Author: Lucia Simek

Lucia is an artist and writer based in Dallas. She is a frequent contributor to D Magazine's arts blog, FrontRow and a contributing editor and art adviser for D Home. She is also a founding member of the The Art Foundation, a Dallas-based artist collective that formed as an investigative endeavor that aims to cultivate artistic dialogue through concise critical and aesthetic explorations in the form of exhibitions, interventions and the written word. She is currently pursuing her MFA in sculpture at Texas Christian University.


Berlin, By Way of San Antonio

One of the major difficulties facing a Texas artist is getting your work out of Texas and into wider art world networks. Residencies are available […]

Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin

Put the Houston in Houston Museums!

Yesterday, Randy Tibbits of the Houston Press took the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Menil to task for failing to show Houston artists. Museum […]

Homecoming! Committee. The Facility, 1967 (2013); installation view, Post Communique, 2013. Courtesy of Homecoming! Committee

Prada Marfa Vandal to Stand Trial

The artist behind the recent Prada Marfa vandalization, Joe Magnano, also known as 9271977, is scheduled to stand trial for his West Texas art antics […]

Joe Magnano, Prada Marfa vandal, TOMS Marfa creator.

Pop-up Sweatshop Part of Fusebox Festival

In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the collapse of an eight story garment factory in Bangladesh, which killed 1134 workers and injured at […]

SEWN ON THE STREET is a project by artists Monika Jakubiak and Rebecca Layton. Image courtesy Fuse Box Festival.

ANOTHER Art Barn to be Scrapped?

Perhaps as proof of the enduring influence of Rice University’s Art Barn, which was torn down last week, University of Texas at Dallas art alums […]

ANOTHER Art Barn to be Scrapped?

Marfa Community Day 2014

Few communities are close-knit enough to call to order an annual gathering and feast to celebrate each other and their space in the world, but […]

Marfa Community Day 2014

Effectual Networking for the Undiscovered

Unless you are very well-connected to wide art-market networks, getting renowned art professionals–curators, educators, artists–into your studio may be a long-shot, especially of you are […]

Hesse McGraw

How to Ask for Moolah 101

In the lifelong battle that is eeking out a living for most artists, navigating the mystifying world of grants and creative financial support can be a […]


 Apocalypse Now   1988   Alkyd and flashe on aluminum and steel, 84" X 72"

The Art Barn is No More

After setting aside only the metal siding that used to cover its exterior, at the request of a group of alumni, Rice University went ahead with […]

Photo By Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle

Machine Project Rolls into Houston

CORE program alumnus and director of the LA-based Machine Project, Mark Allen, comes to Houston this week pulling along a big bag of tricks to […]

Machine Project Rolls into Houston
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