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EDUCATION

2006  MFA, University of Houston, TX
1999  BA, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
          Study Abroad, Art History, Italy, McNeese State University
1995  Study Abroad, German, Goethe Institut, Mannheim, Germany

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017  House of Wahala, Auction curated by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
          How Do I Say Her Name,
Art League, Houston TX

2016  
Trace Echo, Sam Houston State University Gallery, Huntsville, TX
          Unapologetic,
Community Artists Collective, Houston, TX

2015 
 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, represented by
           Project Row Houses, Houston
           Houston Fine Art Fair,
NRG Center, represented by Alabama Song, Houston
           Coal,
The University Museum at Texas Southern University, Houston
           Redefining Print,
Community Artist Collective, Houston
           The Academy of Sellouts, Pulpt Press in association with ARTEC, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
           Collision: Representation vs. Abstraction in African American Art, HMAAC, Houston

2014
  Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence, The African American Library at the Gregory School,            Participant of Gandhi's Legacy: Houston Perspectives, an initiative of the Menil Collection,            Houston
           Round 41: Process + Action: An Exploration of Ideas, Project Row Houses, Houston
           
Prospect.3+ Baton Rouge Invitational, Elevator Projects, Baton Rouge, LA
           Houston Fine Art Fair, Alabama Song Booth, NRG Center, Houston
           
Suga, BLUEOrange Contemporary, Houston
           
The Visual Blues, LSU Museum of Art at The Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA
          
 Houston Press Artopia, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
          
 Michael Bise: Artist's Picks,
Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
2013   I Am Him, Community Artitst's Collective, Houston, TX
           Hirstute,
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Fl
           BAS,
ArtLeague, Houston
           Roux,
Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Mojo, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
           Amalgamation of Hybrid Themes
, HCCS Northline Gallery, Houston, TX
           Stir,
Gallery M Squared, Houston, TX
2011   What's The New News, Curated by Nathaniel Donnet, Community Artist Collective, Houston
           Roux,
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
           Roux,
Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston
2010   Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale at VERGE, Rush Arts NYC, Miami Basel, Miami
          Tribute to Louise Bourgoise,
Darke Gallery, Houston, TX
           Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2010, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston;
          Juror: John Zarobell, Ass. Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
          Luck of the Draw 9,
DiverseWorks, Houston
          5x7: 11th Annual Art Splurge & Exhibition, ArtHouse at the Jones Center, Austin
2009  Fresh, Solo Exhibition, Joan Wich Gallery, Houston
          5x7: 10th Annual Art Splurge & Exhibition, ArtHouse at the Jones Center, Austin
          Reigniting the Spirit of Sisterhood, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
2008  Houston Collects: African American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
          Otherwise Constricted, Project Row Houses Round 28, Houston
          Love Movement, Community Artist's Collective, Houston
          Black, White, a Little Yellow, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston

          Unbleached,
Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston

2006
 
Winter Show, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston
          Yunguns, G Gallery, Houston
          Thesis Show, Blaffer Gallery, Houston Ooh, Ooh, Ooh…Me First, Project Gallery, School of Art, UofH
2005  Houston 7, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston
           Prison Industrial Complex, NAACP UH Chapter, UC Arbor, University of Houston
2004   FLEX, Projects Gallery, School of Art, University of Houston
           Aids Awareness Week, NAACP UH Chapter, UC Arbor, University of Houston
2003   Beyond Face Value, Women’s Study Dept., University of Houston
2001   Mnemonic Device, Gallery Promenade, Lake Charles, LA

ARTIST TALKS AND PANELS

2016   Ask Roux, Tiny Art Salon with Diverse Works, Texas Contemporary, Houston
           Cycle IV, The Collectors Club,
Project Row Houses, Houston
           Panelist, Roux: Contemporary Disciplines of Print by Women of the African Diaspora
, SGCI International              Panel, Portland, Oregon
2015
  Artist Talk: The Reclamation Project, The University Museum at Texas Southern University, Houston
           Presenter, Lecture Series: Conciousness-Raising as Artistic Act
, Round 41, Project Row Houses, Houston
           Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence Panel Discussion, The African American Library at The Gregory            School, Moderated by Garry Reece
           Panel Discussion: Art As Activism: Violence, Profiling, Uprising. An Artistic Response.
           Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
2014   Artist Talk: Suga, BLUEOrange Contemporary, Houston
           Artist Talk: What is Natural, Round 41, Project Row Houses, Houston
2013   Artist Talk: BAS, ArtLeague, Houston


PUBLICATIONS

2015   Language and Memory: Redefining Print at Community Artist Collective, Arts + Culture,
2014
  The Massachusetts Review, Vol. LV, No. 2,The Studley Press, 2014
           100 Creatives 2014: Rabea Ballin, Artist
. Houston Press Blog. Web. 5 March 2014
2013   BAS Exhibition Catalogue
2012   Stir at Gallery M Squared. Glasstire.
Web. 30 June 2012
           Stir Exhibition Catalogue
2011   Roux Exhibition Catalogue
2010
  Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Artisan Series. New York. 2010. Print
           Houston, Arts & Power Issue, On the Make
. Print
2009   Franklin, John Hope and Alvia J. Wardlaw. Collecting African American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.            New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. Print
           Rabea Ballin's Headscapes and other Artist's.
Houston Chronicle Blog
. Web. 7 May 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE

2014 - present Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Lone Star College, Houston
2014-15
Director, Fine Arts Galleries, Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston
2011
-14 Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts, Lone Star College, Houston
2010-12 Adjunct Professor, Art History, Our Lady of the Lake University, Houston
2008-present Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts/History, Houston Community College
2008-2009 Instructor, Drawing, University of Houston
2008 Creative Capital Professional Development Program, DiverseWorks,
          Project Row Houses Artist Review Panel, Houston
2007-present Instructor, Graphic Design, Westwood College, Houston
          Graphic Designer, Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, Houston
2006-2007 Instructor, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston
2004-2008 FAQ-Team, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
2004-2006 Instructor, Drawing, University of Houston
2004 Internship, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2003-2006 Departmental Assistant, Art History, University of Houston
2000-2006 Instructor, Education and Treatment Council, Lake Charles, LA


RESIDENCIES

2015   Invited guest artist, Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi (July 2015)
2014   Round 41: Process and Action: an exploration of ideas, Project Row Houses, Houston TX            
          (October 2014-March 2015)

AWARDS AND HONORS

2010   Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finalist, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
2009
  Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award Nominee
2008   HNS Campus Recovery Team, Westwood College, Houston
2005-2006 Dolores Welder Mitchell Fellowship
2003-2004 UH/LASS/Friends Krause Art, Departmental Scholarship
1999   Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
1998-1999 Barney Cox Memorial Scholarship
1995   German Student Association Scholarship, Goethe Institut, Mannheim, Germany