Michael Mazurek
michaelmazurek@gmail.com
http://michaelmazurek.com/

EDUCATION

2011
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
MFA, Intermedia

1997
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
BFA, Art History / Studio Art

LECTURES/CURATORIAL

2017
Fata Morgana
Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX Curator

2016
DB16: Dallas Biennial - Teresa Margolles & Hermann Nitsch, Dallas, TX
Co-Curator

2015
Marc Quinn, Chemistry, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
Curator
New Wave, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
Curator
Selections from the Collection: featuring Sarah Lucas
Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
Curator

2014
Is the art pretty? No, says Mummy. Pretty is not important. James Buss and Naotaka Hiro
Beefhaus Gallery, Dallas, TX
Curator
A Pack of Camels, A Zippo and a Bottle of Jack
KoncertKirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Curator
DB14: Dallas Biennial, Dallas, TX
Co-curator

2013
Ex. 11, Richland College Gallery, Dallas, TX
Curator
To Exist and To Again Exist, Richland College Gallery, Dallas, TX
Curator
Fallas Dart Air, Dick Higgins Gallery, Dallas, TX
Co-curator

2012
Art in the Public Sphere, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Presenter
DB12: Dallas Biennial
Co-Curator, Art Director
The Gallery as Host, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Co-curator
Dick Higgins Gallery, at Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Curator

2010
RAW: Research, Art and Writing, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
Presenter, “Community as Content”

SELECTED SOLO / COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2016
Beefhaus, Dallas, TX
New Paintings

2015
611 Bedford St., Dallas, TX
Dance F Dance

2014
Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
House Plants
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Michael Mazurek
Beefhaus Gallery, Dallas, TX
Inert Products

2013
The Cube, Roswell, NM
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2012
Hope Lobby, Owens Art Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
Monument to Berezovsky, public art commission, sponsored by The Free Museum of Dallas
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Dick Higgins presents Dick Higgins
H. Paxton Moore Gallery, El Centro College, Dallas, TX
Suplex

2011
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Master Format
Installation, 301 Toronto St., Dallas, TX
Love Come Down
Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX
not to scale, subject to change
Bows and Arrows, Dallas, TX
Nest

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
PRP, Dallas, TX
OPEN HOUSE

PUSHKIN & GOGOL
Art City Austin, Austin, Texas

2015
RÉUNION, Zurich, Switzerland
Gorgissimo
Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
Biennial 600: Sculpture
Charles Adams Gallery, Lubbock, TX
Patent Pending

2014
ACL, Paris, France
The Office, curated by Charles Teyssou and Pierre-Alexandre Mateos
KoncertKirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
48 TIMER FESTIVAL on NØRREBRO: American Video and Sound Art
Galleri Rostrum, Malmö, Sweden
After Work
Beefhaus, Dallas, TX
Prompt
Circuit 12, Dallas, TX
Mute

2013
2nd Berlin Bescher Triennial, Berlin, Germany
This Life Will Self Destruct in 10,9,8…
Power Station, Dallas, TX
Amarillo Entropy
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
DallasSites, Available Space: Boomtown
Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Skim Milk
Blow Up Gallery, Dallas, TX
9 Artists
2650B Main Street, Dallas, TX
My My Misfire
Fort Worth Drawing Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Contemporary Drawing Today

2012
Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX
Secret Fun: Verisimilitude (v.1)
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
NOW! THAT’S WHAT I CALL ART: VOL 2
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
SNAFU

2011
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
NOW! THAT’S WHAT I CALL ART: VOL 1. The Best Contemporary Hits of 2011
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Painting is an Intellectual Endeavor, duh.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery?, Santa Monica, CA
Chain Letter
Installation, 395 Singleton Blvd, Dallas TX
Living Amongst Others

2010
Installation, 332 Singleton, Dallas, TX
Sustenance
Gallery 219, Mesquite, TX
Temporary Occupants
Audible Gallery at ESS, Chicago, IL
It Began With Experiments

2009
CADD Art Lab, Dallas, TX
LAUNCH

2008
SOA Gallery, UTA School of Architecture, Arlington, TX
Path A Works
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Insider Art

2006
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
From Within

SELECTED WRITING

2015
Patron Best of the Arts, ”A Brief Case of Michael Craig-Martin in Dallas,” in Patron Magazine, June/July, P46.

2013
“Morgan, Ruben, Roberts & Associates” in Semigloss Magazine, Volume 1, Number 4

2012
“A New Specificity,” in Semigloss Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1
“Dick Higgins: DB v. three,” in The Dallas Pavilion, ed. Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Michael Corris, published in conjunction with and distributed at the 2013 Venice Biennale

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017
Avram, Daniel. “Art Reflects Dark Themes, Realities at Dallas Biennial Exhibition.” Dallas Morning News, 11 January.

2016
Escobedo, Lee. “The Unconventional” Patron Magazine, June/July.
Richards, Ryder. “MICHAEL MAZUREK.” www.eutopia.us, 9 February.

2015
Smart, Lauren. “100 Dallas Creatives: No. 3 Artists/Curators Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett.” Dallas Observer, 20 March.

2014
“The Office” at ACL Partners, Paris. moussemagazine.it, November.
Simek. Peter. “Best Exhibition 2014, DB14.” D Magazine, Vol. 41, Number 8, August.
Davenport, Bill. “Michael Mazurek: House Plants.” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, 28 January
Bailey, Richard. “Subversive Thinking: Michael Mazurek at Oliver Francis Gallery.” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, 1 January.

2013
Emswiler, Cassandra. “Why Is This Family Drilling Through Their Walls?” D FrontRow Online, 30 January.
Lewis, Betsy. “The Strange, Funny Art of Fort Worth Drawing Center’s Contemporary Drawing Today.” Dallas Observer Online, 29 January.

2012
Lewis, Betsy. "Monument to Berezovsky Addresses Wealth, Politics and Russian Feminist Punk Rock in the Weirdest Space Possible,” Dallas Observer Online, 21 November.
Simek, Lucia. “DB12: The Best Little Web Show in Texas,” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, 17 May.
Terranova, Charissa. “All is Fair in Art?” Art and Culture Magazine Houston, 31 March.

2011
Lewis, Betsy. “Celia Eberle + Michael Mazurek at Plush Gallery,” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, 26 September.
Simek, Peter. “Two Fathers Set Their Artistic Minds to the Ordeal of Birth,” D Magazine Online, 23 February.
Simek, Lucia. “Forging the Nest,” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, 20 March.

2010
Terranova, Charissa. “Temporary Occupants,” Art and Culture Magazine, May.
White, Erin Starr. “Sustenance,” Art Lies, Issue 66.