Austin Art Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Leslie Kell: Different Worlds

Host: Elisabet Ney Museum

Dates: August 1 – September 1, 2019

Opening Reception: August 1, 6:30-8p

Open House & Artist Talk: August 3, 12-5p

Creative Currents

Host: Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. 6th St. #102

Dates: June 21 – July 21, 2019

Closing/artist talks: Thursday, July 18, 6-8 pm

Repurposed: Curated by Erin Cunningham and Amanda Linn McInerney

Host: ICOSA Collective

Dates: July 5 – August 3, 2019

Opening Reception: July 5, 7-10p

Jeffrey Gibson: This is the Day

Host: The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Dates: July 14 – September 29, 2019

On Water: Elizabeth Chiles

Host: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St
Dates: July 16 – August 16, 2019
Opening Reception: July 19, 7-9p

Marta Lee and Cheyenne Weaver: Fairly Intense

Host: Big Medium
Dates: July 19 – August 17, 2019
Opening Reception: July 19, 7-10p

America Martin

Host: Wally Workman Gallery
Dates: August 3 – September 1, 2019
Opening Reception: August 3, 4-7p

Current Exhibitions

Summer of Disney with Disney Fine Artist Heather Edwards

Host: Ao5 Gallery,

Dates: June 28 – July 28, 2019

Mathieu Grenier | Expanded Nomenclature

Host: grayDUCK Gallery

Dates: June 29 – July 14, 2019

Miscellanea: Still Lifes

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: June 29 – July 27, 2019

Jennifer Ling Datchuk | Truth Before Flowers

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Dates: June 15 – July 25, 2019

First Annual Visual Artist Residency Exhibit

Host: Dougherty Arts Center

Dates: June 15 – July 27, 2019


Host: Davis Gallery & Framing, 837 W 12th St

Dates: June 1 – July 13, 2019


Host: Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, 1009 West 6th Street

The Memory Palace: Rehab El Sadek

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd

Dates: June 7 – July 3, 2019

Loves in my Life

Host: Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave

Dates: June 6 – July 3, 2019

A little accident, like any other

Host: MASS Gallery, 705 Gunter St

Dates: May 24 – July 6, 2019

Dimension Gallery Sculpture Garden opens

Host: Dimension Gallery, 980 Springdale

Artists include: David Wright, Tom Bandage, Andrew Light, Roger Bruce Colombik, Kevin Stanford, Haley Woodward, Colby Brinkman, Rachel David, Zach Lihatsch, Colin McIntyre, Steve Parker. Suzanne Wyss, Cat Quintanilla

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave

Dates: March 30 – July 14, 2019

Bridging sculpture, conceptual art, performance, and community engagement, Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo? is co-organized by The Contemporary Austin and the Aspen Art Museum. After its presentation in Austin, the exhibition will travel to Aspen in fall 2019.

constant escape

Host: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, Angelina St

Dates: March 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Founding members of the Austin based Black Mountain Project Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin will debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and video, at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center from March 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019.  This collaborative exhibition, constant escape, provides a sensory prescription for resisting absolute definitions of culture and identity. The concept for this exhibition is inspired by text from Fred Moten’s, Black and Blur (Duke University Press, 2017)

Constant escape is uneasy. It demands the blinking intermittence, the radical flight, of a certain experience of constraint that will have been best understood as sustained, unflinching fantasy, as a look through or away, listening to and playing over, under. Perhaps constant escape is that which is what we mean when we say freedom.

Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time

Host: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Dates: January 26 – July 14, 2019

The Blanton Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of new work by Kambui Olujimi, a Brooklyn native whose multi-disciplinary practice calls attention to the assumptions that underlie our understanding of the world at large. In Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time, the artist explores, among other concerns, the interlocking systems of power and invisible hierarchies that impact our daily lives. Mobilizing a broad range of artistic mediums and approaches, from glass blowing to wheat pasting, Olujimi paves the way for us to engage in an open dialogue about how we see and experience the world and each other.

The People’s Gallery 2018

Host: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

Date: February 2018 – January 31

The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Each year, the Cultural Arts Division issues a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. This year, approximately 1,300 entries were submitted by more than 320 local artists. The 2018 selection panelists were arts educator and artist Teruko Nimura; artist and Preparator (Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward’s University Tammie Rubin.