John Pomara

John Pomara

Professor
 
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Tags: ARTS VPAS Design & Creative Practice

Professional Preparation

M.S. - M.F.A., Art
East Texas State University - 1980
B.A. - B.F.A.,Art
East Texas State University - 1978

Publications

Catalog essay for the Scott Barber Survey; Mixed Marriage, The Mc Kinney Ave. Contemporary, Dallas, Texas. 2005. 2005 - Publication
Catalog essay; space-invaders, The University of Texas at Dallas. 2005. 2005 - Publication
Catalog essay; " Private Conversations", Diaspora, exhibition of Jin-Ya Huang, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas, Texas. 2002. 2002 - Publication
Review; "Ted Kincaid at Barry Whistler Gallery", Art Papers Magazine, Nov.-Dec..2000. vol. 24, no. 26. page 49. 2000 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2005]
Senior Lecturer
The University of Texas at Dallas [1996–1999]
Visiting Lecturer of Painting
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas [1995–1995]
Adjunct Instructor
Brookhaven Collage, Dallas, Texas [1994–1996]
Adjunct Instructor
East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas [1984–1993]

Additional Information

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • Selected for artist profile in up-coming book, C-20, 50 of the best artists in Texas. 2009.
  • The UT Chancellor Teacher of the Year Award, UTD. Richardson, Texas. 2007.
  • Tiffany Award Nomination. 2007.
  • Second Painting acquired for the permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. 2007.
  • Legends Awards for the Arts, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas. 2005.
  • Otis Dozier Travel Grant to travel to Italy, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. 2003.
  • Painting acquired for the permanent collection, Jack Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas. 2002.
  • Painting acquired for the permanent collection, Dallas Museum of Arts, Dallas, Texas. 2001.
  • Painting acquired for the permanent collection, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, 2000.
  • Boxed set of Artists Books, collection of Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. 2000.
  • Paintings acqUired for the permanent collection, Dallas Museum of Art, 1992.
  • M-AAA/NEA Fellowship Award in Paintings and Works of Paper, 1990.
Curated Exhibitions; Speakers; Panels
  • 2008 Real Time, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.
  • 2007 Artist Chair for Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Fund Raiser Auction.
  • 2007 Reality Bytes, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.
  • 2007 Juror for the Texas Biannual, Austin, Texas.
  • 2007 Object:objectivity, objecthood, objectivication. Main Gallery, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 2006 Moving Pictures, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas.
  • 2006 Interplay, The University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico and The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.
  • 2005 space-invaders, Main Gallery, The University of Texas at Dallas and Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, Texas.
  • 200S Click, Main Gallery, The University of Texas of Dallas, Richardson, Texas.
  • 2004 gym candy, Main Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas. Richardson, Texas.
  • 2003 Altered States, Main Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
  • 2002 jeeseT, (Artist using computer technology), University of Texas at Dallas, Main Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
  • 2001 Floored, Co-curated with Christine Bisetto and the University of Dallas and University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 2001 Hand-job, University of Texas at Dallas, Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Catalog published for exhibition.
  • 2001 Collin County Juried Exhibition, Plano Texas.
  • 2000 Substance Abuse, U.T.D. Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Brochure and essay published for exhibition.
  • 2000 Hi - Jinx, Co-curated exhibition and held at Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas and U.T.D. Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Catalog published for exhibition.
  • 1999 Peter Schjheldhal, critic forNewyorker Magazine. " Beauty." Lecture on the role of beauty in contemporary
  • art. Jonsson Performance Hall, U.T.D.
  • 1999 PIX, Critics Choice New Emerging Artists, U. T. D. Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Brochure and essays.
  • 1998 Blurring the Line, Panel and slide lecture exploring Art and Technology. Panel included three international artists: Matthew McCaslin, David Reed, and Michal Rovner. Moderator: Charley Wylie, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art
  • 1998 Blurring the Line, Co-curated with Mark Cole. U. T. D. Visual Arts Gallery. Dallas, Texas. Brochure and essay published for exhibition.
  • 1998 Material Matters, Co-curated with Greg Metz. U. T. D. Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Bibliography and Reviews (Since 2000)
  • Colpitt, Frances, Exhibition review, Art In America, September. 2006; no.B, page 173. (photo).
  • Terranova, Charissa, John Pomara's 96-tears, The Dallas Observor, March 16-22, 2006. Yo1.26, no. 11.
  • O'Brien, Titus," Shows Could Mark an Exciting Shift in the Cultural Climate," The Fort Worth Star Telegram March 16 2006.
  • Sasse, Julie, "Paint on Metal," Exhibition catalog and essay. January 2005.
  • Terranova, Chrissa, Painting In the Age of the Infobat, Exhibition essay, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art.200s.
  • Bourbon, Matthew, John Pomara, Scott Barber, and Ted Kincaid, Artlies, Winter, 2005 volAs. (photo page 86-87).
  • Kutner, Janet, Experimental Art on the Move. Dallas Morning News, December 8, 2005.
  • Mitchell, Dee, Dallas Morning News. October 2005.
  • Simblist, Noah, John Pomara: Painting in Continuum, Glasstire.com, December 2005.
  • Bourbon, Matthew, Review, Flash Art, September, Yol.37 no.237. Page 117 (photo). 2004
  • Sheerin, Kate, Texas Vision, The Barrett Collection. Exhibition catalog and essays. (photo page 178).
  • Terranova, Charissa, "Life After Death." Dallas Observer, November 11-17, 2004. Page 43.
  • Zotos, John, "The Grid Unlocked," Artlies, Winter, 2004, noA1, page 80-81. (photo)
  • Terranova, Charissa, Flatness in the Flatlands or, On the State of Cultural Production along the Urban Periphery of Dallas, Glasstire.com, Jan. 2004.
  • Gordon, Kelly, "Gallery show spotlights recent work by 9 artists. " Dallas Morning News, Jan 7, 2004
  • Kutner, Janet. "Tremendous Momentum," Art News, vol. 102, May, 2003.
  • Kutner, Janet, "All over the place," Dallas Morning News, Nov.2, 2003.
  • Kutner. Janet, "Contemporary Exhibit Pairs Texas Artists With Muses," Dallas Morning News, Feb. 2003.
  • June, Lee, Neo Painting. Exhibition catalog and essay, 2002. Young-Contemporary Museum of Art, Kwangiju-City, Korea.
  • Magary, Jim, "Artist Trade Oils for Inkjets". Wired News, October 4, 2002.
  • McCabe, Bret, "Screen Time", Dallas Observer, August 9-15, 2001. page 63. (photo)
  • Mitchell, Dee, "Night Rays", Dallas Morning News, May 30, 2001. page 12. (photo)
  • Daniel, Mike, "New Works", Dallas Morning News; Weekend Quide. May 11, 2001. pages.(photo)
  • Klaasmeyer, Kelly, "Office Max", Houston Press, March29-ApriI4, 2001.(photo)
  • Anspon, Catherine, "Crossing State Lines", Art News, vol.99, no. 11. page 163-164. December, 2000.
  • Johnson, Patricia, "Beyond Borders", Houston Chronicle, Sep. 24, 2000.
  • Kutner, Janet; " Abstract works contradict, entice", Dallas Morning News, Feb. 27, 2000. ( photos ).
  • McCabe, Bret; "White Noise", The Met, Feb. 23, 2000. (Photo).
  • Daniel, Mike; "Man and Machine", Dallas Morning News, Feb. 11, 2000.(photo).

News Articles

Prof's Work Examines How Art, Technology and Science Interact
Prof's Work Examines How Art, Technology and Science Interact John Pomara, professor of visual arts in the School of Arts and Humanities, produces art that is unique to the digital age. His most recent work is on display at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas until Nov. 24.The exhibit, titled off-Key2, showcases Pomara’s artistic approach fusing art, science and technology – a style that has developed over time. In 1998, Pomara was a newly-hired professor who didn’t want anyone to see what he was working on. After dark, when no one was around, he returned to the Visual Arts Building to use the copy machine. For months, Pomara photocopied paint drips patterned to resemble microbiology photographs of cell structures. Pomara’s late-night project led to an exhibition of large-scale paintings and photographs that appeared as photocopies at the Dallas Museum of Art, and to a deeper investigation of how art, technology and science interact.Today, Pomara is lauded for his ability to blend technology and traditional art. Some call him a “new media artist.”
Artist and Faculty Member John Pomara To Serve As Curator of Mixed-Media Exhibition at UTD
Artist and Faculty Member John Pomara To Serve As Curator of Mixed-Media Exhibition at UTD RICHARDSON, Texas (July 25, 2005 ) — Acclaimed artist and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) faculty member John Pomara will serve as curator of space-invaders, a mixed-media exhibition that will be shown in the main gallery of UTD’s Visual Arts Building from Aug. 19 to Sept. 17. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with the Eugene Binder Gallery in Marfa, where space-invaders will be on display in October. 

Pomara, an associate professor in UTD’s School of Arts & Humanities and a recent Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Legend Award winner, said the exhibition explores the current state and definition of “space.” Normally, paintings and photographs exist in the second dimension, while sculptures exist in the third . Many of the works in this exhibit, however, seem to exist in the second and third dimensions simultaneously, said Pomara.
Pomara, Dodge Recognized as Outstanding Teachers at UT Dallas
Two educators at the University of Texas at Dallas — Dr. John Pomara and Dr. Nathan Dodge — have been selected as outstanding teachers for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Pomara, an associate professor in the School of Arts and Humanities, will receive the Chancellor’s Council Award, which is provided annually by The University of Texas System to recognize excellence in teaching at each of the system’s nine general academic institutions.  Dodge, a senior lecturer in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected for the newly created President’s Outstanding Teaching Award, established this year by UT Dallas President David E. Daniel to recognize the contributions of non-tenure track faculty.