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Joseph Havel (b. 1954) lives and works in Houston, TX. Havel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1979 from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.


Havel is a 2019 Dallas Art Fair Artist Honoree and the recipient of 2019 Brown Foundation Artist Residency at the Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France; the 2013 Texas Visual Artist, The Texas Commission for the Arts and Texas State Legislature; the 2010 Texas Artist of the Year, Art League of Houston; the 2008 Dallas Contemporary Legends Award; the 2004 Artadia Fellowship; the 1999 Cultural Arts Council of Houston Artist's Award; the 1998 American Institute of Architects, Houston, Artist's Award; the 1995 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; the 1994 Cultural Arts Council of Houston, Artist's Award; the 1991 Dallas Museum of Art, Dozier Travel Grant; and the 1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship.


Havel has had domestic and international exhibitions at 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Baltic Center for the Arts, Gateshead, UK; Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX; Blue Star Artspace, University of Texas, San Antonio Annex Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX; The Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas, Arlington, TX; Contemporary, Art Museum Houston, TX; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, TX; Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX; DW Gallery, Dallas, TX; Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX; Huntington Beach, CA: Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA; Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, FR; Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX; Houston Art League, Houston, TX; INOVA [Institute of Visual Arts], University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA; Madrid: Project Rooms, ARCO; the Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Palais de Tokyo Paris, France; Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; Southwest Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX; Talley Dunn, Dallas, TX; William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO; and Yvon Lambert, New York, NY.


Selected public collections include Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, Belgium; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; La Fundacion Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Ministry of Culture, France; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; The Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, TX; The Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, HI; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; Musee d'art et d'industrie, Roubaix, France; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; The South Texas Institute for the Arts, Museum of Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.