Ken Mazzu

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Ken Mazzu

Ken has been a fine art painter since 1997, working in traditional media, including oil on canvas and watercolor. He is a former member of The Glassell School of Art, the school of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he taught drawing, design and watercolor for nearly 15 years. His past work has focused on landscape ideas of industrial decay and urban detritus. He began a “Houston History Series” as well which began with the influence of an older series of photographs taken of the city.  These cityscape paintings allow for new interpretations of the urban landscape and are composed in transparent watercolor as well as oil on canvas. Most recently, he began a new series of pastoral landscape paintings based upon the regional Texas landscape        

 

Selected Biography                                                                                                                

Born 1967

B.F.A. Lamar University 1992 

M.F.A. University of Houston 1997 

Campbell Center For Historic Preservation Studies, Mount Carroll, Illinois 1998 

Member, American Alliance of Museums, 2014 - Present 

Instructor, Glassell School of Art, Studio School, 2006 - 2020

 

AWARDS & HONORS: 

Scholarship Grant, Leslie T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation, Sarasota, Florida 1995 

Friends of Art Scholarship, University of Houston 1995 

 

EXHIBITIONS 

2021, Contemporary Texas Landscapes, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX

 

2020, The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

 

2019 Storied Lands, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas  

 

2019 The Texas Aesthetic XIII, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas  

 

2019 The New Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

 

2018 The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

 

2017 Transient Views, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

 

2017 The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

 

2016 FINALIST: 2016 Hunting Art Prize!  

 

2016 The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

 

 

2015 SOLO EXHIBITION: Deconstruction Beauty, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, Katy, Texas. September 17 - November 15, 2015.  

 

Group Exhibition: Structure, Bank of America Center Lobby, 700 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, August 13 - December 9, 2015. Daily viewing M-F 9am - 5pm. Organized by Kinzelman Art Consulting. 

 

2014 Group Exhibition: Beyond Graphite: Fab 15 + Performance, G Gallery, Houston, Texas, July 5 - 25, 2014. Curated by Catherine D. Anspon. 

 

2013 Faculty Exhibition: 35 Years in the Glass Block Building, Laura Lee Blanton Gallery, The Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, December 13, 2013 - February 23, 2014. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION: Echoes of Oblivion, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. June 29 - August 25, 2013. 

 

FINALIST: 2013 Hunting Art Prize! 

 

2012 Texas A&M University, MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, 4th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition, College Station, Texas. April 21 - August 19, 2012. 

 

  Before Time, We Stand And Crumble, University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas. May 31 - June 17, 2012. 

 

2011  Gambol: Art League Houston’s 2011 Juried Member Exhibition, Houston, Texas. December 2 - December 31, 2011. 

 

2010  20 On Paper, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas. December 7, 2010 - January 7, 2011. 

 

Group Exhibition: A Homecoming: A Tribute To Professor Emeritus Jerry Newman, Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. October 7 - November 10, 2010. 

 

Group Exhibition: Artists In Academics: Works By Houston Arts Faculty, Beeville Art Museum; Beeville, Texas. May 3 - July 17, 2010. 

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: 

The Williard Law Firm, L.P., Houston, Texas 

Weingarten Realty, Houston, Texas 

Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Houston Texas 

Longhorn Steel & Flamecutting, Houston, Texas 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 

South Main Baptist Church 

Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University 

Beaumont Art League 

 

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL COLLECTIONS: 

Athens, Greece 

Munich, Germany  

Budapest, Hungary  

Oslo, Norway 

Surrey, England                                                                                                

New York, New York / Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Washington, D.C. 

Stamford, Connecticut 

Aspen, Colorado 

Breckenridge, Colorado 

Burke, Virginia 

Hot Springs, Arkansas 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Lafayette, Louisiana 

Austin, Texas 

Dallas, Texas 

Houston, Texas 

Kingwood, Texas 

The Woodlands, Texas 

Sugarland, Texas 

Bellaire, Texas 

Dickinson, Texas 

Galveston, Texas 

Beaumont, Texas 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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