Resume

Education

  • Davidson College, North Carolina. 1988-89
  • California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca. B.F.A. in Glass/Sculpture , 1995
  • Parsons School of Design, Paris. Continuing studies. Fall 1999.

Exhibitions/Productions/Installations

  • 2015Ethereal Sky. Glass Mosaic installed at Hobby Airport International Terminal. Permanent Collection. 7’ x 36 ‘.
  • 2014City Scenes, together with Film-maker Ford Gunter, video projection commissioned by the Houston Symphony for the perfomrance of Karim Al-Zand's City Scenes.
  • 2013Water’s Edge (Mizugiwa) Catherine Couturier Gallery. (Photographic Exhibition)
  •  The Memory Stone, opera scenic design commissioned by HGOco, Houston.
  •  Illuminated Lily Pond, Hermann Park Houston. Temporary Site specific installation.
  • 2012Canopy, Photographic mural for the exterior 2 Houston Center Building , downtown Houston, commissioned by Lauren Rottet Design Studio and CBRE. 13’ x 100’
  •  Houston Center for Photography Membership Exhibition, Anne Wilkes Tucker, MFAH, juror.
  •  NUIT Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston. (Photographic Exhibition)
  •  "Claudel," Ballet Scenic design for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater.
  •  Fact Fiction and Interpretation>. Glassell School of Art, Houston. Juried by Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center. (Photographic Exhibition)
  • 2011Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Heather Pesanti, curator Albright-Knox Museum of Art in Buffalo, New York, juror
  •  Professional Women Photographers' 35th Anniversary, Second Prize for the NATURE Category.
  •  Texas National 2011. The Cole Art Center, Nacadoches, TX. James Drake, juror.
  • 2010Texas Positivism, Miami Florida
  •  Amazing Place, Houston. Commission of glass mosaic window for chapel.
  •  SKY. Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston.
  •  Texas National 2010. The Cole Art Center, Nacadoches, Tx. Judy Pfaff, juror.
  •  Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art. John Zarobell, SFMOMA, juror.
  • 2009Still Installation for Houston Arts Alliance with a grant from the City of Houston. Space 125 Gallery, Houston.
  •  Texas National 2009. The Cole Art Center, Nacadoches, Texas. Mel Chin, Juror
  •  Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art.Shelley R. Langdale, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Juror.
  • 2008Snow. Perspectives 161, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, curated by Valerie Cassel-Oliver
  •  “Mozart Trilogy” Scenic Design for Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre.
  • 2007YEAR07 London Art Fair with AR Contemporary, Milan.
  •  Ís, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston Texas
  •  The Big Show Lawndale Art Center, Houston Texas
  • 2006The Big Show Lawndale Art Center
  •  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Installation of photographic wall
  • 200519th and 20th Century Landscapes Meredith Long Gallery
  • 2004Journeys, Meredith Long Gallery.
  •  Norwegian Landscapes, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 2002New Horizons. Meredith Long Gallery
  • 2001The American Landscape Today. Meredith Long Gallery.
  •  in Kind – a solo exhibition at the Bubba Mavis Gallery, Seattle WA
  • 1997-2005Meredith Long Gallery group winter exhibitions.
  • 1995Many More, Solo installation, California College of Arts.
  •  Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, C.C.A.C.

Awards

  • 2011Professional Women Photographers' 35th Anniversary, Second Prize NATURE Category
  • 2009Brown Foundation Fellowship. Residency at the Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France.
  •  Houston Arts Alliance. Individual Artist Grant
  • 2006The Big Show Lawndale Arts Center. Second Place. Curator Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Juror.

Engagements

  • 2012Speaker, TEDx Woodlands, TX
  • 2009Artist Eye Lecture Series Menil Collection, Houston. Guest Speaker.

Collections

  • Southwest Airlines, Houston.      
  • City of Houston, Houston Airport System
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  • AT&T Dallas, Texas.
  • Tudor-Pickering, Houston

Publications

  • “Houston imagery to meld with symphony concert”, Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle Oct 2014
  • “Libbie Masterson: Water’s Edge(Mizugiwa)” Front Row Program, KUHF, Houston Public Radio, August 13, 2013.
  • ”Liles in Hermann Park glow in full Bloom”, Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. April 2013
  • “100 Creatives 2012: Libbie J. Masterson, Artist, Curator and Creator”, Houston Press. Olivia Flores Alvarez
  • “Libbie Masterson:Nuit”. Interview program , KUHF, Houston Public Radio, March 2012
  • “Libbie Masterson: Storms Under Plexiglass”, Afrodet, The Loop Scoop, May 2010.
  • “Night and Day with Libbie Masterson”. Stacey Holzer, Visualseen Fall 2010
  • Texas Artists Today. By Catherine Anspon. Marquand Books. 2010
  • “SKY” Front Row. Interview program on KUHF, Houston Public Radio, April 2010
  • “For Art’s Sake” Lance Walker, Houston 002 December 2009
  • “Revelry Report” Interview, KTRU 91.7 Houston, December 2009
  • “Perspectives 162: Snow”. Front Row. Interview program on KUHF, 88.7 FM Houston. July 2008.
  • “Revelry Report”. Interview, KTRU 91.7 Houston. July 2008
  • Catherine Anspon, “ArtGirls”, Paper City, Houston. March 2008
  • “Arms and the men” Dance Review, Molly Glentzer Houston Chronicle, Feb 9,2008
  • HIWI, Houston It’s Worth It , published by ttweak LLC. 2007
  • Sean Carroll “Ís” Houston Press. June, 2007
  • Elaina J. Martin,”Ice Age”, Brilliant Magazine, Texas. May 2007
  • Sharon Lorenzo, “Great Minds Think Alike”, In-Town Magazine, Houston. February 2006
  • Ceelite. Case study published to Industry websites. 2006

Professional Positions

  • 2011-14Curator, Houston Center for Photography.
  • 1996-PresentDesigner, Mariquita Masterson Design, Houston.

Professional Affiliations

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan Maine. Board of Trustees.