Eric Michael Jones

EDUCATION

2006 Master of Fine Arts, University of Houston, TX
2001 Teacher Certification in Art, Texas
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 November 2 – December 21, 2007 “The Buffalo Hunters” Art League Houston
2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
“Angel-spit and Night-games”, Project Gallery, Houston, TX
2002 “New Works”, Citrus, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
2000 “Figurative Work”, Blossom Street Gallery, Houston TX
1998 “Recent Works”, Ocotillo Gallery, Houston TX
“New Works”, Blossom Street Gallery, Houston TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, (Juror: Anne Tucker, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
“Truth Implied: Contemporary Photography in the Digital Age”, Irvine Valley College Art Gallery, Irvine, CA.
2006 Grendel, A Jack-the-Pelican-Presents project, Miami, FL.
“The Big Show”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, (Juror: Dominic Molon, Associate Curator for the Contemporary Art Museum of Chicago)
“24th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Houston Center for Photography (Jurors: Allison Hunter and Madeline Yale)
2005 “Landmine Fantasy”, CSAW, Houston, TX (Curator: Wes Heiss)
“Summer 2005 Open Juried Exhibition”, The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake, TX (Juror: Jason Makepeace) – Best in Show award
“Ninth Annual Photography Exhibition”, The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake, TXJuror’s Choice award
2004 “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, CSAW, Houston, TX
“Will’s Creek Survey”, Allegany Arts Council, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD (Juror: Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,Carnegie Museum of Art),
“Art From The Heartland”, Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS, (Juror: Bob Regier) – catalogue published
“Juried Photography Exhibition”, The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake, TX (Juror: Allison Hunter)
2003 “50/50”, CSAW, Houston, TX
“Miniatures”, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
2002 “The Big Show”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (Juror: Annete DiMeo Carlozzi, Curator at Blanton Museum in Austin, TX)
“Round 1”, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
“Summer Drawing Show”, Mixture Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 “Lay It Down”, Denise Ramos Studios, Houston, TX (Curator: Judy Moon Kwon)
2000 “New Works”, McCord Development Inc. Houston, TX
1997 “The Big Show”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (Curator: Don Bacigalupi)

SELECTED BENEFITS AND AUCTIONS

2010 “White Shirts and Chiffon” Art League Houston, Houston, Texas
2008 “60th Anniversary Gala”, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas
2007 “Blanco y Negro”, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX.
2005 “Dollars for Scholars”, Art Guys Studio, Houston, TX
“Luck of the Draw”, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
2004 “Gone Fishing”, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2007 Sarah Gajkowski-Hill, “Buffalo Hunters”, artshouston, December 2007, p31.
Troy Schulze, “Buffalo Hunters”, The Houston Press, November 29, 2007, p38.
2006 Nichole Pruitt, “Lawndale Art Center”, artshouston, August 2006, pp28-29.
2005 Marisa C. Sanchez, “Photographers and Printmakers in the Digital Studio” ARTLIES, Vol. 46, Spring 2005, pp 29-33
2004 Warren Rosser, “Juror’s Statement” National Art Exhibition Catalogue, The Arts in El Dorado, Kansas (Art From the Heartland), October, 2004, p2 and 8
2002 Bobbie Semple, “Citrus Shows Eric Michael Jones” The Daily Herald (St. Maarten, N.A.), March 7, 2002, Out and About, p9 and 10
Kelly Klaasmeyer, "Hello, My Name is Simon …” Houston Press, August 15, 2002, p60.
2001 John Devine, “Curiously Corporate” Houston Press, December 27, 2001, p52
2000 Randy Wook, “Eric Jones at Blossom Street Gallery” Houston’s Other, October 11, 2000, p10

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS

2005 Dolores Welder Mitchell Fellowship, University of Houston, TX
Best in Show: Summer 2005 Open Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jason Makepeace, The Arts Alliance Center, Clear Lake, TX
Juror’s Choice Award: Ninth Annual Photography Exhibition, Juror: Wendy Watriss,
The Arts Alliance Center, Clear Lake, TX
2004 Best in Portraiture, Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror: Allison Hunter, Editor of SPOT Magazine, The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake, TX
Bunker Graduate Fellowship in Art, University of Houston, TX

ARTIST TALKS/ PRESENTATIONS/ JUROR

2008 Speaker, Living the Arts – Digital Artists Show Their Stuff, Houston Community College Southwest, TX.
2006 Artist Talk, Brown Bag Lunch Tour, Blaffer Gallery, TX
Juror, Summer ’06 Open, The Arts Alliance of Clear Lake, TX
2005 Juror, Red Block Bash, Blaffer Gallery in association with University of Houston, TX
2002 Slide Lecture, Slide Jam, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.

RELATED AFFILIATIONS

2003 - 2006 Programming Committee Member, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX