Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 2013

February 21 – March 20, 2013 at Fine Arts Building of Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas

Juror’s Lecture: “Photographic Self-portraiture in the 20th/21st Century”, February 26, 4-5pm, West Gallery
Reception: February 26, 5-6pm

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturdays by Appointment

Juror: Sarah Kennel
Associate Curator
Department of Photographs
National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

Artists Accepted for the JEG 2013 Exhibition

Lydia Panas, Dana Mueller, Samantha VanDeman, Cynthia Henebry, Sarah Moore, Julia Kozerski, Allison Barnes, Ellen Carey, Kristy Carpenter, Ginger Cook, Mary Ellen Bartley, Christiana Caro, Catherin Colaw, Ben Davis, Mary Farmilant, Richard Gilles, Leah Gose, Ellie Ivanova, Ashley Kauschinger, Allyson Klutenkamper, Galina Kurlat, Lindsay Lochman & Barbara Ciurej, Erin Mazzei, Sheila Newberry,Teresa Rafidi, Matthew Rahner, Kristina Smith, Matthew Swarts, Terri Warpinski, and Betsy Williamson.


ongoing © teresa rafidi

Nasher Sculpture Center: Fountainhead Book on View

Exhibitions on view September 29, 2012 through January 13, 2013

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall Exhibitions: Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture & Sculpture in So Many Words: Text Pieces 1960–80

Featured in conjunction with the exhibition will be a beautifully produced oversized artists’ book entitled Fountainhead, which has been given to the Nasher Sculpture Center by The Art Foundation (Joshua Goode, Ryder Richards, Lucia Simik, and Andrew Douglas Underwood). It is a collaboration with a group of artists and I that contributed altered images in response to Marcel Duchamp’s readymade 1917’s Fountain.

Inspired by perhaps the most famous of Duchamp’s Readymades, 1917’s Fountain – a urinal that Duchamp submitted to an exhibition as a work of art – the Art Foundation solicited the alteration of various photographs of Fountain, by a number of local and international artists, including Frances Bagley (Dallas), Jesse Morgan Barnett (Dallas), Laetitia Benat (Paris, FR), Rebecca Carter (Dallas), Piotr Chiszinski (Ithaca, NY), Steve Cruz (Dallas), Matt Cusick (Dallas), Laura Doughtie (Dallas), Erika Duque (Fort Worth), Celia Eberle (Dallas), Cassandra Emswiler (Dallas), Teresa Gomez-Martorell (Barcelona, SP), Brenton Good (Harris, Pennsylvania), Sara Hignite (Dallas), Kelly Lynn Jones (San Francisco, CA), Gerald Lopez (Corpus Christi, TX), Stephanie Madewell (Brooklyn, NY), Sam Matineau (Brooklyn, NY), Lindsay McCulloch (Washington, DC), Ruben Nieto (Dallas), Tom Orr (Dallas), Sara Pringle (Brooklyn, NY), Teresa Rafidi (Dallas), Adam Raymont (Berlin), Enrico Riley (Vermont), Gregory Ruppe (Fort Worth), Gretchen Schermerhorn (Washington, DC), Shawn Smith (Austin, TX), Ian F. Thomas (Slippery Rock, PA), Karen Weiner (Dallas), Jonathan Whitfill (Lubbock, TX), and Zero (location unknown).

See more images here.


night of opening © teresa rafidi


An exhibition presented by The Art Foundation (Joshua Goode, Ryder Richards, Lucia Simik, and Andrew Douglas Underwood)

April 14, 12:00 pm – 9 pm; April 15, 1-4 pm., The Gibson Company Lofts/824 Exposition Ave. / #6/ Dallas

Opening reception Saturday, April 14, 6-9 pm.

(Dallas, TX, March 22, 2012) — For its inaugural curated exhibition, Fountainhead, The Art Foundation has solicited the alteration of various photographic iterations of Marcel Duchamp’s readymade, Fountain, by a number of local and international artists. The altered images have been compiled in an outsized book that will be exhibited during the weekend of the Dallas Art Fair, April 14-15, alongside a small exhibition of art objects that explore themes of authorship, receptivity, deception and manipulation.

Referencing the prankster quality of Duchamp’s decimation of the existing art structures of his time, Fountainhead parrots the language of the traditional exhibition structure while reveling in the paradoxes and latitudes allowed in our current poly-post-ism of art. Flexing ideas of attribution, the works presented in Fountainhead alternately specify and misconstrue authorship, as a means of bothering the leveled readings of the objects and actions presented in the exhibition.

Contributing artists featured in the Fountainhead book include: Frances Bagley (Dallas), Jesse Morgan Barnett (Dallas),Laetitia Benat (Paris, FR), Rebecca Carter (Dallas), Piotr Chiszinski (Ithaca, NY), Steve Cruz (Dallas), Matt Cusick (Dallas), Laura Doughtie (Dallas), Erika Duque (Fort Worth), Celia Eberle (Dallas), Cassandra Emswiler (Dallas), Teresa Gomez-Martorell (Barcelona, SP), Brenton Good (Harris, Pennsylvania), Sara Hignite (Dallas), Kelly Lynn Jones (San Francisco, CA), Gerald Lopez (Corpus Christi, TX), Stephanie Madewell (Brooklyn, NY), Sam Matineau (Brooklyn, NY), Lindsay McCulloch (Washington, DC), Ruben Nieto (Dallas), Tom Orr (Dallas), Sara Pringle (Brooklyn, NY), Teresa Rafidi (Dallas), Adam Raymont (Berlin), Enrico Riley (Vermont), Gregory Ruppe (Fort Worth), Gretchen Schermerhorn (Washington, DC), Shawn Smith (Austin, TX), Ian F. Thomas (Slippery Rock, PA), Karen Weiner (Dallas), Jonathan Whitfill (Lubbock, TX), and Zero (location unknown).

Exhibited art objects by Jesse Morgan Barnett (Dallas), Brian Jobe (Knoxville, TN), Kelly Lynn Jones (San Francisco, CA,) Gerald Lopez (Corpus Christi,) and Carla Nicolás (Zaragoza, Spain).

my piece © teresa rafidi

Auto Vista

March 8- 29, 2012 at Carillon Gallery, TCC South in Ft Worth, Texas

Opening Reception is Thursday, March 8th, 2012 from 6-8pm. Artist talks will begin at 6:00 and music will be played by Deanna Valone.

Curated by Benjamin Bascombe, Deputy Director of the Pollock Gallery. The Auto Vista exhibition presents an array of works by practicing artists in various stages of their careers. These artists deal with manifold experiences and the profound consequences of our relationship with the automobile through drawing, collage, photography, and video.

Artists include: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Matt Cusick, Debora Hunter, Peter Ligon, Katie Maratta, Greta Poulsen , Teresa Rafidi , Alfredo Salazar-Caro and Sally Warren


Locust © teresa rafidi

Experiencing Percepectives, Mercedes Benz Financial, Ft Worth, TX

May 2011 – May 2012 at MBF, Ft Worth, Texas

Closing Reception April 30, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Experiencing Perspectives art program encompasses annual art exhibitions, art tours, community conversations and other art events. The program celebrates several creative partnerships at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. In 2001 we began our art program with Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Since then, we have displayed their graduate students’ art in our Americas Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In 2008 we opened a new facility in Fort Worth, Texas. For this location we created a joint partnership with the renowned art schools of Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University from which we display art of students, faculty, and alumni. Most recently, in 2009, we formed our newest art partnership with the Drawing and Painting Department of the OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario. Art from their students, faculty, and alumni is now on display in our Canadian Headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.


Hood © teresa rafidi

See the online catalog here.


February 18th 2011 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Come to the Center for Creative Connections/C3 space at the DMA for Late Night.

Pose, perform or play! Join me for a fun-felt evening of feltography. I will be making one-of-a-kind photos of you outfitted in felt. Images will be available to you on Flickr at a later date.

Free with admission.


olivia © teresa rafidi

EXPO 2011

February 12- 27, 2011 at 500x in Dallas, Texas

Opening Reception is Saturday, February 12 from 7-10 PM.

A juried exhibition for artists in Texas. Juror: Marty Walker, Owner, Marty Walker Gallery

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest artist-run space, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. EXPO 2011 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video.

248 artists entered EXPO, and 45 were selected by juror Marty Walker. Roughly 65 works will be included in the exhibition. Artists included in the exhibition are Jesse Barnett, Julie Barnofski, Michael Blair, Angel Cabrales, Stephanie Clark, Kenneth Collins, Desiree Espada, Cydney Ferguson-Brey, Michael Francis, Anastasia Gabriel, Danielle Georgiou, Bethany Gouldin, T.J. Griffin, Steve Hamilton, Jessica Hargrave, Fields Harrington, Amy Herzel, Michael Hoefle, Hannah Hudson, Lucy Kirkman, Doughtie Laura, Rosie Lindsey, Sara Lovas, Diane McGurren, Ashley Milow, Frank Mosley, Loughridge Murrell, Ricardo Paniagua, Kris Pierce, Teresa Rafidi, Jason Reynaga, Ryder Richards, Evett Rolsten, Soyla Santos, Michael Scot, Caroline Sharpless, Lucia Simek, Jonathan Snow, James Michael Starr, Tore Terrasi, Jonathan Whitfill, Timothy Wilson, Trey Wright, Virginia Yount and Sarah Zapata.

Artists in the exhibition are from cities around Texas, including Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Houston, Irving, Keller, Llano, Lubbock, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Princeton, Southlake and Weatherford.


joint © teresa rafidi

Living Room, Community Partner Response at the Dallas Museum of Art

September 25th – February 28th 2011. Center for Creative Connection, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Opening Reception is Thursday September 25 2010. Check out more details here.

The Dallas Museum of Art invites community partners to contribute to the Center for Creative Connections by responding to the Encountering Space exhibition. Faculty and alumni of the Division of Art and the Center of Creative Computation of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) considered ideas about space as well as the interactive nature of C3 in the design of this immersive installation.

The project Living Room is the result of an intense collaborative process involving conversation, diverse perspectives, consideration of various models, and eventually the development of a coherent project taking on a life of its own. Living Room is as much about the nature of artistic collaboration as it is about a particular response to exploring space in and through art.

Living Room is an environment that actively combines physical and perceptual experiences. The space reacts to your presence through changes in its sensory aspects—its sound, its visual elements, and its bodily sense. Within a materially altered physical environment, a digital audio-visual system uses custom software to dynamically create an experience in sight and sound of 3D forms generated from mathematical expressions. The behavior of these forms is altered by the location and movement of persons in the room. This allows you to literally walk around the room integrating the physical and virtual space.

Living Room

We speak of inhabiting a space. This means, mostly, we assert our sovereignty over the space. We make the space work for us. We work on the space in order for the space to better do its work, to realize a purpose that is latent in it or that we have imposed upon it. But space is not a passive container that we occupy at will. The space reacts against us and on us. It constrains us and invites us to enter into a conversation. We respond to it and allow it to act upon us within limits.

Living Room is a physical space and a perceptual space, a reactive environment in which certain aspects—auditory and visual—alter in relation to your presence. Open yourself to the unexpected effects of space on your senses and your mind.

This space is in flux as you enter and re-enter. We can say it is impossible to enter this room again. You can place yourself inside the space, certainly. But, as this space is our host, we are like guests and must constantly adjust to the nuances presented to us by this dynamic environment.

The experience of engaging with Living Room is not necessarily that of inhabiting a space. It is a space of paradox: a room to be inhabited as well as a room that resists habitation. Living Room invites you to confront space while space confronts you.

Participating artists: Susan Barnett, MFA ‘08; Michael Corris, Chair, Meadows School of the Arts,  Division of Art,  Ira Greenberg, Director, Center of Creative Computation (Associate Professor Meadows School of the Arts and Lyle School of Engineering), Tom Lauerman, Instructor, Meadows;  Teresa Rafidi, BFA;  James Sullivan, Professor Meadows, and  Martin Sweidel, Associate Dean Meadows.

Volunteers:  Alisha Driggers, Meadows undergraduate, Katherine Frost, Meadows undergraduate, James Justinic, Meadows undergraduate, Leeanna Morris, BFA’10, and Olivia Smith, BFA ’10.

C3 installation image

installation © teresa rafidi

Presence: Teresa Rafidi, René Francisco and Florencia Levy

August 25-September 26, 2009 at Art Gallery of UNT’s Art Building in Denton, Texas

Opening Reception is Tuesday, September 1 from 4:30-6 PM.

The exhibit will run Aug. 25 (Tuesday) to Sept. 26 (Saturday) in the Art Gallery of UNT’s Art Building, located one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets.

Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and noon – 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. more details here.

love seat © teresa rafidi

8th Annual Wish Auction at the Dallas Contemporary

Preview & Bid!  Art available for online viewing & bidding January 12 ~ 30, 2009

Premiere Peek
Thursday, January 29, 2009, Dallas, Texas
7 ~ 10 pm

Transitions: Cantanker Issue 6 Catalog Release + Exhibition

August 30-September 20, 2008 at Big Medium Gallery in Austin, Texas

Opening Reception is Saturday, August 30, 2008 from 8-11 PM. The group exhibition at Big Medium will coincide with the magazine launch of Cantanker Issue 6:Transitions. The Exhibition is juried by Leona Scull-Hons, independent curator.

Artists include: Leigh Lester, ,Katherine Lovas, Lanie McCormick, Terri Thomas, Matthew Roberts, Teresa Rafidi, Julia Landois, Judith Cottrell, Monica Zeringue, Mason McFee, Daniel Fabian, Andy Taylor, Sarah Voglewede, Leah DeVun, Robert Boland, Tamara Johnson, Erin Hernsberger, Mary Magsamen, Stephan Hillerbrand, Daniel Hipolito, Amanda Winkles.


Art in the Metroplex

September 6-October 1, 2008 at Moudy Gallery at TCU Art Building in Ft.Worth, Texas

The show opens Saturday, September 6, from 2-8 p.m., in conjunction with Fall Gallery Night. The Exhibition is juried by Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor for Art in America.On Friday evening, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. the juror will give her lecture and award the prizes in the Moudy Gallery.


Black Out © teresa rafidi

Fotofest: Transformations

April 1-April 20, 2008 at Kingwood College Fine Arts Gallery in Kingwood, Texas

The Exhibition is juried by Clint Willour, Curator of the Galveston Arts Center for the past 17 years.Fotofest »

Toledo Friends of Photography

January 3-February 3, 2008 at the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery in Toledo, Ohio

A total of 367 artists submitted more than 1,000 images for the scrutiny by juror Todd Hido, a photographer from San Francisco acclaimed internationally for his unsettling images of the suburban landscape. Hido selected 83 black-and-white and color images created by 69 individuals for inclusion in the exhibition.

30 Years, 30 Artists, Brookhaven College School of the Arts Alumni 1978-2008

January 14-February 22, 2008 at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas

Closing Reception on February 22, 6-8pm in the Forum Gallery

Artists include: John Breazeale, Du Chau, Chong Chu, James Darnell, Karen Davenport, Kandace Davis, Arthur Fields, Meikle Gardner, John M. Henderson, Jennifer Hill, Clayton Hurt, Corey Johnson, Amelia Jones, Ian Jones, Tori Kaspareit, Hannah Kim, Priscila Lima, Jean McComas, Grant MacManus, Goran Maric, Jorge Misium, Chancellor Page, Roxanne Phillips, Teresa Rafidi, Audra Tolbert, Shawn Smith, John A. Taylor, James Van Arsdale and Brian Zimmerman are each represented by a single work.