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Aurora Robson

Born in Toronto, Robson considers herself an artist and an environmental activist.  She uses her artwork  to address both artistic and ecological issues, and she is best known for her installations made from recycled materials such as the bottles in Lift. Robson is also ...

Bruce Wolfe

Bruce Wolfe’s career in sculpture spans forty years of receiving commissions for busts and figurative portraits of many notable personalities. He is adept in both oils and clay and has taught figure painting and sculpture ...

Charles Mary Kubricht

Kubricht has been exhibiting her work in the United States and abroad for three decades. Her work has been the subject of several solo museum exhibitions ...

Dana Frankfort

A native of Houston, Frankfort won a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006, and just a year earlier was featured in her first solo exhibition, What’s So Funny, in Brooklyn, NY. Frankfort's paintings  ...

Debra Barrera

Barrera works in multiple media, including printmaking, drawing and sculpture. With a strong conceptual interest in scientific discovery and transportation via space and time, Barrera often employs the vernacular of travel ...

Dorothy Hood

A significant contributor to Mexican and American Modernism, Dorothy Hood worked for many years in both countries in the mediums of collage, painting, and drawing. Her bold use of color, abstraction, texture and depth point to an interest in Modernist ideals of spritualized looking ...

Geoffrey Dashwood

Geoffrey Dashwood, an English artist, began his sculpture practice in the 1980s. Later, Dashwood started to experiment with larger life-size and monumental works and began to eliminate all superfluous details in his subjects ... 

James Surls

Born in East Texas, Surls has long been held as a formidable artist and dynamic art educator. Early in his career he taught at Southern Methodist University, and he continues to lecture about art around the country ...

James Turrell

For more than three decades, Turrell has used light and indeterminate space to extend and enhance perception.  Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace in the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion...

Jaume Plensa

Plensa is one of the world’s foremost sculptors working in the public space, with more than 30 projects spanning the globe in such cities as Chicago, Dubai, London, Liverpool, Nice, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver.

Jesús Moroles

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950, Moroles came to prominence in the 1980s, becoming known for his large-scale granite sculptures. One of his most well-known works is the Houston Police Officers Memorial, a series of inverted pyramid forms, installed in 1990. His work reveals humanity's relationship with nature through a formal re-working of granite's inherent qualities.

Jim Love

Born in Amarillo, Texas, Jim Love garnered national recognition through the groundbreaking exhibition, "The Art of Assemblage" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1961. Love’s sculptures reside in the permanent collection of The Menil Collection, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; among other institutions. Jim Love died in Houston, Texas in May of 2005. 

John Henry

Born in Kentucky, Henry earned a B.F.A. at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969, and is the recipient of many awards, distinctions and fellowships. With roots in land art of the 1970s, Henry's iconic sculptures are influenced by Constructivism and Minimalism...

Joseph Havel

Havel is the director of the Glassell School of Art in Houston, and is a sculptor who has worked in bronze, resin and fiber. Havel’s work weaves together personal narratives, identity, and larger historical forces.  

Leo Villareal

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in El Paso, New York-based artist Leo Villareal is an innovator of the “new digerati” due to his transformative monumental public light installations.  Driven by a universal vision and cutting-edge software, his works...

Lino Tagliapietra

One of the world’s most eminent glass artists, Lino Tagliapietra was born in 1934 on the island of Murano, the centuries-old center of Venetian glassmaking. He has worked as a master glassblower and designer at many glass studios, including...

Mark di Suvero

Born in Shanghai, China, in 1933 to expatriate parents of Italian descent, Mark di Suvero came of age in San Francisco, California. His work is deeply rooted in abstract expressionism, and di Suvero is known for the grand scale and industrial materials married in his sculptures. 

Michael Heizer

California native Michael Heizer has been a major figure in the American land art movement for decades.  His work brings art out of the gallery space and utilizes stone, space, and large spaces to explore the nature of sculpture...

Stephen Dean

Born in France in 1968,  Stephen Dean works in multiple media, including film, sculpture and drawing. Dean often uses color as a mechanism to alter spatial relationships. He is also interested in using the vocabulary of ritualized gatherings and everyday performance.