Joseph Havel (b. 1954) lives and works in Houston, TX. Havel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1979 from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Havel is a 2019 Dallas Art Fair Artist Honoree and the recipient of 2019 Brown Foundation Artist Residency at the Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France; the 2013 Texas Visual Artist, The Texas Commission for the Arts and Texas State Legislature; the 2010 Texas Artist of the Year, Art League of Houston; the 2008 Dallas Contemporary Legends Award; the 2004 Artadia Fellowship; the 1999 Cultural Arts Council of Houston Artist's Award; the 1998 American Institute of Architects, Houston, Artist's Award; the 1995 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; the 1994 Cultural Arts Council of Houston, Artist's Award; the 1991 Dallas Museum of Art, Dozier Travel Grant; and the 1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship.
Havel has had domestic and international exhibitions at 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Baltic Center for the Arts, Gateshead, UK; Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX; Blue Star Artspace, University of Texas, San Antonio Annex Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX; The Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas, Arlington, TX; Contemporary, Art Museum Houston, TX; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, TX; Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX; DW Gallery, Dallas, TX; Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX; Huntington Beach, CA: Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA; Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, FR; Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX; Houston Art League, Houston, TX; INOVA [Institute of Visual Arts], University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA; Madrid: Project Rooms, ARCO; the Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Palais de Tokyo Paris, France; Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; Southwest Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX; Talley Dunn, Dallas, TX; William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO; and Yvon Lambert, New York, NY.
Selected public collections include Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, Belgium; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; La Fundacion Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Ministry of Culture, France; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; The Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, TX; The Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, HI; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; Musee d'art et d'industrie, Roubaix, France; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; The South Texas Institute for the Arts, Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Joseph Havel is included in "The Marzio Years: Transforming the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1982–2010 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 25 October 2020 - 10 January 2021.
Joseph Havel's exhibition "Joss" is on view at Asia Society Texas Center from 29 August to 8 November 2020.
Havel has created a series of new works in response to the ancient bronze vessels currently featured in Asia Society Texas Center's "Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes." Joss paper and other paper items made in the forms of daily necessities such as food, household goods, and personal objects are burned as offerings in ancestor rituals with the understanding that the smoke carries their value to the spirit world. The ephemerality of joss paper contrasts sharply with the more durable nature of bronze. Havel constructs these sculptures by first using the paper forms of household goods and clothing to determine the compositions, then casting them in bronze.
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Joseph Havel exhibition, "Parrot Architecture," at Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX will be on view from 14 September to 26 October, 2019. There will be an opening reception to honor the artist on 14 September from 11 am - 1 pm.
We are pleased to announce that Joseph Havel will be included in the group exhibition "Place" at Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX from 17 August - 28 September 2019. The exhibition will also include Jane Benson, Leslie Hewitt, Rick Lowe and Clarissa Tossin.
Joseph Havel will be included in the exhibition, "Color, Form and Light" at the Georgia Museum of Art from 22 June - 13 October, 2019. Curated by Callan Steinmann and Sage Kincaid, this focused exhibition consists of rarely seen works from the permanent collection or on long-term loan. The gallery will hold works dating from the 1960s to the present that take inspiration from minimalism.
Talley Dunn is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Joseph Havel, 10 March - 21 April 2018.
Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present SPILL a solo exhibition of new works by Joseph Havel, 16 January - 20 February 2016.
Hiram Butler Gallery is please to present Joseph Havel: How to Draw a Circle, a solo exhibition of new works by Joseph Havel.
1 August - 26 September 2015
Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Joseph Havel opening on 22 February 2014.
22 February - 29 March 2014