James Stanford CV

Exhibitions

2023

Exhibition (TBA), Format 2023, organized by QUAD and DMARC (Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre of the University of Derby) and is supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and multiple partners from the UK and abroad. Derby, UK.

2022

A Phalanx of Angels Ascending, a three-sided, 2000+ sqft mural installation, curated by Laura Henkel. Accessioned into the City of Las Vegas’ permanent art collection. A Phalanx of Angels Ascending documentary accessioned into The Neon Museum’s permanent art collection. Mural and documentary completed July. March, Las Vegas, NV.

Regenera, Avalanche Summit, Guinovart Art Space, Poble Espanyol, March 22-27, Barcelona, Spain.

2021

Special Guest Speaker, Format 2021, organized by QUAD and DMARC (Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre of the University of Derby) and is supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and multiple partners from the UK and abroad. Derby, UK.

From The Land Beyond Beyond, a 7000+ sqft mural installation at the Neon Museum’s Reed Whipple Building, curated by ArtCulture PR on behalf of the Cultural Corridor Coalition, July, Las Vegas, NV.

Kevin Barry Fine Art, commissioned artworks for The Strat Resort and Casino, February, Las Vegas, NV.

2019

Art for Tibet, Students for a Free Tibet, 25 October – 7 November, New York, NY.

Shimmering Zen et al, Smallworks Press, Las Vegas Book Festival, 19 October, Las Vegas, NV.

Tim Burton Glow Award and Boneyard Ball, Neon Museum, 12 October, Las Vegas, NV.

A Phalanx of Angels Ascending, a three-sided, 2000+ sqft mural installation, curated by Laura Henkel. Completed July. Located at 705 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV.

The Strat Resort and Casino, commissioned artworks for private spaces, July, Las Vegas, NV.

Shimmering Zen: Portals, installation at Soho Lofts, curated by Laura Henkel, 1 February – 31 March, Las Vegas, NV.

2018

Shimmering Zen: Portals, installation at Quivx Building, curated by Laura Henkel, 6 December – 21 January, Las Vegas, NV.

David Tupaz SS19 with James Stanford, Shimmering Zen, 9–10 November, The Studio at Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV.

SOFA Chicago 2018, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, 1–4 November, Chicago, IL

David Tupaz SS19 with James Stanford, Shimmering Zen, Style Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, 6 September, New York, NY.

Shimmering Zen, North American book launch, 13 October, Ne10 Studio, Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV.

Shimmering Zen, 21 September – 24 November, The Studio at Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV.

Between Heaven and Earth, 5 May – 6 July, Ne10 Studio, Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV.

2017

Shimmering Zen, Asian Art in London, 2–11 November, Shoppe 99, Asian Art in London, London, UK.

Shimmering Zen, European book launch, 3 November, The London Library, London, UK.

2017 – 2020

360º Art Space, public art installation, 17 March 2017 – 31 December 2020, Las Vegas City Hall, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

2016

Aesthetics Primary, 26 May – 28 September, Las Vegas City Hall, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

2014

Indra’s Jewels, 6–28 March, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

2009

Your Future Starts Here, 20th Anniversary, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV.

2008

Indra’s Jewels, 6 September – 19 October, Goldwell Open Air Museum, Goldwell, NV.

2007

Wonder: A Reverie from The Mind’s Eye, 2–30 November, VURB Magazine, Las Vegas, NV.

Vintage Point, 7 September – 31 October, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

2006

Wonder: A Reverie from The Mind’s Eye, 17 March – 12 May, Winchester Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV.

2002

Movers & Shakers, 6 September – 19 October, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

2001

Cult of Apollo, James Stanford, 1 April – 14 June, Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

2000 – 2001

Fin?, 17 November 2000 – 7 February 2001, Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

1999

Botanical Show, 12 March – 24 April, Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

1998 – 1999

In the Heart of The City, James Stanford, 4 December 1998 – 16 January 1999, Lost Vegas Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

H2O, 11 September – 10 October, Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

1997

Digital Show, fall group show, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV .

Cats & Dogs, spring group show, Contemporary Arts Collective Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

1996

I.D.: A Search for Self, 27 November – 27 December, curated by James Stanford, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

Phosphine Thing, April, curated by James Stanford, Enigma Cafe Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

Mona! Mona! Mona!, annual juried show, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

1995

Not Playing with a Full Deck, group show at the Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV .

Las Vegas Abecedary: An Illustrated Las Vegas Alphabet, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

Chair-I-Tea, group show, Contemporary Arts Collective, California Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

Dunes Show, group show, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

1994

Angels, open exhibit of Southern Nevada Artists, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

Members’ Exhibit, Contemporary Arts Collective, Green Valley Library, Henderson, NV.

Small Works, group exhibit of small works by selected Nevada artists, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

1993

Loose Slots, members’ exhibit, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

Portraits of The Southwest, a portrait exhibit, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

Cult of Apollo, solo exhibit of drawings and paintings, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, City of Las Vegas, NV.

1987 – 1993

Nevada Motion Picture Directory, cover illustrations, Office of the Nevada Development Authority, Las Vegas, NV.

1985

UNLV Faculty Show, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.

1984

The Las Vegas Club, exhibit of Southern Nevada Artists, curated by James Stanford, Deluxe Gallery, Reno, NV.

New Work, Clark County Community College Faculty, The Gallery, First Western Savings, Las Vegas, NV.

National Paperworks Show, national juried exhibit of works on paper, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV.

Clark County Community College Faculty Exhibit, Allied Arts Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

Angel Peak Experience, curated by James Stanford, work from a retreat led by James Stanford, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

Slumber, solo exhibit, Art Space, Community College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV.

1983

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Greg Allred and James Stanford, Flamingo Library of Clark County, Las Vegas, NV.

Life is a Luau, Installation, Happening & Pig Roast, Grant Hall Gallery and Kiln Yard, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

Local Artists Exhibition, Winged Horse Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

1982

Seven Artists of Las Vegas, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

1981

Angel Peak Show, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

1980

Stanford / Freshwater, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

1978

Local Artists 2, North Las Vegas Library, North Las Vegas, NV.

1976

Local Artists, North Las Vegas Library, North Las Vegas, NV.

1973

Totems, solo exhibit of silver point drawings and oil paintings, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

James Stanford, Master Thesis Show, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Art Commission + Boards

1999 – 2001

Las Vegas Arts Commission, Chairman of the Board, Las Vegas Arts Commission, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

Lightscapes I, II, III, Fremont Street Experience, 2006 Light Canopy. Curator. The public/private liaison with the City of Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas Arts Commission, and Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

Lightscapes I, Jennifer Stienkamp/Oliver Wasow/Nancy Dwyer was rated as one of the top 23 (#12) public art projects of the year 2000 by Art in America, and also was presented in slide form to the Americans for the Arts Conference, Public Art Year in Review, Las Vegas, NV.

Lightscapes II, artist James Blashfield, Dream of The Scarlet Crustacean and James Blashfield Short Movie Festival, Las Vegas, NV.

Sky Is the Limit, Haluk Akakce in cooperation with Creative Time, New York, NY.

1997 – 2003

Las Vegas Arts Commission, Mayoral Appointment, Board Member, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

1997 – 2001

Smallworks Gallery, Lost Vegas Gallery, Member/Curator, Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV.

1996 – 2014

Zen Center of Las Vegas, Kwan Um School of Zen, Board of Directors, Las Vegas, NV.

1996 – 1999

Contemporary Arts Collective, President, Las Vegas, NV.

1995 – 1996

Contemporary Arts Collective, Vice President, Las Vegas, NV.

1994 – 2000

Contemporary Arts Collective, Board of Directors, Las Vegas, NV.

Education + Teaching

2012

Kwan Um School of Zen, Bodhisattva Teacher precepts, Las Vegas, NV.

2006

Kwan Um School of Zen, Senior Dharma Teacher, Las Vegas, NV.

2001 – 2003

UNLV, Las Vegas, NV. Instructor: Color Composition.

2001

Kwan Um School of Zen, Dharma Teacher, Las Vegas, NV.

1982 – 1985

College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. Instructor: Color Theory, Composition and Design, Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Art History.

1978 – 1985

UNLV, Las Vegas, NV. Instructor: Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Alternative Painting, Materials and Techniques; Color Composition.

1973

MFA Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1971 – 1973

University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Instructor: Drawing.

1971

BFA Painting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV.

Representation

2016 – 2022
Laura Henkel, Sin City Gallery | ArtCulture PR, Las Vegas, NV

2020
DAC Art Consulting, Atlanta, GA

2018 – 2020
Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Kevin Barry Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV and San Francisco, CA

Personal

1948 – Present
Resident of Las Vegas, NV

1948
Born in Las Vegas, NV