Curtis M Gannon


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        Hidden in the Details, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

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.


2019        Staff Art Show, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

2019        Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, TX

2018        CCAN 2018: The Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition, Abilene, TX

2018        REPLAY, Oshkosh Museum of Art, Oshkosh, WI

2017        Scene Shift / Side Piece: Selected Works, BLUEorange Contemporary, Houston, TX

2017        Fight like A Girl, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, TX

2017        Paper Works: Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX

2017        Super Dope: East End Studio Gallery, Houston, TX

2016        Twenty Five: A Conclusion, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX

2014        Pulp Hunter Gatherer Project, 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


2017        Real Fictions, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, 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

Gannon’s show:


2012    Abby Koenig interviews Curtis Gannon for Fox TV:

2012    On Glasstire: everything-in-between/

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



  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • The City of Houston Public Collection