Perry House

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Perry  House Untitled 1
Untitled 1, 1983
gouache on paper
12 x 16 in
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Perry  House No Title
No Title, 1983
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 in
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Perry  House Untitled 2
Untitled 2, 1983
gouache on paper
12 x 16 in
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Perry  House Untitled 3
Untitled 3, 1983
acrylic, gouache on paper
12 x 16 in
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Perry  House Untitled 4
Untitled 4, 1983
gouache on paper
15 x 20 in
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Perry  House Untitled 5
Untitled 5, 1984
tempera on paper
15 x 20 in
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Perry  House Untitled 6
Untitled 6, 1983
gouache on paper
15 x 20 in
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Perry  House

Perry House

Perry House Description

PERRY HOUSE (b. 1943)

Perry House was born in Orange, Texas. He pursued art as a vocation at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts. Upon his return to Texas, House settled in Houston and began his lifelong career as an artist and a teacher of artists. He retired from Houston Community College, Central after 30 years of teaching and is now painting full-time.

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1943 Born in Orange, Texas
  • 1969 BFA, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California
  • 1971 MFA, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California
  • 1972-75 Instructor, California State College, Bakersfield, California
  • 1978 Instructor, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas
  • 1978-81 Instructor, Art Institute of Houston, Texas
  • 1981-2011 Faculty, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas
  • 1990 Fellowship Award, Painting and Works on Paper, Mid-American Arts Alliance
  • Resides in Houston, Texas

Selected Exhibitions

·       1969 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California

·       1970 MFA Exhibition, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California

·       1972-75 Faculty Exhibition, California State College, Bakersfield, California

·       1974 Solo, Nicholls State College, Thibodeaux, Louisiana

·       1974 Postcards, Fine Arts Ltd., London, England

·       1974 Solo, California State College, Bakersfield, California

·       1976 Juried Exhibition, Houston Assistance League, Houston, Texas

·       1978 Solo, Humboldt State College, Arcata, California

·       1978 Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1978 Solo, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

·       1980 Los Bizarros, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

·       1981 Introductions, Robinson Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1982 Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas

·       1983 A Salute to Houston Artists, Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas

·       1983 Solo, New Paintings, Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1983 Introductions 81, Robinson Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1984 Solo, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1984 Texas Only, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas

·       1985 Houston Drawing, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas

·       1985 Fresh Paint: The Houston School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, traveled to: Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. (MoMA PS1), Queens, New York; Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (catalogue)

·       1985 Texas Visions, Art League of Houston, Transco Tower, Houston, Texas (traveling)

·       1986 Solo, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1986 Texas Dialogue, Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, Texas

·       1986 Mid-America Biennial, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

·       1986 Perry House and David Mackenzie, Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

·       1986 Texas Art Celebration, Cullen Center, Houston, Texas

·       1986 The Black and White Show, Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

·       1987 Houston Area Abstraction: An Update, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

·       1988 The Abstract Impulse, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1989 Solo, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1989 Perry House; David MacKenzie, Angeles Gallery, Venice, California

·       1991 Mid America Biennial, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

·       1992 Solo, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1992 Political Stamps, Small Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

·       1992 Texas Dialogue (Houston), Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, Texas

·       1992 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

·       1993 Solo, Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas

·       1993 Conventional Forms/Insidious Visions, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas

·       1993 Darkness and Light, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

·       1994 Texas Art Celebration, Juror: David Ross, Cullen Center, Houston, Texas

·       1995 Analogs of Modernism, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

·       1995 Faith in Vision, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1999 Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

·       1996 Color! Form. Mark: A Selection of Houston Abstract Paintings, BP Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1997 The Mediation of Ornament: Seven Painters, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1998 Evidence: New Paintings, Jeff Elrod, Michael Guidry, Perry House, Clay Ketter, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2000 First Blush: New Painting in Houston, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

·       2000 The Vulnerable Body, Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2000 Size Matters, Gayle Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

·       2001 Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2002 Solo, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas

·       2002 Solo, Southern Dinners, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston

·       2002 Solo, University of New Orleans, Louisiana

·       2002 Solo, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2002 Solo, Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

·       2002 Solo, Brooches and Others, Davis/McClain, Houston, Texas

·       2002 Solo, The Cast of Characters, Davis/McClain, Houston, Texas

·       2003 Something Blue, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2004 Something Red, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2011 Retrospective, Perry House: Movin’ On, Houston Community College Central–Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2012 Perry House: Elegance/Violence, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Perry House: Explosions, Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

·       2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

        Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

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