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Joe Peña

Associate Professor of Art                                                     

Texas A&M University –Corpus Christi                             

Wk: 361-825-2386

3600 Ocean Drive, Unit 5721                                                

Website: joepenastudio.com

Corpus Christi, TX 78412                                    

 

Selected CV:

 

EDUCATION

2005    MFA, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, 2005

1993    BFA, Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, TX 

 

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017    Joe Peña: Summer Nocturnes, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor, Belton, TX

            Joe Peña: New Work, (September) Sul Ross University, Alpine, TX

            Joe Peña: Food Trucks at Night, South Texas College, McAllen, TX

            Voracious Spaces, Rockport Art Center, Rockport, TX

            Joe Peña: Lineage, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

2016    Corner Nocturnes in Ink, Leal Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2014    Invisible Territory, Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, TX

2012    Joe Peña: Recent Work, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

2011    Of Figures and Flesh, Talento Bilenque de Houston, Houston, TX

2006    Joe Peña: Transitions, Kucera Gallery, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX

2005    Joe Peña: Penetrating the Landscape, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

2002    Joe Peña: Recent Works, IV Artspace, San Antonio, TX

2001    Resistance, 26th ST. Gallery, New York, NY

2000    New York Portraits, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX     

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Texas Biennial 2017 (Sept.), Austin, TX

            Mexican-American Perspectives (Sept.), Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

            Tidal Shift: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Art Faculty Biennial, Art          Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

            IV ArtSpace Retrospective, Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX

            51st Small Sculpture and Drawing Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

            Hambidge 2017 Art Auction and Gala, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts   and Sciences, Atlanta, GA.

 

2016    Light Shadow Transparency, KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.

            Hambidge 2016 Art Auction and Gala, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts   and Sciences, Atlanta, GA.

 

2015    Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection, Art Museum          of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

                                                                                                                Peña CV, Pg. 2

 

            Selecciones de la Coleccion Permanente, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus           Christi, TX

           

2015    Human Rights & Hispanic Experience Exhibition, Kean University, Union, NJ

 

2014    Obras de Papel Pequeños, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

2013    Hispano-Epiphany, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

            Corpus Pluralis: The Department of Art Faculty at TAMUCC, Art Museum of South Texas; Corpus Christi, TX

 

2012    The Power of Paint, Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, TX

            We Are You, Kenkeleba Gallery, NY, NY. Traveling exhibition. Scheduled venues include New York, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, and Mexico. 

 

2012-   Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection (Traveling),

2011    Museum of Monterey, Monterey CA.; Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mexa, AZ.; Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

 

2011    Lone Star College Exhibition, University of Houston-CL, Houston, TX

 

2010    Drawn Out Death, Talento Bilenque de Houston, Houston, TX

Past, Present, and Future, KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX

 

2008    Del Otro Lado,  Art League of Houston, TX.

            Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Hunting, Inc., Houston, TX

            New Art / Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2008, University of Texas at San Antonio,              Jurors:  Benito Huerta and Kathy Vargas, San Antonio, TX

            Cataclysm and Creativity: Art in the Age of Uncertainty, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia (February 2008); traveling to Texas A&M    University – Corpus Christi, TX (September 2008)

 

2007    10 Printmakers, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX

            Comadres and Amigos, Galería Galván, Corpus Christi, TX

            K Space at the Galería Galván, Galería Galván, Corpus Christi, TX       

 

2006    Visual Dialogues III: Sights, Sites and Cites of TAMU-CC Art Faculty, Students, & Beyond, Islander Art Gallery, Texas A&M University - Corpus            Christi, TX

            Yla No.10: The 10th Annual Young Latino Artist Exhibition, Mexic-Art 

            Museum, Austin, TX., traveling to Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX

 

2006    New Work, (3 person Show) KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.

            Rock, Paper, Scissors, (3 person show) Arbor Art House, San Antonio, TX.

                                                                                                                   Pena CV, pg. 3    

2005              39th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College,

            Corpus Christi, TX

 

2005    Sweet Valentine, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

                                                                                               

2004    National Annual Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

Visual Perspectives: Selecions Hispanas, Del Mar College

Dimensions, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX (Honorable Mention)

Coastal Connections, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi, Tx

Checkered Paths, Islander Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

 

2003    Behind the Green Door III, Green Door Gallery, New York, NY

            The Dubious Alphabet, Tompkins Square Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Artists From South Texas, Simon Michael Gallery, Coastal

Bend College, Beeville, TX.

 

2002    Holiday Exhibition, Babcock Galleries, New York, NY 

21th Annual Metro Show, National Juried Exhibition, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ.  Traveling to Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Les Malaut Art Gallery, Union, NJ; Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ; Johnson Public Library, Hackensack, NJ.

            Little Gems, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX

            Take Heart, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

 

2001    Masterpieces, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX

            XMust, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

 

2000    21th Annual Metro Show, National Juried Exhibition, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ.  Traveling to Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Les Malaut Art Gallery, Union, NJ; Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ; Johnson Public Library, Hackensack, NJ.   Best of show

            In the Pink, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX 

           

1999    2 + 1, MB Modern Gallery, New York, NY

            Now My Chaparral, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

            Preview the New, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

 

1998    Reaction, 26th Street Gallery, New York, NY

Dia De Los Muertos, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX

            Artist Among Us, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

            Ballads and Sweet Dreams, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

 

1997    Nature and Spirit: Three Artists in the ‘90’s, 26th ST. Gallery, New York, NY

            Great Expectations, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

            31st Annual Nation Small Drawing and Sculpture Show, Del Mar College,

 

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 4

 

1996    Spirit of Nature, MB Modern Gallery, New York, NY

            Primos, Wilhelmi/Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

 

SELECTED INSTRUCTIONAL AND ART RELATED EXPERIENCE:

 

5/01/17 – Current 

Position:  Associate Professor of Painting

Position description:  Oversee TAMUCC’s Department of Art Graduate and Undergraduate painting courses. Advances in the painting courses include the introduction of multidisciplinary painting approaches, as well as historical painting techniques including the Dutch and Flemish, the Venetian, and the Florentine Methods of painting.  Additional courses currently teaching include: Color Theory.

 

9/01/11 – 5/01/17

Position:  Assistant Professor of Painting

Position description:  Oversee TAMUCC’s Department of Art Graduate and Undergraduate painting courses. Advances in the painting courses include the introduction of multidisciplinary painting approaches, as well as historical painting techniques including the Dutch and Flemish, the Venetian, and the Florentine Methods of painting.  Additional courses currently teaching include: Color Theory.

 

9/01/08 – 5/31/11

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi Tx. 78413

Position: Gallery Director.

Position description:  Oversee the operation and completion of scheduled exhibitions for the University’s two galleries, The Islander Art Gallery and The Weil Art Gallery. 

 

5/01/06 – 1/8/08

City of Corpus Christi, Park and Recreation Dept., Cultural Services Division

Position: Public Arts Manager / Exhibition Apace Curator

Position description: Management of a non-profit exhibition space entitled Galería Galván which was owned and operated by the City of Corpus Christi, as part of the Parks and Recreation Department. Additional service included working with the Arts and Cultural Commission of Corpus Christi on inclusion of artwork in public locations though various calls for submission.

 

9/01/05 – 5/20/08: 

Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin St., Corpus Christi, Tx. 78404

Position: Adjunct Instructor of multiple all-level drawing courses.

 

9/01/05 – 9/01/11

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi Tx. 78413

Position:  Adjunct instructor of multiple all-level drawing, painting, and design courses.

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 5

9/01/05 – 9/01/11

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX. 78413

Position: Graduate Gallery Assistant.

Position description: Assisting the Gallery Director with upcoming and existing university gallery exhibitions.  Details included daily maintenance of the university gallery, public relations, staff supervision, reception organization, and supervision of exhibition invitations. 

Reference Contact: Dr. Richard Gay, Former university Gallery Director. (910) 391-6935

 

4/01/01 – 8/01/03 

Driscoll Babcock Galleries (formerly Babcock Galleries), 525 W. 25th St., New York, NY10001

Position: Registrar / Sales Associate

Position description: Daily maintenance of fine art inventory including shipping, packaging, registration, photography, and appearance of high end works of art. In

addition, I was in responsible for the placement of works of art from the gallery’s estate

inventory into public collections, including museum and university institutions.  This position required all forms of new and existing client relations, phone inquires (both new and familiar), computer imputing, record keeping, and presentation of works of art.

Reason for leaving: Graduate School in Corpus Christi, TX.

Reference contact: John Driscoll, Owner, Babcock Galleries. (212) 767-1852.

 

9/01/94 – 3/01/01

M B Modern Gallery, 41 East 57th St., New York, NY10022

Position: Registrar / Sales Associate

Position description: Daily maintenance of fine art inventory including shipping, packaging, registration, photography, and appearance of high end works of art. As a sales associate, I was responsible for new customer and existing client relations, phone inquires (both new and familiar), gallery artists’ relations, computer imputing, record keeping, and presentation of all forms of high end works of art.  In addition, I was also responsible for the daily maintenance of the gallery including opening and closing procedures, gallery upkeep, and regular maintenance of office equipment.

Reason for leaving: Gallery moved operation to Houston, TX.

Reference contact: Louis Newman, former Director, MB Modern.  Current Director of David Findley Jr. Fine Art, 41 East 57th St., New York, NY10022.  (212) 486-7660

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE, COMMUNITY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

2016 – Current:  Bachelor of Fine Arts Coordinator, TAMUCC, Corpus Christi, TX

2015 – Current:  Bored Member, Texas Association of Schools of Art, Regional.

2015    Member, Graduate Council, TAMUCC, Corpus Christi, TX

2013 – 2014:   Chair, FTSCA Teaching Circle, TAMUCC, Corpus Christi, TX

2012 – 2016: Member, Exhibition Committee, KSpace Arts Org., Corpus Christi, TX

2009 – 2015:   Vice Chair, Collections Committee, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus

Christi, TX.

2006 – 2008:  Member, Collections Committee, Art Museum of South Texas, CCTX

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 6

 

2006 – 2008:   Member, Arts and Cultural Commission, City of Corpus Christi, TX. 

2008 – 2010:  Chair, Visual Arts Committee, Arts and Cultural Commission,

City of Corpus Christi, TX. 

2006 – 2008:   Member, Board of Directors, KSpace Arts Org., Corpus Christi, TX

2007 – 2009:   Member, Community Arts Advisory Council, TAMUCC,

                        Corpus Christi, TX.

 

COMPLETED / SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES:

2017    The Portrait Redefined, (scheduled), Baylor University, Waco, TX

            Joe Peña: New Approaches to Painting (scheduled), College of the Mainland,                         Texas City, TX.

            The Portrait Redefined (scheduled), Stephen F. Austin State University,                                  Nacogdoches, TX

            Joe Peña: On Painting (scheduled), South Texas College, McAllen, TX

            Joe Peña: Multimedia Painting, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX.

            The Portrait Redefined, Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX.

2016    How to Destroy a Portrait, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, TX.

2014    Guns, Goggles and Grog!, KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.

            Knowing Bruno Andrade, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

            Where does passion start and how that desire evolves through uncertainty.

                Session Co-Chair, Mid America College Art Conference, San Antonio, TX

            Getting the most out of Painting in the Classroom, Presentation and                                         Demonstration for CCISD all level art teachers.

2012    Present Bug Party! An Entomophagic Adventure. Co-Organized with Ryan                              O’Malley, Professor of Printmaking at TAMUCC

2013    Chicano Art: In conjunction with “Chicanitas: Small Works from the Cheech                           Marin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2011    The Art of Underpainting, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

            Just Get it on the Canvas, then fix it!, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX

            Slide Jam, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Tx.

2009    Hispanics in Mainstream Arts, Panel Member, College Art Association,

 February 2009, Dallas, TX. 

            Getting Mileage out of Style, as Seen in Menudo: Chicano Art from the

Cheech Marin Collection, Art Museum of South Texas, October 2009, Corpus  

Christi, TX.

2008    Promoting your artwork, Festival of the Arts, March 2009, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

 

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS (JUDGING)

2017    Artists of Texas Exhibition: 2017, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX

            Visionarios, Art Contest for CCISD Students, Art Museum of South Texas,                          Corpus Christi, TX

2016    VASE: Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

2015    Currents- Annual Member Exhibition, Rockport Art Center, Rockport, TX

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 7

 

2015    Night at the Museum, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

            Visionarios, Art Contest for CCISD Students, Art Museum of South Texas,                          Corpus Christi, TX

2014    Visionarios, Art Contest for CCISD Students, Art Museum of South Texas,                          Corpus Christi, TX

2013    South Texas Art League, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

            VASE: Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

            Visionarios, Art Contest for CCISD Students, Art Museum of South Texas,                          Corpus Christi, TX

2012    Merit Artist Award, Festival of the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX

            VASE: Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

            Project Slicker Fundraiser, Family Planning of the Coastal Bend Inc., Corpus                         Christi, TX

            Victoria Art League Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art League, Victoria, TX    Visionarios, Art Contest for CCISD Students, Art Museum of South Texas,                  Corpus Christi, TX

2011    VASE: Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

            Silver Cup Show, Art Association of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX   Visionarios, Art Contest for CCISD Students, Art Museum of South Texas,

                 Corpus Christi, TX

 

PUBLICATIONS, PERIODICALS, AND ONLINE JOURNALS

 

2017

Nancy Moyer, “SURFACE TREATMENT: Artist takes us on tour of his favorite Texas   

     eating establishments,” The Monitor. June 26, 2017

“Food Trucks and Magazines Inspire Artists’ New Exhibitions,” Galveston Daily News,   

     January 30, 2017.

 

2016

Noble, Whitney, “The Art of Starting,” The Bend Magazine, June 2016, 62-63.

 

2015

Carrie Auerbach, “Blazing Chicano Guitars,” Guitar Aficionado, Vol. 7, No.5  

    (September 2015): 30 – 37.

Epstein, Dan. “Cheech Marin Debuts His Blazing Chicano Guitars Art Project,” Guitar

     Aficionado July 29, 2015. www.GuitarAficionado.com

De Leon, Jesse, “Cheech Marin’s small paintings create a uniquely big picture,” Metro

     Leader Newspaper, October 26, 2015, Online: www.crpmetroleader.com

Lucero, Rebecca, “Cheech Marin Adds Chicano Art To His List Of Celebrated Vices,”

     Art Report, September 2015, www.artreport.com

Acosta, Jose, “WE ARE YOU PROJECT Exhibition at Kean University,” ART ID,

     September 2, 2015.  www.Artid.com

 

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 8

 

“WE ARE YOU PROJECT Human Rights Institute at Kean University Celebrates

     National Hispanic Heritage Month with Latino Art Exhibition Exploring Social    

     Justice and Immigration,” Hispanic Outlook In Higher Education, September 2015

“Cheech Marin in Corpus Christi for Two Events at Art Museum of South Texas,” KIII

     TV News, September 2015, www.kiiitv.com

Contreras, Natalia, “Cheech Marin Shares Art Collection,” Corpus Christi Caller Times,

     September 2015, www.caller.com

Sausley, Lee, “Cheech Marin shows ‘Chicanitas,” KRIS TV news, September 2015,

     www.kristv.com

“Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection,” The Crush Girls

     Online, September 2015, www.thecrushgirls.com

“CHICANO ART MOVEMENT attends: CHICANITAS: Small Paintings from the

     Cheech Marin Collection,” Chicano Art Movement, June 2015,  

     www.chicanoartmovement.tumblr.com

“WE ARE YOU PROJECT Exhibition at Kean University,” September 2015,

      www.keanxchange.com

“WE ARE YOU PROJECT Exhibition at Kean University,” September 2015,

     www.Patch.com

“We Are You Project: An Exhibition on Social Justice & Immigration,” New Jersey Arts

      Maven, September 2015, www.njartsmaven.com

“Cheech Marin’s Blazing Chicano Guitars,” www.pickinpluckinstrummin.tumblr.com

“Cheech Marin’s Blazing Chicano Guitars www.planetsixstring.com

“A Lovesong For the Food of My Heritage’ by Joe Pena,” October 2015,   

     www.eatingwell.theverybestforme.com

“A Lovesong For the Food of My Heritage’ by Joe Pena,” September 2015,

     www.3a-talk.info

Villanova, Patrick, “Brainchild of ex-NJCU president and Jersey City artist heads to

     Kean University, The Jersey Journal, September 2015, www.NJ.com

“We Are You Project @ Kean Univ.,” Ragazine,CC, Vol. 11, No.5,  www.Ragazine.CC

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Bioethics

     Art Competition, December 2015.

"Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin," News Room 

     America, September 2015, www.cincinnati.newsroomamerica.com                                

“We Are You ABC7 NYC Interview,” October 2015, www.youtube.com

“We Are You Project,” October 2015, www.Vimeo.com

 

2014

Bergeron, Chris, “A fusion of international flavors in Framingham,” Metro West Daily

      News, July 2014. Online: www.framingham.wickedlocal.com

Cutler, Meredith, “We Are You International – Latino Artists in the Spotlight,” Artscope,

      (July / August 2014): 38 – 39

“We Are You Project International,” Broom County Arts Council, July 2014, 

       www.broomarts.org

“We Are You,” Fox News Coverage, September 2014, www.YouTube.com

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 9

 

“Joe Pena: Invisible Territory,” Glasstire Arts Magazine, July 2014, www.Glasstire.com

Hutton, Tom, “We Are You,” Colorado University Online, August 2014, www.CU.com

Bustamante, Miguel, “Go your own WAY - We Are You hits GOCA, celebrating Latino

         life,” Colorado Springs Independent, September 2014, www.csindy.com

“GOCA to open We Are You Project as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month,”

        Communiqué, UCCS. August 2014

“We Are You Project International,” UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, University    

         of Colorado, Colorado Springs, September 2014, www.UCCS.edu,

 

2013 - 2012

“WE ARE YOU PROJECT INTERNATIONAL’s “CALIFORNIA EXHIBITION,” All Events In, August 2013, www.allevents.in

“We Are You Project” Art Exhibition, March 2012, www.youtube.com

“We Are You Project” Art Exhibition,” Flavor Pill NYC, September 2013,

        www.flavorpill.com

 “We Are You Project” Art Exhibition,” Saxton Studio Blog, March 2012,

        www.saxtonstudio.wordpress.com

“Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway to present 'We Are You Project International,” New

         Jersey Online. August 2012, www.nj.com

“WE ARE YOU/ Project International” Arts Guild New Jersey, September 2012,

         www.agnj.org

"We are you project" Exhibition - Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba,” NY Art Beat,  

        September 2012, www.nyartbeat.com

Rogers, Dana, “CHICANO ART & INSPIRATION,” University of Kentucky Student 

         Blog, March 2015, www.as.uky.edu

 

2011 and earlier

Zajac, Mandy, “A little bit of art talk with Cheech Marin,” East Valley Tribune, April 

        2011, www.eastvalleytribune.com

“Joe Peña: FIGURES & FLESH,” Arts Hound Houston, January 2011 www.artshound.com

“Joe Peña ‘Figures & Flesh’ at Talento Bilingue de Houston,” Your Houston News

        Online, January 2011, www.yourhoustonnews.com

Fiscus, Karen, “Art plays a big role in UHCL experience,” Galveston Daily News, 

        December 20, 2010

Clair van Ryzin, Jeanne Arts: “Latino exhibit’s aesthetics look beyond cultural identity,”

        Austin360.com, August 31, 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

College Art Association (CAA)

South Eastern College Art Conference (SECAC)

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

 

 

                                                                                                               Pena CV, pg. 10

 

Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA)

Oil Painters of America (OPA)

Professional Association of Visual Artists

Portrait Society of America

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Cheech Marin Collection, Los Angeles, CA

La Universidad de Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mex.

We Are You Project International, New Jersey, NJ

South Texas College, McAllen, TX

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX