Plus or Minus, 2012
and never at any time have you resembled snow, 2008
Sleep. Without. Stars., 2006
To Bring/To Take: New Bronzes and Drawings, 2004
Joseph Havel: Toy, Dream, Rest, 2003
Joseph Havel: One Dozen Veils, 2001
|1954||Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Currently lives and works in Houston, Texas; appointed Director of Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1991-present|
M.F.A. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
|1976||B.F.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
Grants And Awards
Art League Houston, Texas Artist of the Year
|2008||Dallas Contemporary Legends Award|
Artadia Jury Award
|1999||The Cultural Arts Council of Houston Artist’s Award|
American Institute of Architects, Houston, Artist of the Year
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
Cultural Arts Council of Houston, Artist’s Award
Dallas Museum of Art, Dozier Travel Grant
National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship
|2012-2013||Hope and Desire, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas, November 10 - January 29|
|2012||Joseph Havel, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, April 7 – May 19
Plus or Minus, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Nothing, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, New York
The Devil and Daniel Buren, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
and never at any time have you resembled snow, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
Nothing, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel: Drinks Are Boiling. Iced Drinks Are Boiling, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Joseph Havel: The Arrival of the Bee Box, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel: Lost/Lust. Madrid: Project Rooms, ARCO
Joseph Havel: Desire with Lumps, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel: Desire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Joseph Havel: One Dozen Veils, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
|2000||Joseph Havel: New Sculpture, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas|
|1999||Joseph Havel, Lost: Shirt Labels, Nothing Photographs, Dream Drawings, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas|
Joseph Havel: Woolen Lover, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel, INOVA [Institute of Visual Arts], University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Joseph Havel, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
Joseph Havel: Present, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel: Sculpture/ New Bronzes, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Joseph Havel: Recent Sculpture, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel: Recent Sculpture, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Joseph Havel: Sculpture and Drawings, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Joseph Havel: Sculpture, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
Joseph Havel: Sculpture, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Joseph Havel, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
|2013||Ex Libris, Talley Dun Gallery, Dallas, Texas|
|2012||20 Years, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris|
New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
10th Anniversary Exhibition. Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Golden Rain, Michael Petry. For On The Edge: Ha Gamle Pretegarde and Stavanger, Egeroya Lighthouse, Egersund, Norway
Amistad, Museo de Arte Moderno del Perú, Trujillo, Perú
Drawing Inside and Out, Lawndale Center for the Arts, Houston, Texas
Double Visions. The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
Borderlands: Images, Objects & Identity, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Joining/Collage. Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Labyrinths, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
The Draftsman’s Colors: Fourteen New Acquisitions from Johns to Chong, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Vernon Fisher, Joseph Havel, Terrell James, Dean Ruck: Drawings, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Arbeiten auf Papier.: Galerie Rohloff, Karlsruhe, Germany
Interactions: Mark Gomes, Joseph Havel, Lisa Ludwig, Susan Schelle. Freedman Gallery, Center for the Arts, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania
Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Three Visions., El Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Organized by Galveston Art Center)
Das Pop, Donna Beam Gallery, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
Uncommon Objects, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
3-D Rupture: Dave Darraugh, Sharon Engelstein, Joseph Havel and Annette Lawrence, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Urban/Suburban, The Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
An Anniversary Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Ordinary as Extraordinary/ Object as Subject, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Another Reality, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Joseph Havel Sculpture/ Michael Miller Paintings, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Found, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas
3 Sculptors—Francis Bagley, Linnea Glatt, Joseph Havel. Austin College, Sherman, Texas
Four Sculptors, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas
Nine Sighted: Clay Sculpture in Texas, Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas
Showdown: Perspectives on the Southwest. The Sculpture Center, New York, New York
|1982||Texas Sculptors Invitational, Pensacola Community College. Pensacola, Florida|
|1979||MFA Exhibition. Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania|
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Musée d'art et d'industrie, Roubaix, France
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
The South Texas Institute for the Arts, Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
The Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, Texas
La Fundacion Maison Rouge, Paris
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Ministry of Culture, France
|2012||Lima, Ben. “Joseph Havel’s Materially Rich ‘Nothing’ at Talley Dunn Gallery,” D Magazine, Feb. 7
Picard, Marlene. “Collecting,” art ltd. Magazine, Jul/Aug 2012.Mora, Patricia. “Review: Joseph Havel,” Art + Culture Magazine (North Texas), February, 2012
|2009||Colard, Jean-Max. “Flag with One Star de Joseph Havel” Les Inrockuptibles. No. 688 February 3-9|
|2008||Bonetti, David. “Everyday Objects Morph into Abstractions” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 25
Simblist, Noah. “Material Culture” Art Lies issue 59 (Reviews) Summer 2008
|2007||2007 O’Brian, Titus. “Exhibit Illuminates Books, El Paso Barrio.” Star-Telegram. 25 March 2007,
http://www.startelegram.com/ 146/story/46960.html (accessed 5 April 2007).
Montgomery, Robert. “Joseph Havel.” Modern Painters (Reviews). June 2007.
Spike, John T. “White-Collar Work.” Art & Antiques. June 2007
Petry, Michael. “Gateshead” Artlies Issue 55 (Reviews) Fall 2007.
|2006||Marzio, Peter C. “Joseph Havel: A Decade of Sculpture.” Literal, Latin American Voices. vol 6: 36-39
Johnson, Patricia. “Crafted in Bronze.” Houston Chronicle, 25 March 2006. E3.
Hughes, Jeffrey. “Joseph Havel.” Art Papers. (May/June 2006).
Odem, Michael. “Joseph Havel at Museum of Fine Arts.” Art Forum. September 2006.
Greene, Alison de Lima. Isamu Noguchi: A Sculpture for Sculpture. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2006
Carlozzi, Annette DeMeo and Kelly Baum, eds. Blanton Museum of Art American Art Since 1900.The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. 2006
|2005||Janovy, Karen O. Sculpture from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. Univeristy of Nebraska Press. 2005|
|2004||Taylor, Stephanie. “Review: Borderlands: Images, Objects & Identity.” ARTLIES 42 (Spring 2004) 80.
2004 Hersant, Isabelle. “Joseph Havel: Habitus/corpus. Ou le Monde global habillé par l’esclave local.” Etc Montréal 66 (June/July/August 2004) 76-79.
Sanchez, Marisa C. “Non-Places: An Interview with Joe Havel.” ARTLIES 44 (Fall 2004) 40-41.
|2003||Wolgamott, L. Kent. “Curtains!” Lincoln Journal Star, 13 April 2003: K6.
Haldane, David. “Exhibit Is Exercise in White Identity.” Los Angeles Times, 28 April 2003: B3.
Myers, Holly. “White Noise, Where Race Meets the Sand: Laguna Beach.” LA Weekly (25 April-1 May 2003).
Johnson, Patricia C. “Connecting Threads of Draped Bronze.” Houston Chronicle, 2 August 2003: 1D+.
|2001||2001 Alexander, Paul. “Texas Lines ‘em up.” Travel and Leisure (February 2001).Daniel, Mike. “One Dozen Veils.” ARTL!ES 30 (Spring 2001) 55.
French, Christopher. “Lost.” ARTL!ES 30 (Spring 2001) 55.
“Review.” ArtNews (April 2001) 149.
Houston, Sam A. “The Man Behind the Curtain: Havel’s Art Soars Above its Origins.” Houston Lifestyles and Homes (June 2001) 55-57.
Tyson, Janet. “Hot Spots, Texas.” Art Papers 25, no 4 (July/August 2001) 33 & 34.
Vanesian, Kathleen. “Minimal Effort, Less is Much More at the Phoenix Museums Triennial.” Phoenix New Times, 9-15 August 2001: 61.
Nilsen, Richard. “Try, Try, Triennial Again.” The Arizona Republic, 2 August 2001.
Colpitt, Francis. “Report From Houston: Space City Takes Off.” Art in America 88, no. 12 (October 2001): 128.
Sans, Jérôme and Marc Sanchez. Tokyobook 2. Paris: Palais de Tokyo, 2001: 101.
|2000||Coulter, Betsy. “Occasions to Live By: A Review of Project Row Houses, Round Eleven Street life.” Atopia 0.66, 2000: 16-19.
“Northern Exposure.” Texas Monthly (February 2000) 131-140.
Finn, David. 20th-Century American Sculpture in the White House Garden. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000: 55, 129.
Greene, Alison de Lima. Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Schaernack, Von Christiona. “Museums-Report Houston: Der Kunst-Clan von Texas.” Art Das Kunstmagazin (March 2000) 38-50.
Shapiro, David. “Whitney 2000: Biennial Fever.” New York Arts Magazine Online, 14 March 2000 .
Tyson, Janet. “Remembering Green Mountain.” ARTL!ES 26 (Spring 2000) 10-11.
Schwartz, Therese. “Nirvana Takes a Holiday: The Whitney Biennial in 2000.” Arts4All Newsletter Online 11, issue 12 (April 2000):
Hoving, Thomas. “My Eye.” Art Net Magazine, 7 April 2000:
Johnson, Patricia C. “They’ll Take Manhattan.” Houston Chronicle, 4 May 2000: D1+.
Rush, Michael. “State of the arts.” Die Welt Online, 16 May 2000: .
McCormick, Carlo. “Houston Journal.” Art Net Magazine, 25 May 2000: .
Kutner, Janet. “Work in Progress.” The Dallas Morning News, 19 March 2000: 1C+.
Landay, Janet. The Museum of Fine Art, Houston Visitor Guide. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, 2000: 378-379.
Lightman, Victoria. “Sculpture in Houston.” Sculpture Magazine 19 no 5 (June 2000): 26-31.
Michael Ennis. “Joseph Havel: Art that Confounds Expectations,” Texas Monthly 28, no. 9 (September 2000), 162, 226–27
Stoller, Ezra. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000: 68-69.
|1999||Kutner, Janet. “On Sculpture’s Cutting Edge.” The Dallas Morning News, 23 May 1999: 1C.
“House of Styles.” The Dallas Star-Telegram, 23 May 1999: D1+.
“House of Sculpture.” ARTL!ES 23 (Summer 1999) 48.
“Streetlife, an international group of artists finds provocative ways to bring cultures together.” Houston Chronicle, 24 October 1999: D8.
Johnson, Patricia. “Millennial Biennial. ” Houston Chronicle, 9 December 1999: 1D+.
Vogel, Carol. “Surprises in Whitney’s Biennial Selections.” The New York Times, 8 December 1999: B1+.
Tyson, Janet. “The 2000 Whitney Biennial: An Interview with Michael Auping.” ARTL!ES 25 (Winter 1999-2000): 22-24.
|1998||Sans, Jerome. “Review: Joseph Havel.” Art Press 231 (January 1998) VIII.
|1997||Aukeman, Anastasia. “Shopping.” [Deitch Projects, New York] Art News 96 (January 1997) 116, 118.
Smith, Roberta. “Hudson Valley Conversation.” The New York Times, 18 July 1997.
Norklun, Kathi. “Landscape: The Pastoral to the Urban.” Woodstock Times, 7 August 1997: 10.
Raynor, Vivien. “Landscapes That Celebrate Their Makers.” The New York Times, 10 August 1997.
Lightman, Victoria. “Joseph Havel” Sculpture 16, no 7 (September 1997) 80-82.
Daniel, Mike. “Clothes Encounters.” The Dallas Morning News, 17 October 1997.
Kutner, Janet. “Joseph Havel at Barry Whistler.” The Dallas Morning News, 25 October, 1997: 12 C.
Akhtar, Suzanne. “’Weather’ Takes the Workday World by Storm.” San Antonio Star-Telegram, 2 November 1997: H8.
|1996||Belenky, Oleksandr. “Don’t Disregard Your Old Shirts!” Day [Kyiv, Ukraine], 2 February 1997.
“History and Colors, Collars.” The Los Angeles Times, 23 April 1996.
Vanderknyff, Rick. “The Starch of Triumph.” The Los Angeles Times (O.C. Edition) 17 April 1996: F1+.
Wilson, Wade. “Artistic Migration.” Where [Dallas] (July 1996) 27.
Shaw, Edward. “Innocents Abroad: U.S. Artists in Buenos Aires.” Buenos Aires Herald, 16 July 1996.
Goldman, Robert. “Artist’s Diary.” Art Net Magazine, 24 August 1996: .
Sans, Jérôme. “Shopping” (catalogue). Time Out. [New York], 4-11 September 1996.
Curtis, Cathy. “Vision, Reach and Grasp.” The Los Angeles Times, 24 December 1996: F1+.
Morse, Marcia. “Shell Game.” Honolulu Weekly. 18-24 December 1996.
Rose, Joan. “’Shirts and Skins’ flawed, but well worth seeing.” The Honolulu Advertiser, 15 December 1996: F8.
|1995||Johnson, Patricia. “Havel’s shirts collar sense of fresh air.” Houston Chronicle, 12 January 1995: 1C+.
Doroshenko, Peter. “Joseph Havel in Conversation with Peter Doroshenko.” ARTL!ES 7 (June/July 1995): 26-29.
Tyson, Janet. “A Stitch in Time.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5 July 1995.
"Espousing ‘Material Differences.’” Houston Chronicle, 20 August 1995: D8+.
Davenport, Bill. “White on White.” Public News, 18 October 1995.
|1994||Kutner, Janet. “Turning images into ideas: artists find messages in the commonplace.”
The Dallas Morning News, 10 March 1994: C1.
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