Crystal Murley : Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Master of Fine Arts (Painting): Houston Baptist University, Candidate (2019)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting): The University of Houston 2006

Graphic Design (Minor): The University of Houston 2006

 

Continuing Education

Sculptural Glass, Lisa Vogt: Hollander Glass, Houston Texas – 2019

Greg Reuter Aluminum Casting Workshop: Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX-2018

Advanced Murine Cane and The Vitrigraph Kiln: Hollander Glass, Houston, Texas - 2018

Introduction to Glass Fusion: Hollander Glass, Houston, Texas - 2018

Glass blowing summer residency: Red Deer College, Alberta Canada- 2003

Glass blowing summer course: Houston, TX- 2002

Studio Assistant

Dixie Friend Gay, Houston, Texas, 2018-current

Michael Roque Collins, Houston, Texas, 2017-2019

Publications

Cavity Magazine: Featured Visual Artist, issue ii, 2019

OutSmart Magazine: Featured Artist, 2018

Indie Soliel Magazine: Featured Artist, 2017

The Leader Magazine: Featured Artist, 2016

OutSmart Magazine: Featured Artist, 2015

Studio Visit Magazine, 2011

Houston Chronicle, 2011

Awards

OutReach United Artist of the Year, 2019

Kristin Saleri Scholarship: 2018, 2019

Houston Baptist Emerging Artist Scholarship: 2017-2019

Favorite Female Artist: OutSmart Magazine, 2018

Favorite Female Artist: FACE Awards, 2012, 2013, 2014

Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Alternative Processes & Integrated Media: The Arts Gallery, Collin College, Plano, TX: Christopher James

  • Rising Eyes of Texas: Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX: Hollis Hammond

  • Get Ready, A Survey of MFA Candidates, 2019: Gallery 220, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX: Kathy Bilyeu

  • Third Annual National Flower Show: Splendora Gardens, Splendora, TX: Alton Dulaney

 

2018

  • Arizona Aqueous XXXII: Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ: Joanne Stuhr

  • Conroe National Invitational Exhibition: The Gallery at the Madeley, Conroe, TX: Peter Andrew

  • 24th Annual El Corazon Art Exhibition: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX: Jose Vargas

  • Rising Eyes of Texas: Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX: Rainey Knudson

  • 31st Annual Women’s Works:  Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL: Karen Stahleker

  • Second Annual National Flower Show: Splendora Gardens, Splendora, TX: Alton Dulaney

 

2017

  • Lawndale Art Center: “The Big Show”

  • Lawndale Art Center: “Dia De Los Muertos”

  • Collective artist show: Rockstar Gallery

  • MECA Houston: “Saint Valentine”

 

2015

  • Open Studio show: “A Rendezvous with Artists”

 

2012

  • Featured artist: Studio Visit Magazine

  • Whole Foods Art Market; Montrose

 

2011

  • Lawndale Art Center: “The Big Show”

  • Hunting Art Prize finalist: “Never gain Weight”

  • Collective artist show: Watson Galleries

  • First Saturday Art Market: Houston Heights

 

2010

  • Betz Art Gallery: Osito Foundation Fundraiser

  • Barrio Antiguo: White Linen Nights

  • South Beach, Houston: The Rainbow Foundation Fundraiser

  • Decorative Design Center of Houston: I.D. Collection

  • Decorative Design Center of Houston: Martin Patrick Evans

2009

  • Collective artist show: Java Java Café

  • Collective artist show: Galleria Lazzara

 

2008

  • Collective artist show: Eastman Gallery

 

2007

  • Collective artist show: DNM Art Group

 

2006

  • University of Houston BFA student show: Blaffer Gallery

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Open studio show: “Theories of Adoration & Adornment”

  • Featured artist: Salon 2512

  • Featured artist: Lot 8 Salon

  • Featured artist: Cody’s Salons

  • Featured artist: My Favorite Chiropractor’s

 

2016

  • Featured artist: Salon 2512

  • Featured artist: Lot 8 Salon

  • Featured artist: Cody’s Salons

  • Featured artist: Urban Eats

 

2015

  • Open studio show: “Rendezvous”

 

2014

  • Open studio show: “Resurrection”

2013

  • Open studio show: “Rebirth”

  • Featured artist: Farrago

 

2012

  • Retrospective: The Hotel Alden

  • Featured artist: Barnaby’s Café

  • Featured artist: JR’s Bar & Grill

 

2011

  • Guava Lamp: “Bliss; A Symposium of Delight”

  • Featured Artist: Barnaby’s Café

 

2010

  • Open Studio: “Obsessions & Compulsions”

  • Featured artist: Kingwood Pines Hospital: “Healing Color”

  • Featured artist: Salon 2512

  • Featured artist, The Usual: “New Beginnings”

2009

  • Daniel Padilla Gallery, Dallas, TX: “Breathless Departure”

  • Featured artist: Barnaby’s Café

  • Featured artist: Salon 2512

  • Open studio show: “Recent Works”

 

2008

  • Featured artist, Jr’s Bar & Grill: “Fairy Tale” series

 

Commission Artwork

  • Nash. Pet Portrait Series. Mixed media on Arches paper.12” x 14”. 2018. Doug Watt  

  • M4Designs. Logo design. 2018. Randall Magill.

  • ​6 dining room chairs. Chalk paint on fabric. 2018. Justin Berry.

  • ​Aftermath. Latex on canvas. 36” x 36”. 2018. Caine Guerrero.

  • ​Kop3Katz. Logo design. 2017. Rebekah Anderson.

  • ​Houston Theater Scene. Logo design. 2017. Ty Herndon.

  • ​Breathless Moment. Mixed media on panel. 24”x48”. 2017. Quoc Nguyn.

  • ​DJ Houston. Logo design. 2017. Jacob Jimenez.

  • ​Woven Tradition. Fabric & mixed media on paper. 27”x40”. 2016. Quoc Nguyn.

  • ​Melding of Essence. Mixed media on canvas. 20”x120”. 2016. Quoc Nguyn.

  • ​Love Shack. Acrylic on surfboard. 36”x72”. 2015. Sheila Morton.

  • ​Evolution. Mixed media on metal & wood. 18”x26”. 2015. Michael Kramer.

  • ​Thai Series. Triptych. Mixed media on paper with fabric. 27”x40”. 2014. Jesse Dominguez.

  • ​Twinkie. Pet portrait series. Mixed media on canvas. 12”x12”. 2014. Linda & Mike Williams.

  • ​Winston. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 18”x24”. 2014. Tomie Guerrero.

  • ​Jasper. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 18”x24”. 2014. Guy & BJ Barnett.

  • ​Family Portraits. Quadriptych. Acrylic on canvas. 18”x24”. 2013. Christopher Morris.

  • ​Butters the Cat. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 18”x24”. 2013. Jesse Dominguez.

  • ​Charlie. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 20”x20”. 2012. Debbi & Tracy Cure.

  • ​Love Letters. Mixed media on paper. 48”x60”. 2012. Nick Hellyar.

  • ​OPI. Mixed media on paper. 48”x72”. 2011. Steve Morris.

  • ​My Passion. A series of non-traditional portraits. Mixed media on paper. 48”x60”. 2010. Nick Hellyar.

  • ​For Your Pleasure. A series of non-traditional portraits. Mixed media on paper. 36”x48”. 2009. Kevin Laudadio.

  • ​See. Mixed media on canvas. 36”x60”. 2007. Patti & Marilla Elliot.

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