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

2017    Buffalo Bayou, glass mosaic in 6 parts, Wortham Building, Houston.

2016    Spectrum.  Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston.

2015    Ethereal Sky.  Glass Mosaic installed at Hobby Airport International Terminal.  Permanent Installation.  7’ x 36 ‘. 

2014   City Scenes, together with Film-maker Ford GunterVideo performance commissioned by the Houston Symphony            Delicate   Catherine Couturier Gallery.

2013   Water’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                                             

2012   Canopy, Photographic mural for the exterior 2 Houston Center Building,

                     downtown Houston, commissioned by Lauren Rottet Design   Studio and CBRE. 

            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.   Juried by Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center 

2011   Assistance 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.

2010   Texas Positivism, Miami Florida

            Amazing Place, Houston.  Commission of glass mosaic window for  Chapel, with Masterson Design.

           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.

2009   Still  Installation for Houston Arts Alliance with a grant from the City of Houston. Space 125 Gallery,      

           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.

2008   Snow. Perspectives 161, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, curated

                    by Valerie Cassel-Oliver

            “Mozart Trilogy”  Scenic Design for Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre.

2007 YEAR07 London Art Fair with AR Contemporary, Milan

           Ís, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston Texas

           The Big Show Lawndale Art Center, Houston Texas

2006   The Big Show Lawndale Art Center

            Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.   Installation of photographic  wall

2005   19th and 20th Century Landscapes  Meredith Long Gallery

2004   Journeys, Meredith Long Gallery.

           Norwegian Landscapes, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA

2002   New Horizons.  Meredith Long Gallery

2001    The American Landscape Today. Meredith Long Gallery.

            in Kind – a solo exhibition at the Bubba Mavis Gallery, Seattle WA

1997-2005  Meredith Long Gallery group winter exhibitions.

1995   Many More,  Solo installation, California College of Arts.

            Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, C.C.A.C.

 

Awards/Residencies

2011   Professional Women Photographers' 35th Anniversary ,  Second Prize NATURE Category

2009   Brown Foundation Fellowship. Residency at the Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France.

           Houston Arts Alliance.   Individual Artist Grant

2006   The Big Show  Lawndale Arts Center.  Second Place.  Curator  Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art      

                 Chicago, Juror.

 

Engagements

2012  Speaker, TEDx Woodlands, TX

2009 Artist Eye Lecture Series Menil Collection, Houston. Guest  Speaker.

 

Curatorial Projects

Science: Photography’s Influence on Science and Medicine. Houston Center for Photogrpahy.  2014/15

Unusual Garden, Houston Center for Photography 2013

Magical Realism in Photography, Houston Center for Photography.  2011/12

 

 

 

Collections

Southwest Airlines, Houston.

City of Houston, Houston Airport System

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

AT&T     Dallas, Texas.

Tudor-Pickering, Houston

CBRE, Houston

 

 

 

Publications

 

“Critic’s Picks: Houston”, art Ltd.  Donna Tennant.  Sept/Oct 2016.

“Art at the Airport: New Hobby international terminal gets a boost with contemporary works.”  Clifford Pugh. Culture Map. October 2015

“Houston imagery to meld with symphony concert”, Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle Oct 2014

“Houstonians Are Using Crowdfunding.”  Houston Matters, Houston Public Media, 88.7 FM, April 2014

The Rest of the Best: Houston’s Top 10 Photographers. Olivia Flores Alvarez. Houston Press. January 9, 2014

“Libbie Masterson: Water’s Edge(Mizugiwa)” Front Row Program, KUHF, Houston Public Radio, August 13, 2013.

“Water, Water Everywhere”, by Meredith Deliso, Houston Press.  June 19, 2013.

”Liles in Hermann Park glow in full Bloom”, Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. April 2013

“Editorial: Features”  Donna Tennant, Visual Art Source.  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

 “ArtGirls”, Catherine Anspon, 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

2011-14  Curator, Houston Center for Photography.

1996-Present   Designer and Glass Fabricator, Mariquita Masterson Design, Houston.

 

Professional Affiliations

                      

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

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.  Artist Member on the Board of Trustees.

Houston Center for Photography, Board of Trustees.