Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions:

2015         Bombs Away Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2014         Trent Lawson, DNA Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK

2013         “Velvet Memes,” AKA Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “Pareidolia Series,” Tulsa World Gallery, Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “Studio Six is Going Nuts!” guest artist, Studio Six, Oklahoma City, OK

2010         “Gilding the Lilly,” AKA Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2008         Trent Lawson, 1st Edition Café & Espresso Bar, Downtown Library, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         Trent Lawson, Deep Fork, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         Trent Lawson, L. Jielle Salon, Oklahoma City, OK

2006         Trent Lawson, Lazy Frog Co., Oklahoma City, OK

2006         “Art in the Valley,” Stark Art Studio & Gallery, Pauls Valley Arts Council, Pauls Valley, OK

2006         “Sculptural Pareidolia,” Tulsa Artists’ Coalition, Tulsa, OK

2005         “Paintings with Teeth?,” Toothbrusher’s Dental, Oklahoma City, OK

2005         Trent Lawson, Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

2004         Trent Lawson, Will’s, Oklahoma City, OK

2003         Trent Lawson, Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Honors and Awards:

2010         Purchase Award, “OKC Festival of the Arts,” Arts Council of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK

2010         Best of Show, “The Velvet Show,” AKA Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2008         Second Place, “Wimgo Festival Artists Contest,” Oklahoma Publishing Company

2008         Purchase Award, “OKC Festival of the Arts,” Arts Council of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK

2006         Mixed Media Award, “Edge Art Now,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

2005         Honorable Mention, “7-State Biennial III Exhibition,” University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Art Gallery,
.                Chickasha, OK and Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK

2005         Award of Merit, “Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still,” sponsored by Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Tulsa, OK

2004         Work featured in a show room for the Montgomery luxury apartment building, Babcock & Braque Interior Design,
.                Oklahoma City, OK

2004         Award of Excellence, Mixed Media Category, “Edge Art Now,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma
.                City, OK

2003         Third Place, “Oklahoma Small Works XIII,” East Central University, Ada, OK

2002         Second Place, Professional Painting Division, “Northeast Oklahoma Area Artist’s Show,” Pryor, OK

2002         Outstanding Senior Scholastic Art Award in Studio Art, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

2001         Judge’s Recognition from “Annual Spring Student Exhibition,” Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City
.                University, Oklahoma City, OK

1998         Best of Show from “USAO Innovations Exhibition,” University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK

 

Group Exhibitions:

2015         “National Weather Center Biennale” (Juried), National Weather Center, Norman, OK; also 2013

2015         “Marvel March Action Auction,” Bombs Away Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2015         “Omelette Party,” benefiting Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2014, 2013, 2008

2015         “Glitter Ball,” benefitting DeadCenter Film Festival, Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City, OK

2015         “4th Anniversary Group Show,” Brass Bell Studios, Oklahoma City, OK

2014         “Gaming in the Gallery,” Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014         “OKC 125,” The Underground, Downtown OKC Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

2014         “Red Dot,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2013- 2007

2014         “Art of Toys,” Istvan Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2014         “12 x 12,” Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2013- 2003

2014         “Thrift Show,” DNA Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK

2014         “56th Annual Delta Exhibition” (Juried), Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2013         “Cantina Christmas,” Grease Trap Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2013         “Art of the Graphic Novel,” Istvan Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2013         “Art of Bits, Bits of Art,” Istvan Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2013         “King John,” (works featured in the set design), Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Burg Theater, Oklahoma City
.                University, Oklahoma City, OK

2013         “Money Talks, Art Walks,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2008- 2010

2013         “Omelette Party,” benefiting Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2008

2013         “Visual Arts Committee Group Exhibition,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “Uganda or Bust,” Twisted Root Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “Six Degrees of Bacon,” Downtown OKC Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “7th Annual Masquerade Ball,” benefit for Canterbury Chorale Society, Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “South Hudson Pro-Am Exhibit,” OKC Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma City, OK

2012         “Oklahoma Friendly” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2011, 2010, 2008

2012         “Juror’s Choice” (Juried), JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK

2011         “An Untitled Monothon,” Artspace at [Untitled], Oklahoma City, OK; also 2010

2011         “24 Works on Paper” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, traveling exhibition, 8 venues in OK;
.                also 2009, 2006, 2004, 2000

2011         “Biting the Apple” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2005, 2006

2011         Symphony Show House, Oklahoma City, OK

2011         “Momentum, Art Doesn’t Stand Still” (Juried), Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK;
.                also 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

2011         “Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School International Exhibit,” Kultur-Etage, Hannover, Germany

2010         “MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition” (Juried), Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

2010         “The Mission,” Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2009

2010         “Rally on the Row” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2010         “OKC Festival of the Arts” (Juried), Arts Council of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2008

2010         “TX/OK Art Prize” (Juried), Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX

2010         “The Velvet Show” (Juried), AKA Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “Container Show” (Juried), Paseo Art Space, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “Momentum, Art Doesn’t Stand Still” (Juried), Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Tulsa, OK;
.                also 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

2009         “7-State Biennial Exhibition” (Juried), University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Art Gallery, Chickasha, OK and
.                Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK; also 2005, 2001

2009         “Photo Fest on Paseo” (Juried), Paseo Art Space, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “The Mission,” Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “Mixed Media/Collage” (Juried), Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK;
.                also 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

2009         “A SIP of Oklahoma,” benefit for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “Paseo Arts Festival” (Juried), Paseo Arts Association, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “Rethink: Recycle: Redesign” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “A Night for Dylan,” Tapwerks Ale House and Café, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         Census Bureau office Open House, Oklahoma City, OK

2009         “smART: Art for the Beginning Collector” (Juried), Paseo Arts Space, Oklahoma City, OK

2008         “Spectrum,” Invited Artists Gallery, The Underground, Oklahoma City, OK

2008       “Know Thyself,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2008         HSE Architects, Oklahoma City, OK

2008         “Edge Art Now” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

2008         “Café City Arts: Circus Mazimus,” City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         “The Red Show,” (Juried) benefiting Red Line Foundation, AKA Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         “Sonarta – Scratching the Surface,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma Project Space, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         “Momentum, Art Doesn’t Stand Still” (Juried), Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Tulsa, OK; also 2006, 2005, 2004

2007         “Annual Open Screening” (Juried), Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         Line Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2007         “24 Hour Video Race,” Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

2007         “Fresh, an exhibition of emerging Oklahoma City artists,” Untitled [Artspace], Oklahoma City, OK

2006         “Box Show” (Juried), Paseo Art Space, Oklahoma City, OK

2006         “Heroes & Outlaws: 100 Oklahomans by 100 Oklahomans,” City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2006         “Not So Silent Night,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; also 2005, 2004, 2003

2006         “5×5,” Benefiting Tulsa Artists’ Coalition, TAC Gallery, Tulsa, OK; also 2005

2006         “Oklahoma’s Collectible Young New Artists,” (Juried) JRB Art at the Elms Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2005         Art House Salon & Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2005         “Sound/Vision 2” (Juried), Showroom, Oklahoma City, OK

2005         “Oklahoma Painting & Drawing Biennial” (Juried), sponsored by Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, USAO Gallery,
.                Chickasha, OK

2005         “Cross Timbers Small Works,” (Juried) Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK; also 2004

2004         Zetta’s New Years Eve Show, Club Rain, Oklahoma City, OK

2003         “Electric Summer Party” (Juried), Stage Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2003         “Oklahoma Small Works” (Juried), East Central University, Ada, OK; also 2001, 2000, 1999

2003         “Greater Midwest International Exhibition XVIII” (Juried), Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO

2002         “Emerging Artist Exhibition” (Juried), Oklahoma Gallery at Omniplex, Oklahoma City, OK

2002         “Graduating Seniors Exhibition,” Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

2002         “Diverse Views V” (Juried), Stage Center, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Publications:

2014         Culver, Galen. “Great State: OKC Art Gallery Showcases ‘The Art of Toys’.” NBC. KFOR, Oklahoma City.
.                Nov. 17. Television.

2013         Webb, Eric. “Velvet Underground.” Oklahoma Gazette, Dec. 25, pg. 38.

2013         McDonnell, Brandy. “Oklahoma City painter Trent Lawson puts pop culture on velvet.” The Oklahoman,
.                Sept. 15, pg. D1, D2.

2013         “Feel the Velvet, Baby.” OETA Gallery. PBS. OETA, Oklahoma City. Sept. 26. Television.

2013         Jamison, Rachael. “Local Art on Display.” Bethany Tribune. June 28, pg. 5B.

2012         Culver, Galen. “Great State: Painting Me Softly.” NBC. KFOR, Oklahoma City. Sept. 11. Television.

2012         Brandenburg, John. “OVAC presents ‘12×12’ show.” The Oklahoman, Sept. 21, pg. 12D.

2012         The Lost Ogle. “This painting of Rumble fighting biplanes atop the Devon Tower is cool.” 4/23/12, Retrieved from
.                http://www.thelostogle.com/2012/04/23/this-painting-of-rumble-fighting-biplanes-atop-the-devon-tower-is-cool/

2010         Catalog: MOAK 2010 4-State Regional Exhibition, pg. 11, pub. Springfield Art Museum

2008         Francis-Smith, Janice. “Oklahoma artists’ work on sale at Red Dot auction.” The Journal Record, Nov. 14.

2008         Meier, Allison. “Hip to be square.” Oklahoma Gazette, vol. 30 no. 38, pg. 50

2008         “OVAC Stories.” Art Focus Oklahoma, vol. 23 no. 4, pg. 13

2007         Feature Artist. NONzine, vol. 2, issue 5. cover, pg. 15-17.

2007         Karper, Kelsey. “Fresh Art.” Art Focus Oklahoma, vol. 22, no. 2, pg. 12.

2007         “Biting the Apple of History.” Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, vol. 6 no. 2, pg. 4, 17.

2007         “Fresh…” Nonzine, vol. 1, issue 26, pg. 8-9.

2007         Kovash, Stephen. “‘Fresh’en Up.” Oklahoma Gazette, vol. 29 no. 3, pg. 44-45.

2007         “New Exhibit Freshens ArtSpace.” Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, vol. 6, no. 1, pg. 11.

2007         Catalog: Fresh, an exhibition of emerging Oklahoma City artists, pg. 6-9, pub. Untitled [Artspace].

2006         Gunsauley, Craig. “City Arts exhibits Heroes and Outlaws.” The Mid City Advocate, Nov. 23, pg. 11

2006         Brandenburg, John. “City Arts Center show provided eclectic mix.” Daily Oklahoman, Nov. 17, pg. 16D.

2006         Kovash, Stephen. “Champs, chumps, and a chimp.” Oklahoma Gazette, vol. 28 no. 46, pg. 56-57.

2006         “100 Oklahomans by 100 Oklahomans.” Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, vol. 5 no. 11, pg. 4, 10-11.

2006         Oden, Lori. “100 Faces of Oklahoma.” Art Focus Oklahoma, vol. 21 no. 6, pg. 10.

2006         Harmon, Drew. “Historic Pallet.” The Edmond Sun, July 21, pg. 1.

2006         Shultz, Jeff. “Pauls Valley native to be featured in PVAC art show.” Pauls Valley Daily Democrat, May 7, pg. 1B, 2B.

2006         Kovash, Stephen. “Art in Action.” Oklahoma Gazette, vol. 28 no. 2, pg. 40.

2006         Gilmore, Joan. “Collectible Art.” The Journal Record, Jan. 4, pg. 4A.

2006         Gill, Steve. “Momentum Exhibition Gathers Artistic Steam.” Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, vol. 5 no. 1, pg. 19.

2005         Brandenburg, John. “Young artists show works.” Daily Oklahoman, Dec. 30, pg. 16D.

2005         Klinka, Karen. “Art gallery to feature young artists’ work.” Daily Oklahoman, Dec. 28, pg. 6.

2005         “IAO’s Not So Silent Night.” Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, vol. 4 no. 10, pg. 17.

2005         Davis, Rhonda. “Momentum Tulsa 2005.” Astrin, Sharon. “Setting New Standards…” Art Focus Oklahoma, vol. 20
.                no. 5, pg. 6, pg. 12.

2005         Chase, Robin. “Interview: Trent Lawson.” Art Focus Oklahoma, vol. 20 no. 4, pg. 6.

2005         Catalog: Oklahoma Painting & Drawing Biennial, pg. 26, pub. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

2005         Brandenburg, John. “Local artist lets viewers come to him.” Daily Oklahoman, Jan. 21, pg. 11D.

2004         Brandenburg, John. “Artist praises America in winning entry.” Daily Oklahoman, April 16, pg. 22D.

2003         Art zone, IAO Newsletter, Sept. issue, pg. 3.

2002         Focus Magazine, Fall 2002, Inside Cover, pub. Oklahoma City University.

2002         Oklahoma Today, vol. 52 no. 6, pg. 32.

2002         Brandenburg, John. “‘Emerging Artists’ Focus of Exhibit.” Daily Oklahoman, Aug. 9, pg. 15B.

2002         Catalog: Emerging Artists, pg. 8, pub. Omniplex.

2002         The Campus, vol. 96 no. 20, pg. 4.

2001         Catalog: 7-State Biennial, pub. University of Science and Arts Oklahoma.

 

Education:

2002         Magna Cum Laude, BFA in Studio Art, Oklahoma City University, OK

 

Related Work Experience:

2011 – Present

.                Preparator, Oklahoma City Museum of Art

2007-11   Events Production Coordinator, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

2002-07   Gallery Assistant to Burt Harbison, Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery, Oklahoma City University

2002-05   Teaching Assistant for Jack Davis, Oklahoma City University

2005         Art Director, Feature Film Rune, Isis Productions

2004-05   Illustrator for Carlisle Home Products USA

2004         Preparator’s Assistant, Unveiling Ancient Mystery: Etruscan Treasures, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

2000         Internship with David Phelps Studio

 

Community Service:

2005 – Present

.                Visual Arts Committee member (Chair 2007-09), Individual Artists of Oklahoma

2012         Co-Chair, “Red Dot,” Individual Artists of Oklahoma, also 2008

2005-11   President (2009-2011), Board of Directors, Individual Artists of Oklahoma

2010         Co-Chair, Creation Station Committee.  OKC Festival of the Arts; also 2009

2008         Co-Chair, Artful Experience Committee, also 2007; Day Chair 2006. OKC Festival of the Arts

2008         Wintertales, Set Design Committee Member, Oklahoma City Arts Council; also 2007

2007         “Momentum, Art Doesn’t Stand Still” Committee Member, also 2003; Co-Chair 2004-2006. Oklahoma Visual Arts
.                Coalition

2006         Wintertales, Opening Night Reception Committee Member, Oklahoma City Arts Council

 

Collections:

Dr. James Hampton, Oklahoma City, OK

Kim and Steve Meston, Oklahoma City, OK

Chuck Norris, Dallas, TX

Oklahoma City University

Suzanne Sylvester, Melton Art Reference Library, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Professional Affiliations:

Individual Artists of Oklahoma

LOYAL Class I, Leadership OKC

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

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