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Jerry David DeFrese Jdefrese@yahoo.com jerrydefrese.com

J De Frese has been a curator, gallery owner, manager, arts outreach coordinator, art librarian, installation crew staff, gofer, instructor and is currently an adjunct instructor as well as a practicing artist . He is a native Texan but works as an artist in Austin and Santa Fe .
Currently employed as adjunct art instructor at Austin Community College (1997- present)
Previous employment includes: Texas State University, Laredo Community College, Dougherty Art Center, Laguna Gloria Art Museum. And various staff jobs in museums and galleries – even owned one in Long Beach CA.

Master of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma
Specialization: Studio Art (painting, video)
( thanks George Bogart, Don Lipski, Gene Bavinger and John Alberty)

Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Texas at Austin
Major: Studio Art
(thanks Robert Levers, Lee Chesney and Everett Spruce)

Texas Teaching Certificate
University of Texas at Austin
(and then a year teaching high school – THE longest year of my life)

University of Houston
(no degree – just tryin to figure it out, but thanks Richard Stout – verrrry cool meeting Michael Tracey in that big ass sixth street studio)

2014 - “More Bad Shit for a More Bad World” at the Monstrosity – curated by Billy Kirkland – Austin, Texas
WEST, West Austin Studio Tour – Austin, Texas
2013- Houston vs Austin – Group Show - Blue Orange Gallery, Houston,Texas
Not Yet – solo show Gay Fay Kelly – Prizer Gallery, Austin Texas
Pump Project – New Found Glory – Austin, Texas
The Drawing Show 2 – Pump Project – Austin, Texas, Curator Debra Broz
WEST, West Austin Studio Tour – Austin, Texas
2012 4 Artists From Austin – Cohn Drennan Contemporary Gallery – Dallas, Texas
The Drawing Show – Pump Project – Austin, Texas, Curator Debra Broz
Prizer Gallery -Group Show – Austin,Texas
5x7 Arthouse – Austin Texas
ACC Faculty Show – Pump Project, Austin, Texas
WEST, West Austin Studio Tour – Austin, Texas
2011 Monofonus Book Release, Tim Kerr and Friends – Austin, Texas
Stephen Colbert Show – Featured portrait
ACC Faculty Show – Pump Project
5x7 Arthouse – Austin Texas
2010 Hunting Art Prize Competition – Houston Texas
Gay Fay Kelly – one person exhibition
ACC Faculty exhibition – Pump Project ,Austin Texas
5x7 Arthouse – Austin Texas
2009 Teeny Tiny show – Gay Fay Kelly Austin, Texas
2008 Live Oak Art Center ,Columbus,Texas
2004 Guadalupe Art Center Austin,Texas
Open Studio Exhibition Austin,Texas
2003 Open Studio Exhibition, Austin, Texas
2002 ACC Faculty Show – Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas
2001 Koelsch Gallery, Houston, Texas
ACC Faculty Show – Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas
2000 Stage Gallery, Merrick, New York
"Abstraction for a New Millennium"
Curator, Ann Ellegood - Curator, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, NYC
Concordia University Art Gallery, Austin , Texas
"In the Garden" Curator, David Kroft
Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, Texas
Southwest Texas State University
Art Department Faculty Exhibition San Marcos, Texas
Austin Community College - Art Department Faculty Exhibition Austin, Texas
1999 Joan Grona Gallery ,San Antonio, Texas
Laredo Center for the Arts - Goodman Gallery -(solo exhibition)
Laredo, Texas
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, Texas
Austin Community College Gallery
Recent Work - Solo Exhibition
Lombardi Gallery,Austin Texas
Curator, Ron Prince
1998 Julie C. Butridge Art Gallery - Riddle II - Austin, Texas (solo)
Laredo Center for the Arts - "Los Maestros"- Laredo, Texas
Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, Texas
Grace Museum - 53rd Annual Competition - Abilene, Texas,
Curator Jesus Morales
1997 Laredo Community College Art Gallery - "Riddle"-solo exhibition Laredo,Texas
Koelsch Gallery - Houston, Texas, Curator - Franny Koelsch
Laredo Center for the Arts - "Los Maestros - Laredo, Texas
Omni Gallery - "Constructions" - Portland, Oregon
1996 Columbia Art Gallery -" Hail Mid Columbia" - Hood River, Oregon Omni Gallery -"Rhythmic Arrangements" - Portland, Oregon
Koelsch - Frietsch Gallery - "Way Cool" - Houston,Texas
1995 814 M Gallery - Houston, Texas, Curator, Franny Freitsch
Tarrytown Gallery- Austin, Texas Curator, Bill Davis
DAC Faculty Xhibition - Dougherty Art Center Gallery, Austin, Texas
1994 Martin-Rathburn GalIery,Inc.- San Antonio,Texas
Curator, Charlene Rathburn
Blue Star Art Space- San Antonio, Texas
Lynn Goode Gallery- "Small Works" - Houston, Texas, Curator, Kelly Tankersley
Jerry De Frese - solo exhibition "To Dark for Color-Ten Fingers for Words Concordia Lutheran College. Austin, Texas
Curator, David Kroft
Robinson Gallery - Houston, Texas
"Tri - State Plus" Juror - Charles Hooks Beaumont, Texas
1993 Robinson Gallery - Houston, Texas
1992 Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas "Art in Public Places"
1991- D Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas "Critics Choice"
Curated by Members of the Dallas Art Dealers Association
"Hill Country Arts Foundation Annual" Ingram,Texas,
Curator, Peter Mears
"Invites" Gallery 5OOX - Dallas, Texas
SLACKER - (movie) Director Rick Linkletter
Air Gallery, Austin, Texas "Farewell Exhibition"
1990 "Jerry De Frese - "Insidious Celebration", studio exhibition,
Austin ,Texas
1989 "Inside -Outside" - Austin Visual Art Invitational,
Curator, Jill Oleson
1988 The Wood Show", Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
"Charles Cooper- A Private Collection", Southwest Texas State Texas University, San Marcos, Texas
1987 "Water Show" - Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
1986 "Black and White" - Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
1985 “Black and White..and Colors" - Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
"Face It- 10 Austin Artists" Data Gallery, Austin, Texas
Curators, Catherine Goddard - Beverly Hughes"
Christmas Show - Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
1984 "A Treasury of Austin Artists" State Treasury Department,
Ann Richards, Treasurer.
Curator, Charles Cooper
"From the Imagination" Air Gallery, Austin, Texas
1983 "Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition", Laguna Gloria Art Museum-
Austin, Texas Curator, Annete DiMeo Carlozzi
"Fourth Texas Sculpture Symposium", University of Texas at Austin
"Showdown, Artists of the Southwest, Alternative Museum in collaboration with the Sculpture Center-
New York, N.Y. Curator, April Kingsley
"Showdown- Artists of the Southwest", Diverse Works-
Houston, Texas
1982 Jerry De Frese:"Houses - Homes" Data Gallery, Austin, Texas
1981 Austin Contemporary Arts Exhibition (2nd Place),
Dougherty Art Center Curator, Dianne Vanderlip
Jerry De Frese: "Houses- Homes" Molino Gallery- Houston, Texas
1979 Jerry De Frese:"Houses-Homes" 1320 Gallery Long Beach, Ca.
"Sold Out" Los Angeles Institue of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ca.
1978 "The Chosen Object-European and American Still Life"
Demetrion, Ruth Cloudman
Jerry De Frese: "Working Objects" 1320 Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1977 Master’s Exhibition - University of Oklahoma - Norman, Oklahoma

Selected Bibliography
Austin Chronicle - “Studio Visits” Andy Campbell – July 19, 2013
New York Times - Stage Gallery , June, 2000
Laredo Morning Times - New Faculty Member at Laredo Community College", March, 1997
Sculpture in Austin, Reichman, Bette Redman. Written in Conjunction with the exhibition "A Century of Texas Sculpture", University of Texas, 1989.
Austin Art Adventures-- Childress, Deby. Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. 1989.
Sculptors International. "Texas Open Air Sculpture" pg 19 ,1984
Houston Chronicle "Showdown" (Review) 1984
Texas Arts Review. Bain, Ranelle, "House Art-- (review) pg. 32 1982.
'The Chosen Object-European and American Still Life" Joslyn Art Museum,
Omaha, Nebraska

Artist in Education, Texas Commission on the Arts 1992-94
Graduate Teaching Assistantship - University of Oklahoma 1976 - 77
Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts - 1972
The University of Texas At Austin