Exhibition History

Heyd Fontenot

Born 1964, Lake Charles, Louisiana


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.
Selected Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

SomoS Arts, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Cloud Tree Gallery, Austin, TX
SomoS Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany

Pouch Cove Foundation Residency, Newfoundland

Galveston Art Center, Galveston TX
Fort Worth Contemporary, Fort Worth, TX (two-person)

Sala Diaz Artist Residency, San Antonio, TX
Orth Contemporary, The Lodge of Saint Reborlaro, Tulsa, Oklahoma

ArtPace, Unnatural Urges, San Antonio, Texas

Conduit Gallery, Kult Klassic, Dallas, Texas

Mountainview College, Hugs & Kisses, Dallas, Texas

Wrong Store, TMI: Extreme Intimacy, Marfa, Texas
Beige, The Way I Make Love Angers God, Memphis, Tennessee

Conduit Gallery, Homosexuals Are Ruining My Life, Dallas, Texas
Allegheny College, The Figure Untamed: Desire as Resistance, Meadville,                      Pennsylvania

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

University of Maryland, The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot, College Park, Maryland

Conduit Gallery, Get Your Wood On, Dallas, Texas
Art Palace, Office In the Front, Party In the Back, Austin, Texas

Pouch Cove Foundation, Fabrique en Canada, Newfoundland, Canada

Art Palace, East Meats West: Cordero & Fontenot, Austin, Texas

Inman Gallery, Recent Works on Paper, Houston, Texas

North Cottage, Salon 2/04, Austin, Texas

Disjecta, Blood Sugar of the Lamb, Portland, Oregon
Lawndale Art Center, Suite Pink, Houston, Texas

Ninth Street Market, It Takes One To Know One, New York, New York

Studio 107, Flux, Austin, Texas
Ninth Street Market, Pink Figures, New York, New York

Brazos Valley Arts Council, Bryan/College Station, Texas

Selected Group Exhibitions

Oklahoma Contemporary, ArtNow, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Living Arts, Hello Penumbra, Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Old Jail Art Center, Drawn In/Drawn Out, Albany, Texas
Lovey Town, Madison, Wisconsin

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

Imogen Holloway Gallery, Drawing Show, Saugerties, New York
James Baird, Women, Newfoundland, Canada

Greg Kucera Gallery, Mars Vs. Venus, Seattle, Washington
VAC, University of Texas, Queer States, Austin, Texas

Inman Gallery, Do I Know You?, Houston, Texas

Mexican-American Cultural Center, Texas Biennial 3, Austin, Texas

Conduit Gallery, Small Works, Dallas, Texas

Okay Mountain, Texas Biennial 2, Austin, Texas
Green Papaya Art Projects, Jungle Fever, Manila, The Philippines
Rabbit Hole, Super-Happy-Fun, Brooklyn, New York

Mulcahy Modern, Mulcahy Modern: 2006, Dallas, Texas
James Baird, Humans, Newfoundland, Canada
Curriculum Vitae, Heyd Fontenot, page two
Volitant, Take Me To Bed Or Lose Me Forever, Austin, Texas

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

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

Inman Gallery, The Company We Keep, Houston, Texas
NADA Artfair, (Inman Gallery), Miami, Florida
Texas Tech School of Art, Recent Post-Pluralist Painting, Lubbock, Texas

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

St. Edward’s University, Serie Print Project, Austin, Texas
Gallery Lombardi, Erotica, Austin, Texas

Selected Exhibitions/Screenings

Dallas Video Festival, Best of Texas, Dallas, Texas

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

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)

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

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

National Poetry Association Film Festival, San Francisco, California
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, (regional finalist, student div.)

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