Ken Mazzu


Ken Mazzu
Ken has been a fine art painter since 1997, working in traditional media, including oil on canvas and watercolor. He is a faculty member of The Glassell School of Art, the school of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he teaches drawing, design and watercolor. 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 - Present AWARDS & HONORS: Scholarship Grant, Leslie T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation, Sarasota, Florida 1995 Friends of Art Scholarship, University of Houston 1995 EXHIBITIONS 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,h_400,c_fill/culw4kcmlccnh5nmb3jx.jpg