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Charles Field painting now part of DMA collection
Charles Field, who had a one-person show at KHFA earlier this year, has gifted his painting Reclining Figures #2 to the Dallas Museum of Art. The museum's letter of acknowledgement reads, in part: "we thank you for your gift of Reclining Figures #2, a truly magnificent work that showcases your talent and creativity. . . . Your gift helps bolster our expansive collection and invigorates our efforts to provide meaningful experiences through art. Reclining Figures #2 will be an igniting addition to the DMA's diverse and growing collection of contemporary art, and we look forward to the ways in which this piece will expand the healing power of art, and the representation of Texan artists within our holdings."

Reclining Figures #2, 1974, oil on canvas, 70" x 50"
Carlos Donjuan highlighted in Arts and Culture Texas
MAY 2023
A thoughtful article about KHFA's Carlos Donjuan ("Texas Studio: Carlos Donjuan Transforms Grief and Loss") appears in the latest Arts and Culture Texas. Carlos discusses his new body of work and participation in a current show at the McNay Art Museum. "For me, one of the things I've always looked for in my life is being honest. but I try to be careful how much visual exposure I give through these images. I incorporate masks. I create a new narrative that is true to me."
Read the ACTX article »

Untitled, 2023, watercolor on paper, 11" x 14"
Cocktails & Conversation with Erin Stafford and Heyd Fontenot
APRIL 2023
Join KHFA's Erin and Heyd for this special event leading up to the opening of the group exhibition ATM/DFW at Kirk Hopper Fine Art on April 29! ATM is a bi-weekly podcast established in 2021 called Artists Talk Movies, co-hosted by Erin Stafford and Heyd Fontenot. Every episode of ATM invites an artist to discuss a favorite film that connects to their studio practice or has shaped them artistically in some way. Cocktails & Conversation will be held at the Virgin Hotel on Wednesday, April 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Davis in Texas Monthly
KHFA artist Lee Baxter Davis is currently spotlighted in the December Texas Monthly. "One of Texas's Greatest Artists Lives Quietly in East Texas" describes Davis's art career, going against the grain in the 1970s by making Figurative art, his self-described "swamp rabbit mysticism," and his years teaching at East Texas State University. The article names Davis as "an unrecognized master because he's never played to popular or critical tastes."
Read the TM article »

Wedding Party, 2012, ink, watercolor on archival paper, 42" x 52"
Thousand Year View in D
Our current show by Matthew Bourbon, Thousand Year View, is on D Magazine's list of "The 10 Must-See Dallas Art Shows This Fall." Congrats Matthew!
Read the D article »
Current Bourbon show in ACTX
KHFA artist Matthew Bourbon, currently up in the gallery with Thousand Year View, discusses his career, artwork and creative process with Arts and Culture Texas. From the article: This tendency to try to slow things down, to try to blunt the edges of certainty, is not new in Bourbon's work. If anything, it's become distilled. "Everything is quick," he says, "and painting is slow. I value that slow looking. Historically we understand what that format is. It's a little bit known but always so foreign . . . there's something in there for me that feels important."
Read the ACTX article »
Finke Photo-Boothed in New Yorker
Photographer Brian Finke, who had a one-person show at KHFA earlier this year, is currently showing images from his "Backyard Fights" series in the New Yorker magazine's Photo Booth section. The set features Streetbeefs, an unconventional anti-gun group based in a Harrisonburg, Virginia back yard.
New Yorker article »

From Backyard Fights series
Screening of film "Bert"
Kirk Hopper and PaperCity's Catherine Anspon will host a rare film screening of Bert, written, produced, and directed by Houston-based arts patron John Guess Jr. This documentary follows Bert Long, Jr.'s life as seen through the eyes of big-time admirers in the art community.

Join us in person this Saturday, September 24 at 2:00pm for popcorn, a champagne toast to Bert, and a chance to see Bert's work in our current show The Visionaries.

Bert L. Long, Jr., Heritage, 1995, acrylic on white pine, bird cadaver, and frame of white pine with charcoal drawings, 19" x 17" x 2"
Signs, Symbols, & Stories: A Deeper Look at the Art and Life of Forrest Bess
Kirk Hopper Fine Art is thrilled to host a lecture and screening of the 1999 film Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle by award winning filmmaker and author Chuck Smith to coincide with the opening of The Visionaries: Forrest Bess, Bert L. Long, Jr., and Chris Martin. This lecture will be a "behind the scenes" look at Bess's life and art. In addition, Smith will tell the stories behind some of Bess's most well known paintings. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the film and then a Q & A period. Join us Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 pm.

Chuck Smith
Next chapter: Benito retires
JULY 2022
Curator, educator, and KHFA artist Benito Huerta is retiring from his positions as Professor and Curator at the University of Texas at Arlington after twenty-five years. He won't be retiring from making art, with retrospectives being mounted at Fort Worth's William Campbell Gallery and at the Latino Cultural Center, both to run November through January. An article currently in Arts and Culture Texas sketches Huerta's career.
ACTX article »

Intermission, 2008-11, oil on canvas, 78" x 128"
Huerta painting part of Cheech Marin collection
JUNE 2022
Cheech Marin collects from predominantly Chicano artists, and has created what many consider to be the largest private collection of Chicano art in the world. June 18 marked the inaugural exhibition at the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, which will house more than 550 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs from Cheech Marin's personal collection on permanent rotation. KHKA's Benito Huerta's Benito Exile Off Main Street (1999) was included.
Article in Los Angeles Times »

Courtesy of Riverside Art Museum
Interview with Alice Leora Briggs in Glasstire
MAY 2022
Alice Leora Briggs, who will show at the gallery later this year, sat down with Glasstire's Craig Bunch to discuss her sgraffito drawings for Abecedario de Juárez: An Illustrated Lexicon, which she produced with the late photojournalist Julián Cardona (University of Texas Press, 2022). The interview touches on the background and collaborative process for her book, her drawing technique, and the individual drawings in the book, and current conditions in Juárez.
Glasstire article »

Alice Leora Briggs, Dar cuello, To Give [it to them in the] Neck, 2020, sgraffito on panel, 14" x 11". Courtesy of Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe
Huerta show Top Five pick by Glasstire
APRIL 2022
KHFA's current show, As the World Turns, was chosen by Glasstire as one of this week's top five art events in Texas. Congratulations, Benito!
Glasstire article »

Benito Huerta, As the World Turns, 2022, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
Alice Leora Briggs's "Abecedario"
KHFA is excited to be showing Alice Leora Briggs's work this November. Her black-and-white illustrations appear in the book Abecedario de Juárez: An Illustrated Lexicon, co-written and illustrated by Briggs and forthcoming from the University of Texas Press.
Texas Standard article »
Order the book from University of Texas Press »
Hip-hop honeys, backyard fighters, and biker kids – oh my!
"Brian Finke's adrenaline-fuelled photos of American subcultures" opens Saturday at Kirk Hopper Fine Art. See a preview and read the interview with Finke in the new issue of Dazed magazine. The show also has a writeup in The Eye of Photography.
Dazed magazine »
The Eye of Photography »

Untitled (Cheerleading no. 81), 2002
Forrest Bess paintings found
Sixteen Forrest Bess paintings were recently found in a storage shed in Bay City, Texas, and will be shown at Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Dallas) in 2022.
View the paintings here »

Forrest Bess, untitled, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"
Matthew Bourbon at FWCAC
Hive: New Paintings by KHFA artist Matthew Bourbon will be up September 10 to October 30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Hive presents a series of mid-to-large scale paintings that continue Bourbon's interest in using abstraction as a lens to wonder about the human body, architecture, industrial objects, and natural forms. FWCAC is located at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth.

Better or Worse Head, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 46"
Florentin at the Wright Gallery
MAY 2021
KHFA artist Bryan Florentin's Something Tangible is showing at Texas A&M's Wright Gallery in College Station from May 1 to June 3. Through sculpture and photographs printed at 1:1 scale, Florentin explores the relationship between object and image. Architectural drawings by the artist's father are combined with salvaged materials and common objects used in construction, architecture and art handling. Images of Florentin's studio installations are reconstructed in sculpture installations that bring attention to both the present and past, real and represented.
Video walkthrough of the installation »
Group Show in the news
APRIL 2021
Our ongoing Group Show at KHFA got a mention in Glasstire's Top Five list.
Read the article »
Whitehorse press
MARCH 2021
KHFA artist Emmi Whitehorse discusses her art and recent exhibition Sanctum at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, in the Santa Fe arts and culture magazine Pasatiempo.
Read the article »
Interview with Locke & Surls
MARCH 2021
Modciti's Jeff Levine discusses KHFA's current exhibition with artists James Surls and Charmaine Locke.
View the interview »

Charmaine Locke and James Surls
Surls & Locke in the media
Read about our current exhibition, Chaos and Mayhem, in "At Kirk Hopper Fine Art, an art power couple tackles war—between races, cultures, religions, sexes" in the Dallas Morning News, "Two Titans of Texas Art at Kirk Hopper Fine Art" in PaperCity Magazine, and an article in KERA Art&Seek.
Dallas Morning News article »
PaperCity article »
Art&Seek article »

Charmaine Locke, The Un-holy War, 2020, acrylic paint, salt, soda wax or gesso on rice paper, 20" x 39"
Roger Winter in the news
Our ongoing exhibition Dallas Collects Roger Winter has attracted a lot of media attention, in Modciti.Dallas, Texas Monthly, PaperCity and the Dallas Morning News' Arts & Life section. Stop in to see the show at the gallery's new location.
Modciti.Dallas article »
Texas Monthly article »
PaperCity article »
Arts & Life article »
Noriko solo in Tokyo
KHFA artist Noriko Shinohara's solo exhibition "Cutie's Love at the Time of Corona" will be on display at Wada Garou Tokyo in Ginza, Tokyo. The show opens November 11 and runs through December 19, and will feature works created by Noriko done during the time of Covid quarantine. The artist will attend the reception via Skype.
Wada Garou Tokyo »

Dear my love, because every woman has some secrets, I have one or—some, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"
Texas Monthly spread on Magee
KHFA artist James Magee is featured in the October Texas Monthly's article James Magee Has Been Working on His Masterpiece for Decades, but Completion Isn't the Point, about The Hill, Magee's massive, ongoing project in the West Texas desert.
Read the article »
New gallery space for Kirk Hopper Fine Art
Visit us at our expansive new gallery space at 1426 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas!
Whitehorse and Redman in modciti.dallas magazine
The Gallery's current show, Earth & Sky, is written up by Kendall Morgan in modciti.dallas magazine.
modciti.dallas »
Roger Winter curates at Geometric MADI
KHFA's Roger Winter is curating an upcoming show at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Hip Squares: Dallas Artists of the 1960s. The show features work by Herb Rogalla, Bill Komodore, Toni LaSelle, and Charles Williams, and will run January 31 to April 26.
Museum of Geometric and MADI Art »
Whitehorse and Redman artist talk
In advance of Emmi Whitehorse's and Don Redman's major installation at KHFA, Earth & Sky, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is pleased to host the artists, along with art curator and writer Susie Kalil, for a lively discussion of their art on Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 pm. The artists will explore a sense of place—geologic and historic—as well as their continued visionary fusions of form and feeling. The Federal Reserve talk will not only focus on nature's grandeur and fragility, but examine what it means to exist, to see, and to be an artist in 2020. For late registration, contact the Federal Reserve Bank at 214-922-6000 or 800-333-4460.
News from Benito
KHFA artist Benito Huerta will be lecturing on his public art and studio practice on Wednesday, November 13 at the Rio Grande Room, University Center, UT Arlington. Also, the Amon Carter Museum of Art recently acquired three Huerta prints and, additionally, a work on paper was donated anonymously to the museum. This last August the public art project Signs of Life was installed at the entrance to the UT Arlington College of Business Administration. Congratulations, Benito!
Parking just got easier
During opening receptions, gallery visitors will now be able to park directly across the street in the Fleastyle parking lot.
Magee spoken performance
"America's greatest living unknown artist" James Magee, and his partner, the actress and playwright Camilla Carr, staged a reading from his book Letters to Goya: Poems, Titles and Letters to the Dead at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, earlier this month.
Cutie and B--- Manga just issued
Cutie and the Boxer was nominated for the Academy Award in 2014 and received an Emmy Award for Best Documentary Film in 2016. KHFA artist Noriko Shinohara's "Cutie & Bullie" series has just been issued as an e-book. Hope, joy and dreams amidst poverty, despair and chaos: the documentary comic of a girl who was fascinated by the city of New York and her beloved man Bullie.
Order the book »
Artist Talk with Martin Delabano
We cordially invite you to an artist discussion with Martin Delabano about his newest solo exhibition, Sometimes just a line, sometimes the whole kit and kaboodle, on September 28 at 2:00 pm. Delabano's newest body of work at KHFA has been three years in the making, some of the work emerging from his sketchbook through sheer poetic improvisation. Other works he has struggled with over the past few years, always returning seeking new elements to exploit and conjure. Delabano's pieces are puzzles of lines and shapes, some abstract, some imagistic, but all conveying some type of human need, impulse or condition.
Roger Winter at CASETA
MAY 2019
Watch Susie Kalil interviewing artist Roger Winter in "Fire and Ice: A Conversation with artist Roger Winter" at the Texas Art Fair and Symposium on Early Texas Art, hosted by the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).
Watch the video »
New work by Roger Winter
MAY 2019
In advance of the major publication Roger Winter: Fire And Ice, forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press, KHFA is pleased to present a selection of works from the artist's recent "Construction Site" series.
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Worksite #1, 2018, oil on linen, 36" x 54"
Erin all over
MAY 2019
Erin Stafford's Lovesick runs through May 18, so stop by the gallery if you have not had a chance. The show is getting plenty of attention in the press: follow the links. . . .
Glasstire: Misbehaving and Lovesick: A Chat With Erin Stafford »
Dallas News: A picnic is anything but in artist Erin Stafford's 'Lovesick' »
Artforum: Erin Stafford: Kirk Hopper Fine Art »

Installation view
Artist talk with Benito Huerta
MARCH 2019
Join us March 30 at 2:00 pm for an artist talk with Benito Huerta. Huerta's current solo exhibition, Under Pressure, covers over 40 years of the Texas artist's body of work and prints. This exhibit showcases some of his most well known prints, a body of work that continues to explore the intersection of power and exploitation through the acts of seduction and destruction.

Fin, 2006, lithograph, 27" x 27"
New works from Emmi Whitehorse
KHFA is pleased to present select works from New Mexico artist Emmi Whitehorse. Private viewings are available by appointment.

In Whitehorse's works we seek meaning in a world observed but unseen, a place of primal recognition and poetic elusiveness. Drawing upon her life experiences and Navajo heritage, the images tell the story of intimate knowledge of the Southwest landscape over time. For Whitehorse, nataure is synonymous with movement and change, but also a reminder of the fragility of human existence. The desert is marked by apparent contradictions; the elements constantly participate in a perceptual gambit of space, form and void, shadow and light.

Emmi Whitehorse was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. She received her MA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from University of New Mexico. Whitehorse has exhibited nationally and internationally with such institutions as Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. She currently lives in Santa Fe.

Eddy, 2016, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 29" x 41"
Jorge Alegría at HCC West Loop
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, KHFA's Jorge Alegría is the focus of "American Dream" at the Houston Community College West Loop Gallery. View the video interview with HCC Art Instructor Rolando Reyna. The show runs through September 20.
Video interview »
Ansen Seale's Tricentennial Clock at the Jewelbox
KHFA's Ansen Seale has created the inaugural installation for the Jewelbox Project in San Antonio. The Roatzsch-Griesenbeck-Arciniega house underwent rehabilitation as a "peek-in art gallery" for temporary art exhibitions in the city-owned historic landmark. Tricentennial Clock is a kinetic sculpture, complete with moving gears, a swinging pendulum and weights. The clock highlights the passage of time into the future, while also looking back at a portion of the past 300 years. The piece can be viewed daily and is illuminated each night from sunset until midnight. The installation opens on September 21.
Ann Wood at Big Medium
KHFA artist Ann Wood newest solo exhibition, Quick and Quiet opens September 7 at Big Medium in Austin. Wood's work explores domesticity, death as an abstract idea, decadence, decay and both attraction and repulsion as reactions to visual cues.
Erin Stafford in Other Edens at Galveston Arts Center
JUNE 2018
KHFA artist Erin Stafford will be exhibiting her work in the upcoming group show Other Edens at the Galveston Arts Center located in Galveston's Strand Historic District. The show runs June 2-July 8 and will focus on patterns in the natural world and human interaction, as well cycles of life and decay. The GAC explains how Stafford explores the concept of "keeping up appearances" as it relates to the human condition and our urges to maintain a level of perceived status for the purpose of self-preservation.
43 swings by
MAY 2018
KHFA was pleased to receive a visit from President George W. Bush and Laura Bush the week of May 10th, and would like to thank them for stopping in!
The Art of Collecting panel discussion was a great success!
MAY 2018
Thank you to everyone for coming out to the gallery on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to attend our panel discussion "The Art of Collecting," with Hahn Ho, Jennifer Klos, and Giovanni Valderas. Hady Mawajdeh, from KERA's Art and Seek, moderated our discussion as the panelists explored the basics of collecting, financial attributes, and ways to encourage local community involvement in both the artistic community, as well as in collecting. It was exciting to not only gain insight on these aspects of collecting from professionals in the art fields, but to engage in discussions with our diverse audience members about their collecting experiences and questions.

L to R: Hady Mawajdeh, Giovanni Valderas, Jennifer Klos, Hanh Ho
Bill and Gio: panel and pop-up at Turner House
MAY 2018
Join Bill Haveron (represented by KHFA) and Andy Don Emmons (contemporary folk artist) for a panel discussion and pop-up exhibition of the rich traditions and curiosities of outsider art. Giovanni Valderas (Director, KHFA) will moderate. Cherished examples of art from private collections will be on display. Join them Thursday, May 10 from 7:30-9:30 at Turner House.
More information »
Winter and Dodd reception
APRIL 2018
Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Lois Dodd and Roger Winter opening reception the evening of April 7, despite some chilly weather. We were pleased to receive such a great crowd of friends and admirers of both Lois and Roger's work. Visitors enjoyed viewing and discussing pieces such as Roofs and Walls, and Barn Window with a White Square, which beautifully contrast urban and rural architectural forms. It was truly a pleasure for us to spend the evening celebrating works by Lois and Roger!

L to R: Jeanette Winter, Roger Winter, and Susie Kalil
Artist and curator discussion: Newsum and Daderko
Join us Saturday, November 4 at 4:00 pm for a discussion with Floyd Newsum, whose The Things I See is currently up at KHFA, and Dean Daderko, curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Newsum and Daderko will discuss the trajectory of Mr. Newsum's career and the importance of the artist's signature combination of undulating marks and abstract patterns that allude to his own story and upbringing.
Mini-interviews: Floyd Newsum "The Things I See"
View two brief interviews with Floyd Newsum, whose one-person exhibition The Things I See is currently up in the main gallery.
First interview: 0:24 duration »
Second interview: 1:15 duration » interview and tour of TXMX
AUGUST 2017's Jeff Levine interviews KHFA's Giovanni Valderas and artist Sarita Westrup about TXMX, currently up in the Main Gallery. interview »
Stafford takes home DMA award
APRIL 2017
The Dallas Museum of Art announced its 2017 Awards to Artists, among them KHFA artist Erin Stafford. Erin is the recipient of an Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant. The grant "seeks to recognize exceptional talent in professional artists who wish to expand their artistic horizons through domestic or foreign travel." Congratulations, Erin.
DMA press release »
Winter show in NYC
APRIL 2017
Three-dimensional work by Roger Winter will be showing at the Master Gallery, 310 Riverside Drive, NYC, through April 29.
Huerta show in conjunction with Texas National
APRIL 2017
Benito Huerta will serve as juror for the 23rd Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University's art competition and exhibition. A solo exhibition of Huerta's work will show concurrently in the Reavley Gallery. Both shows will be up through June 10.
Works of Benito Huerta »
Oldham in the news
APRIL 2017
Keri Oldham is rocking the NYC press these days, with stories in New York Magazine, Arte Fuse, amNewYork, and Hyperallergic about her new series that continues the Labyrinth-themed work she began with KHFA. Congratulations to Keri!
New York Magazine »
Arte Fuse »
Hyperallergic »
Cutie and B... available
MARCH 2017
Cutie and the Boxer was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014, received an Emmy for Best U.S. Documentary Film in 2016, and has been chosen for numerous documentary film awards. This month, Noriko Shinohara's "Cutie & Bullie" series has come out as a long-awaited e-book.
Buy the book »
Artists Talk: Lily Hanson and Brad Tucker
MARCH 2017
Join us Saturday, March 11 at 4:00 pm for a gallery talk with Hanson and Tucker about their current two-person exhibition.
Dallas Observer on Frank Jones in Margins Beyond: Self Taught
"Murray Smither went into the prison in Huntsville not knowing what to expect. But the art appraiser knew the surroundings well—he was born and raised in the city about an hour north of Houston—and he was in good company. His friends, faculty at Sam Houston State University, had been called in to judge a prison art competition and invited him to join. The year was 1964." Read the rest in the Dallas Observer.
Dallas Observer article »

Frank Jones, Devil House (detail), 1967-69, pencil
The Lay of the Land: interview on
KHFA's Giovanni Valderas takes's Jeff Levine on a video tour of Frances Bagley's installation The Lay of the Land, currently on display in our main gallery.
View the video at »
Bagley: "an opening for the ages"
Rick Brettell attended The Lay of the Land opening for the Dallas Morning News and describes it as "a historic opening, one that will not happen again soon in any gallery in the city. It was, in many ways, an appreciation, a kind of group act of adoration for the artist herself—not only her art, but her activism, commitment, and involvement in a community."
Read the article at »
Wanderlust opens at Art League Houston
KHFA artist Erin Stafford debuts new work this month at Art League Houston. Wanderlust features an installation of five identical View-Master stereoscopes, each revealing a uniquely layered three-dimensional photograph that the artist made using pre-existing View-Master imagery, relating to themes of travel, religion, storybook narratives and culture.

Wanderlust installation
Terry Maker's intervention
The Denver Post recently discussed KHFA artist Terry Maker's new exhibit, Time Release, at the Fulginiti Pavilion Gallery—Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, on view until February 16. Notes Ray Mark Rinaldi, "by super-sizing pills, Maker glorifies them. They have a larger-than-life role in our routines, and she points out their abilities to make out bodies better. But these pills, of course, are too hard to swallow, and that invites us to look at their limits, at issues of dependency and necessity."
Ann Wood's Curtain Call at AMSET
Read Glasstire's visual account of KHFA artist's Ann Woods installation at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont (AMSET). "Citing Baroque and Rococo influences, Wood creates contemporary work that evokes the theatricality of Rubens and the ornamentality and soft colors of eighteenth-century French salons." Follow the links below to the Glasstire article and to a short video documentary of the installation produced by McKeel Productions of Houston for AMSET.
Glasstire article »
AMSET video documentary »

The Nest (detail) from Curtain Call
Welcome Benito Huerta
Benito Huerta is the newest artist in our roster, and is currently preparing for a one-person exhibit at KHFA next month. Huerta received a BFA from the University of Houston and his MA from New Mexico State University. He was co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas art journal. He is a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997. Huerta has an April 2017 one-man show coming to the Cole Art Center at Stephen F. Austin University, and has work appearing now or very soon in 8 group shows. Upcoming curatorial efforts include exhibitions at the National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago), the Houston Museum of African American Culture, and others.
Benito Huerta artist page »

Spirits to Watch Over Me, 2008, oil on velvet, stainless steel and wood, 110" x 70"
Cutie and the Boxer takes home an Emmy
The Academy Award-nominated Cutie and the Boxer is a moving account of the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Both are KHFA artists. Cutie won in the Best Documentary category in last week's Emmys. Filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling also won the Directing Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Congrats to all!
Delabano featured in book on found art
The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, upcoming from Texas A&M University Press, will feature an interview with KHFA's Martin Delabano. In the book, more than sixty artists reflect on topics from formative influences and inspirations to their common engagement with found materials.
The Art of Found Objects »
Newsum in Houston
Now and Forever: The Art of Floyd Newsum opens September 17 and runs through November 3 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. KHFA artist Newsum creates "thought-provoking environments project strong and vibrant colors with lots of energy, invoking a wide range of viewer emotions. His work at its best with subject matter that centers on political statements, world events and cultural climates." Newsum will also have a piece included in the inaugural exhibition at the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture later this month. Congratulations, Floyd!
Now and Forever: The Art of Floyd Newsum »
Art+Seek interview of Donjuan
From the program: "He's an Oak Cliff graffiti artist who moved into acrylic paintings and watercolors. Carlos Donjuan's artworks—with their haunting masked figures—have been seen in Milan, San Francisco and Barcelona, bought by Cheech Marin, and have been printed up in national magazines. But from painting colorful murals to building masks, Donjuan has continued to draw on his Mexican-American background."
Listen to the interview »

Carlos Donjuan wearing a Cowboys cap and one of his self-made masks
Oldham at Lazy Susan
JULY 2016
Read Dayna Evans's review in New York Magazine's The Cut, of KHFA's Keri Oldham's recent show at Lazy Susan Gallery. Oldham presented watercolor-and-graphite paintings in a show called BLOOD BANNER. Writes Evans, "With an emphasis on rich colors and the inclusion of interesting fashions and wallpaper, Oldham's paintings feel simultaneously mythical and modern."
Read the article »
Slipstream clippings
JUNE 2016
Our current drawing exhibition, Slipstream, has received some attention in the press. Glasstire describes the show's "humanism that is tender, nuanced, and poetic." takes us on a tour of the show and speaks with KHFA's Giovanni Valderas. See both, and download the Slipstream catalog here:
Glasstire article » video »
Slipstream catalog »
KHFA at DAF 2016
APRIL 2016
Join us at the 2016 Dallas Art Fair as we debut new works from Alejandro Diaz-Ayala and Matt Manalo, and exemplar works from Bert Long, Matthew Bourbon, Keri Oldham and Roger Winter.
Dallas Art Fair »
Pushing Boundaries at SITE131
On Saturday, January 30, 6:00-9:00 pm, the new nonprofit artspace SITE131 pairs artists Paul Kremer and KHFA's own Eduardo Portillo. The exhibition, Pushing Boundaries, presents the explosive, room-sized, hard-edge abstractions of Paul Kremer juxtaposed with the secretive, romantic subtleties of Eduardo Portillo. SITE131 presents new art from America and abroad side-by-side with new works by Texas artists.
SITE131 »
Hardest working man in Neo-Dadaism
Once again, tireless Ushio Shinohara takes to the canvas, this time at his recent DMA performance, the evening before his KHFA Pop Up with wife Noriko. The performance followed Ushio's participation in the International Pop Artist Panel, where he discussed the multiple narratives of Pop art and his contributions to the movement.
Watch the video »
Keri Oldham: Dallas painter, NYC gallery owner, cheerful workaholic
Read this article in Art&Seek about KHFA's Keri Oldham's Field Projects gallery in New York. "Yeah, it is small," says a smiling Oldham, "but you know, it's actually a really fun space to work with. And when we have our openings, they're crammed. It's wall-to-wall people."
Art&Seek »
Missed Keri Odlham's Labyrinth reception? Check out the podcast review by local artists Rachel and Ryan Rushing of "Art Funk: a podcast by artists about art in Dallas." Tour Labyrinth and also The Devil Within and Without with Rachel and Ryan!
Art Funk »
This side of paradise
KHFA's Bryan Florentin is part of a show in Houston, This Side of Paradise: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists, curated by Catherine Anspon. The show runs in two locations, FotoFest at Silver Street Studios and the Houston Center for Photography, through November 14.
This Side of Paradise »
Shinohara pop-up at KHFA
During the upcoming International Pop at the DMA, Kirk Hopper Fine Art will host a pop-up show for Ushio and Noriko Shinohara at the gallery, one night only on Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 pm. Both artists will be in attendance. Ushio will also participate in a performance and panel discussion at the museum the night before.
Pop Up info »
Observer review: Birmelin and Delabano
On the two current exhibitions at KHFA, Dallas Observer's Jeremy Hallock reflects how "every artist struggles to reach certain milestones, but viewers aren't always offered a glimpse of the journey. Of the two solo exhibitions at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, one focuses on the creative process; the other allows viewers to see an artist transition from organizing chaos to using a simpler, more straightforward approach."
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Ushio boxes!
If you missed the Shinoharas' opening reception in March, you can still see Ushio Shinohara's performance. Ushio produced a large format boxing painting on site at the reception. Enjoy!
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Ushio at Tate Modern
JULY 2015
KHFA artist Ushio Shinohara's artwork will be featured in the highly-anticipated The World Goes Pop at the Tate Modern this September through January. He is currently part of International Pop at the Walker Center, which will open October 11 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
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International Pop at DMA »
Ansen Seale in Glasstire
MAY 2015
Read "Ansen Seale's Explorations of Motion, Time, and Timelessness" in Glasstire. David S. Rubin traces Seale's career from early photographs to his current body of work employing slit scan techniques.
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Ushio at Walker
APRIL 2015
Ushio Shinohara is part of International Pop at the Walker Art Center, showing through August 29. Shinohara participated in the opening day panel, and was chosen for the "Japan: The Sogetsu Art Center & Tokyo Pop" and "Distribution & Domesticity" sections of the exhibition.
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Shinoharas in Art&Seek
MARCH 2015
It's 39 degrees in the open-air courtyard behind Kirk Hopper Fine Art. But the 83-year-old artist Ushio Shinohara stands bare-chested. He wears only shorts, goggles and boxing gloves, which his wife, Noriko, has helped strap on him. He soaks the gloves in a bucket of black paint. He warns cameramen away from the 18th-foot long canvas that lines one wall. You're too close, he shouts. "But I don't care!"
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Haveron spotlighted in Fourculture
Check the January-February issue of Fourculture for an illuminating article on KHFA's Bill Haveron, written by Kathy Creighton.
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Schroeder at Galveston Arts Center
KHFA artist George Schroeder will participate in TEXAS Abstract at the Galveston Arts Center from January 10 through February 22. Schroeder will also be featured in the accompanying book Texas Abstract: Modern + Contemporary. The exhibition and the book are curated and written by art scholars Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards.
KHFA at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014
SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world, celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. KHFA will be participating in SCOPE Miami Beach this year from December 2-7. Participating artists will include Noriko Shinohara, Luke Harnden, Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Carlos Donjuan and Sergio Garcia. Stop by and see us in Booth B07!
Haveron at Pump Project
See KHFA artist Bill Haveron in Vertebral Honorees: Haveron, Lee, and Roberts from October 10 to November 8, at the Pump Project Arts Complex in Austin. Writes curator Russell Etchen about the three painters in this show, "Where did they come from? How did they get their powers? What are they hiding from you?"
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KHFA at Texas Contemporary
Stop by to see us at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, September 4-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. We'll be in Booth 104 with work by Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Keri Oldham, Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara, and Ann Wood, among others.
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East Dallas Gallery Day
JUNE 2014
East Dallas Gallery Day returns for its third year to kick off the summer for the galleries in Downtown, Deep Ellum and Expo Park on June 14 from 12-8. The first 20 people at each gallery will get a gift bag which includes the official East Dallas Gallery Day t-shirt and other awesome stuff. Special thanks to the event's media sponsor Arts+Culture Magazine as well as the folks at Ben E. Keith, who will be supplying the coldest craft beer to get us through the day.
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Deep Ellum's Spring Gallery Walk
APRIL 2014
This Saturday, April 26, we will be open from noon until 8:00 pm for Deep Ellum's Semiannual Gallery Walk featuring KHFA and 16 other galleries in Deep Ellum and Exposition Park. Visit KHFA for a chance to view Eduardo Portillo's solo exhibition Allocated Spaces, featuring colorful works and a site-specific installation that blur the distinction between sculpture and painting.
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"My painting is tomorrow's painting. Wait and see"
APRIL 2014
Forrest Bess (1911-1977) is currently riding another wave of attention, including a touring exhibition mounted by the Menil Collection, inclusion in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and a tribute showing at Christie's New York. Last year also saw the publication of a book by filmmaker Chuck Smith titled Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle.
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HuffPost article about Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle »
Get on the bus!
MARCH 2014
CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Tour participants gain access to studios, galleries, private collections, art installations and very special trips. The March 22 bus tour begins at 12 noon at Holly Johnson Gallery, followed by Kirk Hopper Fine Art and a final stop at Waxahachie's WEBB Gallery.
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Bert: Back & Beyond
February 1 marks the anniversary of Bert Long's passing. Deborah Colton Gallery, in conjunction with Kirk Hopper Fine Art, will hold a celebration of Bert's life and work, and a fundraiser for the book Riding the Tiger and the Bert Long Foundation. Join us in Houston on Saturday, February 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Riding the Tiger
Florentin takes first prize
KHFA artist Bryan Florentin was awarded first prize in the Assistance League of Houston juried group exhibition. The juror was Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at the Tacoma Art Museum. At right is an image of Bryan's winning piece.
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Record 11.1 (detail)
Carlos Donjuan wins New American Paintings award
KHFA artist Carlos Donjuan has won the Reader's Choice Artist of the Year award from New American Paintings. He was voted on and selected by over 2,000 readers. Congratulations, Carlos!
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Artist talk with Harnden and Donjuan
Join us Friday, January 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, for an artist talk featuring Carlos Donjuan and Luke Harnden. Harnden will discuss his conceptual multimedia works that incorporate light and space. Donjuan will speak about the meaning of his colorful paintings that relate to the idea of illegal aliens, and will be painting an outdoor mural during the talk.
James Magee in new book
KHFA artist member James Magee is featured in a new book from Thames & Hudson titled Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces. Magee is interviewed and his studio pictured, alongside such artists as John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Chuck Close, Robert Irwin and Bill Viola.
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Donjuan back to back
KHFA's Carlos Donjuan will be part of three upcoming shows in September. Stand and Deliver: Visual Fine Art Faculty Exhibition opens at El Centro on the 12th. Collective Bargaining, a group show at UT Dallas, opens the 13th. And opening the 14th is Tejano: Contemporary Latin American Artists of Texas at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts. Congratulations, Carlos!

Carlos Donjuan
Announcing a new book on an important American artist
Former Houston Museum of Art curator and noted art writer, Susie Kalil, has begun research on an original book about the life and work of KHFA artist Roger Winter. Born in Denison, Texas, Winter holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. His works are included in permanent collections at the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum of Art, the McNay Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. Kirk Hopper Fine Art aims to oversee the completion of the book.
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Roger Winter, Self Portrait, 2013, oil on linen, 38" x 32"
Nasher Sculpture Center Acquires Mine Shaft
JULY 2013
Peter and Carol York, longtime friends of Kirk Hopper Fine Art, have recently purchased James Magee's Mine Shaft. First captivated by the piece as it hung in Magee's 2010 exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Yorks shared the same admiration when seeing it for the second time three years later. The Yorks purchased the piece under the agreement that it will ultimately be donated to the sculpture center for its permanent collection.
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Peter and Carol York with Kirk Hopper
Artist Keri Oldham participates in Boom Town
JULY 2013
Boom Town, an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art curated by the Art Foundation, describes the tangle of networks—political, economical, geographical, social and historical—that shape Dallas' current cultural climate. The exhibited work is by a handful of exemplary artists with connections to Dallas whose various modes of expression evince equal parts conflict, anxiety, or refusal.
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Arts+Culture reviews current show
JUNE 2013
KHFA's June show is reviewed by Arts+Culture's Kent Boyer: "The three artists' work couldn't be more different, but somehow Kirk Hopper Fine Art always seems to manage disparate artists together in a show that complements all their statements."
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Installation view of Steel and Light by Michael Christopher Matson
George W. Bush visits Gallery!
MAY 2013
Particularly interested in painting, President George W. Bush visits the gallery to view Roger Winter's current exhibition Collages: 1968-2012, Portraits: 2013.
Glasstire on Dallas Art Fair
APRIL 2013
Bill Davenport gives a mention to KHFA's "miniature museum show" at the recent Dallas Art Fair, which featured three works by Forrest Bess and works by contemporary artists influenced by Bess.
Glasstire article »
Exhibit catalog: Forrest Bess: 100 years »
Keri Oldham studio visit
APRIL 2013
Sick of the Radio paid a visit to KHFA artist Keri Oldham's studio, to check out her "Space for All Endings" series of paintings. Be sure to mark your calendar for Oldham's opening on April 20.
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A Valentine for Bert
The Menil Collection in Houston presents a Valentine's Day tribute to KHFA artist Bert L. Long, Jr., on Thursday, February 14, at 7:00 pm. The event features a special screening of an hour-long documentary on the artist's life and art as seen through the eyes of collectors, colleagues, gallerists, and friends, and concludes with a wine reception for the artist.
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Donjuan to speak at DMA
Carlos Donjuan, KHFA artist and professor of art at UT Arlington, will participate in a State of the Arts panel discussion at the Dallas Museum of Art. The ongoing series "explores the creative process and the nature of performance." Event is Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm, Horchow Auditorium.
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KHFA at Texas Contemporary
Kirk Hopper Fine Art participated in the second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas, in October 2012. The gallery presented works by Alejandro Diaz Ayala, Karin Broker, Bill Haveron, Vince Jones, Leigh Anne Lester, Terry Maker, Keri Oldham, and Roger Winter.
Haveron and Hopper visit Magee at The Hill
KHFA artist Bill Haveron and gallery owner Kirk Hopper paid a visit to James Magee at The Hill. For more than a quarter of a century, the American artist, James Magee, has been engaged in a massive, largely secret, almost solitary endeavor in the vast plains of West Texas. On 2,000 acres of desert land in Cornudas, 70 miles east of El Paso, James Magee has designed and built four identical buildings connected by causeways, a product of one man's infinite patience and unimaginable labor.
To The Hill and Back: Meeting James Magee, by Kayla Ray »
The Hill of James Magee »

Bill Haveron, James Magee, Kirk Hopper
Bogdan Perzyński to show at Virtual Borders
JUNE 2012
Bogdan Perzyński, who will be showing later this month in our Noted space, is participating in an ongoing project with different stations, the first station being Feste Dilsberg, an old German castle-ruin from medieval times. This first presentation invited artists from different parts of the world to participate, asking the artists to send videos, animations, and sounds that are connected to the theme of the concept: borders as nonflexible barriers that restrain and give the illusion of keeping us out of harm's way.
East Dallas Gallery Day
JUNE 2012
KHFA is participating in East Dallas Gallery Day, a summer kick off event by nine established galleries located in the neighborhoods of Deep Ellum and Expo Park. The event will take place on June 16, 2012 from 12-9 pm. From 12-3 pm, gallery goers can grab a bite from Dallas' finest food trucks, open for business in front of the galleries. All participating galleries will serve complimentary ice cold beverages, including Brooklyn Lager courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. There will also be 30 gift bags at each gallery including the official East Dallas Gallery Day t-shirt.
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MAY 2012
长期以来,AJ爱好者、当代艺术家Sergio Garcia以火药作为材料创造出一系列的AJ艺术品给人呈现一种"热"的风格。在MJ的引导下,他诞生一个将AJ于时尚相结合的灵感,用火药做 pop-art Warhol风格的图案。Sergio Garcia先是重点做出了AJ3这双与他有着千丝万缕联系的鞋子的图案,但是"热"这个风格则在他其他鞋子上有更多的表现
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Heating up with Sergio
MAY 2012
Sergio the G talks about his series of "Heat" prints, part of his current show at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, in this video by Jun Kang. Also, read about the show on Known Gallery's blog and at Berlin Art Link.