• Curtis Gannon

    Curtis Gannon

    Mixed media | USA

  • Curtis Gannon

    Curtis Gannon

    Mixed media | USA

About Curtis Gannon

Curtis Gannon was born in London, Ontario, Canada in 1974. He was raised in a small south Texas town, until his family moved to Houston when he was fifteen.

Gannon completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and then received a Master’s degree in Painting at San Diego State University. His work explores the structure and imagery of American action comics in the mediums of painting, collage, installation, and plexiglass constructions.

Referencing the energetic colour, line and shape of comic book illustration, these abstractions examine the genre’s use of sequential narrative to suggest time, action, perspective, and a sense of perpetual expectation.

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EDUCATION

2005 MFA, Painting, San Diego State University
2002 BFA, Painting, University of Houston

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019
Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston,TX

2018
CCAN 2018: The Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition, Abilene, TX
REPLAY, Oshkosh Museum of Art, Oshkosh, WI

2017
‘Hidden in the Details”, Solo show, William Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
‘Surface Tension’, Solo show, Aker Gallery, Houston, TX
Scene Shift / Side Piece: Selected Works, BLUEorange Contemporary, Houston, TX
‘Fight like A Girl’, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, TX
‘Paper Works’, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
‘Super Dope’, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, TX
‘Real Fictions’, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

2016
Artroom: Collective Loft, Group Show, Antidote art & design, Dubai
‘Formulate Infinity’, Solo Show, The Mission, Chicago, IL
‘Amazing Adventures in Escapism’, BeDesign, Houston, TX
‘Engines of Anticipation’, Hunter Gather Projects, Houston,TX
‘Twenty Five: A Conclusion’, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX

PUBLICATIONS:

2015
Clough, Bill “The Cities are the Best and Worst of Humanity”, Beeville Bee-Picayune 4 Sept 2015:1A, 14A print

2014
Interview, Aesthetics for Birds, 3 April

2013
Curtis Gannon, Hunter Gather Project, by Laura Rossi

2012
Curtis Gannon, Modern Houston, by Todd Camplin The Art of Cutting Up Comics: “And Everything in Between” A Beautiful Deconstruction, Houston Press, by Abby Koenig
For Art’s Sake: Curtis Gannon, 002Houston (Magazine), Vol. 14, issue 158, Feb. 2012

2009
The Flow of Narrative Through Sequential Images, Literal (Magazine), Vol. 18, Fall 2009

COLLECTIONS:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The City of Houston Public Collection

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