Curriculum Vitae

Nathaniel Donnett Curriculum Vitae



 Texas Southern University, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Houston, TX


Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018 TBA, Vadis Turner & Nathaniel Donnett, Carnegie Center for Art    

         History, New Albany, IN

         Twice Removed, Twice Restored, (Nathaniel Donnett, Robert  

         Riojas), University Museum, Houston, TX

2017 In One Form or Another, The Art League Houston, Houston, TX

         Can You Afford To Throw That Away?- Houston Community College

         (Project Wedge Space), Houston, TX

2016 Dancing in the End Zone is a Sine Qua Non for In-External Spaces,              709 Penn-Gallery Pittsburgh, PA

2014 Nothing To See, Hear, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston                    Houston, TX

         Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Darke Gallery, Houston, TX

         Alone In My Four Cornered Room, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2013 You Are The One, Redline Milwuakee, Milwaukee, WI

2012 ZZzzzzz, The Art League Houston, Houston, TX,

2011 Holla If You Hear Me; The Vibrational Theory, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

         My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me, Jenkins Johnson's Gallery, New York,          NY 

         Too Light Inside, Too Dark Outside, Somewhere In Between, College             of Mainland, Gallery, Texas City, TX

2010 Black Plastic and tha Paper Bag Kids in tha Soulecistic Playground,

         Colton & Farb, Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 Paper or Plastic, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2007 I'm Fence To, Redbud Gallery, Exhibition and Performance/Art Talk,

         Houston, TX

2006 The Lost Children Series; In The Angelic Playground, Gallery by

          Dzine, Ontario, CA

2004 Anastomois, The Studio Gallery, Houston, TX


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Child's Play: An Exploration of Adolescence, Kemper Museum

         of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2018 Silos: Art League Houston, Houston, TX

         Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black and Hispanic Body      

         in Contemporary Art, The Mennelo Museum of American Art

         Orlando, FL - Upcoming

2017 20 Minutes of Action, Centre [3], Hamilton, Ontario

         Looking at the overlooked, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS

         Unmoored Geographies; Works from the Permanent Collection

         Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS

2016 Silos, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Il

         Silos, American University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center,

         Washington, D.C.

2015 Here's Looking Back at You: Mana Contemporary Arts Museum; Jersey

         City, NJ

         The One and the Many: A Self-Portrait in Seven Parts, Project Row

         Houses, Houston, TX

         Take This X, Theresa Hotel, Harlem, NY

         Piece by Piece; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas

         City, MO 

         Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Harvey B. Gantt Art Center

         for African American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, NC

2014 Black in the Abstract, Part 2; Hard Edges/Soft Lines, Contemporary

          Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

          Black Identity in America, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA

          Relevance, Quintenz Gallery, Aspen, Co

2013 Coming Through The Gap, University Museum, Houston, TX

2012 Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe-The

         Contemporary, Response, Galerie, Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

         Works with Paper, Morton Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC

         Voices of Home, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Alpha's Bet Is Not Over Yet The New Museum, New York, NY

         Art + Communication of Space, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY

         T_XT_RT, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 The Talented Ten, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

         Cumanana, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2008 A Time For Change, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

         Otherwise Constricted – Round 28, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

         Brothas With Something To Say, Arthello Beck Gallery, Dallas, TX

         Art Official Intelligence, The University Museum, Houston, TX

2007 Embrace, Mason Murer, Atlanta, Ga

         Amistad, The Museum of Modern Art in Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru

         Amistad, The National Museum of Peru, Lima, Peru

         The Light Show, M2 Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 Future Present Series: Volume One, Community Arts Collective,

         Houston, TX

         Contemporary Works on Paper, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia,


2005 The Back Door Show, G's Gallery, Houston, TX



2018 I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You; Black Vernacular

         Art League Houston, Houston, TX

2017 I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You; Black Vernacular- Wichita

         University, Wichita, KS

2015 No Vacancies Outside of the Tortoise Shell, Project Row Houses,

         Houston, TX

2014 In Memory Of...; Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston,    

         Houston, TX

2014 Give The Drummer Some: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston,


2013 S.O.U.L.A. Press Conference: The University Museum, Houston, TX

2012 Last Stage of Sleep; The Art League of Hoston, Houston, TX

2012 The Visitor; The Art League of Houston, Houston, TX

2007 Bhandgra Fever by Donald Byrd - Wortham Theater, Houston, TX



2014-Present - Founder - Not That But This- Webzine blog

2011/2018-What's The New News- Public art in the historical African  

        American neighborhood Third-Ward- Houston, TX


Selected Collections 

        Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

        Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

        Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

        The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ

        The Nicholson Foundation, Newark, NJ

        The Richard and Ellen Sandor Foundation, Chicago, IL

        The University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX


Selected Bibliography

2018 McFadden, Michael, News as Political Performance,

         Experimental Action, Houston, TX

         Middendorf, Paul, Here Are Five Houston Creatives Who Should

         Be On Your Radar In 2018, Free Press Houston, Houston, TX

2017 Gregory, Casey, Show Up: Nathaniel Donnett, Art and Culture Tx,

         Houston, TX

         Glentzer, Molly, Nathaniel Donnett's work has an inner glow

         that opens the windows to the soul, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX

2016 Claire C. Carter; New American Paintings # 126, Boston, MA

         Bill Arning, Up Close: Houston Loves Eccentrics, Art in America, New

         York, NY

2015 Lauren Cornell; Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First

         Century; Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture; New York, NY

         Martine Syms, Stages of Laughter, Art in America, New York, NY

         John Plueker, The One and the Many: A Self Portrait in Seven

         Parts, ArtForum, Houston, TX

         Nancy Wonzy Performia: The Artist Talk as Theater, Arts and Culture

         Texas, Houston, TX

         Molly Glentzer, Project Row Houses Artist Create A Universal "Self -

         PortraitMay, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX

         Valerie Cassell Oliver Right Here, Right Now: Nothing To See,

         Hear,The Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Houston, TX

         Peter "Souleo" Wright On the "A" w/Souleo: New PBS Doc Examines

         How One School is Beating the OddsHuffington Post, May, New York,


2014 Valerie Casell Oliver, Outside the Lines, The Contemporary Arts

         Museum of Houston, Houston, TX

         Olivia Flores Alvarez, "100 Creatives",  Houston Press, Dec, Houston,


         Molly Glentzer, "Nathaniel Wants Your Activist Consumers", Houston

         Chronicle, Sept, Houston, TX

         Molly Glentzer, "A Show That's Close To Home", Houston Chronicle,

         Sept, Houston, TX

2013 Curtis L. Carter, "Your Are the One", Shepard Express Milwaukee,

         Milwaukee, WI

         August Art Fair Preview, American Art Collector magazine

2012 Carrie Marie Schneider, Nathaniel Donnett, "ZZzzzzzz", Glasstire

         Virginia Billeaud Anderson, A Visit wth Nathaniel Donnett, "A Visit

         with Nathaniel Donnett", The Great God Pan is Dead 

2012 Tyler Rudick,"The Best of the Houston Fine Art Fair", Culture Map


2011 Steffani Jemison, Quincy Flowers, Otabenga Jones, "The Book Club

         Book", Houston, TX

         Collin James Munn, "Hunting for the Highlights at Miami Week"


         Altamese Osborne, "What's the New News? Challenges Media's Third

         Ward's Assumptions", Houston Press, Houston, TX

         New City Art- "Mesin' With Texas", June, Chicago IL

         Chicago Reader- "Messin With Texas", June, Chicago, IL

         Madame J- "My Mind's Playing Tricks On Me", March, New York, NY

2010 Dr. Charles Rowell, Excerpts from Interview, Callaloo, Volume 33-

         Number 3, 

         Anderson, Virginia Billeaud, Work of Nathaniel Donnett at Colton &              Farb Gallery,

         Greater Houston Weekly, May

         Alvarez, Olivia Flores, Nathaniel Donnett: "Black Plastic and tha Paper

         Bag Kids in tha Soulecistic Playground", Houston Press June

         Kimmel, Erin, Marianne Vitale and Nathaniel Donnett, Fluent

         Collaborative, Austin, Texas, June

2009 Britt, Douglas, "Paper or Plastic?", Houston Chronicle, September

         cordova, william, "The Greatest Store That Never Sold", Art Lies

         magazine, December/Winter, Issue 60

         M.K. Asante, For It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-

         Hop GenerationHouston, TX

2008 Woods, Tria, "The Greatest Store That Never Sold", ArtsHouston

         Magazine, May 2008, Houston, TX

         Schulze, Troy, "A Time For Change," The Houston Press, October

2007 Arte de Texas en el Peru (Texas Art in Peru), Museo De Arte 

         Moderno Fundacion, Gerado Chavez (Amistad)   

         Brandywine Workshop, "Houston Works on Paper" Philedelphia, PA

2006 Cruz, Gabby de la, Exhibits focuses on children, Interview, Campus

         Times, March 2006, Los Angeles, CA


Art Talk-Art/Talk/ Performance

2015 Ulrich Museum, I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You; Black

         Vernacular (performance) Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS

2015 Project Row Houses, No Vacancies Outside the Tortosie Shell-Art Talk

         Non Talk(art talk performance) Houston, TX

         Central Trak, (art talk performance) Dallas, TX

         Kemper Museum, (art talk performance) Kansas City, MO

2014 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, (art talk performance)

         Houston, TX

2012 Lone Star College-North Harris, (art talk) Houston, TX

2011 My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me- (art talk) Jenkins Johnson

         Gallery, New York, NY

2010 The Artist’s Eye, The Menil Museum, (art talk/performance) Houston,


2009 Thinking About Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2008 Otherwise Constricted, Project Row Houses, Houston,TX

2007 Slide Jam, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

         I'm Fence To, (art talk performance) Redbud Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 Art Appreciation, Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX


Awards and Grants

2017  Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX

2015 The Wayfinding Sign Project, Downtown Management District

2015 Idea Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Houston, TX

2014 Harpo Foundation New Work Project Grant, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX

2011 The Idea Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Houston, TX

2010 Artadia Grant Award, New York, NY, Houston, TX



2016 Centraltrak, Dallas, TX

2013 Redline, Milwaukee, WI




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