1998 - Master of Fine Arts, University of Houston, Houston, TX

1995 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


2014 - Moss/Chumley Award, Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX

2014 - Cultural Grant Recipient, Netherland-American Foundation, New York, NY

2010 - Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, New York, NY

2006 - Visual Art Fellowship, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, TX

2003 - Visual Artist Grant Recipient, Peter Reed Foundation, New York, NY


2019 - Arts, Letters and Numbers, Averill Park, NY

2017 - Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

2014 - Gushul Artist Residency, University of Lethbridge, Blairmore, Alberta, CA

2014 - Foundation id11, Rutten, The Netherlands

2013 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2012 - Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock, NY

2010 - Wassaic Project Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY

2003 - Artist in Residence, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

2001 - Artist in Residence, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Public Collections:

University of Texas at Arlington

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

University of Central Arkansas

McNeese State University

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2019     - First Amendment Machine -- Mountain View College, Dallas, TX

2018     - For the Time Being – Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT

2017     - Trace -- Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

2015     - Glory is the Language of the Poet -- Blaffer Museum of Art, Windows on Houston, Houston, TX

2014     - Ought Not No One -- Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX

2014     - A Magpie and a Rainbow -- Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012     - Of Thee I Sing -- Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011     - Timelines -- Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX

2011     - Chronicle -- Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School, Weston, MA

2009     - Americana--Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007     - Darryl Lauster:  Recreating – Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC

2000     - Zea -- Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

Video Screenings:

2016     - When I See The Black Hills I Will Remember You, L'atypique Trouble, Traverse Video, Institut Supérieur des

                     Arts, Toulouse, France

2015     - Jacobins, Expanded Cinema IV, Dallas Video Fest, Dallas, TX

2013     - Backstory, at Spane: Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment, Artscape Gibraltar Point,

                     Toronto, CA

2012     - We The People, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock NY


2017     - Declaration, Inverse Performance Art Festival, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR

2015     - Declaration, Itinerant Performance Art Festival, Multiple Venues, Queens Media Arts Project, Queens, NY     

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020     - Make America What America Must Become – Contemporary Art Center New Orleans,New Orleans, LA

2019     - On The Tip Of My Tongue — Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR

2019     - Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts, Northern Illinois University Art Museum,

                      De Kalb, IL

2019     - North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington, VT

2018     - SculptureNow 2018 – The Mount, Lenox, MA

2018     - Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition -- Tuscawilla Art Park, Ocala, FL

2018     - Shhh…, -- Arts + Literature Lab, Madison, WI

2017     - Guns, Violence and Justice -- The National Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2015     - Context -- The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2014     - Co/Action -- 500X, Dallas, TX

2013     - Berlin Becher Triennial – Berlin Glas eV, Berlin, Germany

2013     - Sculpture Key West – West Martello Historic Site, Key West, FL

2013     - Here and Now – Louise Wells Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC

2013     - Utopia/Dystopia – Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2012     - Agency of Unrealized Projects -- Daadgalerie, Berlin Germany

2011     - Beyond Useful -- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2011     - Ucross Fellows Retrospective—Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

2010     - Gallery Without Walls, 2010 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition--Lake Oswego, OR

2010     - Ucross: 27 Years of Visual Arts Residencies -- Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

2010     - Art at the X -- Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009     - Anxiety -- Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, TX

2008     - Golden Rain -- Collaborative project with artist Michael Petry.

                        Organized by Ha Gamle Prestergard Art and Cultural Center for Stavanger 2008, Egersund, Norway

2006     - Past is Present – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX

2006     - Four Artists, Four Stories – Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Houston, TX

2006     - 20th Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition -- Turchin Center for the Arts, Appalachian State

                         University, Boone, NC

2006     - Patriot Acts – Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2006     - Furniture as Metaphor – University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX     

2003     - Siting Sculpture – The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

2003     - Artists Installations Round 18 – Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2003     - Formed to Function -- John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Critical Articles Authored:

2020     “Concerning Confederate Monuments”, Athenaeum Review, Spring/Summer.

2017     “Temporary Collectives”, College Art Journal Open, April.

2013     "Everything Old is New Again", The Conversation, April 15.

2010     "Revelations", Art Lies Magazine, Issue #67, Summer.

Creative Writing Authored:

2020     "Rigor", published in The Blood Pudding, NC, December.

2018     “Declined”, published in The Esthetic Apostle, Chicago IL, October.

2017      Rites of Passage, published by Creators Press, Hermosa Beach, CA.

2016     "Chronicle", published in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Issue #189, April.

Selected Reviews:


The Word is Art, by Michael Petry, Thames and Hudson, London UK, 2018.

Texas Artists Today, ed. by Catherine Anspon, Marquand Books, Seattle, WA, 2010.


Stand Up with Pete Dominick, Sirius XM Insight, August 2, 2019.


Gasher Online Journal, Boulder, CO, Spring 2020.

Anastamos, Chapman University, Irvine, CA, Issue 2 Part 3, Fall 2017.

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, Fall 2009, Vol. 21, Issue #2, April, 2009.


“Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts” color exhibition catalog, published

           by Northern Illinois University, 2020.

“Crafting Live(s):  Ten Years of Artists in Residence”, color exhibition catalog with essay by

           Keelin Burrows, published by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX, 2011.

“Golden Rain” collaboration with Michael Petry, color catalog of project for Stavanger 2008,

           published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, London, UK, 2008.

“Four Artists:  Four Stories”, exhibition catalog and essay by Paola Morsiani, Contemporary

           Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 2006.

Selected Articles:

“First Amendment Machine Examines Free Speech Through Art”, by Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas

     Morning News, TX, May 1, 2019.

“For the Time Being”, by Janelle Faignant, Rutland Herald, Rutland, VT, July 20, 2018.

"Animated Art", by Etta Badoe, The Queens Chronicle, Queens, NY, Nov. 19, 2015.

"Prone: New Work by Darryl Lauster", by Michael Petry, The Huffington Post, July 8, 2014.

“Making Our Selves At Home”, by Jenni Sorkin, American Craft Magazine, MN, Dec./Jan., 2011-12.

“Multimedia Savvy”, by Steve Carter, Modern Luxury Magazine, TX, Jan./Feb., 2012.  

“Timelines:  Darryl Lauster”, by Beth Secor, Arts and Culture Magazine, November, 2011.

“Recreating History”, by Isabel Heblich, The Wilmington Star News, Wilmington, NC, January 25, 2007.

"Darryl Lauster", by John Devine. Glasstire Magazine, September, 2006.

“Patriot Acts”, by Charissa Terranova, The Dallas Observer, Dallas TX, June 29, 2006.

“Fantastic 4”, by Kelly Klaasmeyer, The Houston Press, Houston TX, July 5, 2006.

“Siting Sculpture”, by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Art Lies Magazine No. 41 Winter 2003.

“Degrees of Whiteness”, by Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, Houston TX, Volume 15, No. 35. August 28, 2003.

"Repro Man", by Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, Houston TX, December 20, 2001.