August 1991, p. 19.
Kutner, Janet, State of the Art: DMA's Texas Exhibit Covers a Lot of Territory, but Omissions are Many, The Dallas Morning News, 25 September 1990, pp. 5C & 10C.
Shields, Kathleen, Reviews: Otis Jones at Barry Whistler, Art in America, 79(4) (April 1991): 172-73.
Kutner, Janet, At the Edge of Local Art 'Metroplex' Show Makes the Best of a Tight Fit, The Dallas Morning News, 25 September 1990, pp. 5C & 10C.
Kutner, Janet, A Cut Above, The Dallas Morning News, 20 June 1990, pp. 1C & 8C.
Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, Woodwork, 12 May - 15 July 1990. Curator: June Mattingly.
Tyson, Janet, Galleries Display Visual, Emotional Variety in Open-House Exhibits, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 23 September 1989, sec. 4, p. 3.
Kutner, Janet, A Fine Pair of Artists: Nicosia's Photos, Jones' Paintings Compliment Each Other, The Dallas Morning News, 19 September 1989, sec. C.
The Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, The Elusive Surface: Painting in Three Dimensions, 22 January - 19 March 1989. Foreword by Ellen Landis. Essay and Artist Notes by Kathleen Shields.
Ballatore, Sandy, Exhibit Celebrates Vitality of Art, Albuquerque Journal, (January 1989): 1 & G7.
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY, Constructures: New Perimetrics in Abstract Painting, 6 February - 2 March 1985. Introduction by Peter Frank.
Thistlethwaite, Mark, Otis Jones, Artspace, 7(4) (Fall 1983): 32-33.
The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Focus: Otis Jones, 16 April - 29 May 1983. Essay by David Ryan.
Marvel, Bill, Critics Choice, Dallas Times Herald Weekend, 22 April 1983, p. 16.
Kutner, Janet, Seductive Artwork, The Dallas Morning News, 20 May 1983, pp. C1 & C10.
Lowe, Ron, FWAM Has Saved the Best for Last in Focus Series, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 26 April 1983.
Green, Roger, Vision: The World of Art, The Times Picayune, 26 September 1982, sec. 3, p. 6.
Russell, John, Critics Choices: Art, The New York Times, The Guide, 25 July 1982, p. G3.
Kalil, Susie, Reviews: Houston, Four Painters at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Art in America 70(4) (April 1982): 144-45.
Crossley, Mimi, Four Poetic Painters, The Houston Post, 18 October 1981, p. 12A.
Johnson, Patricia, Paintings From the Inside, The Houston Chronicle, 18 October 1981.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, 4 Painters: Jones, Smith, Stack, Utterback, 10 October - 29 November 1981. Introduction by Linda Cathcart andMarti Mayo. Essay Otis Jones by Marti Mayo.
Kalil, Susie, Planes in Space and Planes in Surface, Artweek, 7 March 1981, p. 3.
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, Response, 9 February - 23 March 1980. Essay Otis Jones: Marks and Remarks by Ned Rifkin.
Johnson, Patricia, 3-Dimensional Exhibit Varied, Innovative, The Houston Chronicle, 28 September 1981.
Kutner, Janet, Exposition Displays New Spirit, The Dallas Morning News, 5 June 1981.
Crossley, Mimi, Work of Various Artists, The Houston Post, 20 February 1981, p. 16E.
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 New Orleans Triennial, 3 October - 16 November 1980. Introduction by William A. Fagaly. Juror's essay by Marcia Tucker.
Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University Art Museum, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Made in Texas, 20 May - 26 August 1979.
Rifkin, Ned, Otis Jones, Art Voices South, September/ October 1978, p. 20.
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, Richardson/Jones/Traverso/Provisor, 8 January - 6 February 1977.
Moser, Charlotte, Reviews, Houston, Art News, 75(8) (October 1976): 96-8.
Denton, Jon, 'Quirky' Qualifies at State Fair Show, The Oklahoma City Times, 20 September 1976.
Crossley, Mimi, Art: 'Paperworks', The Houston Post, 12 August 1976, p. 5C.
Moser, Charlotte, Texas Artists Display Weakness for Paper, Houston Chronicle, 11 August 1976, sec. 2, p. 6.
The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 35th Annual Exhibition for Artists of Tarrant County and Members of the Fort Worth Art Association, 22 May - 24 June 1973. Juror's essay by Jane Livingston.

 
     
 
   
 
 
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