2016 MFA Painting, University of Houston
2015 School of Visual Arts, New York
1999 BFA Painting, University of Houston
Blain, LaRuth International Endowment Fund for the Arts; Hohlt-Wich Endowment Fund for the Arts; Hunting Prize Finalist; First Prize @ The Dairy (Boulder, CO.); American Advertising Award, Best Website of the Year, Mario Batali.com; National Graphic Design Award, Communication Design, AIM Mutual Funds.
2017 The Miraculous: Houston, with Raphael Rubinstein, 50 site-specific artworks across the University of Houston, as part of the CounterCurrent 17 Festival, Houston
2016 Hard Tension/Soft Surface: PROJECTS Gallery, Houston
2012 The Stanford-Binet: The Modern Authority on Identifying Intellectually Deficient Children, DARKE Gallery, Houston
2011 If you sprinkle when you tinkle, Art League Houston (Installation)
2010 The Birds of Music, Bering & James Gallery, Houston
2007 Antecedents, DesignWorks Gallery
2016 Painting, Process, Materials, Textures, Galleri Urbane, Dallas
2016 Taut Structures: Heather Bause and Carl Suddath, Galveston Historical Foundation
2016 Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn — Dublin, Glasgow
2016 Blaffer Museum, MFA Thesis Exhibition
2015 SOA, SVA, New York
2015 Hunting Art Prize, Houston
2015 SOA Exhibition, Blaffer Museum
2015 WHAT IS THE WHAT, University of Houston
2015 Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston
2015 30th Annual Intl Exhibition, University of Texas, Juror: James Pace
2014 NEW-Onset, galleryHOMELAND, Houston
2014 VIP Lounge, Texas Contemporary Art Fair Houston
2014 Apply Pressure Here, PROJECTS Gallery, University of Houston
2014 Connect Five, 4411 Montrose, Houston
2014 VSP6, APAMA MACKEY GALLERY & G Gallery, Houston
2014 Location, Location Location, Blaffer Museum: Window Into Houston
2014 SOA Exhibition, Blaffer Museum, Houston
2014 Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston
2013 Hullabaloo, galleryHOMELAND, Houston
2013 Spooky as Hell, PROJECTS gallery, Houston
2013 VSP5, APAMA MACKEY GALLERY, Houston
2013 Texas National, Curated by Peter Selz
2013 WonderWilder Wall Paintings
2013 Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston
2013 5×7, The Contemporary, Austin
2012 In Plain Sight, McClain Gallery, Houston
2012 Zoya Tommy, Houston
2012 Texas National, Curated by Dave Hickey
2012 Bike Art, The Dairy, Boulder, Colorado.
2012 Southern Open, Acadiana Center for the Arts. Curated by Rene Barilleaux, McNay Museum of Art
2012 Mini-Art, Art League Houston
2012 Sur Papier, Yvonamor Palix, Houston
2012 Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston
2012 5×7, The Contemporary, Austin
2011 The BIG Show, Lawndale Art Center, Curated by Larissa Harris
2011 Texas National, Curated by James Drake
2011 5×7, The Contemporary, Austin
2011 BOX of Curiosities (Portable on Demand Art), The American Association of Museums Cultural PODs Program, HAA, Discovery Green, Houston
2011 The Empty BOX, BOX13 Artspace, Houston
2010 Annual Exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Curated by James Edwards
2010 5×7, The Contemporary, Austin
2010 Member Exhibition, BOX 13 Artspace, Houston
2009 Poissant Gallery, Houston
2009 The BIG Show, Lawndale Art Center, Curated by Laura Fried
2009 City Hall, Houston
2009 5×7, The Contemporary, Austin
2009 Rescued: Works that survived IKE, DesignWorks Gallery
2007 The BIG Show, Lawndale Art Center, Curated by Rita Gonzalez
2007 Group Show, Mind Puddles,Houston
2003 Portraits, Tropic, Houston
1997 Luscious, Firehouse Gallery, Houston
2016 Assistant Professor of Design, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
2013 – 2016 Instructor, Fundamentals of Painting; Fundamentals of Drawing,
University of Houston
2012 – 2013 Painting & Mixed Media Instructor, Jesuit High School, in coordination with
Houston Grand Opera Outreach and Rice University.
2009 – 2014 Mixed Media & Painting Instructor, Baker Ripley & Ripley House community centers in
coordination with Houston Grand Opera Outreach Program and Art Place America.
2009 – 2011 Lecturer & Mixed Media Instructor, Lanier Middle School in coordination with Rice University.
2010 – 2012 Adjunct Mixed Media & Painting, Art League Houston
Gulf Coast Journal, October 10, 2016: Review: David Aylsworth’s “Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea,”
2007– present Contract/Freelance Designer, Bausehaus
Providing brand and identity solutions for small to mid-sized companies. Design work includes print and custom websites and web applications for our clients. Clientele includes: The Right Place; Cooperative Health Solutions; Mario Batali; National Resource Defense Council Action Fund; Battleship Texas Foundation; State Bar of Texas; Automated Voice and Data Solutions; New Leaf Real Estate; Stonegate Productions; Escalera Resources Oil & Gas; Law-Focused Education; Beacon Hotel; Time Hotel NYC; Millennium Hotels and MotionNotes
2003 – 2007 Creative Director, Whiteboard Labs, formerly Webvertising, Houston
Designing custom websites and web applications, including brand and identity for clients and firms using our
proprietary application. Provided design direction and team leadership to art directors, design team and interns. Coordinated all aspects of in-house design projects, flow and schedule of incoming work and synchronized design development with programming teams. Scheduled weekly production meetings and helped write /create proposals and estimates for clients, track hours and keep projects on schedule and within budget
2002 – 2003 Art Director, Shell International, Houston
Web designer assisting in dead-line oriented web site development, as well as print designer assisting in print
projects for the in-house marketing team.
2002 Senior Designer, NASA and Lockheed Martin, Houston
Designed and produced online games for the e-Marketing and Technology group.
1999-02 Creative Director, Chevron, Houston
Web designer assisting in dead-line oriented web site development, as well as print material and collateral for the IDC marketing team.
1999 Senior Designer, AIM Mutual Funds, Houston
Print designer assisting in dead-line oriented print projects for the in-house marketing team. Branding for AIM Private Asset Group, internal logo creation, charts and graphs based on data points, financial data sheets, proposals, brochures, quarterly and annual fact books, retirement prospectus.
1998-99 Designer, Sachnowitz & Co. Advertising, Houston
1997-98 Designer, Killion Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
1996-97 Visual Arts Assistant, Houston International Festival, Houston
1993-96 Production Assistant, Campbell Mithun Esty Advertising
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