Curriculum Vitae

Colleen O'Brien
www.colleenroseobrien.com
colleenroseobrien@gmail.com
210.542.8835



Education

Texas Tech University, BFA: Painting and Drawing, 2014


Exhibitions

Solo

2017 Earth Surfaces, A Selection of Rock Rubbings from the American Southwest, Four Spots,  Midland, Texas.  Curator: Emily Beuscher, Art Advisor and Member of the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artists Committee.  November 27, - February 1, 2017. 

2015 Restless West, Clamplight Artist Studios and Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.  November 13-27, 2016

2013 - 2014 Woven Forces, Electric Ladyland/ Studio #4 at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, Texas.  11 solo shows and 2 curated group shows over the course of 13 months as part of year long residency.  

2013 Perfect Space, John F. Lott Gallery at The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas March 1-April 27, 2013


Group

2016 Grounded, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Fort Worth, Texas. October 4, 2016- January 3, 2017

2016 One Night Stand, Lullwood Group, San Antonio, Texas. May 14, 2016

2016 #Clamplife, Freight Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. March 12-31, 2016

2016 On and Off Fred Studio Tour, Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, Texas February 20-March 6, 2016

2015 Form of Flux: Perspectives on Contemporary Social and Political Landscapes curated by Jordann Davis. Texas Tech University Sattelite Gallery at LHUCA, Lubbock, Texas. March 6-21, 2015

2014 Electric Bunnyland presented by Indigo Folk Collective, Electric Ladyland/ Studio #4 at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, Texas. November 7, 2014

2014 Floating People Project  presented by Indigo Folk Collective (ft. Dry Heeves), Electric Ladyland/Studio #4 at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, Texas. August 1, 2014 

2013 Land Arts of the American West 2012 Exhibition, The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Warehouses, Lubbock, Texas April 5-May 3, 2013


Juried

2017 Art to the Power of Ten, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas. Juror: Sergio Martinez, owner of Freight Gallery and Bill Sibley, Writer.  September 22, 2017

2014 27th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition, Texas Tech University Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, Texas.  Juror: Kathy Windrow, Director, SMU in Italy Arts & Culture Program.  March 1 - 30, 2014

2013 26th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition, Texas Tech University Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, Texas.  Juror: Annette Lawrence, Professor/Chair of Studio Art, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. March 23 – April 21, 2013

2013 Harbinger 2013: Art in Publication, Texas Tech University Studio Gallery, Lubbock, Texas. January 16 - February 10, 2013

2012 25th Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition, Texas Tech University Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, Texas.  Juror: Arturo Palacios, Owner and Director of Art Palace, Houston, Texas March 24 – April 15, 2012

2008 17th Annual Superhero Exhibition, Centro Cultural Aztlan, San Antonio, Texas May 3 – June 2, 2008


Curatorial

2014 Electric Bunnyland presented by Indigo Folk Collective, Electric Ladyland/ Studio #4 at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, Texas. November 7, 2014

2014 Floating People Project  presented by Indigo Folk Collective (ft. Dry Heeves), Electric Ladyland/Studio #4 at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, Texas. August 1, 2014 


Publications

2016 On and Off Fred Studio Tour

2014 Change your Mind about Art, Texas Tech School of Art 

2014 Harbinger 2014: Literature and Art in Publication

2013 Harbinger 2013: Literature and Art in Publication


Artist in Residence

August 2015- August 2016, Clamplight Artist Studios and Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.  Resident Artist and Co-director for monthly exhibitions in artist run gallery.

December 2013- December 2014, Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP), Lubbock, Texas.  Live/Work Studio in downtown art district on contemporary art campus in Lubbock, Texas.  Prepared new exhibition openings every first Friday of the month as part of the city's art trail. 


Internships

2010 URBN Visual Display Summer Internship, Anthropologie, San Antonio, Texas

2008 Madeline Anz Slay, PLLC Architecture Firm, San Antonio, Texas


Related Experience

2014 Pecha Kucha, Guest Speaker, TTU College of Architecture

2012 Land Arts of the American West Participant

2010 Southwest School of Art, Teaching Assistant, Summer Art Program


Private Collections

Midland, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Houston, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Sacramento, California


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