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Education:

2015 MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2012 BFA, Painting, Texas State, San Marcos, TX       

2012 BFA, Graphic Design, Texas State, San Marcos, TX

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2020  Back on the Grid, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston TX

2016  Ocular Resistance, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston TX

2015  Optical Assimilation, Project Gallery, Houston, TX

2013  Dissipate, A Two Person Show with Sebastian Montes at The Project Space Gallery, Houston, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Architecture of the Universe, Artesan Gallery, Aurora IL

2020  Faculty Exhibition 2020, Cleve Carney Gallery at The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2020  Galex 54 National Competition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

2019  Contemporary Finds, Ice House Gallery, Evanston, IL

2019  Inside the Box, OPEN Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019  Conception Art Show Chicago, Dovetail Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019  0004, Schoenherr Gallery at North Central College, Naperville, IL

2018  6x6 Show, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2018  Small Works, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2018  Trade Show, My Friend Gallery, Paris, TX

2018  President's Office Reception, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2017  COD Faculty Art Show, Cleve Carney Gallery at The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2017  Group Show 2017, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

2017  Gallery Artists' Salon Show, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

2017  Midtown Art Crawl, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

2016  Gallery Artists Exhibition, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

2016  Houston Contemporay Art Fair, George Brown Convention Center- Booth D6, Houston, TX 

2016  Art After Hours, FMK Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016  PP's Pop Up Show, Schoenherr Gallery at North Central College, Naperville, IL

2016  Studios Midwest Exhibition, The Box Gallery, Galesburg, IL

2016  Dark Harvest, Superior St. Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

2016  Open Your Eyes, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

2015  Resident Artist Show, Moose Canvas Gallery, Buda, TX

2015  SofTactics, Cement Loop Gallery, Austin, TX

2015  WhatIsTheWhat, 409 Gallery, Houston, TX

2015  37th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

2015  UH President’s Art Show, President's Office at the University of Houston, Houston, TX

2014  Connect 5, 4411 Montrose Gallery, Houston, TX 

2014  4 Worlds, The Mariago Collective, Houston, TX

2014  Resolution, Third Space Gallery, Houston, TX

2014  The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2014  School of Art Student Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

2013  >20 Square Feet, Continental Center, Houston, TX

2013  Spooky As Hell, Project Space Gallery, Houston, TX 

2013  Salon des Refusés | Part 2, BLUEorange Contemporary, Houston, TX 

2013  Variations in Color, G Gallery, Houston, TX

2013  School of Art Student Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX 

2012  U of H Graduate Painting Students Exhibition, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

2012  HOWBOUTNOW, 4411 Montrose Gallery, Houston, TX

2012  UNIFORMLYvaried, BlueOrange Gallery, Houston, TX

2012  What Happened Was..., Gallery [1] & [2], San Marcos, TX

2012  FASA Spring Show, Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, TX

2012  ArtWorks 2012, Walkers Gallery, San Marcos, TX

2011  Local Color, Wake the Dead Gallery, San Marcos, TX 

2011  Expose the Arts, Tantra Gallery, San Marcos, TX 

2011  ArtWorks 2011, Walkers Gallery, San Marcos, TX

2011  You Are Lovely, Soda Tooth Gallery, San Marcos, TX

2011  Opening Night, One9Zero6 Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Professional Experience:

2022-Present   Adjunct Professor, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL-Drawing I,II

2016-Present   Adjunct Professor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL- Drawing I, II, Painting I, II, Intro to Fine Arts

2016-Present   Adjunct Professor, Aurora University, Aurora, IL- Drawing I, II, Painting I, II, 2-D Design, Advanced Studio Practices

2015-2016   Adjunct Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX- Painting I and II

2013-2015   Teaching Fellow, University of Houston, Houston, TX- Drawing I, II 

2012-2015   Docent at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

2011-2012   Internship with artist, Jason Archer

              2012  Completed a mural at Frank's Public Art Space, Austin, TX

              2011  Painted the leaderboard and signage for History Channel’s “Mudcats”

Publications:

2020 Houston Press, Print and Online Publication

2020 Glasstire, Online Publication

2019 The Skinned Knee Collective, Online Publication

2017 Creativpaper Magazine-Volume 3, Print Publication

2016 Houston Chronicle, Print Publication

2016 Houston CityBook, Print Interview

2016 Glasstire, Online Publication

2016 @Studio, Online Magazine

2015 The Daily Cougar, Print Publication

2015  Arthive 2015 Catalog, Online Publication

2015  Studio Visit-Volume 30, Print Publication

2014  Lawndale Art Center's Featured Artist, The Big Show Edition, Online Interview

2011  6/10 Magazine, Print Publication

2011  Yes Ma'am Magazine, Print Publication

Residencies:

2016  Studios Midwest Art Residency, Galesburg, IL

2016  FMK 5x5, Chicago, IL

2015  MOOSE Canvas Residency Program, Buda, TX

Artist Talks and Presentations:

2020 Faculty Exhibition 2020 Artist Talk, Cleve Carney Gallery at The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2019 Studio Break Podcast, Live Interview, Chicago, IL

2019 Conception Art Show Artist Presentation, Dovetail Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019  Inside the Box Artist Talk, OPEN Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016  Studios Midwest Artist Talk, The Box Gallery, Galesburg, IL

2015  Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2015  37th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

2014  4 Worlds, Mariago Collective, Houston, TX

2012  U of H Graduate Painting Students Exhibition, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

 

Awards and Honors:

2019  Selected Judge for the 64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair, Park Forest, IL

2015  Jerome and Minette Robinson Scholarship, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

2014  John Hohlt-Roger Wich Scholarship, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2013  Susan Vaughn Scholarship, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2012  Presidential Scholarship, University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

 

 

 


 

Contact Me

Eric Ockrassa

Ericockrassa@gmail.com

 

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