James Westwater

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James Westwater

1962, American-British-Brazilian, born in Salvador, Brazil
Lives and works in College Station, TX


Texas A&M University, Department of Architecture PhD program, 2014-2016
Texas A&M University, Department of Visualization MFA program, 2012-2013
Texas A&M University, Certificate of Completion, Teaching Training, 2012
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Bachelor of Arts, 1984
Suffolk New College, UK, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 1981
Creative Capital, New York, NY, Professional Development Workshop, 2008
Santa Fe Art Institute Studio Workshops with
Pat Steir, Komar & Melamid, and
Richard Tuttle, and Critical Writing Workshop with Peter Schjeldahl, 1999-2004

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

Pegasus, Evoramonte Castle, Evoramonte, Portugal
Moped, Evoramonte Station, Evoramonte, Portugal
Art979 Gallery, Bryan, TX
Studio show, Fire Station Artists' Studios, Dublin, Ireland 
Edgeponies, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY
Finding Pegasus, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal
Installation with Grand Piano, Projects on Ashburn, College Station, TX
Code Paintings, Gallery 745, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Funny, with Chris Albert, The Beacon Theater, Beacon, NY
Windows on Main, with Lily Zand, School of Jellyfish, Beacon, NY
Kork, Poughkeepsie, NY
Macyn Bolt and James Westwater, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
Postcards and Matchboxes, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
Blue Boy and Pinkie Together Again, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
Plywood Chateaux, NavtaSchulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
10 Years, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Gardening and Forgetting, Art Santa Fe project space, Santa Fe, NM
Pinklings, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Narrative Works, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Parsley’s Car, Helix Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Penis Wars, OffSite, Santa Fe, NM
Brenda Taylor Gallery, with Fransesc Guitart, New York, NY
100 Sanded Objects, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
New Sculptures, LA Art, Encino, CA
The Toyota Series, Lulu’s Alibi, Los Angeles, CA
AWGO, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Paintings, Solis, Santa Fe, NM
Film jockey, Legends, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

Open Studio, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal
Editions, Santa Fe Editions, Santa Fe, NM, ARTProjectA/Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, and
Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA
Summer We Go Public, Skagaströnd, Iceland
Robin Rule estate artists, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Collection artists, Projects on Ashburn, College Station, TX
Blue, Offroad Productions, Santa Fe, NM
Asterix*, Wright Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Viz-a-GoGo 20, The Queen, Bryan, TX
Out of SITE, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Memory, Geren Auditorium, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
FU, Woodstock Framing Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Far & Wide, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY
505, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Micro Plus, Daniel Aubry Gallery, Beacon, NY
Inaugural Show, Culture + Commerce, Hudson, NY
Advent, Kork, Poughkeepsie, NY
Art Guitar, School of Jellyfish, Beacon, NY
The Painting Show, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
30th Anniversary, Mill Street Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY
One for the Road, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
Beacon Open Studios, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
Quad Show, Van Brunt Gallery and Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY
Outside the Box Inside, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY
Tote/Bag, Open Space, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Invitational, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
Collaborative Concepts, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY
Making Peace, Threewalls, Chicago, IL
NM10: Dispersion, Cinemaland, Los Angeles, CA
Fresh Paint, NavtaSchulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gallery artists, Exhibitions 2d, Marfa, TX (and 2005, 2006, 2004)
The Shape of Things, NavtaSchulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
SITE Unseen, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
BLOC-BUSTA, Fine Arts Gallery, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Pushpin, Center for Museum Resources, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
TRIKE, with Jon Carver and Franky Kong, Phil Space, Santa Fe, NM
Spacemakers/A More Perfect Union, The Suburban, Chicago, IL, Lothringer Dreizehn, Munich, Germany, and Max Fish, New York, NY
Cream, Sun and Doves, London, UK
Summer Group Show, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
SITE Unseen III, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (and 2001, 1999)
Santa Fe Editions, Anderson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Men at Work, with Dirk DeBruycker and Stan Meyer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, CO
Pay Attention!, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
Runoff, The Barn, Santa Fe, NM
Peace Show, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Beaux Arts, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM (& previous years)
Collect, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Match the Couch, Art and Industry, Santa Fe, NM
Marc Baseman, Joost Van Oss, and James Westwater, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Inaugural Show, Shack Obscura, Santa Fe, NM
Painting is Dead, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Petits Formats Bis, Kiron Espace, Paris, France
The Art of Drawing, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Pod, Podshack, Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, NM
Hobb* Lobb*, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
The Window Project, Santa Fe, NM (and previous years)
Group Show, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY (and 1997, 1996)
Gallery artists, Thesaurus, London, England
Monster Trucks, The Lofts/Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Art 2 Heart, Conlon-Siegal Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery Opening Group Show, Nolita/Ahra Lee Gallery, New York, NY
Do Mundo, w/Guy Ambrosino and Joost Van Oss, One Ledoux Gallery, Taos, NM
Monothon, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Converter, West Side Bronze, Santa Fe, NM
Art Pod One, Shugard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Vending machine art, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Synesthesia, Linda Durham Contemporary Art and OffSite, Santa Fe, NM
Essential Marks, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
LA Auctions, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (and 1994)
Featured artist, Greenpeace, West Hollywood, CA
Featured artist, Fred Segal, Santa Monica, CA
Angels and Barbies, Adevina, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery artists, Zola Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA (and 1990)
Gallery artists, Jumbo’s, Santa Fe, NM
The Thunderjockeys’ Party, film jockey, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Other Projects

Moped, short story and gallery reading, Evoramonte Station, Evoramonte, Portugal, 2015
Guest lecturer and review juror, various, Departments of Architecture and Communications, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2012-2015
Solo artist, Corner Squares Skagaströnd, stickers, Skagaströnd, Iceland, 2015
Instructor of Record, taught art and design for two semesters in the Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2012-2013
Co-creator, Styrotecture sculpture building game, Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2012
Designer, Westwater tartan, Scottish Register of Tartans, National Records of Scotland, 2012
Solo artist, Beacon Visitor Center inaugural mural, Beacon, NY, 2010
Co-founder/organizer Peace Show, Artists’ Resistance Movement, 25 exhibition sites, Santa Fe, NM, 2003
Curator, Peace Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 2003
Designer-manufacturer, James Westwater Recycled Materials, furniture, home accessories, and jewelry, sold in the United States, Europe, and Japan, 1990-1995
Graphic designer, clients and employers included the Alzheimer's Association, Disney, Cannon Films, Ford, Grubstreet Productions, IBM, Kodak, the London Underground, NASA, NBC Television, No! Jeans, Number One Magazine, Petermann Films, Saxon/Ross Film Design, United Airlines, and Virgin Films, London and Los Angeles, CA, 1984-1994  
Public Collections

Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal
Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
Museum Biedermann, Villingen, Germany
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
La Jardin de los Ninos, Las Cruces, NM
Red River Library, Red River, NM

Awards and Residencies
International travel grant, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University    
Artist-in-residence, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal
Texas Public Education Grant, Texas A&M University
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts
International travel grant, Department of Architecture and College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Artist-in-residence, Fire Station, Dublin and Nes, Iceland
Texas Aggie Graduate Grant, Texas A&M University
Artist-in-residence, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal
Arthur Harris Best in Show Award, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Far & Wide, juried by David A. Ross, director emeritus San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Boston Institute of Contemporary Art
Artist-in-Residence, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (unable to attend)
Santa Fe Art Institute scholarships for Komar & Melamid and Richard Tuttle Studio Workshops and Peter Schjeldahl Critical Writing Workshop
Robert Rauschenberg, Change, Inc. grant
Santa Fe Art Institute scholarship for Pat Steir Studio Workshop
Artist-in-Residence, OffSite, Santa Fe
Commendation in Liberal Studies (
art history, psychology, sociology), Bachelor of Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University
Suffolk County Council grants to attend Manchester Metropolitan University, Bachelor of Arts, (also 1982 and 1981)


Andrea Weber, "Nes Artist Residency", Skagaströnd Review (Paris), March
Carolien van der Laan and Ludger van der Eerden, "Residents and Projects 2015", Foundation OBRAS, December
OBRAS Portugal, "Highlights of Residents and their Projects", Res Artis, September
Caroline Farmer, "Artwork by James Westwater", Alien Encounters, July
Frederico Ribeiro, "Exposição 'Pegasus' de James Westwater em Estremoz", Local.PT, June 18
"Exposição 'Pegasus' de James Westwater em Estremoz", METRONEWS, June 18
M. Mendes, "Evoramonte: Exposição 'PEGASUS' de James Westwater", Tera Alentejana, June 18
University of Évora, "Inauguração da exposição 'Projeto Pegasus', de James Westwater", CIDEHUS Newsletter #24, June 17 
"Exposição 'Pegasus' de James Westwater", TV Guadiana, June 17
"Pegasus, James Westwater (EUA)", Estremoz Município, June
"Exposição 'Pegasus' - James Westwater", Ardina do Alentejo, June
Jordan Overturf, "On the Edge with Edgeponies", The Eagle, September 4
Jordan Overturf, "Artist to Seek Treasures Abroad", The Eagle, March 2
Jordan Overturf producer/director, "James Westwater Interview", The Eagle video, March 2
Soyoung Kim, producer/director, "Artist Runs Kickstarter for Project in Ireland", KAGS NBC Television evening news, February 26
Phillip Rollfing, "PhD Student Seeks Crowdsource Funds for Artistic Endeavor", ArchONE, February 25
Barbara Gallo Farrell, "Portrait of the Artist", Poughkeepsie Journal, January 24
Gordon Stewart, "Edgeponies by James Westwater Opens at Mad Dooley", Philipstown.info, January 11
Emma Cullinan, "Fire Station: A Space That Helps Artists Think Big", Irish Times, November 15
Michael Abetemarco, "Sensory Blue", Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, October 20
Honey Harris presenter, "Michael Freed, Jennifer Joseph, Blue", KBAC, October 16
Niamh Looney, "Fire Station Artists' Studios Announces Artists for Residential Studios 2014", Visual Artists Ireland, September 27
Eileen R. Tabios, "Portrait of an Artist", Our Own Voice, June
Eileen R. Tabios, "James Westwater – Also a Chair Artist!", Sit with Moi, May 17
"Museum Honors Artist Members", Poughkeepsie Journal, January 16
Ben Pieratt, "James Westwater, Strange Demolition", Sodium Dreams, December 2
David Goldin, "FU", Drawger, May 24
Fabra di Paolo, "James Westwater", Gray, March 28
Fossil, "What We're Into: Art We Love, Wonderful Westwater", Fossil.Life.Style, July 22
Carole Guevin, "Oval Signature", Netdiver Magazine, June 30
Raquel Raney, "James Westwater: Oval Art", Seesaw, April 30
Maia McDonald, "Totally Obsessed with the Artwork of James Westwater," Conundrum, April 29
Smith Schwartz, "Jodi & Ryan's Immaculate Whimsy", Apartment Therapy, February 3
Elisabeth A. Sullivan, "Santa Fe Sophistication", Mountain Living, January/February
Nicole Berry, "James Westwater Studio Visit", Accessible Art, January 2
Virginia Sole-Smith, "Schoolhouse Rocks", ReadyMade Magazine, December/January issue, cover article
Alex Johnson, Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution, Frances Lincoln, pp 58, 59, 120, 122
Ty Marshall producer/director, New School: A Moving Portrait of Hudson Valley Artists, DVD, premiered at Dia:Beacon
"James Westwater: Postcards and Matchboxes", New York Times, Metropolitan section, July 18
Jennifer Warren, "Second Saturday Heats up Main Street", Hudson Valley Press, July 14
"Of Postcards, Matchbooks and Art", HV Biz, July 5
"Postcards & Matchboxes by James Westwater", Poughkeepsie Journal, July 2
Eileen Tabios, "Galatea's Art Collection", The Chatelaine's Poker Poetics, February 6
Tom Collins, "Art Over the Edge", The Collector’s Guide, October 14
"Quad Show Opens at Van Brunt Gallery Saturday", Putnam County News and Recorder, March 19
Lloyd Alter, "Homeless Chateau: A Little Privacy", TreeHugger, January 15
"The Homeless Chateau", GreenMuze, January 13
Rain Noe, "Compact Dwelling for the Homeless", Core77, January 2
A. Eric Arctander, "2008 [Saunders Farm]", Collaborative Concepts, fall    
Elaine Louie, "Chateau: The Condensed Version", New York Times, June 5
Steven Evans, Zane Fischer, Ryan Schulz, James Westwater: Plywood Chateaux, NavtaSchulz Gallery
"Must See Galleries", NavtaSchulz, GQ Magazine, November
Andrea Lillo, "Trends", HFN, November 26
Alicia Eler, "James Westwater", Time Out Chicago, November 15
Lloyd Alter, "James Westwater’s Plywood Chateau", TreeHugger, September 21
KH, "Chateaux Boxes", Been Seen, September 19
Andrea Simon producer/director, "Art at Dia:Beacon" segment, Muse, Bloomberg Television, aired August 24, 25, 26
Exhibitions 2d, Art Lies, spring
Tom Moore producer/director James Westwater: Plywood Chateaux, DVD
Seb Grant producer/director, Artland USA, Series One, Episode 7, presented by Charlie Luxton and Mame McCutchin, Illuminations Films, Sky Arts, UK and Gallery Channel, US, first aired November 23
Rima Suqi, "Gallery Hopping in Marfa", New York Magazine, October 11
Lauren Whitehurst, "Outer Bounds", Art Santa Fe Magazine, summer
Dottie Indyke, "Art World United", Albuquerque Journal, July 15
Mary Voelz Chandler, "James Westwater: 10 Years", Rocky Mountain News, March 4
Kyle Macmillan, "James Westwater", Denver Post, February 18
Michael Paglia, "James Westwater", Westword, January 20
Aline Brandauer, Jon Carver, 3-D Art/Techné, Fresco Fine Art, pp 9, 13, 15, 17, 46-51
Florian Seidel, "Spacemakers", Bauwelt, September
Gregory J. Pleshaw, "Jon Carver, Franky Kong, James Westwater: TRIKE", THE Magazine, September
Simone Dattenburger, "Spacemakers", Munchener Merkur, August 27
Guy Cross, "Jon Carver, Franky Kong, James Westwater: TRIKE", THE Magazine, July
Tom Collins, "Filling Space?", Albuquerque Journal North, July 30
Sarah S. King, "James Westwater at Klaudia Marr", Art in America, June/July
Jon Carver, "James Westwater: Pinklings", THE Magazine, June
Zane Fischer, "Klaudia Marr Gallery", Santa Fe Reporter, April 14
Paul Weideman, "The Wide World of Zeros and Ones", Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, March 19
Michael Paglia, "Serious Fun", Westword, March 11
Zane Fischer, "Standing in O’Keeffe’s Shadow", Santa Fe Reporter, January 28, cover article
Tom Collins, "Peace and War", Albuquerque Journal North, May 23
James Thomson, "Men at Work", Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, May 22
Anna Marie Basquez, "Man-Made Objects", Coloradoan, May 16
Alyson B. Stanfield, "Mind at Play", Fort Collins Weekly, May 14
Teri Thomson Randall, "Resistance is Not Futile", Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, May 9, cover article
Zane Fischer, "The Art of War", Santa Fe Reporter, May 7, cover article
Guy Cross, "Peace Show", THE Magazine, May
Dottie Indyke, "Art and Industry", Albuquerque Journal North, March 28
Jon Carver, "Plumbing the Depths of Space", Trend Magazine, winter/spring
Megan Miller, "Who You Callin’ Bourgeois?" Santa Fe Reporter, December 11
Mojca Osojnik, "Galerijski Turizem - Santa Fe je Meka", Nedelo, July 22
Tom Collins, "Object Lesson", Albuquerque Journal North, June 1
Richard Tobin, "Site Unseen II", THE Magazine, May/June
Ellen Berkovitch, "NRA meets NEA", Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, April 13
Zane Fischer, "The Artist Identity", Arté Magazine, summer/fall
Dennis Jarret, "Night of the Pod", Santa Fe Reporter, July 7
Pod, "Pod", THE Magazine, July
Antonio Lopez, "Under Radar", Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, May 28
Diane Armitage, "The Window Project", THE Magazine, May/June
Kathleen McCloud, "Art Pod 1", Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, Feb 21
Aline Brandauer, "James Westwater at Linda Durham", Art in America, October
Diane Armitage, "100 Sanded Objects and Related Works", THE Magazine, March/April
James Crump, "Synesthesia: A Collaboration", THE Magazine, January/February
Dean Balsamo, "Essential Marks", Santa Fe Reporter, March 15
Kathy Bryant, "Collected Thoughts", Los Angeles Times, March 6