Wells Mason

Artist Bio

Biographical

1968 Born in Atlanta, Georgia

1990 Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts with Honors

2014 Lives in Coupland, Texas

 

Solo Exhibitions

2008 “The Umasi Collection: Incidental Furniture Design,” Gensler, New York, New York

2007 “The Umasi Collection: Blurring the Line Between Furniture and Sculpture,” Lofty Concepts, Dallas, Texas

2005 “The Umasi Collection: A Shotgun Marriage of Materials,” Ironwood Industries, Coupland, Texas

 

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2014 Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas

2013 Wells Mason Gallery, Austin, Texas

2013 Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas

2013 Herradura Tequila, Austin, Texas

2013 Ilume Gallerie, Dallas, Texas

2013 Generous Art, Austin, Texas

2013 Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas

2013 Dallas Modern Expo, Dallas, Texas

2013 IEI Exhibit, Austin, Texas

2012 Wells Mason Gallery, Austin, Texas

2012 Ilume Gallerie, Dallas, Texas

2012 Page Southerland Page and Generous Art, Austin, Texas

2012 Wells Mason Gallery, Austin, Texas

2012 Arts Alliance Center, Clear Lake, Texas

2011 RE | Gallery + Studio, Dallas, Texas

2011 Wells Mason Gallery, Austin, Texas

2011 Guild of Austin Artisans, Austin, Texas

2011 Gensler and Generous Art, Austin, Texas

2011 Wells Mason Gallery, Austin, Texas

2009 Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2009 Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas

2008 Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas

2008 Design Within Reach, Austin, Texas

2008 Artexpo, New York, New York

2008 Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, Arizona

2008 Arts Alliance Center, Clear Lake, Texas

2008 Austin Center for Architecture, Austin, Texas

2007 K Space Contemporary Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas

2007 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

2006 Rockport Center for the Visual Arts, Rockport, Texas

2006 Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas

2006 Design Within Reach, Austin, Texas

2006 Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

2004 Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas

2004 Design Center of Austin at Penn Field, Austin, Texas

2003 Design Center of Austin at Penn Field, Austin, Texas

2001 Design Center of Austin at Penn Field, Austin, Texas

1999 Ironwood Industries, Marfa, Texas

1997 Ironwood Industries, Austin, Texas

1996 Form and Function Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1995 Fishbone Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1995 Star of Texas Gallery, Marble Falls, Texas

1992 Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas

 

Honors/Awards

2014 Selected as Finalist for 2015 International Artist-in-Residency Program, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas

2013 Selected for national art project sponsored by Herradura Tequila

2009 Selected for “New American Talent: 24” Exhibit, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas

2008 Selected for “Modern+Design+Function” Exhibit, awarded “Best Overall Design,” Design Within Reach, Austin, Texas

2008 Selected for “2007 Year in Review,” Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas

2007 Selected for “2008 Acclaimed Artists Series,” Art in Public Places Program, New Mexico

2007 Selected for “Annual Juried Art Exhibit,” awarded Chapman Prize, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, Texas

2007 Selected for Smithsonian Craft Show, awarded “Excellence in Design of the Future,” National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

2006 Selected for Texas Original Artist Program, Texas Commission on the Arts

2006 Selected for “New American Talent: 21” Exhibit, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas

2006 Selected for “Materials: Hard & Soft” Exhibit, awarded Juror Award, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

 

Articles/Interviews

2014 “Wells Mason: Designer/Sculptor,” Pecha Kucha Presentation, March 11, 2014

2013 “Wells Mason by Todd Camplin,” ModMedia, December 2013

2012 “Austin Art Industry Continues to Grow,” YNN News, April 4, 2012

2012 “Generous Art,” Season Two, Arts in Context, February 23, 2012

2011 “Subversive and Sublime,” PaperCity, April 2011

2011 “Cutting Edge,” Forbes, March 2011

2008 “Blurring the Lines,” Organic Spa, Fall 2008

2008 “Reviving the Centerpiece,” Episode 204, The Art of Living, Fall 2008

2008 “Green Pioneers,” Tribeza, July 2008

2008 “The Consummate Craftsman,” Luxe, Winter 2007/2008

2007 “An Interview with Wells Mason: Furniture Designer,” Area of Design, Nov 2007

2007 “The Design World of Wells Mason,” The Lohasian, November 2007

2007 “Building the Perfect Project,” Austin American-Statesman, Sept 2007

2007 “Wells Made,” Brilliant, May 2007

2006 “A Reinvention of the Chair,” Architectural Digest, June 2006

2006 “Architecture Lays the Foundation for Furniture Design,” Fine Furnishings International, March/April 2006

2006 “Lone Star Sculptor,” Modern Luxury, March 2006

2005 “The Artists of Coupland,” Austin American-Statesman, August 2005