TJ Mabrey’s resume
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TJ Mabrey’s life and work is far-reaching. After one year in Central America, following her marriage to J Stephen Mabrey, the couple returned to Dallas, Texas where TJ studied with Master Sculptor Octavio Medellin for four years. In 1980 she established a carving studio in Pietrasanta, Italy where she worked for 2-3 months annually. In 1986 her husband's work in the U.S. Foreign Service took them to Singapore where TJ worked and exhibited before they settled in Cairo, Egypt in 1988. During her four years in Cairo she worked in a stone studio near the pyramids and organized four exhibits of her work.
During these years, TJ continued her annual trip to Italy, even after returning to the US in 1992 when she and Stephen established their home and TJ's studio in Central Texas. In 2011 the time came to close her Italian studio and move, with her husband, to Taos, New Mexico, USA. TJ opened Studio Santiago in Taos, New Mexico in May 2014.
Mabrey’s designs and sculptures are prominent in private collections in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Egypt, Lebanon, Italy, and the Orient.
Eagle Lake, Texas
1964 Graduated Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts
JJ McVicker Award for Outstanding Senior Portfolio
Four Years study with Master Sculptor Octavio Medellin
Dallas Arts Magnet School, Sculpture.
Summer workshops in Clay Sculpture, Hollow Construction.
Atelier Four Winds, Aureille, France. 2000, 2006.
2016 MIGRATION METAMORPHOSIS SYMBIOSIS EMERGENCE: Paper Sculpture with Poetry by John Campion, Encore Gallery,
June 9 – July 17, 2016, Taos, New Mexico
2015 TAOS NOW: Art of the 21st Century, Invitational and juried exhibit, Encore Gallery, July 9 - Aug 23, 2015, Taos, NM.
2015 FRAMES OF MIND: A Collaborative Installation of Glass, Marble, Paper with Robbie Steinbach, Hulse/Warman Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
2014 STUDIO SANTIAGO OPENING and Studio Tour, Taos, New Mexico
2011 AQUEOUS MATTERS One person outdoor sculpture exhibit. Summer Show. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Austin, Texas
2011 ART & CONSERVATION OUR HIDDEN TREASURES, Third Bi-Annual Juried Exhibit. Cibolo Nature Center, Boerne, Texas.
2010 ANTICIPATION Sculpture. McDermott Gallery, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas.
2010 SMALL WORKS Group Show. Croft Gallery, November Waco, Texas
2010 HOME Group Show. Croft Gallery, September 2010 Waco, Texas
2009 SEEDS AND PODS One-person sculpture exhibition. Croft Gallery, Waco, Texas.
2008 THE WINTER SHOW Member show of DallasArtsReview at The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
2008 BOAT SHOW An Exhibition of Vehicles, Vessels and Viewpoints in Marble. One person exhibit Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas
2007 BOAT SHOW An Exhibition of Vehicles, Vessels and Viewpoints in Marble. One person exhibit sponsored by Lampasas Association for the Arts, Lampasas, Texas.
2006 ENOLIA ARTE Group exhibit of arte e gastronomia. ARKAD Foundation, Seravezza, Italy.
2005 ART IN THE PARK Sculpture Symposium. Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden, Campbell Park, Lampasas, Texas.
2005 Small Works, ART IN THE PARK Central Texas College Fine Arts Department.
2004 ENOLIA ARTE Group exhibit. ARKAD Foundation, Seravezza, Italy.
2002 SEED PODS 4th Street Gallery, Lampasas, Texas
2002 50% SHOW ARKAD Foundation Inaugural Exhibit, Seravezza, Italy
1999 DIVERGENT CURRENTS Exhibit of Small Sculpture. Waco Art Center, Waco, Texas.
1996 FLOOD STAGE AT THE MEMORY THEATRE One person installation/sculpture exhibit with poetry of John Campion. Texas A & M University.
1995 FLOOD STAGE AT THE MEMORY THEATRE One person installation/sculpture exhibit with poetry of John Campion and music by Edmond Campion. Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas.
1994 CONFLUENCE 22nd National Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibit. Hill Country Arts Foundation. Ingram, Texas.
1993 LIFE CLOUDS/ SACRED MOUNTAINS Solo Exhibit, sculpture. Waco, Texas.
1992 FROM THE OTHER SIDE Solo Exhibit, sculpture. Center of Art, Akhnaton Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
1991 FRAGMENTS FROM THE OTHER SIDE Solo Exhibit, Sculpture. Contemporary Gallery, Alexandria, Egypt.
1990 ART ALUMNI EXHIBITION Oklahoma State University Art Department, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
1990 ARTE & MATERIA 90 Multi Media Exhibit. Sculpture. National Museum of Singapore.
1990 SCULPTURE OF THE FEMININE Group Show, Lido Di Camaiore, Italy.
1990 Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea L Grup, Group Show of small sculpture, Colonnata-Carrara, Italy.
1990 Exhibition of Egyptian and American Art ’90, American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt.
1989 PERFECTION OF PILGRIMS Art in Religion – Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. Church of San Sebastian, Lucca, Italy.
1989 ARTE & MATERIA 89 Multi Media Exhibit. Sculpture. National Museum of Singapore.
1989 Exhibition of Egyptian and American Art ’89 American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt.
1988 12 SCULTORI INTERNATIONALE Bottega D’Arte, Voghera, Italy.
1989 Established Residence and Studio in Cairo and Harranya, Egypt.
1988 ARTE & MATERIA 88 Multi Media Exhibit. Sculpture. National Museum of Singapore.
1987 THE IMAGES OF WOMEN Group Exhibition of International Women Artists. Museum at San Agostino Church, Pietrasanta, Italy.
1987 BACK TO BASICS Five Artists/Five Materials, National Association of Singapore.
1986 Established Residence and Studio in Singapore. Work and Demonstrations at LaSalle Art Center, Singapore.
1985 Sculpture Exhibit at Rijks Akadamie, Amsterdam, Holland.
1985 95th Annual Exhibition National Association of Women Artists, New York, New York.
1985 Established Studio in Washington, D.C.
1984 ASID “Office Showcase,” Sculpture, Dallas, Texas.
1984 Edith Baker Gallery, Group Show, Dallas, Texas
1984 Stedelijk Museum, Sculpture Group, Leiden, Holland
1984 Sixteen Sculptors Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1984 Dallas Symphony Showhouse, Reese Estate, Outdoor Sculpture, Dallas, Texas
1983 National Association of Women Artists, Members Juried Show, Community Museum, Paramus, New Jersey.
1983 Second Annual Brandeis University Juried Exhibition, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.
1983 94th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists. Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, New York, New York. Willis Award for Sculpture.
1982 One Woman Sculpture Exhibit, Northlake College, Dallas, Texas
1982 Study Landscape Architecture, UT/Arlington, Texas.
1982 THE RED HORSE FLYING SHOW, D’Art Center for Art, Dallas, Texas.
1981 WOMEN IN SCULPTURE, Collector’s Choice Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1981 Sculpture Symposium, Liberty Hill, Texas. Permanent Installation.
1980 Established Studio in Pietrasanta, Italy.
1981 ART FOR PERFORMING ART’S SAKE, Curated exhibit, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, Texas.
1979 500 Exposition Gallery, Invitational. Sculpture. Dallas, Texas.
1979 MINIATURE ART AT LAWNDALE ANNEX. Opening show of Alternate Space, U of Houston, Houston, Texas.
1979 AMARILLO COMPETITION, Two dimensional work, sculpted paper. Museum of Fine Art, Amarillo, Texas.
1979 DALLAS ART ’79, Juried show for Dallas City Hall. Exhibit for one year.
1978 BIG NAME INVITATIONAL, 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1978 Group Sculpture Show, Gallery 13, KERA-TV, Dallas, Texas.
1977 Annual Art Exhibit, Juried, Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas.
1977 Texas Fine Arts Association 5th Annual Dallas District, Juried Art Exhibition, Dallas, Texas.