Jon Flaming

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Jon Flaming
JON FLAMING (b. 1962) Jon Flaming is a multi-disciplined artist who is a designer, illustrator, and painter. His fine art focuses on small town Texas and the Southwest. He is self-taught and works in a number of media, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and found materials. Flaming’s works clearly reflect the idiom of Texas regionalism and he has been classified as one of the state’s foremost neo-regionalist painters. The art is done by a Texan for Texans, yet is still rich with universal narrative and appeal. Flaming has tapped into an earlier regionalist sentiment and technique, evidenced by his iconic Texas subject matter. His paintings bring warm recollections of earlier, simpler roots, while simultaneously magnifying awareness of social change and transformation underway in the state of Texas. He started Jon Flaming Design in 1993 and has created award-winning design campaigns and illustrations for a number of clients including Neiman Marcus, Milton Bradley, JC Penney, Pizza Hut, FedEx, Hewlett Packard, and Pepsi. Selected Biographical and Career Highlights · 1962 Born in Wichita, Kansas · 1968 Family moved to Texas · 1985 BFA, Texas State University, San Marcos · 1993 Started Jon Flaming Design · Board of Directors, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) · Painting of Prince Albert Hunt selected for story by Christopher C. King in the Southern Music issue of the Oxford American Magazine 2014 · Painting House on a Hill selected for cover of novel Watt by Samuel Beckett published by El Hilo de Ariadna, Argentina 2016 · Resides in Richardson, Texas Selected Exhibitions · 1995 Solo, Ken Knight Gallery, Dallas · 1999 Solo, Texas State University, San Marcos · 2004 Plano National Juried Show, Plano · 2005 Natural Disasters, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas · 2006, 2008 Invitational, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon · 2006 Solo, Blue Star Gallery, Hico · 2007 Then and Now, Texas State University, San Marcos · 2007-08 Cherry Spring Arts Festival, Cherry Spring · 2008 Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth · 2008-15 The Texas Aesthetic, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston · 2009 Painting West Texas: 35 Artists/100 Years, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas (catalogue) · 2009 A Texas Sampler: Vintage Paintings by Thirty Texas Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston · 2010 Water Rites: Rivers, Lakes, and Streams in Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston · 2010 Drawing on the Past: Selections from the Bobbie and John Nau Collection of Texas Art, Grace Museum, Abilene · 2010 Solo, Roads Less Traveled: Jon Flaming’s Texas, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston (catalogue) · 2010 Nac Collect, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches · 2011 Texas Stampede, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg · 2011 Solo, Western Movie, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas · 2011, 2013 Invitational, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon · 2012 Contemporary Texas Regionalists, traveled: Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland; Gage Hotel, Marathon · 2013 Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo (catalogue) · 2013 Celebrating the Regionalist Legacy in Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts at the Gage Hotel, Marathon · 2013 Hill Country Love Affair: Interpretations of a Texas Heartland, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston · 2013 Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches · 2013 Solo, Birdston Valley Revival, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas · 2013 Holidays at the Haley, Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland · 2014 Painting in the Texas Tradition, Turner House, Dallas · 2014 Intersecting Plains: Views of the Texas Coast & Texas Drought, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston · 2014 Solo, Oil on Canvas: Paintings of the Texas Oil & Gas Industry, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas · 2015 Solo, McKinney, Éclair Bistro, McKinney · 2016 Selections from the John Stone Collection of Texas Art, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston · 2016 Meat, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas · 2017 Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo; Texas Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda, Austin, Witte Museum, San Antonio (book by same title published by Texas A&M Press) · 2017 Jon Flaming Recent Paintings, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston · 2018 Texas Aesthetic VII, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston · 2018 Group Show, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas · 2019 Group Show, Kelly Kennedy Fine Art, Midland · 2019 Modern Cowboy, David Dike Fine Art, Dallas · 2019 Texas Aesthetic VIII: Thirty Contemporary Artists Redefining Texas Art, Foltz Fine Art, Houston Selected Public Collections · City of McKinney, Texas · Silver Eagle Distributors, Houston · Grace Museum, Abilene · San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo · Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler Awards/Honors · AIGA Board of Directors · Dallas Society of Visual Communications Gold & Silver medals · Communication Arts Magazine – (Judged 2000 Design Annual) · Simpson Paper Show winner · Print show winner · Houston Art Directors Club medalist · Fort Worth Addy medalist · Graphis Show winner · AIGA Show winner · Graphic Design USA winner · Society of Illustrators winner · American Illustration winner · Communication Arts Illustration winner · Communication Arts Design winner
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