Chasity Porter, born Chasity Sophus (Houston, Texas), is a mixed-media artist with a concentration in collage, design, and assemblage. She earned her BFA in Applied Design and Visual Arts from University of Houston Clear Lake. Chasity’s work has been locally, as well as internationally exhibited. She is a wife and a mother who continues to live in Houston.

On the other side of the coin, Chasity is a self-willed, freethinking maniac with a penchant for rejecting predictability. Her work typically develops out of a personal, though sometimes fleeting, emotional response to any given stimulus. And while the result may take shape from various oddities, whether it is a reclaimed keepsake or a neglected treasure, gathering dust in the back of a resale shop, it will inevitably capture the goofy and quirky, fun-loving personality that is Chasity Porter.

b.1982

University of Houston- Clear Lake, BFA Applied Design and Visual Arts, 2010

Sam Houston State University, Advertising Graphic Design

Houston Community College, Psychology and Photography

 

Past/Upcoming Shows and Events

 

2014

July 12- Aug.16, QuickSilver, Window Box,Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX. (solo)

Aug. 23, [Houston] A Panoramic View, Texas Sculpture Group curated by James Surls, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.

 

The Art of Habit and Addiction, Kallinen Contemporary, Houston, TX

Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

The Empty Box, Box13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX

In Space, Texas Sculpture Group @ Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Tx.

Corazon Anatomico, Lizbeth Ortiz with special guest artists, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, Tx.

2013

Caution, Live Snakes, Art Show (part of ArtCrawl 2013), MotherDog Studios, Houston, TX.

17th Annual Art on the Avenue, WinterStreet Studios, Houston, TX.

In Depth, Texas Sculpture Group @ The Art Car Museum, Houston, Tx.

Paper Cuts (III ), Gallery M Squared, Houston, Tx.

Boom! Poster Show, Boomtown Coffee, Houston, Tx.

Visual Stimulus Package V, Apama Mackey Gallery @ Ggallery Houston

Fresh Arts Cultured Cocktails with Paper and Space, Boheme Cafe Wine and Bar, Houston, Tx.

Paper Cuts (II ), Gallery M Squared, Houston, Tx.

Paper Cuts (I ), Gallery M Squared, Houston, Tx.

The Tupperware Show, Texas Art Asylum, Houston, Tx.

Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston, Tx.

Rockin' Rollin' Prints, St. Arnolds Brewery, Houston, Tx.

This Constellation of Things, Hardy and Nance Street Studios, Houston, Tx.

We're All Dead Now, Hardy and Nance Street Studios, Houston, Tx.

2012

Cirque Des Artes, TALA Gala, Gremillion Gallery, Houston, Tx.

Art On the Avenue, Winter Street Sudios, Houston, Tx.

Cornucopia Incorporated, Kallinen Contemporary, Houston, Tx.

Visual Stimulus Package IV, Apama Mackey Gallery @ Ggallery Houston

Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston, Tx.

Vodka Friday/Open Studios , Independence Art Studios, Houston, Tx

2011

Art On the Avenue, Winter Street Studios, Houston, Tx.

Vodka Friday/Open Studios , Independence Art Studios, Houston, Tx

Dia de Los Muertos, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, Tx

Pop Gala benefiting TALA, Spring Street Studios, Houston, Tx.

Dia de Los Muertos/Retablo Show & Gala, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Tx.

Sticky Art, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, Texas

Visual Stimulus Package III, Apama Mackey Gallery @ Ggallery Houston

Art Saving History, Live Auction benefiting the Fodice Foundation, Colton & Farb Gallery

Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston, Tx.

Frida Festival, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, Texas

Celebrating Women, Women's Month @ East End Studio Gallery

Objects of Affection, San Jacinto College- Central Campus, Pasadena, Texas (solo)

10 Houston Artists: An Invasion of Space, Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Tx

Texas Drops By, Group Invitational, MadisMad Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Houston 2 Hyderabad, Group Invitational, Muse Gallery, Hyderabad, India

2010

Boarded Up, Exhibition and Fundraiser, Gallery M Squared, Houston, Texas

Art Crawl, East End Studio Gallery, Houston,Texas                  

Dia de Los Muertos, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, Texas            
Good Gulf, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas
Texas Drops off Cloth - Group Invitational, Museo de Arte Moderno - Trujillo, Peru,         
Sexy Gods Gala, The Joanna, Houston, Tx.
Salon de Refuses, Gallery 1724, Houston, Tx
Selected Works on Display, Buffalo Exchange Heights, Houston, Tx.
BFA Juried Art Show, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Tx.

2007

Art Box, Exhibition and Fundraiser, Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Tx.

2004

AIAS Juried Art Show, University of Houston, Tx.

 

Organizations/Associations

 

Texas Sculpture Group Member

Allied Florists of Houston Member

 

Bibliography/Links

Marisa Brodie "Meet Your Maker Monday: Chasity Porter", Houston Makerspace, 2013

Abby Koenig "Tupperware As Art at TX Art Asylum (Thanks TUTS)", Houston Press Art Attack, 2013

Robert Boyd. "Mysterious North Houston Art Colony Discovered", The Great God Pan is Dead, Sept. 2011

Altamese Osborne. "A Sticky Situation: Micro Paintings at East End Studio Gallery", Houston Press Art Attack, 2011

Jeannie Peng-Armao. "San Jacinto College Invites. . ." San Jacinto College Pasadena, Jan. 2011

"Texas Drops Off Cloth" YouTube (video), Sept. 2010

 

 

Lectures/Talks/Public Interactions

 

2014 Valentine's Day Pop Up Card Demonstration, Edgar Glover Jr. Elementary Extended Day, Missouri City, Tx.

2012 Invited Artist, UH- Clear Lake Art Gallery creative table @ Bay Area Art Walk, Houston, Tx.

2011 Visiting Artist, Hamilton Middle School, Heights Houston, Tx.

2011 Artist Talk, San Jacinto College Cental, Pasadena, Texas

 

Professional Experience

Designer, For All Occasions, Inc. 2013- Present, Houston, Tx.

Studio Assistant and Framing Apprentice, 2012- Present, 2010, Valverde Studios, Houston, Tx

Art Enrichment Instructor, 2012, KIPP Houston (Temporary Position)

Freelancer (Web and Graphic Designer, Photographer, Production Manager, Etc.) 2005- Present

Gallery Manager, 2010- 2012, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Tx.

Gallery Director, 2010- 2012, G Gallery, Houston, Tx

 

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