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Corcoran School of the Arts and Design @ George Washington University

MFA Social Practice

Expected 2022

The University of Texas @ Austin
BFA Studio Art
BA Studio Art
May 2008

Honors & Awards

Martha Von Hirsh Memorial Scholarship

Morris Louis Scholarship

Mei Yuen Hoover Scholarship

George Washington University

Washington, DC

Creative Access Fellowship 2019
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Featured Artist - Sabine Street
Sawyer Yards
Houston, TX

PRIDE Houston Featured Artist 2019
Houston City Hall



-What Are Your Plans This Fall?


-New Beginnings


-JJ Baker  Presents: Portraits & Artists


-Exquisite Drawing Redo


-Stonewall 50/50


-Texas Extravagant Drawings

-More Texas Queers (Than You Can Handle)

-No Trigger Warnings

-Metamorphosis: Art + Disability

-Mix It Up


-Not Gay As In Happy, But Queer As In Fuck You

-Restoration In Motion



-PRIDE Houston Art Exhibit


2005- 2018 (Highlight Exhibitions)

-Retablos 31


-Teacher Appreciation


-Staff Show


-Retablo Project

-Five x Seven 2012

-State Fair, CelebriTEA


-Five x Seven On The Road


-I’ll Be Your Mirror 


-Salon de Refusés 


-Five x Seven


-Empty Box


-ArtErotica: Let Them Eat Cake


-Postcard Project What is Disability?




-Figure It Out




-Up & Coming



Bill Arning Exhibitions

Houston, TX

Gallery ONE

Houston, TX

Hardy & Nance

Houston, TX

Sabine Street Studios

Houston, TX

G Spot Gallery

Houston, TX

Gallery 1969

New York, NY

Fiendish Plots

Lincoln, NE

Horse Shed

Manchester, UK

Flatbed Gallery

Houston, TX

Sabine Street Studios

Houston, TX

Insomnia Gallery

Houston, TX

Sabine Street Studios

Houston, TX

Alabama Song

Houston, TX

Rick Smith Gallery

Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

Sabine Street Studios

Houston, TX

Houston City Hall

Houston, TX

Sabine Street Studios

Houston, TX



Houston, TX


Katy Contemporary Art Museum

Katy, TX


Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center

Katy, TX

Lawndale Art Center

Houston, TX

ArtHouse at The Jones Center

Austin, TX

DiverseWorks Art Space

Houston, TX


Talley Dunn Gallery

Dallas, TX

Pump Project Art Complex

Austin, TX

M Squared Gallery

Houston, TX


ArtHouse at the Jones Center

Austin, TX


BOX 13 Gallery

Houston, TX

Seaholm Power Plant

Austin, TX


JFK Center for Performing Arts

Washington, D.C.

The United States Art Authority

Austin, TX

Blue Ocean Gallery

Austin, TX

Smithsonian Museum – Ripley Center Washington, D.C.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, D.C.

Newspaper articles, television interviews, websites include:
OUTSmart Magazine
New Mobility Magazine
The Daily Texan
The Greater Houston Weekly
The Katy Times
The Republic of Austin - Art Blog

Related Work Experience
Program Director/Instructor
Opening ARTS & Minds - United Spinal Houston
November 2018-Present

Teaching Artist & Volunteer Manager,
January 2016-Present

Instructor, Arts In Medicine Program,
Texas Children’s Hospital
January 2013-Present

Instructor, Painting & Drawing Workshops,
Katy Contemporary Art Museum
May 2015-2017

Visual Arts Director & Instructor,
Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center
December 2011-2016