Zoya Tommy Contemporary

Zoya Tommy Contemporary



4102 Fannin St.

Houston, TX 77004


Earl Staley: Desire in the Garden

Zoya Tommy Contemporary

October 15 - November 12, 2016

After learning that the Houston Grand Opera will stage Faust as part of its 2016-2017 season, using sets designed by Earl Staley in 1985, the artist was inspired to create a new series of paintings that incorporate some of the opera’s themes. This is a show of those works.


Brett Hollis: Sublime Absurdity

From the artist: “The work of Brett Hollis is a scientific paradox, where irreverent narratives play out to reveal unexpected concepts. Throughout his pieces, Hollis...

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Perry House: Happyville

An exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Perry House. The works in the show are inspired by America’s fear of terrorism and the colors used in Walt Disney...

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Matthew Couper & JK Russ: Salon of Desert Martyrs

An exhibition featuring works by Las Vegas-based artists Matthew Couper & JK Russ. Each artist will exhibit their individual work and also unveil their recent collaborative creations.

James Ciosek: Opalescent Order

An exhibition of new works by James Ciosek. In his sculptures, the artist attempts to capture the “action and beauty of universal chaos.”


A group-exhibition of monochrome art focusing on the symbiotic relationship between black and white. Artists include: Tony Cragg, Marlene Dumas, Angela Kallus, Guus Kemp, Lindsey Nobel, Julon...

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Kay Tasuji: Connected

An exhibition of drawings inspired by the artist’s Middle Eastern background.

2016-Open Your Eyes

A show featuring “quirky sculptures by Rachel Fisher, colorful compositions by Eric Ockrassa, narrative sculptures by Margaret McMillan and provocative portraits by Angel Castelán.”

Guus Kemp: Paint, Toys and Bubble Gum

An exhibition of abstract paintings by artist Guus Kemp. “The paintings, some of which incorporate real toys, inspire a sensation of playfulness and spirit that continues...

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Earl Staley: Follies

An exhibition of abstract and representational paintings. Combining the landscapes of Santa Fe and Texas, Staley communicates his memories and dreams of nature.

New Work

A group exhibition featuring new work by artists Ibsen Espada, Felipe Lopez, Whitney Oldenberg, Mark Perry, Julon Pinkston, Eric Sall, Earl Staley, and Marco Villegas.

Kamila Szczesna and Gil Rocha: Twist

This exhibition brings together two artists with existential concerns and playful use of material and form–Galveston-based Kamila Szczesna and Laredo-based Gil Rocha.

Julon Pinkston: Nailed

In Pinkston’s current work, he creates impasto paintings along with paint made to look and feel like ubiquitous objects relating to his studio practice—duct tape,...

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Earl Staley: The Resolution of Doubt

He’s been making work for over 50 years, but this show presents Earl Staley’s recent paintings, made since his reappearance in the Houston area.

Show Up

Group show: Guus Kemp, Charles Krafft, Lester Marks, B. Moody, Julon Pinkston, Gil Rocha, Katie Pell, Antonia Richardson and Peter Zelle.


Prints by Penny Cerling (pictured) and Marco Villegas, part of PrintHouston 2014.

The Tacos Are Here: Gil Rocha

Images of outer space and the possibilities other planets or galaxies have always captured Rocha’s imagination.  

Ushio Shinohara

Hurry, it’s a ‘pop up’ exhibition and won’t be here long!  

Lauren Kelley: Puce Parade

Zoya Tommy Contemporary presents Houston-based artist Lauren Kelley in her first solo exhibition with the gallery titled Puce Parade.

Summer Breeze

Zoya Tommy Contemporary presents three  artists; Danville Chadbourne, Mark Perry and Alex Shinohara.

Anastasia Pelias: Ritual Devotion

Zoya Tommy Contemporary Gallery presents Ritual Devotion, paintings by Anastasia Pelias. Pelias creates abstract paintings that are rooted in her dual cultural ancestry of  New Orleans...

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