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
1943, Simmesport, Louisiana
1967-1969, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1965, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
1963-1964, Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA
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
Mixed Media Drawings - (Intimate Series)
DMA-JL-0024 graphite rubbing, 9.25 x 7.25
DMA-JL-0025 water media, 11 x 14 inches
DMA-JL- 0023 graphite rubbing, 7.5 x 7 inches
DMA-JL-15-0022 atomizer ink and water media, 4.5 x 3 inches
DMA-JL-15-0002 graphite, 6x 4 in.
DMA-JL-15-0003 graphite, 6x 4 in. DMA-JL-15-0002 graphite, 6x 4 in.
DMA-JL-15-0006 ink water media glue 1.5x 1.5 in.
DMA-JL-15-0004 metal shavings and ink, 8.5x 5.5 in. DMA-JL-15-0002 graphite, 6x 4 in.
DMA-JL-15-0001 graphite 22.5x 16 in.
DMA-JL-15-0016, metal shavings and ink, 27.5 x 19.5 in.
DMA-JL-15-0016, metal shavings and ink, 27.5 x 19.5 in - (detail)
DMA-JL-0018, graphite rubbing with pencil, 23.5 x 17.5 in
DMA-JL-0017, 1992, mixed media, wax glue and ink, 14.5 x 12 in.
DMA-JL-0017, 1992, mixed media, wax glue and ink, 14.5 x 12 in detail
DMA-JL-0017, 1992,signature back
DMA-JL-0019, atomizer ink and water media, 9.5 x 7.5 in.
DMA-JL-0020, ink with binder and rust stain, 22 x 16 in.
DMA-JL-15-0021, metal shavings and ink, 27.5 x 19.5 in.