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Installation view, The American Abstract Expressionist Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation at Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, 1976.

Exhibition Archive

Since its founding in 1973, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston has presented a wide range of thought-provoking exhibitions, performances, programs, and installations. Please check back regularly to see newly-updated archival exhibition content as we continue to update our website and mine our exhibition files.

For research requests or to learn more information about a specific past exhibition, please feel free to contact us at infoblaffer@uh.edu.


2019-2020


Mariam Ghani: What We Left Unfinished
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil
Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra
Amie Siegel: Medium Cool
UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
41st Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Otros Usos
Yoshua Okón: Oracle

2018


Alfred Leslie: One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader
Richard Rezac: Address
The Future Is Certain; It’s the Past Which Is Unpredictable
Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism by Anton Vidokle
UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
40th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

2017


Gabriel Martinez: Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely
Sergio Prego: Rose-colored Drift/To the Students
The Propeller Group
UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
39th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Blake Rayne: Cabin of Accused
Analia Saban

2016


UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
38th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes
Hilary Lloyd
Matthew Ronay
Window into Houston — Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher: Drip Machine

2015


Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?
Time / Image
Window into Houston — Darryl Lauster and Vincent Valdez
Early Awnings: Henning Bohl with Sergei Tcherepnin
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker
Window into Houston — Shane Tolbert: Fine China
UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
37th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Window into Houston — Bret Shirley: Rising Through the Infinite
Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown
Mel Chin: Rematch

2014


Miguel Amat: Dark Pool Knight Vision
Buildering: Misbehaving the City
Window into Houston — Abinadi Meza: Air, Condition
Francesca DiMattio: Housewares
Candice Breitz: The Woods
Window into Houston — Laura Lark: Location, Location, Location
UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
36th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Window into Houston — J Hill: Exercises in Train Riding
Antena @ Blaffer
Tears and Politics: Works by Phil Collins and Christian Jankowski
Anton Ginzburg: Terra Corpus
Window into Houston: Anna Elise Johnson: Slantwise

2013


Zineb Sedira: Lighthouse in the Sea of Time
Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art
Window into Houston — Jim Nolan: shifting SCALE
Pamela Fraser: The Fourth Dimension was Ha-Ha, in Other Words, That it is Laughter
andy coolquitt: attainable excellence
Window into Houston — Clarissa Tossin: Blind Spot
UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
35th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Window into Houston — Anna Campbell: Under Water Into the Sunset

2012


Window into Houston — Debra Barrera: Drive Me There and Back Again
Window into Houston — Linda Post and Robert Appleton: Igvonne
Lynne McCabe: Room to be (Ms.)understood: A Social Sculpture Workshop
Tony Feher
Window into Houston — Gabriel Martinez: Recognition
34th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Window into Houston — Nathan Carter: ALWAYS VOCAL ON THE INTERBORO CROSSTOWN LOCAL

2011


Dennis Harper: Born in the Bayou
Portable On Demand Art (P.O.D.A) Project
WORK architecture company: all cultural
Window into Houston — Patrick Renner
Window into Houston — Elaine Bradford: The Sidereel
Museum of Broken Relationships
Love Is a Many Splintered Thing
33rd Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Johan Grimonprez: It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards
First Take: Okay Mountain

2010


Amy Patton
Gabriel Kuri: Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab
Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than Air
First Take: Jacco Olivier
32nd Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
2010 School of Art Student Exhibition

2009


Josephine Meckseper
Jon Pylypchuk
Existed: Leonardo Drew
31st Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Center for Land Use Interpretation: Texas Oil — Landscape of an Industry
Electric Mud

2008


2008 School of Art Student Exhibition
Andy Warhol: Celebutants, Groupies, and Friends
Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion
Houston Area Exhibition
Charles “Teenie” Harris: Rhapsody in Black and White
30th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space

2007


2007 School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
Amy Sillman: Suitors & Strangers
Jean-Luc Mylayne
Katrina Moorhead: A Thing Called Early Blur
Miguel Angel Rios: Aqui
29th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now

2006


2006 School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad
Tam Van Tran: Psychonaut
Urs Fischer: Mary Poppins
28th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Girls Night Out

2005


2005 Annual Student Exhibition
James Surls: The Spendora Years, 1977-1997
POPulence
Alain Bublex: Plug-in City
Terry Allen: Dugout
27th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Jane and Louise Wilson: Erewhon
Ant Farm 1968-78
J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles

2004


2004 Annual Student Exhibition
Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall, 1988-2003
2004 Houston Area Exhibition
Margo Sawyer: Contemplative Spaces
Daniela Rossell: Ricas y Famosas
26th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Atopia Projects/Fraser Stables and Gavin Morrison: Inset
Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot
TRESPASSING: Houses X Artists

2003


2003 Annual Student Exhibition
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration
Robert Knox: Non-Fiction Paintings
Fred Wilson: Objects & Installations, 1979-2000
Single Channel: Collaborating with the Moving Image
25th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Angela Grauerholz: Reading Room for the Working Artist and Privation
Mads Gamdrup: Renunciation

2002


2002 Winter Student Exhibition
Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001
Radcliffe Bailey: Tides
Michael Byron: The Amitin Notebook Project
Seeing and Believing: The Art of Nancy Burson
Trembling: An Installation by Francisco Ruiz de Infante
24th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Here & There/Aquí y Allá: Six Artists from San Juan
Jeremy Blake: All Mod Cons

2001


My Favorite Things and Other Rent Party Songs: New and Classic Works by Tierney Malone
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists
Radcliffe Bailey: The Magic City 22.5
2001 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Eugenio Dittborn: La Cuisine et Laguerra
2001 Student Exhibition
Donald Lipski: A Brief History of Twine

2000


Poster Exhibition: Loud and Clear
Deborah Kass: The Warhol Project
Zelda by Herself: The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald
2000 Houston Area Exhibition
2000 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Bill Jacobson: Portraits, Songs, Thoughts
Lucian Freud: Etchings from the PaineWebber Art Collection