CV/Bio

Biography

I am currently a member of BOX 13 Artspace, in Houston, TX., where I have a studio space. 
I have bartended, arranged flowers, delivered pizza, worked as a fry cook, slide librarian, and as an archaeologist in Honduras. For the last 11 years I have been teaching High School in Alvin, TX. 

Selected Exhibitions

2015 White on White, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX
The Empty Box, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX
2012 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2011
 The Mentor Show, Clear Lake Arts Alliance, Clear Lake, TX

2008 AISD Art Faculty Exhibition, Alvin Community College Gallery

2007 The Mentor Show, Clear Lake Arts Alliance, Clear Lake, TX

2006 AISD Art Faculty Exhibition, Alvin Community College Gallery

2005 Pathwinder/Threadwinder, CSAW, Houston, TX

2003 Alternative Quilts, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX

Layered Evidence, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

15th Annual Faculty/Student Exhibition, Art League, Houston, TX

Summer Breeze: New Houston Painting, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

University of Houston MFA Thesis Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX

Domestic Bliss, Raw Space, Houston, TX

Grounded, Small Project Installation, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2002 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

Big Dan’s Bowling Show, One Ten Studios, Houston, TX

First Prize Winner, Dishman Competition, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2001 Scene of the Crime, Small Project Gallery, University of Houston, TX

New Prints from Texas, Women and their Work Gallery, Austin, TX

Friendly Mart, Convenience Market Installation, Houston, TX

2000 Art by Women in the New Century, Union Gallery, El Paso, TX

Education

2003 MFA in Painting, University of Houston

2000 BFA in Painting and Printmaking, UT El Paso

1990 BA in the History of Art, UC Berkeley

Work Experience

2003-15 Art and Art History Teacher, Alvin High School and Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX

2003 Art and Art Appreciation Adjunct Instructor, Montgomery College, Conroe, TX

2000-3 Teaching Fellow, Painting and Drawing, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Archaeological Illustrations in Publication

2011 Koontz, Rex.“El Tajin: El Arte Del Clasico y El Surgimiento De La Elite De Las Tierras Bajas De Veracruz.” In Seis Ciudades Antiguas De Mesoamérica: Sociedad y Medio Ambiente, 235–249. México, D.F.: Insituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.

2009 Koontz, Rex. Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture of El Tajín. Austin: University of Texas Press.

 Koontz, Rex. “Social Identity and Cosmology at El Tajin.” In The Art of Urbanism: How Mesoamerican Cities Represented Themselves in Architecture and Imagery, ed. William Fash and Leonardo Lopez Lujan, 260–289. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection.

2008 Coe, Michael D, and Rex Koontz. Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs. 6th ed. New York: Thames & Hudson.

Koontz, Rex.“Iconographic Interaction Between El Tajín and South-Central Veracruz.” In Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz, ed. Philip J. Arnold and Christopher A. Pool, 323–359. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection. 

2006 Koontz, Rex. “Performing Coatepec: The Raising of the Banners Festival Among the Mexica.” In Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, ed. Elizabeth Robertson, 371–380. Calgary and Albuquerque: University of Calgary Press and University of New Mexico Press. 

Other Publications

2001 Koontz, Daniela. “Boursier-Mougenot,” Artlies

2000 Koontz, Daniela. “Pop Art Codex at the Bridge.” Bridge

Bibliography

2003 Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “The Good, the Bad and the Humidity.” Houston Press

2002 Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “The Biggest and the Baddest.” Houston Press

Related Service

2012 Slide Jam, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
2003 Slide Jam, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
2002 Curatorial Internship, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX2000 Curator, Codex from Other Sides, The Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX

 Artworks donated to Diverseworks’ Luck of the Draw, The Art of Living: Hugh Pirnie Benefit, Art League Benefit, Lawndale’s Dia de Los Muertos, Aurora Picture Show, Art Car Museum, University of Houston’s Dollars for Scholars

Awards/Grants

2012 Alvin ISD Education Foundation Grant: Personal Portraits of Orphans

2011 National Endowment for the Humanities: Teacher’s Institute at the Art Institute of Chicago.