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Felice House

Austin, Texas

Texas A&M University, Assistant Professor

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To portray women without objectifying them is an intentional, political act. The art historical tradition is to paint women to extol their sexual beauty and to encourage possessiveness. There is a new guard of women painters who provide a counterpoint to this tradition by depicting a more multifaceted version of the female psyche. I align myself as an artist with these women by attempting to broaden the depiction of women as subjects in painting. My subjects are beautiful and observable, but they are not consumable. They are more public than private and more iconic than intimate. My paintings have a strong connection to traditional portraiture in both style and technique. However, my subjects are truly contemporary.





born: 1977, Wilmington, North Carolina



University of Texas, MFA, 2011

Texas A&M University, MS, 2006

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, BFA, 2000


selected awards/honors

Forsyth Gallery Award of Excellence, Texas A&M University, 2012

Susan Vaughan Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History, University of Texas, 2011

Michael Frary Endowed Scholarship in Painting, University of Texas 2010


selected publications

Belsito, Rochelle. "(R)evolution." American Art Collector. Sept 2013: p. 52


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Re•Western, G Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2013

Austin City Limits Music Festival 10th Anniversary Poster Launch, O2 Gallery, Austin, Texas, 2011

Ladies First, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas, 2009


selected group shows

American Art Today: Figures, second place, Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, North Carolina, 2013

Women Painting Women (R)evolution, Townsend Atelie, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2013

College of Architecture Faculty Art Biennial, Stark Galleries, College Station, Texas, 2013

AMOA National Figurative Painting Exhibition, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas, 2011



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