jesse meraz
EDUCATION
1997       
    School of Visual Arts (SOVA) – B.F.A., Painting and Drawing
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1997

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006
    Beyond Pleasure… Plush Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
    TransLux… Gallery 219, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX
2005
    Wonderland… Plush Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003              
    Bling: AutoChromatic Paintings… Four Walls Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2001              
    Glitterotica… New Works Space (The McKinney Avenue Contemporary)
    Glitterotica… Cactus Bra (Blue Star Complex), San Antonio, TX
    Jesse Meraz: Reinventing Sculpture… Janet Tyson-Curator, Four Walls Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2000              
    Glam… Plush art space, Dallas, TX

1998              
    Blind Recollections… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2007             
    Not Just Paint…Gallery 219, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX
2006              
    Say Hello To My Little Friend…Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX
    Aqua Art Miami`06…Plush Rocks Miami (Room 203), Miami, FL
    OJO: The Unexpected…Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX
    Patternage… Mary Benedicto-Curator, Continental Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005              
    Casket Factory ’05, DIY Art Fair, Dallas, TX
    Frisbee Fair… Plush, Miami, FL
    AAF Contemporary Art Fair… Plush booth, New York, NY
    Art Chicago in the Park… Plush/TBA, Chicago, IL
    Forces of evil in a bozo nightmare… Plush, Dallas, TX
    Wayward Delinquents… Commerce Street Artist Warehouse (CSAW), Houston, TX
2004              
    Surface… William Campbell Contemporary, Fort Worth, TX
    100 Drawings… Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
    El Pulpo… Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX
    Pano Art Invitational… El Centro College, Dallas, TX
    EXPO 2004… Juror: Andrea Kames, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003              
    Inaugural Juried Exhibition of D/FW Latino Artists… Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
    (cataloged) Jurors: Dr.Shifra M.Goldman, Tere Romo, Dr.Tomas Ybarra-Frausto
    43rd Annual Invitational… Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX
    Show Offs… Robert McAn-Curator, William Campbell Contemporary, Fort Worth, TX
    36 Hours Show… Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
2002              
    Real Things… Janet Tyson-Curator, Four Walls Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
    PP1… C.Sean Horton-Curator, The Model Gallery, Allston (Boston area), MA
    Big… NRH Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
    Small… NRH Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
    Elegantly Wasted… Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX
    5x7x(X)… The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
    5x7x(X)… Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    5x7x(X)… Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
    5x7x(X)… Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX
    Monochrome, Mostly… C.Sean Horton-Curator (catalogued), Blue Star Art space, San Antonio, TX
    Monochrome, Mostly… Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
    Monochrome, Mostly… Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV
    Monochrome, Mostly… Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2001              
    Holiday Show… Johnny Robertson-Coordinator, Four Walls Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
    Diverseworks… NRH Gallery, North Richland Hills, TX
    Perpetually abuzz in a land of hyped-up frenzy… Plush Art Space, Dallas, TX
    Hip, Still Going… NRH Gallery, North Richland Hills, TX
    Daze… Kelli Connell-Curator, University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, TX
    SKY… Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
    Thriftopia… Plush Art Space, Dallas, TX
    5x7x(X)… The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
    5x7x(X)… Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
    5x7x(X)… Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, T
    5x7x(X)… Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2000              
    Gay Art: Y2GAY… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Plunge… Haggerty Gallery (catalogued), University of Dallas, Irving, TX
    Golden Fred Savage… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Substance Abuse… John Pomara-Curator, University of Dallas, Richardson, TX
    Juan Leche... G/BNY, Brooklyn, NY
    Black and Blue… McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
    Fringe… Christine Bisetto-Curator, University of Dallas, Haggar Gallery, Irving, TX
1999              
    Get Down Syndrome: Member Show… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Itchy… John Pomara and J.Fashimpar-Curators, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
    Joey on I.C.U. ... G/BAC ABC No Rio Space, New York, NY
    True Stories… Joan Davidow and Sean Slattery-Curators, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
    Gay Art: Fandango… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
1998              
    120 X (Marks the Spot): Member Show… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    We Sorry… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Good/Bad Burns: 5th Anniversary Member Show, Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Welcome To Important Town… Good/Bad Art Collective, Conduit Gallery (Annex), Dallas, TX
1997              
    Anonymous Sources… 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
    Strange Loops… Sean Slattery-Curator, Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Very Fake, But Real… Good/Bad Art Collective, Diverse Works Art Space, Houston, TX
    Wee Coma: Member Show... Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Video Night 4: 4th Annual Video and Film Screening… Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX
    Quaker Oats: A Photography Show… Cora Stafford Gallery Show, Denton, TX
    Red Rover Issues… Good/Bad Art Collective, Revolution Summer Art Space, Houston, TX

JURIED EXHIBITIONS
     
2007     
    EXPO`07: Frances Colpitt-Juror, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004     
    EXPO`04: Andrea Karnes-Juror, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2000    
    Main Street 2000: Annual Fine Art Show… Joan Davidow-Juror, The Modern @ Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX
    New Texas Talent VI… Diana Block-Juror, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
1999     
    New Texas Talent V… Charles Dee Mitchell-Juror, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
1998     
    FAC Annual… Dave Hickey-Juror, Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
1997     
    Art In The Metroplex… Roland Reiss-Juror, J.M. Moudy Exhibition Hall, TCU, Fort Worth, TX
    A Few Empties: Hybrid Forms… Vernon Fisher, Diana Block, Martin Iles and Will Robison-Jurors,
    Good/Bad Art Collective, Denton, TX

ART RELATED FUNCTIONS

2004    
    Lead the “Drawing from the Collection” program for the month of March,  
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth –guest artist
2001     
    “The Artist’s Eye” Guest Artist Gallery Talk at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1997-2000     
    Good/Bad Art Collective member,  Denton,  TX       
2000     
    Curatorial work: CURV, Good/Bad Art Collective,  Denton,   TX
    artists exhibited: Christine Bisetto, Sonjia Gladbach, Amanda Farrar, Carly Hunter and Mary Nicolet

AWARDS
1998     
    FAC Annual Juror Award… Dave Hickey-Juror, Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Don Relyea         500X Expo         2007 review donrelya.com
    Charissa N. Terranova. Capsule Review “Jesse Meraz: Wonderland…” Dallas Observer, February 17, 2005.
    Shannon Sutlief.  “This Week’s Day-By-Day Picks”, Dallas Observer, January 13, 2005.
    Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe. “Mixed exhibit explores surface”,
    Fort Worth Star Telegram, Life & the Arts, Saturday, July 24, 2004.
    Gaile Robinson.  “Feast your eyes on this”, FW Star-Telegram- July 26, 2003. p.10F
    Joy Webb. “Sensual Delights”, Dallas Observer, June 27, 2003
    Ken White.  “Color Me One”,  Las Vegas Review Journal, November 8, 2002
    Chuck Twardy.  “Blind-alley escape”,  Las Vegas Weekly, November 7, 2002
    Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe.  “Small things come in good packages”, FW Star-Telegram, Living section, Saturday,
    November 2, 2002.
    Arlington Morning News, “Neutral Tones”, August 29,  2002
    Kristian Lin. “Ordinary Things”,  FW Weekly, August 29, 2002
    Shirley Jinkins.  “Imagine that”, Fort Worth, Star-Telegram (Star Time), August 30, 2002
    Terry Lee Goodrich.  “A Plastic Fantastic Art World”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 16, 2001.
    Andrew Marton.  “On Tour: Kid-friendly culture”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 27, 2001.
    Keri Ryan.  “Jesse Meraz’s sculpture bubbles with provocation”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
    February 24, 2001.  p.9F
    Andrew Marton.  “Another look”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Star Time #23), February 2-8, 2001.
    Mike Daniel.  “Daze at UT-Dallas”, The Dallas Morning News, January 26, 2001.  Guide 48
    Andrew Marton.  “All That Glitters”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 12, 2001.
    Bret McCabe.  “Wry’s the limit at UTD show”, Dallas Morning News, October 25, 2000.p.6C
    Stephen Terry. “UD to open two new arts buildings”, The Irving News, September 14-16, 2000.
    Janet Kutner. “Variety makes a new gallery show a success”, Dallas Morning News, October 4, 2000.
    Christine Kelly Ladner. “ What’s On Right Now-Color Creates Mood”, WHERE magazine-Dallas,
    August, 2000.  p.10-11
    Mike Daniel. ‘New Talent Texas’, Dallas Morning News (The Guide), August, 2000.
    Mike Daniel. “Who knew? Household items were just itching to be art”, Dallas Morning News,
    November 19, 1999.  p.56
    William Kerns. “A Different Show”, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, January 11, 1998.
    “Fine Arts Center Hosts FAC Annual”, Review of FAC Annual 1998. Caprock Sun, Jan-Feb. 1998.
    Jen Graves. “Concrete Blind: Jesse Meraz’s Recollections Turned To Objects”, Entertainment Chronicle
    (Denton). December 3, 1998.  p.4
    Dawn McMullan. “Full or Empty!”, Entertainment Chronicle (Denton), April 17, 1997.  p.6