Joseph Havel (b. 1954) lives and works in Houston, Texas. 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, Pennsylvania.
Havel is the recipient of the 2013 Texas Visual Artist 2013, 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 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; 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, New York.