B. 1974, London, Ontario, Canada
Curtis Gannon was born in London, Ontario, Canada in 1974. He was raised in a small south Texas town until his family moved to Houston when he was fifteen. Gannon completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and then received a master’s degree in Painting from San Diego State University. His work explores the structure and imagery of American action comics in the mediums of painting, collage, installation, and plexiglass constructions. Referencing the energetic color, line, and shape of comic book illustration, these abstractions examine the genre’s use of sequential narrative to suggest time, action, perspective, and a sense of perpetual expectation.
Master of Fine Arts 2005 Painting San Diego State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2002 Painting University of Houston
2017 Surface Tension, Aker Imaging Gallery, Houston, TX
2016 Engines of Anticipation, Hunter Gatherer Project, Houston, TX
2016 Amazing Adventures in Escapism, BeDesign, Houston, TX
2016 Formulate Infinity, The Mission, Chicago, IL
2015 Urban Myths, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX
2014 Remnants of Yesterday / Fragments of Tomorrow, The Mission, Houston, TX
2013 Never Enough, The Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2012 Between Coates and Layers, Meyer Metro Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 “and everything in between”, Spacetaker Gallery at Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2006 Together Again, and Better than Ever, Art of Framing Gallery, San Diego, CA
2005 Hard Edge Shadows, Art of Framing Gallery, San Diego, CA
2005 Hiding Behind Objects, Jackson Gallery, San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, CA
2003 Work and Play, Flor y Canto Gallery, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2002 Closer, Closer, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
2000 Allegories and Parables, Commerce Street Art Warehouse, Houston, TX.
2013 In Print, Hunter Gather Project, Houston, TX
2013 Collage, More or Less Redux, Williams Tower, Houston, TX
2011 Espacialidad, Marion Gallery, Panama City, Panama
2011 Pasted Pages: The Art of Collage, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2010 Recent Work, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
2008 Collage, Williams Tower, Houston, TX
2005 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum: Music and Art
2005 Library, Juror Derrick Cartwright, La Jolla, CA
2005 Scholarship Award Exhibition: Athenaeum: Music and Art Library, La Jolla, CA.
2005 Scale, Diversity, Ambition, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2004 Student Award Exhibition, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2004 Full Service, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2004 Over Hung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA.
2003 Disclosed, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2003 Up and Coming: New Paintings, The San Diego State University
2003 Community Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2003 Student Award Exhibition, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2003 The Machine Shop Show, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2002 Moxie and Cheddar, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2002 Ride, SDSU, San Diego, CA.
2001 The Million Dollar Hotel, Holiday Inn Select, Houston, TX.
2001 Friendly Mart, Qwik Stop, Houston, TX.
2000 Garage Sale, Colquitt St., Houston, TX.
2000 Houston Area Exhibit, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX.
2000 Four on Form, Houston Community College, Houston, TX.
2000 New Ulm Art Festival, New Ulm, TX.
2015 Clough, Bill. “The Cities are the Best and Worst of Humanity”, Beeville Bee-Picayune 4
Sept. 2015: 1A, 14A. print.
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2012 Houston Press Art Attack post about Curtis Gannon’s show at Spacetaker:
2012 Houston Press Free for All: Art Without a Pricetag blurb includes Curtis
2012 Abby Koenig interviews Curtis Gannon for Fox TV:
2012 “For Art’s Sake: Curtis Gannon”, 002 Houston (Magazine), Vol. 14, issue 158, Feb. 2012
2009 “The Flow of Narrative Through Sequential Images”, Literal (Magazine), Vol. 18, Fall 2009