Contingent Habitat

Cauleen Smith’s Contingent Habitat unfurls for the viewer gradually, inviting them to move throughout the space and consider every object, image, and intervention with the same intentionality she employs throughout […]

a Model is not a Map a Home is not a House

“What do space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each is conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that […]

Sorry I haven’t written

During a visit with her family in Michigan, Jessica Halonen came across her father’s military draft records from the Vietnam War where he served as a helicopter mechanic. He never […]

Elizabeth McGrath

International Artist-in-Residence alumnus Elizabeth McGrath (born 1967) graduated from Austin College in 1989 and received her M.F.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1993. She was selected […]

Alex de León

The late Texas artist Alex de León (1959–2012) described his work as “basically a reflection of things I see and hear.” He was well known for his accessible “barrio style” […]

Chronicles of Uprooting

Juana Córdova is well-known for her subtle, but poetic, responses to our natural world using unexpected materials. For the duration of her residency at Artpace, she focused on two species […]

rhythm and (p)leisure

As do many in the United States, Francis Almendárez comes from a family of immigrant farm workers; his parents hail from Honduras and his grandparents are from El Salvador. In […]


Activates Sculpture Schedule⁠ Narcissister’s sculptures will be activated by human presence on the following dates. Saturday, July 27, 1-2 pm⁠ Saturday, August 10, 1-2 pm⁠ Saturday, August 24, 1-2 pm⁠ […]

Front and Back, and Side to Side

“As artists we all begin to construct with what is given.” —Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945, Toledo, OH) “The specialness of art is…about the power to take ordinary things and by […]


Bruisers, Daniel Rios Rodriguez’s first solo show in the region, is a presentation of entirely new two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. He likens his works to “bruisers” or unrefined, rough-and-tumble individuals: […]

Like Gold Dust

Our house is on fire The bigger your carbon footprint, the bigger your moral duty The bigger your platform, the bigger your responsibility Adults keep saying we owe it to […]


What do you want visitors to your exhibition to take away? The curtain or wall of fake, red hair divides the space and the works on either side of this […]