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Eric Ockrassa

Ericockrassa@gmail.com

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2016  Ocular Resistance, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston TX

2015  Optical Assimilation, Project Gallery, Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions:

2019

Contemporary Finds, Ice House Gallery, Evanston, IL

Inside the Box, OPEN Gallery, Chicago, IL

Conception Art Show Chicago, Dovetail Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

 

2018

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

Small Works, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

Trade Show, My Friend Gallery, Paris, TX

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

Group Show 2017, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

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

Midtown Art Crawl, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

2016

Gallery Artists Exhibition, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

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

Art After Hours, FMK Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

Studios Midwest Exhibition, The Box Gallery, Galesburg, IL

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

Open Your Eyes, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

 

2015

Resident Artist Show, Moose Canvas Gallery, Buda, TX

SofTactics, Cement Loop Gallery, Austin, TX

WhatIsTheWhat, 409 Gallery, Houston, TX

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

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

 

2014

Connect 5, 4411 Montrose Gallery, Houston, TX 

4 Worlds, The Mariago Collective, Houston, TX

Resolution, Third Space Gallery, Houston, TX

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

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

 

2013

>20 Square Feet, Continental Center, Houston, TX

Spooky As Hell, Project Space Gallery, Houston, TX 

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

Variations in Color, G Gallery, Houston, TX

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

Dissipate, Project Space Gallery, Houston, TX 

 

2012

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

HOWBOUTNOW, 4411 Montrose Gallery, Houston, TX

UNIFORMLYvaried, BlueOrange Gallery, Houston, TX

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

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

ArtWorks 2012, Walkers Gallery, San Marcos, TX

 

2011

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

Expose the Arts, Tantra Gallery, San Marcos, TX 

ArtWorks 2011, Walkers Gallery, San Marcos, TX

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

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


Professional Experience:

2016-18  Adjunct, Drawing, Painting and Intro to Fine Arts, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2016-18  Adjunct, Drawing and 2D Design, Aurora University, Aurora, IL

2015  Adjunct, Beginning and Advanced Painting, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2013-15  Teaching Fellow, Fundamental and Intermediate Drawing, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2012-15  Docent at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

2011-12  Internship with 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”

 

Residencies:

2016  Studios Midwest Art Residency, Galesburg, IL

2016  FMK 5x5, Chicago, IL

2015  MOOSE Canvas Residency Program, Buda, TX

 

Publications:

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 @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

 

Artist Talks and Presentations:

2019 Studio Break Podcast, Live Interview

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:

2015  Jerome and Minette Robinson Scholarship, Blaffer Art Museum

2013  John Hohlt-Roger Wich Scholarship, University of Houston

2012  Susan Vaughn Scholarship, University of Houston

2012  Presidential Scholarship, University of Houston