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Terrell James

Born in 1955 in Houston, TX



1972-73 School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts,
  Houston, Texas.
1973 Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende,
  Guanajuato, Mexico.
  Print Annex, Ignacio Ramirez Cultural
  Center, Instituto de Belles Artes,
  Universidad de Mexico, San Miguel de Allende,
  Guanajuato, Mexico
  BA Fine Arts, University of the South,
1973-77 Sewanee, Tennessee
  (Graduated Magna Cum Laude with
  departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa)
  School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts,
1978-79 Houston, Texas


Museum and Foundation Collections

Albee Foundation, NY

The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Gifted to Dallas Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, N.C.

Casa Lamm/Televisa Cultural Foundation and Museum, Mexico, D.F.

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

Free International University World Art Collection, Triodos Bank Nederland, Zeist,

The Netherlands

Fundacion Vergel, Cuernavaca and New York

Menil Collection, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Museum of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Norman T. Reynolds, Houston

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Rice University Print Collection, Houston

Portland Art Museum, OR

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, at Cascade Head Experimental Forest, Otis, OR

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

University of St. Thomas, Houston

The Watermill Collection, Water Mill, N.Y.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Selected Public and Private Collections

American Airlines, Dallas

Bering Realty Consulting, Houston

Cisco Systems, Houston

El Paso Energy, Houston

Enron Corporation, Houston

Exxon Chemical, Darien, Connecticut and Houston

Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas

Frito Lay, Plano, TX

Galaxy Macao Resort Hotel, China

Hilton Americas, Houston

Houston Lighting and Power Collection, Houston

Iberia Bank, Houston

Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Dallas and White Plains, NY

Sands Hotel, Macao, China

Southern Crow Music, Inc., Topanga, CA

Southwestern Bell, San Antonio, TX and St. Louis, MI

Technical Risks, Inc., Houston

Texaco, Inc., Houston

Texas State Bank, McAllen , TX

Touche Ross and Company, Houston

Vitol, Houston

Willamett Industries, Paper Group, Portland, OR

W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation, Houston



Solo Exhibitions


2013 Terrell James: Maritime Forest, May 4-
  June 29, Houston, TX
2012 Troupe: New Paintings, Terrell James, May,
  Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (seven
  previous exhibitions beginning 1996)
2011 Field Study, May – October, The Cameron
  Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
  Terrell James: Four Paintings, Hiram Butler
  Gallery, Houston, TX
  Terrell James: Citizen, Barry Whistler Gallery,
  Dallas, TX
2010 Jason McCoy Gallery, Terrell James: Mooring,
  New York, NY (two previous exhibitions
  starting 2004. 2007, catalogue)
2008 Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Terrell James:
  Preoccupations, Houston, TX (eleven
  previous exhibitions beginning 1991)
  Gerald Peters Gallery, Terrell James, Dallas,
  TX ( two previous exhibitions beginning
  2003; Pillsbury Peters 2001, catalogue)
1997 Art Museum of South Texas, Terrell James,
  Corpus Christi, TX (catalogue)
1992 Loyola University, Downtown Gallery,
  The Quiet Birth of an Island, New Orleans, LA
1991 C.G. Jung Center, The Lure of Things
  That are Seen and Heard, Houston, TX
1989 Graham Gallery, Archaic Figures, (three
  previous exhibitions), Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions

2012 Skydive Collective, Prologue 2012, February
  4 to February 28, Houston, TX
  Froelick Gallery, Large Inventory Show,
  January 31 to February 15, Portland, OR
  (twelve previous group exhibitions)
2011 Synthetic Supports: Plastic is the New Paper,
  MFAH, October 4th until January 29,
  Working in the Abstract, Rethinking the Literal,
  The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of
  Fine Arts, Houston
  Southern/Pacific, Lawndale Art Center,
  Houston, Marfa, TX, and GalleryHOMELAND,
  Portland, OR
  Second Nature: Contemporary Landscapes
  from the MFAH Collection
  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  Froelick Gallery, Portland: Pop-up Gallery
  Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA
  Jason McCoy Gallery, New York: 70 Years
  of Abstract Painting – Excerpts
  Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  (two previous group exhibitions starting 2009)
2010 Barry Whistler Gallery, Berliner Geschichten:
  Terrell James, Bo Joseph, Adam Raymont,
  Dallas, TX
  Jason McCoy Gallery, I AM NATURE,
  New York, NY
2009 Stadtbad, Wedding, Berlin, SAVE BERLIN!,
  curated by Daniel Borden, produced by
  ExBerliner Magazine
  Gallery Homeland, Kunsthalle: Deutschland
  nach Portland, curated by Paul
  Middendorf, Portland, OR
  Jason McCoy Gallery, Abendlich, curated
  by Stephanie B. Simmons, New York, NY
  Barry Whistler Gallery, Announcement,
  Dallas, TX
2007 Museo de la Nacion, Amistad, curated by
  Gus Kopriva, Lima, Peru (catalogue)
  Froelick Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Desoto
  Building, July, Portland, OR
  Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX (twelve
  previous group exhibitions)
2006 Arlington Museum of Art, curated by Anne
  Allen, September, Arlington, TX
  Museum of Shanghai, Houston Contemporary,
  China, July, catalogue
  Sin Sin Fine Art, Three, US, Hong Kong, China,
  July, curated by Elsie Fung (catalogue,
  context, summer group shows, each
  representing different countries)
2005 Houston Museum of Contemporary
  Craft and Heritage Gallery, J.P. Morgan Chase
  Bank, Empty Bowls Project, organized by
  Marie Weichman, March
  Independent Vision, curated by Debbie McNulty,
  Art League of Houston, TX
  Heritage Gallery, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
  Building, downtown Houston
  Barrett Collection, Meadows Museum, Southern
  Methodist University, Dallas, January
2004 Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art,
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September- October,
  Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September- October, curated by Valerie Olsen and Joe Havel, catalogue
2003 Recent Acquisitions, Dallas Museum of Art,
  Dallas, TX
  Ongoing Installation, Free International University World Art Collection, organized by Waldo Bien, Zeiss, The Netherlands
2002 New Works from the Collection, Portland
  Museum of Art, Portland, OR
2000 Works on Paper: Acquisitions, 1997-2000,
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  Four Artists: Leandro Erlich, Joseph Havel,
  Terrell James, Dean Ruck, curated by
  Hiram Butler, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
1999 Sensibilities: From Representation to Abstraction,
  curated by Bobby Mohseni, Hong
  Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
1997 With a Quiet Strength: Virgil Grotfeldt/Terrell
  James, curated by Clint Willour,
  Galveston Arts Center, TX
1995 Texas Modern and Post Modern, curated by
  Alison de Lima Greene, Museum of Fine
  Arts, Houston, TX
1994 Works on Paper from the Collection, Centro
  Cultural-Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico
  City, Mexico
1993 Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, curated
  by Lynn M. Herbert, The Contemporary Arts
  Museum, Houston, TX

Grants, Commissions, and Residencies

2011 Residency Fellow, Bald Head Island, NC
  Galaxy Hotel, Macao, China; Commission
  paintings, private and public spaces
2010 Visual Arts Fellow, Edward F. Albee Foundation,
  Montauk, NY
2009 Azuma Robata Grill and Sushi Bar, Houston, TX;
  Commissioned mural
  Sands Hotel, Macao, China; Commissioned paintings, private and public spaces
  Gensler Architects, Houston; Installation: One Mural, One Painting
2008 Texan-French Alliance for the Arts, TFAA Art
  Recognition Award
2007 Avant Garden, Houston; Installation wall
  The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and White Plains, N.Y.;
  Commissioned paintings, private suites and residences
2003-4 Hilton Americas, Houston; Commissioned
  paintings, entrances and lobby
2001-02 Gensler Architects, Dallas; Installation of “
  Archaic Figures, 1 and 2”
1986-87 Cultural Arts Council of Houston, Creative Artist
  Program Award; selection committee: Sam Gilliam, Neil Printz, and Linda Shearer
1980 Houston Festival, three month installation,
  Sailpiece, 180 x 60 x 35’ hanging construction using construction safety netting with fireproofing sheets and spinnaker sails