Jon Read



M.F.A. University of Houston, 2018


B.F.A. (Painting) Kent State University, Kent, OH, August 2000

Artist Workshops:  

Kent/Blossom Art (Painting), Kent State University, Kent, OH. June, 2000.

Resident Faculty: Craig Lucas Visiting Artist: Nancy Hynes, David Humphry

Kent/Blossom Art (Painting), Kent State University, Kent, OH, June, 1999.

Resident Faculty: Martin Ball Visiting Artist: Elliot Green, Laura Owens


Selected Group Exhibitions

marfa sightings Beaux Arts de Nantes, Nantes France, 2017

Civic TV collective: Artist Cookbook Civic TV, Houston TX, 2016

Fieldworks Marfa: Marfa Sightings   Big Bend Coffee Roasters Gallery, Marfa, TX, 2016

Sequence: Graphic Storytelling MATCH, Houston TX, 2016

Tex Kerschan’s Please Yourself, Self Actualization, Houston TX, 2014

Eating Ice Cream Out of a Skull Third Space,Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013

In With The Outcrowd Studio Sereno, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

All Dread Set, Cardoza Fine Art, Houston TX, 2012

S.U.Z.Y collective.  The Foundry, Houston TX 2010

The Mash up Show: Art Will Eat Itself. Curated by Marcella Faustini. NOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2009.

Darkness Will Find You. Curated by Michael Dee. The Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2008.

Vernon Equinox. Texas Fire House, Long Island City, NY. 2007.

Insider Outsider. All Rise Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2006.

Stop Trashing Houston.  Version Art Fair, Chicago, IL. 2006.

Temporary Contemporary. The Orange Show, Houston TX. 2004.

Trailer Park.  Curated by Danny Kerschen.  Deer Park, TX. 2003.

Ajita. Station Museum, Houston, TX. 2002

The Relay Show. Tri-C East Gallery, Cleveland, OH. 2001

The First Cleveland Biennial Juried Exhibition. Curated by Janet Bishop. C.S.U. Gallery Cleveland, OH. 2001


Solo Exhibitions

Shrine to the Myth of Man, G Gallery, Houston TX, 2013

Notes From The Dark Ride Domy Books, Houston, TX, 2012

Lo-Fi No-Brow Folk Show. Artstorm, Houston, TX. 2008.

Holy Rumble, The Lawndale Center for Contemporary Arts, Houston, TX. 2006.




Published Works

Magazine Cover, RIP Pam, Free Press Houston, Nov. 2014

Magazine Cover, Season of The Witch Free Press Houston, Oct. 2014

Painting, Take The Robots Bowling, featured on the CBS’s How I Met Your Mother episode “The Mother”, aired Jan. 2014

Paintings, Inside Funlake,Mutant Lovers,Shaker Hts., and Mutant Attack featured in Heavy Feather Review, volume 3, issue 1, Baby Eat Books Press, Nov. 2013

Paintings, Elephant, Cat Fight, and Judgement featured on CBS’s  How I Met Your Mother episode “The Ashtray”, aired Feb. 2013

Book cover, Year of the Rooster, by Noah Eli Gordon, Ahsahta Press, May 2013

Album Cover/design of Spark by Chop Chop, Alchemy records, April 2011

Book cover of "The Micro-Politics of Capital" by Jason Read, State University of New York Press. September 2003.


Significant Work Experience

Foreign Correspondents(Treadsack), Houston, TX. Interior Decoration and  artwork.

City Artworks, Houston, TX. August 2014- present. Art Teacher

Tiny Travelers Apps, Los Angeles CA 2013-2014, Art director for children’s app

Diverseworks  Houston, TX. Operation Manager. May 2003 to March 2013.

Bays and Thomas Productions (FOX, CBS).  Los Angeles, CA. Concept Artist, animator, writer. 2005 to 2014.

Mazzolini Art Craft, Cleveland, OH. Artist, Art restoration, Production Management. October 2000 to March 2003.

Spaces, Cleveland, OH. Gallery Attendant. October 2000 to January 2001.


THE WIGGINS: music project ( ), 2000 to present

Songwriter, producer and performer.


Greater Minds LP Miss Champagne, 2016

The Myth Of Man, Team Science Records, 2012

Walk 7”, Needless Records, 2010

Feed The Ghost 7”, Dull Knife Records, 2008

The Greatest Apes, Girl Gang Records, 2005