Current Exhibitions
Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival in New Orleans

June 6, 2019 - December 6, 2020

Louisiana State Museum

The Presbytere

751 Chartres St.

New Orleans, LA 70116

504-568-6968

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Recent Exhibitions

Der Liebestod and other works (Solo Exhibition)

September 9 - October 1, 2017

Redbud Gallery

303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008

713-862-2532

The online and print catalog is available here.

Special Collections

The Louisiana State Museum; New Orleans, Louisiana - 2018
 

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, Louisiana - 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Houston, Texas – 2005

The Worcester Art Museum; Worcester, Massachusetts – 2005

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Collection of Art, Prints, and Photographs; New York Public Library; New York, New York – 1995

Solo Exhibitions

Der Liebestod and other works (Solo Exhibition)

Redbud Gallery

Houston, TX - 2017

Bent, Not Broken

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

New Orleans, LA – 2015/2016

 

La Ofrenda

Palma Gallery

New Orleans, Louisiana – 2007

 

Carondelet

Clamp Art

New York, New York – 2004

 

Eastaboga

Nikolai Fine Art

New York, New York – 2002

 

Recent Works

Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum

Talladega, Alabama -1995

 

Recent Works

Telfair-Pete Theatre Gallery

Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama – 1995

 

Michael Meads: Solo Exhibition

Little House Gallery

Homewood, Alabama - 1993

 

Recent Works

Telfair-Pete Theatre Gallery

Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama 1991

Selected Exhibitions

Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival in New Orleans - The Presbytere, Louisiana State Museum;
New Orleans, LA - 2019

CREAM - Red Truck Gallery; New Orleans, LA - 2019

Contemporary Alabama Photography - Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston Baptist University; Houston, TX - 2017-2018

Contemporary Alabama Photography - Mobile Museum of Art; Mobile, AL - 2017

Garden of Earthly Delights - Claire Elizabeth Gallery;  New Orleans, LA, - 2017

​The Beauty of Disguise - Asking USA; Berlin, Germany - 2016

/’pāpər/;The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2016

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2016

Queer x Desire; Sprechsaal Gallery; Berlin, Germany; - 2016

 

Self-Processing: Instant Photography; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA 2014/2015

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2014

 

A Sense of Place: Ten Years of Art from the Ogden Museum; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA 2013

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2013

 

A Sense of Place: Ten Years of Art from the Ogden Museum; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA 2013/2014

 

Into the Light: Photographs from the Permanent Collection; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA 2013

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2012

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2011

 

Eat Me; Curated by Paulina Bebecka; Postmasters Gallery; New York City – 2010/2011

 

Postcards from the Edge Benefit; Visual AIDS; New York City – 2010

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2010

 

New Southern Photography; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2010

 

Postcards from the Edge Benefit; Visual AIDS; New York City – 2009

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, LA – 2009

 

Kids Behaving Badly; Curated by Brian Clamp; ClampArt; New York City – 2009

 

Recently Acquired Works; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans , LA – 2009

 

Postcards from the Edge Benefit; Visual AIDS; New York , New York – 2008

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans , Louisiana – 2008

 

Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis; Arthur Roger Gallery; New Orleans, Louisiana – 2008

 

Pencil and Paper; Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery; Loyola University; New Orleans, Louisiana – 2008

 

Male: Works from the collection of Vince Aletti; White Columns, New York City – 2008

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans , Louisiana – 2007

 

Ten Curatorial Perspectives; Haven Arts; Bronx, New York – 2006

 

Surviving the Hurricane: Katrina’s Impact on New Orleans Art; CAC; New Orleans , Louisiana – 2006

 

Culture of Queer; Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation; Curated by David Rubin; New York, New York – 2006

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, Louisiana – 2006

 

Culture of Queer; Creative Arts Center – New Orleans; Curated by David Rubin;New Orleans, Louisiana – 2005

 

What I did on my Summer Vacation... Autobiographical Photography and the Snapshot Aesthetic; Curated by Brian Clamp; Clamp Art; New York City – 2005

 

Seduction: Shedding Light On Dark Desires; Curated by Ray Cook; Queensland Centre for Photography; Bulimba, Queensland, Australia – 2005

 

The Hybrid; Curated by Mateo Neivert; Palma Gallery; New Orleans, Louisiana – 2005

 

Growing Up Absurd: Boys Becoming Men in an Insane World; Radiant Light Gallery; Portland, Maine – 2005

 

O What a Night; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; New Orleans, Louisiana – 2004

 

OUT Auction; GLAAD; New York, New York – 2004

 

Postcards from the Edge Benefit; Visual AIDS; New York, New York – 2004

 

LaGrange National Biennial XXIII; Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum; LaGrange, Georgia – 2004

 

My people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they're content to spray stars from your boughs); Curated by Bob Nickas, Team Gallery, New York, New York – 2003

 

K 48 III Teenage Rebels Show, Group Exhibition Curated by Scott Hug; Galerie du Jour Agnes B; Paris, France – 2003

 

K 48: DAAG ONS NIET UIT; Curated by Scott Hug; Capucijnenstraat 98; Maastricht, Netherlands – 2003

 

Scope-New York; with Nikolai Fine Art; New York, New York- 2003

 

Disturb; Group Exhibition Curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis; LAB Art Projects, Athens, Greece - 2002 – 2003

 

Scope-Miami; with Nikolai Fine Art; Miami, Florida, - 2002

 

White Box Annual Auction; White Box; New York, New York – 2002

 

K 48 III Teenage Rebels Show; Group Exhibition Curated by Scott Hug; John Connelly Presents, New York, New York - December 2002 - January 2003

 

Disturb; Group Exhibition Curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis; Center for Contemporary Art, Thesaloniki, Greece – 2002

 

Disturb; Group Exhibition Curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis; 1st Public School of Hydra Contemporary Art Center, Hydra, Greece – 2002

 

Take Home A Nude Benefit; Sotheby's New York; New York, New York – 2002

 

Turin Art Fair; Group Exhibition; Turin, Italy – 2001

 

Snakes, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails; Group Exhibition Curated by Bill Previdi; Nikolai Fine Art, New York, New York – 2001

 

ANP: City Projects, Group Exhibition; Curated by Jimi Damms; Century Gallery, London, England – 2000

 

ANP: City Projects, Group Exhibition; Curated by Jimi Damms; Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands – 2000

 

ANP: City Projects, Group Exhibition; Curated by Jimi Damms; Galerie S & H de Buck, Ghent, Belgium – 2000

 

Second Skin, Group Exhibition; Curated by Corrinna Ripps; University Art Museum; State University of New York; Albany, New York – 1998

 

The Erotics of Denial; Group Exhibition; Curated by Bill Arning; E. S. Vandam Gallery; New York, New York – 1998

 

Thirty-sixth Tennessee All-State Art Competition; Watkins Institute; Juried Group Exhibition; The Parthenon Galleries; Nashville, Tennessee – 1997

 

Open Your Heart; Ninth Annual Bailey House Art Auction Invitational; The Puck Building, New York, New York – 1997

 

Red Clay Survey; Juried Group Exhibition; Lois Tarlow, Juror; Huntsville Museum of Art; Huntsville, Alabama -1996

 

Art With A Southern Drawl, Juried Group Exhibition; Juror's Merit Award Recipient; University of Mobile; Mobile, Alabama – 1996

 

The Fourth Photo Annual; Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Invitational Group Exhibition; New York, New York – 1995

 

Cheaha Exhibition; Juried Group Exhibition;Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum; Talladega, Alabama – 1995

 

Cheaha Exhibition; Juried Group Exhibition; Juror's Merit Award Recipient; Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum; Talladega, Alabama – 1994

 

The Learned Image; Invitational Group Exhibition; Five Points Gallery; Chatham, New York – 1994

 

Together; Invitational Group Exhibition; Russell Sage College; Troy, New York – 1994

 

Transfiguration: University at Albany Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition; University Art Museum; State University of New York at Albany; Albany, New York – 1994

 

Light; Invitational Group Exhibition for the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York; Russell Sage College; Troy, New York – 1993

 

Cheaha Exhibition; Juried Group Exhibition; Juror's Foundation Award Recipient; Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum; Talladega, Alabama – 1993

 

A Political World; Invitational Group Exhibition; The Fifth Gate Arts Center; Birmingham, Alabama – 1992

 

One Dome; Birmingham Artists' Association Invitational Group Exhibition; B.A.A Gallery; Birmingham, Alabama – 1992

 

New Works; Three Person Exhibition, Little House Gallery, Homewood, Alabama - 1992

 

Times Eight Charity Art Auction; Group Exhibition; Birmingham, Alabama – 1992

 

Auburn University Fine Arts Alumni Show; Invitational Group Exhibition; Symposium on the Arts, panel member; Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama – 1992

 

Eat; Invitational Group Exhibition; Russell Sage College; Troy, New York – 1992

 

Superstition and Personal Ritual; Invitational Group Exhibition; The Fifth Gate Arts Center; Birmingham, Alabama – 1992

 

Spirituality and Eroticism; Invitational Group Exhibition; Five Points Gallery; Chatham, New York – 1992

 

Operation New Birmingham Show; Invitational Group Exhibition; The Times Eight Space; Birmingham, Alabama – 199

 

Times Eight Invitational; Group Exhibition; The Pepper Show Room; Birmingham, Alabama – 1991

 

Ethics of Desire; Invitational Group Exhibition; Five Points Gallery; Chatham, New York – 1991

 

Second Thoughts; Juried Group Exhibition; Russell Sage College; Troy, New York – 1991

 

Thesis Exhibition; Group Exhibition; University Gallery; State University of New York at Albany; Albany, New York – 1990

 

Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region; Juried Group Exhibition; Juror's Award Recipient; Ken Johnson, Juror; Albany Institute of History and Art; Albany, New York – 1990

 

Flower; Benefit Exhibition for Our Brother's Keeper Foundation; Group Exhibition; Russell Sage College; Troy, New York – 1990

 

Dogmatic; Group Exhibition; Curated by Leon Fried; Installation Collaboration with Bruce Stiglich; Ted Gallery; Albany, New York – 1989

 

Thesis Exhibition; Group Exhibition; Foy Union Gallery; Auburn, Alabama – 1987

 

Head; Group Exhibition; Behind the Glass Gallery; Auburn, Alabama – 1987

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