EDUCATION

  • MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2007
  • BFA University of Houston, 2004

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017

  • Partytime Playtime New York, NY

2014 

  • Mineral Spirit ArtLeague Houston, TX

2013 

  • The Good the Bad & the Ugly Peveto Gallery  Houston, TX

2012 

  • Nouveau Jersey Settlement Houston, TX

2009

  • Perspectives: 167 Contemporary Arts Museum  Houston, TX
  • Botched Simulacrum McClain Gallery Houston, TX

2008    

  • Hunter Gatherer Receiver Gallery San Francisco, CA
  • Cosmic Slut Gescheidle  Chicago, IL
  • Impish Animal Okay Mountain  Austin, TX

2007    

  • G*D  Project Gallery New Brunswick, NJ

2006    

  • Forever Developing Shrine Plush  Dallas, TX
  • Repressed Burial Fantasy Okay Mountain  Austin, TX

2005    

  • Ultrabastard: Marketing Seminar  Cactus Bra Space  San Antonio, TX
  • Absolute Destiny Apocalypse  Deborah Colton Gallery  Houston, TX
  • Growth Hormone Mutation Make-Over  Plush  Dallas, TX

2004  

  • Beast Taxidermy  CSAW   Houston, TX

2003    

  • Romantic Poverty & Hunger Pains  Montgomery College  Conroe, TX

GROUP EXHIBITION

2016

  • ReFashion form & concept Santa Fe, NM
  • Monsters in America One Mile Gallery Kingston, NY
  • Monsters in America International Cryptozoology Museum Portland, ME

2014

  • Visual Stimulus Package 6 G Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Salon Style Zoya Tommy Gallery Houston, TX
  • Flatland Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center San Antonio, TX
  • Luminaria River Walk San Antonio, TX

2013

  • Voces y Visiones:Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio Nevada Musem of Art  Reno,NV
  • Recollect Liliana Bloch Gallery Dallas, TX
  • Hope Is Never Silent Ilume Gallerie Dallas, TX

2012    

  • History of Schizophrenia  Kemp Center for the Arts  Withcita Falls, NY

2011  

  • Queer States  UT Visual Arts Center  Austin, TX
  • Free Press Summer Festival  Allen Park  Houston, TX

2010    

  • Around the Way   El Museo Del Barrio  NY, NY
  • Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition Socrates Sculpture Park L.I.C, NY
  • Young Latino Artists #15: Consensus of Taste Mexic Arte Museum  Austin, TX  
  • Ludic Fuel Mosquito Hawk Gallery  Shelter Island, NY
  • Troll Envoy Enterprises (CTRL + W33D)  New York, NY
  • The Product of Exchange Sudhaus  Berlin, Germany
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement  El Museo Del Barrio NY, NY
  • Global National : The Order of Chaos Exit Art NY, NY

2009    

  • Aparaciones Fantasmales Museo de Arte de Zappopan, Guadalajara, MX                                  
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement  Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix,AZ
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement Alameda Museum  San Antonio, TX

2008     

  • Hecho A Mano: New Visions of Latino Contemporary Art Center for Latino Arts  Boston, MA
  • Aparaciones Fantasmales Museo Ruffino Tamayo, Mexico City
  • Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement  LACMA Los Angeles, CA
  • Children in Heat Lawndale Art Center  Houston, TX

2007   

  • Art Club Gescheidle Chicago, IL
  • The Paul Nudd Curatorial Experience Western Exhibitions Chicago, IL
  • Eyes Wide Open El Museo Del Barrio/The Armory  New York, NY
  • The Dams 2 / Las Represas Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Puerto Rico
  • Object UT Dallas Dallas, TX

2006   

  • Manic & Wasted Swing Space NY, NY
  • Debut The Texas Firehouse  LIC, NY
  • Stop Trashing Houston Versionfest Chicago, IL
  • La Frontera Gescheidle Chicago, IL

2005   

  • Young Latino Artists #10 Mexic Arte Museum Austin, TX
  • Artadia Houston Diverseworks   Houston, TX
  • I-10 a Postmodern Route 66  McClain Gallery  Houston, TX
  • New Cartoon  Deborah Colton Gallery  Houston, TX
  • Woods  Negative Space  Houston, TX

2004   

  • Temporary Contemporary  The Orange Show  Houston, TX
  • Sloppy Slobbering Monster  The Bank  Kansas City, MO
  • In Situ  Allen’s Landing  Houston, TX
  • Camp Lucky Summer of Carnage Deborah Colton Gallery  Houston, TX
  • Brothers  Fresh up Club Austin, TX
  • New American Talent 19  ArtHouse  Austin, TX
  • Brave New World  McClain Gallery   Houston, TX

2003   

  • Animals   Art Car Museum  Houston, TX
  • The Big Show   Lawndale Art Center  Houston, TX
  • Dallas vs. Houston   Plush Gallery  Dallas, TX

2002   

  • The Big Show Lawndale Art Center  Houston, TX

2001   

  • Friendly Mart Quick Stop  Houston, TX

AWARDS

2011

  • American Consulate Collection Tijuana, MX

2010

  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Studio Residency NY, NY
  • Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship Queens, NY

2007           

  • Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship Rutgers University, New Bruswick, NJ
  • Vermont Studio Center Studio Residency Johnson, VT

2004           

  • Artadia Grant Finalist Houston, TX

 

PUBLICATIONS

Art Inspirations Blog- Feb 9, 2016 Artist Chat by Australian Artists Gillie & Marc

Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online- Feb 15, 2014  Jason Villegas: Salon Style by Bill Davenport

The Great God Pan is Dead- Oct 21, 2013 Jason Villegas' List of Guys (NSFW) by Robert Boyd

Bears Illustrated- 2012 calendar produced by Christian Fernández Mirón 

BoroMagazine- Jan 6, 2011 Art Imitates Life: Portrait of Astoria Artist Jason Villegas by S. Sitelman

Refinery 29- July 9, 2010 NYC Best Emerging Artists

Future Shipwreck- Oct 22, 2010 Interview with Jason Villegas by Graham Kolbeins

ArtLies- Jan 2010 Jason Villegas casts animal logos as invasive species by Douglas Britt

The Great God Pan is Dead- Aug 30, 2009 Jason Villegas/ Art Guys at McClain Gallery by Robert Boyd

Houston Chronicle- Aug 26, 2009 Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas by D.L. Groover

Houston Press- Oct. 20, 2009 Polo by Jason Villegas by Kelly Klassmeyer

LACMA- 2008 Phantom Sightings: Art After The Chicano Movement exhibition catalog by Howard Fox, Rita Fox 

LA Times- April 15, 2008 Phantom Sightings: Art After The Chicano Movement by Christopher Knight

Art in America- May 2007 Jason Villegas at Dallas by Charles Dee Mitchell

Cantanker Magazine- May 20, 2006 Okay Mountain: Jason Villegas by Cherie Weaver

Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online- July 2005  Tire Iron 52  by Bill Davenport  

Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online- Best of 2004 by Rachel Cook

New American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition- 2004 Arthouse Exhibition Catalog 

Austin American Statesman- Aug 11, 2005 An exhibition of latino art, whatever that may be by Jeanne Claire van Ryzia

Dallas Observer- Feb 17, 2005 Growth Hormone Mutation Make-over by Charrissa N Terranova

Dallas Observer- April 24, 2003 Urban Brawl, It’s Houston vs. Dallas by Annabelle Massey Helber

Houston Press- March 3, 2005 New Cartoon by Kelly Klaasmeyer

Houston Press- Feb 10, 2005 Woods by Kelly Klaasmeyer

Houston Press- Nov 25, 2004 Temporary Insanity by Steven Devedanam

Houston Press- Nov 4, 2004 No Virgins, No Velvet by Josh Harkinson

Houston Press- May 20, 2004 New World Order by Steven Devedanam

Houston Press- July 18, 2002 The Biggest and the Baddest by Kelly Klaasmeyer