Born in 1955 in Houston, TX 

 


 

 

Education

 

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) 

1978-79  School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, 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,

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 CollectionsAmerican 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

2020              Terrell James: Break In to Enter, Jason McCoy, New York, NY

2019              Rinsing the Eye, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                          Fable, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2018

                          Postulates, Terrell James, Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

2017

                          Sotol View, Terrell James, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016

                          Hover, Terrell James, Texas Artist of the Year Exhibition, Art League Houston,                                      Houston, TX

                          Remembering the Poison Tree: Terrell James, Cadogan Contemporary, London,                                UK

                          Heretics, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2015

                         Terrell James: Citizen, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014

                          Divided Sight, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

                          Four Decades, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 

                          Terrell James: Maritime Forest, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

 2012 

                          Troupe: New Paintings, Terrell James, May, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2011

                          Terrell James: Field Study, May – October, The Cameron Art Museum,                                                    Wilmington, NC

                          Terrell James: Four Paintings, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                          Terrell James, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2010   

                          Terrell James: Mooring, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

                          Studio Windows and Field Studies, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2009

                           Terrell James: Announcement, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2008

                           Terrell James: Preoccupations, Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Houston, TX

                           Terrell James, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas TX

                            Plants & Animals, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2007    

                            Terrell James: Place for Two Stones, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

                            Terrell James, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

2006     

                           Drawing into Painting, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2005 

                           Terrell James: Paintings, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                           Terrell James, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

2004

                            The Paintings of Terrell James, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, NY

                            Drawings and Monoprints, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

2003

                            Terrell James: New Paintings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

2002

                            Terrell James: Painting, Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Houston, TX

                            Terrell James, Marfa Book Company, Marfa, TX

                            Casa de Chavon, Fundacion Centro Cultural, Santo Domingo, DR

2001

                            Quisqueya, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                             Impression and Sensation: The Painting of Terrell James, Pillsbury Peters Fine                                     Art, Dallas, TX

                             Ring of Seas and Summers, City Gallery at Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston, TX

2000

                             Rising, Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Houston, TX

1999

                              Fissure, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR

1998

                               Field Studies, Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Houston, TX

                              Lean Addition: Collaboration Between Terrell James and Elizabeth                                                            McBride, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

1997     

                              Shields, Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Houston, TX

                              Rock Bridge Cloud, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR

                              Terrell James (curated by Alison de Lima Greene), Art Museum of South Texas,                                    Corpus Christi, TX

1995

                              Shaker Rag Hollow and Other Perimeters, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

1994

                              Monotypes and Etchings, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

1993

                               Landscape with Memory of Bone, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

1992

                              The Quiet Birth of an Island, Loyola Gallery Downtown, New Orleans

1991

                              The Lure of Things That are Seen and Heard, C.G. Jung Center, Houston, TX

                              Shroud of Field and Stone, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

1989

                              Archaic Figures, Graham Gallery, Houston, TX

1985

                              Scarred Enclosures, Sacred Walls, Graham Gallery, Houston, TX

                              Terrell James: Tropical Cities, Delgado College Gallery, New Orleans

1982

                              Mixed Media on Paper & Wall Constructions, Graham Gallery, Houston, TX

1981

                              Works on Paper, Bishop’s Common, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

1978

                               Terrell James: Recent Work, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX

 


 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2020

Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Women on Top, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
New Year Exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

 

2019
Absolutely Abstract, Yucca Valley Arts Center, Joshua Tree, CA, curated by Michael McCall
Alumni Review I: 1960-2010, Glassell School of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, curated by Joseph Havel
Monumental II, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2018
Four Artists / Four Rooms: Fox, Havel, James, Shepherd, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
44 Artists from Texas, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX curated by Linda Cullum
Contemporary Artists in Houston from the Collections of William J. Hill and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, curated by Pete Gershon
Summer Group Exhibition, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Works: Terrell James & Ann Stautberg, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Winter Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2017
Overhead and Under Foot: Contemporary Topographies on Paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Summer Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
It’s Only Black and White… But I Like It, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Fall Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2016
Ninth International Biennial Ink Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
30, Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Paintings, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, International Forest Center, Portland, OR
Cole Street Grand Opening, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Honoring Rick Bartow, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
American Summer, Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK
Tangled Up in Blue, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
On Site in 16 Cities, Berlin Collective, Berlin, Germany
Dragon Street Inaugural Exhibit, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2015
WET: Fresh Fictions, Williams Tower, Houston, TX
In Situ, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
Texas Abstract, Barry Whistler Gallery, TX
Red, Yellow, Blue, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Chill: Winter Group Exhibition, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2014
Summer, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Fall, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX2013
Drawing, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Now, Then & Again, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX2012
Southern/Pacific, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
Large Inventory, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Palm Springs Pop-Up, Froelick Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

 

2011

70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
Plastic is the New Paper: Works from the Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Palm Springs Pop-Up, Froelick Gallery, Palm Springs, CAWorking in the Abstract: Rethinking the Literal, Glassell Studio School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, curated by Patrick Palmer

 

2010
Berliner Geschichten: Terrell James, Bo Joseph, Adam Raymont, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXI Am Nature, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

 

2009
SAVE BERLIN!, Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle: Deutschland nach Portland, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
Abendlicht, Jason McCoy, Inc. New York, NY
Summer Exhibit, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2008
Inaugural Desoto Building Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Painters, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Chicago Art Fair, Jason McCoy, Inc., Chicago, IL

 

2007
Spring Exhibit, Jason McCoy Inc., New York, NY
Amistad, Museo de la Nacion, Lima, PEContemporary Painters, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2006
Out of Abstraction, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Houston Contemporary, Museum of Shanghai, China
Three Americans, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
Bestiary, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2005
Paper, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Empty Bowls Project, Houston Museum of Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Empty Bowls Project, Heritage Gallery, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Houston, TX
Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Independent Vision, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX
Barrett Collection, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Abstract Paintings, Heritage Gallery, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Building, Houston, TX

 

2004
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell Studio School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, curated by Valerie Olsen and Joe Havel
Drawing, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Modern and Contemporary Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery Artists, Froelick Gallery, Portland, ORRecent Acquisitions, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Ongoing Installation, Free International University World Art Collection, Zeiss, The Netherlands
One of a Kind: Monotypes from the Permanent Collection, Portland Art Museum, OR

 

2002
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
Liquid Corporation, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, SARSmall Projects, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

 

2001
Sublime: The Landscape Re-Envisioned, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX, curated by Anne AllenContemporary Work, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, SAR
Women Rule, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Lay it Down, Dramos Studio, Houston, TX
MacKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

 

2000
Works on Paper: Acquisitions, 1997-2000, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Four Artists: Leandro Erlich, Joseph Havel, Terrell James, Dean Ruck, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX, curated by Hiram Butler
Monoprints, John Calaway and Terrell James, Tembo Cerling Print Studio, Houston, TX, curated by Penny Cerling
Recent Works on Paper: Vernon Fisher, Joseph Havel, Terrell James, Dean Ruck, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Printwork, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
Miniatures, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Jeri Hooks
Teeny Weenie, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, curated by Greg Donner
Winter Group Show, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
Photography and Printmaking, Tembo Cerling Print Studio, Houston, TX, concurrent with Fotofest
A Few Friends, Meredith Jack Studio, Houston, TX
Thirteen Artists on October 13, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID
Art League Houston Invitational, Art League Houston, Houston, TX

 

1999
Sensibilities: From Representation to Abstraction, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
BIO: Between Image and Object, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
A New American Sublime, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
XCXL: Exquisite Corpse Extra Large, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Twentieth Century American Women, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

 

1997
With a Quiet Strength: Virgil Grotfeldt/Terrell James, Galveston Arts Center, TX, curated by Clint Willour
Coleccion Permanente, Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, DF
Wabi Sabi, Takara Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell Studio School, Houston, TX

 

1996
Anne Burke/Terrell James, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
Vernacular: Lawndale Art and Performance Space, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Cerling Etching Studio: The First Five Years, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, travelled to Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Intimate, Barbara Davis Gallery Downtown, Houston, TX, curated by Dan Allison

 

1995
Texas Modern and Postmodern, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX

 

1994
Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Centro Cultural-Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, DF

 

1993
Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, curated by Lynn M. Herbert

 

1992
Art and Nature, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
The Improvisational Spirit, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Doug Blake

 

1991
Recent Acquisitions, Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, DF
Texas Dialogues, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
5: An Anniversary Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, 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

 

2001-2

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