David Aylsworth
b. 1966



Born
1966, Tiffin, Ohio
Lives and works in Houston, TX
EDUCATION
1989-1991
Artist in Residence (Core Fellow), Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1989
B.F.A. Kent State University, Kent, OH
AWARDS
2005
Individual Artist Grant, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, TX
2000
First Prize, The Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2000
1995
First Award, The Big Show, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX, catalogue
1992
Purchase Award, Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Exhibition, Alexandria, LA, Included in permanent collection, catalogue
Merit Award, Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Exhibition, Alexandria, LA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
That Thing that Makes Vines Prefer to Cling, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008
David Aylsworth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
David Aylsworth, Ellen Noël Art Museum, Odessa, TX
2007
David Aylsworth, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2006
David Aylsworth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004
David Aylsworth, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2003
David Aylsworth: Recent Paintings, Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2001
So Elsa Maxwellish, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, travelling to  Texas A&M/Commerce, Commerce, TX, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
1999
The Difference Between Narrative and Portrait, Inman Gallery, Houston TX
1998
Paintings, S.M.U. School of Engineering and Applied Science, Houston, TX
1997
Show Tunes, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
1994
Recent Paintings, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
1993
In The Viewing Room: Drawings, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
1992
Recent Paintings, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
1989
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Gallery Two, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Fresh Tracks; an Abstract Dialogue, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
2010
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009
Serious Play, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
2008
Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
PROBABLY, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
CADD ArtFair 2008, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2007
Introductions North, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
Amistad, Museo de Naciones, Lima, Peru
Amistad, Museo de Arte Moderno del Perú, Trujillo
Camp Marfa, Marfa, TX
CADD ArtFair 2007, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006
Texas 100: Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX (catalogue)
The Legacy Continues 1997-2006, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (catalogue)
2005
Inaugural Exhibition, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2002
Hard Core, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Petcentric, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Labyrinths, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
2001
The Armory Show, Inman Gallery, New York, NY
Art Chicago 2001, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Our Crowd Collects, Jewish Community Center, Temple Beth Israel, curated by Clint Willour
2000
Meat Market Art Fair, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Art Chicago 2000, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL,
First Blush: New Painting in Houston, The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, NY
The Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2000, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
1999
X.C.X.L: eXquisite Corpse eXtra Large, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Size Matters, GAle GAtes et al., Brooklyn, NY, curated by Mike Weiss
Five Artists: New Work Diverseworks, Houston, TX (catalogue, essay by Walter Hopps)
1998
The Texas Show, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
Organic Produce, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
41st Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
New Work: Gallery Artists, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Lemonade, Wells Fargo Plaza Lobby Gallery, Houston, TX
1997
New Work: Gallery Artists, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Buttered Side Up, Koffler Gallery, North York, Ontario, Canada (catalogue)
1997
Critics’ Choice, Dallas Visual Arts Center, Jurors: Charles Dee Mitchell and Suzanne Weaver, catalogue
Spring Sampler: Three Houston Galleries, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Sally Sprout
12th Annual Festival Exhibition, Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, Contemporary Arts Center Forth Worth, Juror: Charles Wylie
1996
Buttered Side Up, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, curated by Giles Lyon
Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Schoharie, NY: Juror Allan Hacklin, Chair, Department of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY
Color! Form. Mark.: A Selection of Houston Abstract Paintings curated by Sally Sprout, BP Gallery, Houston, TX
David Aylsworth, Donald Baechler, Carroll Dunham, Paul Francis Forsythe, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (essay by Bill Davenport)
Buttered Side Up, three person exhibition, Arlington Museum of Art, TX
Texas Art ‘96, Cullen Center, Houston, TX sponsored by the Assistance League, : Juror Jock Reynolds
The Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, The University of Houston, Houston, TX, Curated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Mary Miss and Luis Jimenez
Proof Of Love, Invitational Exhibition, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX organized by Alison de Lima Greene and DIFFA
Texas Modern and Post Modern: From the Collection of The Museum Of Fine Arts Houston, Curated by Alison de Lima Greene, Houston, TX
1995
The Big Show, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX: Juror Paul Schimmel, chief curator, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (cash award)
Confluence 1995, 23rd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Hill County Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX: Juror Peter Doroshenko, (cash award)
1994
Buttered Side Up, three person exhibition, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX; catalogue
New Painting, Museum of Agenda and Transgression, Dallas, TX
Texas Art Celebration '94, sponsored by the Assistance League of Houston, Cullen Center, Houston, TX; Juror Ned Rifkin
Exquisite Corpse, invitational exhibit, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
1993
Texas Biennial Exhibition, sponsored by DARE, juried by Chris Cowden, Al Harris, Benito Huerta and Marti Mayo, Texas State Fairground, Dallas, TX
For Members Only, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Art in Motion, group exhibition, Deutser Gallery, The Jewish Community Center of Houston, Houston, TX
1992
The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; Juror, Annegreth Nil
Group Exhibition, Riverway Bank Lobby, Houston, TX
Small Works, group exhibition, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Exhibition, First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, LA; Juror, Gael Stack
Inaugural Exhibition, group show, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
1991
Core Fellows Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, catalogue
1990
David Aylsworth, Giles Lyon & Kristin Musgnug, Treebeard's Gallery, Houston, TX
Core Fellows Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, catalogue
1989
Group Show, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Group Show, Gallery One, Kent State University, Kent, OH
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Museum of Southeast Texas; Beaumont, TX
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
PUBLICATIONS
2012
The State of the Art: Contemporary Artists in Texas, e-book by June Mattingly
2001
David Aylsworth: So Elsa Maxwellish-Paintings 1991-2001, Exh catalogue 32p
1999
David Aylsworth: The Difference Between Narrative and Portrait, Exhibition catalogue, interview
5 Artists: New Work, exhibition catalogue, essay by Walter Hopps
1997
Showtunes: Paintings and Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue, with essay by Anthony H. Branstein
Buttered Side Up, exhibition catalogue, essay by Karen Emenheiser
1996
Paintings and Works on Paper: David Aylsworth, Donald Baechler, Carroll Dunham, Paul Francis Forsythe, exhibition catalogue, with essay by Bill Davenport
1994
Buttered Side Up, exhibition catalogue, with essays by Bernard Brunon and Edward Albee
1993
80 Artists: Texas Biennial Exhibition 1993, exhibition catalogue
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Hooper, Rachel, “What the White Hides, It Also Reveals: David Aylsworth at Inman Gallery”, Glasstire (Texas Visual Art), June 15, 2012
Breeding, Lucinda, “A Look forward and South”, Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton Time Section (cover illustration), July 5, 2007, pp. 8-9
Kusner, Daniel, “Brushing Up”, Dallas Voice, January Issue 2006
Brookover, Tim. “Big Pictures”, OutSmart, November 2004, pp.34-35
Johnson, Patricia, “’Perspectives 25’ is all about changes”, Houston Chronicle, October 23, 2004
Peacock, Leslie, “Texas to Jamaica”, Arkansas Times, January 25, 2002 p. 27
Rice, Maylon, “Canvases for Cole: Texas artist’s abstract work inspired by jazz.” Northwest Arkansas Times, February 15, 2002 p. 5
Anspon, Catherine, “David Aylsworth: So Elsa Maxwellish”, Artlies, Fall 2001, pp. 71-72
Anspon, Catherine, “10 Year Anniversary Exhibition”, Artlies, Fall 2000, pp. 102-103
Colpitt, Frances, “Space City Takes Off”, Art in America, October 2000, pp. 68, 75.
Prisant, Carol, "Curator’s Choice", House Beautiful, November 1997, p. 127-131 (reproduction)
Lunde, Paige, "Albee’s Seescape: Interview with Edward Albee", Artlies, Spring 1997, p. 4
Lavatelli, Mark, "Retinal Pleasures", Artvoice, Oct. 16-22, 1996
Huntington, Richard, "Visual Pleasure", The Buffalo News, Oct. 11, 1996
"Creamy Colors of Butter", Artifax, Arlington Museum of Art, Summer 1996, p2
Rankin, Jennifer, "If It’s Yellow, It’s Good Enough For Them", Arlington Morning News, April 12, 1996, p. 1B (reproduction)
Kutner, Janet, "Three Texas Abstractionists Strut Their Stuff", The Dallas Morning News, April 12, 1996, p. 63
Tyson, Janet, "A Toast to Abstract Art", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 12, 1996, p. 28
"Art Exhibit is the Toast of Two Towns", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 5-11, 1996, ARL 2
Austin, John, "Buttered Side Up: Trio of Artists Agree Life is Better", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 5, 1996, p. 1 (reproduction)
"Buttered Side Up at the Artlington Museum of Art", Gallery Guide, April, 1996 p. SW 29, (photograph)
Battey, Michael, "Sloppy Sophistication", Public News, Issue #715, April 17, 1996, p. 10 (reproduction)
Allen, Mark, "Buttered Side Up", Artlies, Vol. 4, December-January, p. 18-19
Van der Lee, Jana, "David Aylsworth", i.e. magazine, No. 10 Spring 1994 p.47, photograph
Emenhiser, Karen, "Coming together: The Biennial exhibit proves Texas art has survived hard times", Dallas Observer, Dec. 2-8, 1993
Lightman, Victoria, "Collector’s Profile: At Home With Art", Museum and Arts Magazine, June 1993
Wong, Teresa "Profile: Inman Gallery", Museum and Arts Magazine, Dec. 1992
Houston Metropolitan, August, 1992 p. 79 (reproduction)
Museum & Arts Houston, July, 1992 p.41 (reproduction)
Chadwick Susan, "Summer Images, abstract pieces shine at galleries", Houston Post, August 4, 1992 p. E2/E8
Houston Post, August 30, 1992 p H 15, (photograph)

 
     
 
   
 
 
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