Bio/Exhibitions

 

Bio:

Mayuko Ono Gray is a Houston TX, USA based artist whose main medium is graphite drawing. Born in Gifu Japan, she was trained in traditional Japanese calligraphy in her young childhood; later in her teenage she was trained in classical Western drawing.

After graduating from high school in Japan, she moved to the U.S. to study English and further investigation of art. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Houston main campus in 2007. Currently she works as adjunct professor of Art and the Art Gallery director for the College of the Mainland in Texas City, TX.

Her works are represented by Hooks-Epstein galleries in Houston TX and Galeria 910 in Oaxaca Mexico, and her works have been exhibited internationally in Tokyo Japan and Oaxaca Mexico. 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 形あるものいつかは壊れる: Anything that takes a form will break sooner or later

          Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

2016 言わぬが花Silence is the Flower, Sul Ross State University Art Gallery, Alpine TX

2016 The Impermanence of Flowers Makes Them More Beautiful, Terminal 136, UT San Antonio, TX

2016 Ars longa, vita brevisGaleria La Mano Mágica, Oaxaca, Mexico

2015 出会いは別れの始め: Hello is the beginning of good-bye, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston TX

2014 疑心暗鬼: Suspicious Mind Creates the Dark Monster, Lone Star College North Harris, Houston TX

2012心は巧みな絵師の如し“Un corazón es un artista iluminado”, Cuatro contemporáneo, Oaxaca, Mexico

2012 Seasons, Lone Star College Kingwood Art Gallery, Kingwood TX

2012 Reflection of Self in You, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston TX

2011 Following the Path, Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College Montgomery, Conroe TX

2011 Japanese Calligraphy My Way, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston TX

2011 Japanese Calligraphy My Way- Caligrafia japonesa a mi manera, Galeria 910, Oaxaca, Mexico

2009 Midnight Skinny-Dipping, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston TX

2007 Pisces, The Project Gallery, University of Houston Main             

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Art Faculty Exhibition, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2017 Dusk to Dawn, The Martha Fenstermaker Memorial Visual Arts Gallery, Laredo Community College, Laredo TX

2016 Twenty Five: A Celebration, Curated by Clint Willour, Galveston Arts center, Galveston TX 

2015 Art Faculty Exhibition, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2015 TASA One Foot Exhibition, Texas Tech University Satellite gallery at LHUCA, Lubbock TX

2015 Mujer Arte Oaxaqueño, Galeria La Mano Mágica, Oaxaca, Mexico

2015 UNITY, Ben Bailey Gallery, Texas A&M University, Kingsville TX

2015 Poetry Scores Hawaii- Look Like What It Means, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, HI

2014 The City of Houston Citizenship Month Exhibition, Asia Society Texas Center/City Hall Annex Building, Houston TX

2014 Art Faculty Exhibition, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2013 Galveston Hangs, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston TX

2013 Sculpted Words- Sculpted Figures: The Graphite Drawings of Mayuko Ono Gray and Mark Greenwalt, Yellow Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012 The City of Houston Citizenship Week Art Exhibition, City Hall Annex Building, Houston TX

2012 The Evolution of Languages, Mural installation in collaboration with Mark Greenwalt, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Mexico

2012 Faculty Exhibition, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2011 The Book, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston TX

2009 Masterworks, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston TX

2008 Drawing Room, Curated by Clint Willour, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston TX

2007 Master Thesis Show, The Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston Main Campus, Houston TX

2006 Caged Fish and Glory Holes, The Law Office, Houston TX

2006 Danse de la Paix, The Law Office, Houston TX

2005 Houston 7, Joan Wich Gallery, Houston TX

2004 Diverse Painting Exhibition, University Center, University of Houston Main Campus, Houston TX

2004 Juried Painting Show, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston TX

2003 50/50 Association of Sculpture Student Fundraising Event, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston TX

                                                                                                                                                              

Public Collection

Lone Star College Kingwood, Kingwood TX

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI

                                                                                                                                                             

Bibliography

2015       Galveston Daily News

http://www.galvnews.com/leisure/article_be8f9c7e-e8a9-11e4-bfb8-e78c1279e198.html

2014       Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 27

2012       Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 18

2011       TV Interview, TV Azteca, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico

2009       Radio Interview “Front Row” KUHF 88.7 FM, Houston TX

http://app1.kuhf.org/houston_public_radio-news-display.php?articles_id=1248382173

 

Gallery Representations

Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston TX, USA

Galeria 910, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Education

2007       Master of Fine Arts degree, Painting, University of Houston Main Campus, Houston TX

Awards: Andrew Delaney Fellowship, 2006-2007, Dolores Welder Mitchell Scholarship, 2005-2006

2004       Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Painting, University of Houston Main Campus, Houston TX

Awards: Helen A. Krause Endowed Scholarship, 2003-2004, Dean’s Honor List

 

Employment

2011 - Current     Art Gallery Director, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2012 - Current     Director, Japan Study Abroad Program, College of the Mainland, Texas City TX

2008 - Current     Adjunct Professor of Art, College of the Mainland, Texas City TX

2010 - 2011          Interim Art Gallery Director, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2005 - 2007          Teaching Fellowship/Instructor, University of Houston Main Campus, Houston TX

                                                                                                                                                             

Other Professional Experience

2017       Juror, Rio Grande Arts Festival, Laredo, TX

2014       Lecture, Art Lecture Series, Lone Star College North Harris, Houston TX

2013       Lecture, Conversation at the Center, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston TX            

2012       Juror, Student Art Show, Lone Star College Kingwood, Kingwood TX

2006       Juror, Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event (V.A.S.E. program) Houston TX

NEWS

The book "Mayuko Ono Gray" is available on Amazon.com