Jesse Lott @ Deborah Colton Gallery Houston TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

 

Born

1943, Simmesport, Louisiana

 

Education

1967-1969, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1965, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

1963-1964, Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2007, A Lott is a Lot, G Gallery, Houston, TX

2004, Jesse Lott Retrospective, New Braunfels Museum of Art & Music, New Braunfels, TX

1999-2000, Artscan Gallery, Houston, TX

1999, Jesse Lott: Urban Frontier Artist, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

1998, Jesse Lott: Urban Frontier Artist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington D.C.

1997, Hello Again, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA

1996, Jesse Lott: Recent Work, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX

1995, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

1991, Lone Star Visions: Jesse Lott, Art Museum of Southwest Texas, Beaumont, TX

1991, Relics of the Future, Part Four: Evolution of Imagery, Midtown Art Center, Houston, TX

1989, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX

1989, Jesse Lott: The Pinatero Method, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX

1987, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

1982, Tower of Light, Houston Festival, Houston, TX

1977-1978, Relics of the Future, Parts One and Two, Robinson Galleries, Houston, TX

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2008, Collage – More and Less, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

2008, Houston Collects: African American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston TX

2007, Amistad: Texas Art in Peru, Museo de la Nación, Lima, Peru

2001, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in Meditation Park & Indoor Exhibition, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX

2000, Sculpture 2000, City-wide outdoor sculpture event, Houston, TX

1999, Ex Patria, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

1998-2000, Stop Asking, We Exist: 25 African American Crafts Artists, The Society of Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA; also visited American Craft Museum, New York, NY; New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, MA; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

1992, Re-Creation (Art From Found Objects), Laguna Gloria Arts Museum, Austin, TX

1991-1992, The Perfect World in Contemporary Texas Art, San Antonio, TX

1991, Black Creativity in Texas, The Lubbock Fine Arts Center and the Lubbock Black Cultural and Heritage Center, Lubbock, TX

1991, Forerunners and Newcomers Revisited, Houston’s African American Artists in the Lead, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

1990-1992, Next Generation: Southern Black Aesthetics, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. Also visited Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL.

1990, Day of the Dead, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX

1989, Four Artists working in Texas, Plano TX

1989, Forerunners and Newcomers, Houston’s Leading African American Artists, University of Houston – Clear Lake, Houston, TX

1988, Texas Artists, Staten Island Art Center, New York, NY

1987, The First Texas Triennial, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1986, Emerging Artists of the Southwest, Studio Museum, New York, NY

1986, Saludo to the Mexican Independence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

1984, Collision, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX

1982, Showdown, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1982, Recreating the World: An Exhibition for Children, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

1982, Sense of Spirit, Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, Houston, TX

1981, Gun Show, Pomona Fairgrounds, Pomona, CA

1979, Impressions of Houston, University of Houston – Downtown, O’Kane Gallery, Houston, TX

1979, Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1978, Houston/Philadelphia Exchange, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphie, PA

1976, Sculpture Exhibition, Houston Festival, Houston, TX

Artists are entrusted with a metaphysical vision. It is said that a pictue is worth a thousand words. That means that many words have been entrusted to those to whom God has given the ability to creat. When a pebble hits a pool, it starts a wave that covers the whole pool. The pebble is the concept. An artist puts out a concept and the concept changes the consciousness of the viewer, leading to a positive change in the pattern of his activity. Jesse Lott

Jesse Lott "Artist in Action"

Art League Houston 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Portrait of Marcus Garvey
Portrait of Marcus Garvey

2016 , Ink and tempura paint on paper, 29 x 41 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Rick Wells, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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Jesse Lott ALH Reception 2016

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Dancer
Dancer

2005, Copper, Aluminum, Steel, wire with found objects 95 x 82 x 20 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Ashley MacLean, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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ALH Installtion view 2016

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Escape of the Planets
Escape of the Planets

mixed media, 36x 31 inches, Price on Request,

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Bullman
Bullman

1989-98, Metal wire, glass, and auto parts, 45 x 28.5 x 14 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Ashley MacLean, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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ALH Installtion view 2016

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Farmer
Farmer

after 2005, El Pinatero paper process and mixed media 30 x 20 x 12 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Ashley MacLean, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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Jesse Lott, Self Portrait
Jesse Lott, Self Portrait

Self Portrait, 1974-77, Mixed media, 35 x 53.5 x 8 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Ashley MacLean, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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ALH Installtion view 2016

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The Politician
The Politician

1989, El Pinatero paper process and mixed media 29 x 17 x 14 inches, Price on Request

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Reaching Up
Reaching Up

2016, (Artwork finished at different stages of completion in different areas) El Pinatero paper process and mixed media, 41 x 13 x 10 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Rick Wells_Courtesy of Art League Houston

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Jesse Lott ALH Installtion

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Running to the Finnish
Running to the Finnish

2016, (Artwork finished at an intermediate stage) El Pinatero paper process and mixed media, app. 24x 52x 31 inches, Price on Request,

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Running to the Finish - detail

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Running to the Finish - detail

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The Profile
The Profile

1995, Mixed media sculpture, 19 x 19 x 8.5 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Ashley MacLean, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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The Foot
The Foot

1996, carved wood, 13 x 16 x 5 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Ashley MacLean, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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Stormy
Stormy

2005,Charcoal on paper, 20.5 x 17 inches, , Price on Request, Photo by Rick Wells, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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Walking the Dog
Walking the Dog

late 1990s, Pencil on paper, 30.5 x 25.5 inches, Price on Request, Photo by Rick Wells, Price on Request, Courtesy of Art League Houston

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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 7
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 7
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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 5
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 5
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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 6
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 6
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Gallery 2013
Gallery 2013
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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 -2
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 -2
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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 4
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 - 4
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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 Tall Girl
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013 Tall Girl

El Pinatero paper process 38"x 15"x 10"

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Jesse Lott Gallery - Opera Singer
Jesse Lott Gallery - Opera Singer

El Pinatero paper process 32"x 16"x 12"

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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013
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Jesse Lott Gallery 2013
Jesse Lott Gallery 2013

Farmer, after 2005, El Pinatero paper process and mixed media 30 x 20 x 12 inches

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Big Girl
Big Girl

copper aluminium steel wire with found objects 60x24x 70 inches $26,000

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Reach
Reach

copper aluminium steel wire with found objects 16x 6x 25 inches

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d. m. allison gallery installation views Jessse Lott Dec. 2013