Crystal Murley : Curriculum Vitae

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Painting: Houston Baptist University, 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


Residencies

Atelierhaus Hilmsen Residency, 2019
Red Deer College; Glass Blowing Residency, Alberta, Candada; 2003

 

Professional Experience

  • Alvin Community College; Art Adjunct, 2019-2020

  • Intro to Acrylic painting-Realism; 2320 Crocker Street, Houston, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Acrylic painting-Abstraction; 2320 Crocker Street, Houston, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Mixed Media painting; 2320 Crocker Street, Houston, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Color Theory; 2320 Crocker Street, Houston, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Watercolor; 2320 Crocker Street, Houston, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Printmaking; CM Art Studio II, 19122-1 Cy-Fair Fire Rd, Cypress, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Oil painting; CM Art Studio II, 19122-1 Cy-Fair Fire Rd, Cypress, TX: 2021-present

  • Intro to Fused Glass Class; CM Art Studio I, 4306 Lido Lane, Houston, TX: 2020-present

  • Level II Glass Class; CM Art Studio I, 4306 Lido Lane, Houston, TX: 2020-present

  • Advanced Fused Glass Class; CM Art Studio I, 4306 Lido Lane, Houston, TX: 2020-present


Studio Assistant
Dixie Friend Gay, Houston, Texas, 2018-2019
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

Pride Houston Art Program Grant: City Hall, 2019
OutReach United: Artist of the Year, 2019
Kristin Saleri Scholarship: 2018, 2019
Houston Baptist Merit Scholarship: 2017-2019
Best Female Artist: OutSmart Magazine, 2018
Best Female Artist: FACE Awards, 2012, 2013, 2014


Group Exhibitions

2021
• Montrose Makers Art Market; 2nd Saturday, April-December
 


2019
• Mish Mash: Redbud Gallery, Houston, Tx: Gus Kopriva
• American Diary No. XI; Pop Up Exhibition: Kunsthaus Salzwedel, Salzwedel, Germany
• Pride Houston Art Program: Houston City Hall, June 2019: Selection panel & Board of Directors
• 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


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”: Toby Kamps
• Lawndale Art Center: “Dia De Los Muertos”
• Collective artist show: Rockstar Gallery: Vena Ashley
• 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”, Houston, TX: Dennis Nance
• Hunting Art Prize finalist: “Never gain Weight”, Houston, TX: Rachel Blackburn,
Carol Damian, Julien Robson
• Collective artist show: Watson Galleries, Houston, TX: Elizabeth Watson
• First Saturday Art Market: Houston Heights: Mitch Cohen


2010
• Betz Art Gallery: Osito Foundation Fundraiser: Laurie Betz
• Barrio Antiguo: White Linen Nights
• Betz Art Gallery: The Rainbow Foundation Fundraiser: Laurie Betz
• Decorative Design Center of Houston: I.D. Collection
• Decorative Design Center of Houston: Martin Patrick Evans


2009
• Lost in Space: Galleria Lazzara: Joseph Lazzara
• Collective artist show: Java Java Café


2008
• Collective artist show: Eastman Gallery: Richard Eastman


2007


• Collective artist show: DNM Art Group: Daniel Padilla


2006
• University of Houston BFA student show: Blaffer Gallery


Solo Exhibitions

2021

• Featured Artist: Jr's Bar & Grill

2020

• Featured Artist: Urban Eats


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


 

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Cherice Villasana. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Sam Byrd. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Leslie Jenkins. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Frankie Carrillo. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Joseph McFerrin. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Robbie Ortega. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Michael Willey. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Landon Knight. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Garrett Weiss. 2022

·   Sugar, pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Chris Steward. 2022

·   Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Bill Coleman. 2021

·  Family portrait, oil on wood panel, Jessica Eve. 2021

·  Desi, pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Guy Kidd. 2021

·  Bailey, pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Devin Major. 2021

·  Gucci, pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Justin Berry. 2021

·  Pet portrait, oil on wood panel, Larry Howard. 2021

·  Large “Specialty” Glass Vase. 12’ (h) x 9” (d) x 6” (d). Justin Berry. 2021
• Diptych Glass Framed series. 15” x 10”. John Swed. 2020.
• Diptych Glass framed series. 15” x 10”. Keith & Joe Melton 2020.
• Retro Glass Sculpture wall instillation. 15” x 12”. 2020. Jonathan Letsing
• The Hive: # 32 in red. Fused glass wall panel. 11” x 11”. 2018. Matt Jones
• 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” x 48”. 2017. Quoc Nguyn.
• DJ Houston. Logo design. 2017. Jacob Jimenez.
• Woven Tradition. Fabric & mixed media on paper. 27” x 40”. 2016. Quoc Nguyn.
• Melding of Essence. Mixed media on canvas. 20” x 120”. 2016. Quoc Nguyn.
• Love Shack. Acrylic on surfboard. 36” x 72”. 2015. Sheila Morton.
• Evolution. Mixed media on metal & wood. 18” x 26”. 2015. Michael Kramer.
• Thai Series. Triptych. Mixed media on paper with fabric. 27” x 40”. 2014. Jesse Dominguez.
• Twinkie. Pet portrait series. Mixed media on canvas. 12” x 12”. 2014. Linda & Mike Williams.
• Winston. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 18” x 24”. 2014. Tomie Guerrero.
• Jasper. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 18” x 24”. 2014. Guy & BJ Barnett.
• Family Portraits. Quadriptych. Acrylic on canvas. 18” x 24”. 2013. Christopher Morris.
• Butters the Cat. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 18” x 24”. 2013. Jesse Dominguez.
• Charlie. Pet portrait series. Acrylic on canvas. 20” x 20”. 2012. Debbi & Tracy Cure.
• Love Letters. Mixed media on paper. 48” x 60”. 2012. Nick Hellyar.
• Homage to Memories. Mixed media on paper with resin pour. 48” x 72”.2011. Nick Hellyar
• OPI. Mixed media on paper. 48” x 72”. 2011. Steve Morris.
• My Passion. A series of non-traditional portraits. Mixed media on paper. 48” x 60”. 2010. Nick Hellyar.
• For Your Pleasure. A series of non-traditional portraits. Mixed media on paper. 36” x 48”. 2009. Kevin Laudadio.
• See. Mixed media on canvas. 36” x 60”. 2007. Patti & Marilla Elliot.