Texas Biennial 2017: The When, the Who

Big Medium announces dates and artists for statewide show

Texas Biennial 2017 curator Leslie Moody Castro (r) and artist Angelbert Metoyer at a road trip studio visit in Houston (Photo by Texas Biennial)

The absence of the Texas Biennial in 2015 left a huge gaping hole in the Lone Star arts calendar that year, but the time off looks to have re-energized the statewide visual arts exhibition. Curator Leslie Moody Castro just made a massive road trip to studios across Texas, and the list of artists for the 2017 Biennial reveals a wealth of talent.

Castro had a staggering 1,217 applicants to choose from and somehow managed to whittle it down to 33 artists from 19 different cities. (She also managed to survive a seven-week odyssey to more than two dozen cities and towns, from El Paso to Galveston and Abilene to McAllen, but that's another story, best read on the Biennial website) The full list was announced this week by Biennial organizer Big Medium.

Come Sept. 30, you'll be able to see work by the following artists in a single space at 211 E. Alpine Rd here in in Austin:

Cande Aguilar (Brownsville)
Catherine Allen (Midland)
Haydee Alonso (El Paso)
Rabea Ballin (Houston)
Nick Barbee (Galveston)
Christopher Blay (Fort Worth)
Angel Cabrales (El Paso)
Ted Carey (Austin)
Jennifer Datchuk (San Antonio)
Hannah Dean (Lubbock)
Frances Dezzany (McKinney)
Luisa Duarte (Houston)
Jarred Elrod (Lubbock)
Ana Fernandez (San Antonio)
Samantha Isabel Garcia (Brownsville)
Gary Goldberg (Wichita Falls)
Robert Hodge (Houston)
Max Manning (Huntsville)
Vladimir Mejia (Austin)
Zach Morriss (Lubbock)
Noëlle Mulder (Houston)
Teruko Nimura (Austin)
Philana Oliphant (Tyler)
Cruz Ortiz (San Antonio)
Joe Pena (Corpus Christi)
Jonathan Revett (Amarillo)
Gilberto Rocha-Rochelli (Laredo)
Erin Stafford (Dallas)
Felipe Steinberg (Houston)
Keer Tanchak (Dallas)
Paul Valadez (Edinburg)
Fabiola Valenzuela (Grand Prairie)
Montoya Williams (Dallas)

The 2017 Texas Biennial will run through Nov. 30. For more information, visit texasbiennial.org.

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