Exhibition History

Heyd Fontenot
Born 1964, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Selected Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 Orth Contemporary, The Lodge of Saint Reborlaro, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2017 ArtPace, Unnatural Urges, San Antonio, Texas
2016 Conduit Gallery, Kult Klassic, Dallas, Texas
2014 Mountainview College, Hugs & Kisses, Dallas, Texas
2013 Wrong Store, TMI: Extreme Intimacy, Marfa, Texas
          Beige, The Way I Make Love Angers God, Memphis, Tennessee
2012 Conduit Gallery, Homosexuals Are Ruining My Life, Dallas, Texas
          Allegheny College, The Figure Untamed: Desire as Resistance, Meadville,                      Pennsylvania
2011 Inman Gallery, It’s a Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude World, Houston, Texas
         Rollins College, The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot, Winter Park, Florida
2010 University of Maryland, The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot, College Park, Maryland
2009 Conduit Gallery, Get Your Wood On, Dallas, Texas
         Art Palace, Office In the Front, Party In the Back, Austin, Texas
2007 Pouch Cove Foundation, Fabrique en Canada, Newfoundland, Canada
2006 Art Palace, East Meats West: Cordero & Fontenot, Austin, Texas
2005 Inman Gallery, Recent Works on Paper, Houston, Texas
2004 North Cottage, Salon 2/04, Austin, Texas
2003 Disjecta, Blood Sugar of the Lamb, Portland, Oregon
           Lawndale Art Center, Suite Pink, Houston, Texas
2002 Ninth Street Market, It Takes One To Know One, New York, New York
2001 Studio 107, Flux, Austin, Texas
          Ninth Street Market, Pink Figures, New York, New York
1999 Brazos Valley Arts Council, Bryan/College Station, Texas

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Oklahoma Contemporary, ArtNow, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
          Living Arts, Hello Penumbra, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2014 The Old Jail Art Center, Drawn In/Drawn Out, Albany, Texas
          Lovey Town, Madison, Wisconsin
2013 Texas State University, M PATH, San Marcos, Texas
          Big Medium, Texas Biennial Anniversary Exhibition, Austin, Texas
          Gray Matters, The Artists’ Commission, Dallas, Texas.
          Homeland Security, New Dirty Rococo, Dallas, Texas
2012 Imogen Holloway Gallery, Drawing Show, Saugerties, New York
          James Baird, Women, Newfoundland, Canada
2011 Greg Kucera Gallery, Mars Vs. Venus, Seattle, Washington
          VAC, University of Texas, Queer States, Austin, Texas
2010 Inman Gallery, Do I Know You?, Houston, Texas
2009 Mexican-American Cultural Center, Texas Biennial 3, Austin, Texas
2008 Conduit Gallery, Small Works, Dallas, Texas
2007 Okay Mountain, Texas Biennial 2, Austin, Texas
          Green Papaya Art Projects, Jungle Fever, Manila, The Philippines
          Rabbit Hole, Super-Happy-Fun, Brooklyn, New York
2006 Mulcahy Modern, Mulcahy Modern: 2006, Dallas, Texas
          James Baird, Humans, Newfoundland, Canada
          Curriculum Vitae, Heyd Fontenot, page two
2006 Volitant, Take Me To Bed Or Lose Me Forever, Austin, Texas
2005 The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Contemporary Erotic Drawings, Ridgefield, Connecticut
          Diverseworks, New Texas Painting, Houston, Texas
          Diverseworks, Contemporary Erotic Drawings, Houston, Texas
          Camp Fig, Texas Biennial, Austin, Texas
          Mulcahy Modern, Introductions: 2005, Dallas, Texas
         Camp Fig, Clever Name for a Drawing Show, Austin, Texas
2004 Studio 107, Is a Theme Really Necessary?, Austin, Texas
          The Stray Show/Fresh-Up Club, Chicago, Illinois
          02: Space For Art/Flatbed Press, Drah-rins, Austin, Texas
2003 Inman Gallery, The Company We Keep, Houston, Texas
          NADA Artfair, (Inman Gallery), Miami, Florida
2003 Texas Tech School of Art, Recent Post-Pluralist Painting, Lubbock, Texas
2002 Gallery Lombardi, Electricity & Me and Hallowed Ground, Austin, Texas
          Bumberbiennale The Portrait Project, Seattle, Washington
          Davis Gallery, Dumbo and Beyond, Austin, Texas
          Momus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
          Studio 107, The Game Show, Austin, Texas
2001 St. Edward’s University, Serie Print Project, Austin, Texas
          Gallery Lombardi, Erotica, Austin, Texas

Selected Exhibitions/Screenings

1998 Dallas Video Festival, Best of Texas, Dallas, Texas
1997 London International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, London, England
          PBS, Free Speech TV, national broadcast 1996 The New Festival, New York, New York
          Festival de Manifestacoes das Sexulaidades, (seven city tour) Brazil
          Frameline, San  Francisco, California
          Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas (Best of Texas retrospective)
          New York Experimental Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, New York, New York
          Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
1995 Queer Film Festival, Eugene, Oregon (award)
         National Poetry Association Film Festival, San Francisco, California
          Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
          South By Southwest, Austin, Texas (award)
1994 USA Network, Nick at Nite, cable broadcast
         Frameline, San Francisco, California
         New York Experimental Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, New York, New York
Festival de Manifestacoes das Sexulaidades, (seven city tour) Brazil
          The New Festival, New York, New York
1993 Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois
          Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
          Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois (audience award)
          The New Festival, New York, New York
          Third Coast Video Festival, Austin, Texas (award)
          Frameline, San Francisco, California
1992 National Poetry Association Film Festival, San Francisco, California
          Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas
          Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, (regional finalist, student div.)

Education

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, BFA, 1986
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Radio-Television-Film Production, no degree,1989-91

Selected Bibliography

Rees, Christina, (The New World Order and) Heyd Fontenot, Glasstire.com, Nov 13, 2016.
Escobedo, Lee, “Against the Grain”, Dallas Morning News, Nov 19, 2016.
Smart, Lauren. “Dallas Observer Masterminds 2014: Meet the Winners”, January 15, 2014. Miller, Darren Lee. The Figure Untamed: Desire as Resistance. Bowman-Penelec- Megahan Art Galleries at Allegheny College, 2012.
Howard, Christopher. Critics’ Picks, Art Forum, 2012. December 21, 2011. Lawrence, Matthew with Jason Trancida and Matthew Underwood. Headmaster Magazine, No. 2, Providence, Rhode Island, 2011.
O’Sullivan, Michael. The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot, The Washington Post, Washington D.C., September 17, 2010.
Walz, Jonathan. The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot, University of Maryland, 2010. Sultan, Terrie. New American Paintings, No. 84. The Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts, November/December 2009.
Terranova, Charissa N. “Heyd Fontenot, Dallas”, Art Papers, September/October 2009. Colpitt, Frances. “Texas Biennial”, Art in America, June 2009.
Duncan, Michael. TX09, Texas Biennial, An Independent Survey of Contemporary Texas Art, City of Austin/National Endowment for the Arts, 2009.
Sanford, Sam. “Heyd Fontenot & the Cycle of Depression, A Note”, Studio Journal, February 10, 2009.
Koper, Rachel, “Business In the Front, Party In the Back”, Austin Chronicle, February 6, 2009.
Kraus, Chris, “Fabrique En Canada”, CMagazine, Toronto, Canada, Summer 2008. Gupta, Anjali, and Rachel Cook, Texas Biennial 2007, American Printers/City of Austin, 2007.
Hammond, Harmony. Y Que? Queer Art Made in Texas, Landmark Arts, Galleries of Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock, Texas, 2007.
Berry, Ian. New American Paintings, No. 66, The Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006.
Koper, Rachel. “Heyd Fontenot & Louie Cordero: East Meats West”, Austin Chronicle, November 10, 2006.
Kusner, Daniel A. “Illustrations Gone Wild”, Dallas Voice, May 25, 2006.
Horodner, Stuart, Sara Kellner, and Harry Philbrick. Contemporary Erotic Drawing.
Ridgefield, Connecticut: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2005. Kusner, Daniel A. “Wholesome Pervert”, Dallas Voice, June 25, 2005.
Bryant, Dave. “Heyd Fontenot”, VOA, Volume 12.2, July, 2004.
May, Jacqueline. “Heyd Fontenot at North Cottage”, Glasstire.com, Spring 2004. Koper, Rachel. “Exhibitionism: Eileen with Deer Wallpaper”, Austin Chronicle, April 16, 2004.
Brenner, Wayne Allan. “Heyd in Plain Sight”, The Austin Chronicle, December 14, 2001. Salinas, Kristian. “Director Heyd Fontenot Wants a Kinder, Gentler Porn Industry”, The Daily Texan, October 2, 1996.
Schrock, Todd. “Nobody’s Children: Interview with a Homo Filmmaker”, The Texas Triangle, September, 29, 1993.