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JooYoung Choi: C.S. Watson and the Cosmic Womb


January 20th – February 6th 2015

Brazos Gallery presents the work of JooYoung Choi: C.S. Watson and the Cosmic Womb. Please Join Us for the opening reception Wednesday Jan 21 from 12-1pm in the Brazos Gallery for an artist talk with JooYoung.

JooYoung Choi’s exhibition invites viewers to follow C.S. Watson as she explores a fantastic world called the Cosmic Womb. Using painting, collage, sculpture, installation and video, Choi collages together a multi-media experience that demonstrates the potentials of melding the personal search for self with universal wonders of the monomyth. Through figurative works, complex compositions, rich color schemes, and formal, stylistic and cultural assemblage Choi weaves together her autobiographical memoirs with pure imagination in a world of wonder and delight.


JooYoung Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to Concord, New Hampshire by way of adoption. While completing her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she was reunited with her birth-family. In 2012 Choi received her MFA from Lesley University (MA).Through painting, video art, animation and puppetry she blends auto-biographical narrative with fantasy. Her artwork is organized around a paracosm (a highly structured imaginary world) called “The Cosmic Womb”. Choi has been included in exhibitions across the United States and South Korea. In 2007 she received a Somerville Arts Council LCC Cultural Heritage Grant. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe Side Kick, as well as Korean Quarterly. JooYoung is currently an artist in residence at Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Houston, TX.


There will be an additional reception Friday evening Jan 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for the public.

Transformation: Paintings by Jennifer Morgan: EXTENDED to Jan 9th


Brazos Gallery presents its final exhibition for 2014, TRANSFORMATION: paintings by Jennifer Morgan. Jennifer is a local artist whose work has been featured in numerous exhibitions both locally and nationally. Her whimsical imagery, mixed with geometric shapes and all kinds of forest creatures, evoke a sense of surrealism. The exhibition will be on display through the end of the year. Due to the artists schedule and final exams there will not be a reception and artist talk.  Come enjoy another great artist brought to you by Brazos Gallery and Richland College.

Upcoming Exhibition: Paper Dolls by John Spriggins


Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls is title of the next exhibition opening in Brazos gallery featuring the work of Richland College Gallery Director John Spriggins. The Exhibition is set to open Monday November 10 and will close Friday November 28th.

Artists Statement

“We have no built-in sense of identity, but rather compose ourselves from pieces of popular culture.” -Sporre

Self perception is one of the most difficult issues we have to deal with in our life time. From the time a little girl picks up her first doll, wears her first dress, or has her ears pierced she is being influenced by a social standard of femininity. In time we all develop a self concept; partly from outward influences and partly from introspection. Paper Dolls is an exploration into how outward influence, particularly the media, effect women.

The silhouettes are images of women from a variety of ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. John had them pose like the childhood toy paper dolls. The paper dolls speak to the early influences much like the images of Barbie. They conform to an absurd and unrealistic standard of beauty by which many women measure themselves. The magazine covers and additional text address the, often times, nonsensical redundancy of the media in attempting to present solutions for issues surrounding self-acceptance, love and relationships, and external appearance.



Wallflowers Exhibition Opening: David Namaksy


Brazos Gallery is proud to present the opening of Wallflowers, a photography exhibition by Richland alum David Namaksy. David is currently a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce where he is studying photography. Please join us Tuesday October 21, from 12-1pm in Brazos gallery for a reception and artist talk. The exhibition open Friday Oct 17th and closes Nov 7.

David Namaksy is a former architect and video game designer and is currently pursuing a degree in fine art photography from Texas A&M University Commerce. Mr. Namaksy currently lives and pursues photography from his home in Dallas, Texas. His work has been shown in many galleries around the United States in group exhibitions.  He has been recognized in national photographic competitions and his work was featured in Photographic Forum magazine.

David Namaksy Artist Talk and Reception.

Brazos Gallery Lecture Series: Trenton Doyle Hancock


Brazos Gallery Lecture Series is proud to present its Fall 2014 guest lecturer Trenton Doyle Hancock on October 22nd at 7pm on the campus of Richland College. The lecture will take place in Sabine Hall room 117-118. Mr. Hancock will be giving a talk about his current work and his career as an international artist.

For more information contact John Spriggins at or 972-238-6339.


Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75243

Master Works


Brazos Gallery would like to invite you to the opening of Master Works: The Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring work by Richland College Full-time and Adjunct Art Faculty. You are welcome to bring your students, or if you would like to schedule a time with John Spriggins the gallery director please contact him using the information provided below. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.

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John Spriggins, BFA, MA
Gallery Coordinator
Richland College
12800 Abrams RD
Dallas, TX 75243

Jake Allee Workshop – June 20th

Richland is proud to announce that Jake Allee will be giving a workshop at Richland College this Thursday, June 20th, from 10am-4pm.  The first part of the day will be focused on brushwork techniques on paper.  Students are invited to participate by bringing their own bamboo or watercolor brushes and 300lb cold-press watercolor paper.  Richland will provide some watercolor paper to Richland students while supplies last.  In the afternoon Jake will demonstrate some of his building techniques in clay.

Jake is currently teaching at Coloratdo Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado.  He has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad including locations such as Spain, Croatia, and Australia.  You can review Jake’s diverse works in clay and on paper at

For questions and information contact Jen Rose at 972-761-6837

Annual Richland Student Exhibition

Annual Richland Student Exhibition
April 11- May 3, 2013
Reception: Thursday April 11, 12-2pm
Juror: Jeff Zilm
Brazos Gallery

Cash prizes for 1st – 3rd place and Director’s Choice Award

About Jeff Zilm:

Jeff Zilm attended the University of North Texas, where he earned a BA in art history, and Southern Methodist University, where he earned his MFA. Zilm’s work has been exhibited throughout Texas and New York since 1996. His most recent solo and two-person exhibitions include, The Book I Read was in yr Eyes The Meth I Smoked was in yr Purse at Preteen Gallery, Mexico City; Cheats at the Compact Gallery in San Luis Obispo; An Introduction to Temporal Cloaking at the Oliver Francis Gallery; Gaffes and Informations at Ft. Worth Contemporary; 7023629730 at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX; and A Social Acid (leaked) at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX. Zilm has served as artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX and was the 2002 Dallas Museum of Art Otis and Velma Dozier Grant recipient.