Monday, November 4, 2019

EXO ESO Performance for meTeORiC Film and Art Fest

public/private, endurance, and compulsive artist actions
I'm doing chalk drawing under a blacklight - I move slow, insect like
projected outside is a video of me doing a chalk drawing
Hieronymus A Bogs is playing slide guitar, whistling, percussion, etc
he's inside and is seen through the window
I'm in an octagon shaped room - I can be seen through an oval peephole
we can't see each other - I can hear him - he can see viewers' reaction
we are in sync - I complete mandala precisely at end of 2 hr performance

Monday, August 12, 2019

View new work at

I no longer live or teach in Dallas, but here is link to the class blog

Friday, August 9, 2019

Book - Orange Sunrise

front cover and pages 1-6

pages 7-10 and back cover 

Orange Sunrise created in 2005
exhibited at Plush Gallery, Dallas - Aug 17, 2019

Book - White Boy Blue

front cover and pages 1-5

pages 6-10 and back cover

White Boy Blue created in 2005
exhibited at Plush Gallery, Dallas - Aug 17, 2019

Book - Ride the Pink Horse

front cover and pages 1 - 4

pages 5 - 8 and back cover

Ride the Pink Horse created in 2005
exhibited at Plush Gallery, Dallas - Aug 17, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

chalk drawings

chalk drawings at entrances to T or C art galleries - july 2019

chalk drawings at entrances to T or C art galleries - july 2019

sign above entrance to artist abbey art gallery - july 2019

Friday, October 21, 2016


group show @ Small Gallery in Dallas
May to June 2015

Eye of the Storm, Three Coils, Coiled Energy, Two Coils

Twenty Years, Red Coil, Four Corners

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

50 Artists Painting

group show Process to Product @ the Creative Arts Center
March 2015
50 Artists Collaborative Painting acrylic on 10 ft sq canvas
robertmooreartclass - created by me and 49 students from my abstract painting classes -
we began in May 2015 - 8 classes and 9 months later

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Buoyancy Pony

group show @ Creative Arts Center in Dallas
Oct to Dec 2014

Big Buoyancy Pony 36x52 oil and acrylic on canvas

Buoyancy Ponies small watercolors on paper

Buoyancy Ponies small watercolors on paper

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Val Curry's Universe

2 person show at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary
in Dallas from March to May 2014

Val Curry's spiral sculpture of epoxied plastic toys

my painting Hard Workin' John2002-04 oil on redwood
very kind words from val curry ~ thanks so much val

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Grassy Knoll was 50 Years Ago

group show @ Kessler Theatre Oak Cliff/Dallas
Nov to Dec 2013

Grassy Knoll 72x72 acrylic on unprimed canvas

Grassy Knoll Conspiracy 20x36 w/8 watercolors on paper
along w/altered Beatles' songs lyrics on notebook paper


group show @ Plush Gallery in Dallas
Oct to Nov 2010

Big P.T.S.D. 84x96 oil and acrylic on canvas

Counting Sleep 48x72 acrylic on canvas

St Sebastian 29x29 oil and acrylic on canvas 

Little P.T.S.D. 12x20x4 oil on wood

Thursday, April 21, 2016


solo show @ The VAL in LewisvilleTX
Oct to Nov 2010

red snowman 23x30 oil on redwood
red rabbitt 23x23 oil on redwood
growing 23x23 oil on redwood 
green tree 23x23 oil on redwood
789 36x34 oil on redwood
green pea 22x25 oil on redwood

88 snowmen with heads knocked off
oil or acrylic on 88 6x9" redwood blocks

10:10:10 mixed media installation
Christian Vasquez made a video about my opening
night performance

Monday, March 21, 2016


systems: solo show @ Brazos Gallery Dallas
Jan to Mar 2008

bubbles 24 x 36 oil on canvas 2007
greenland 24 x 36 oil on canvas 2007
paleface 36 x 24 oil on canvas 2007
pocket 36 x 24 oil on canvas 2007
Knot Head 24 x 36 oil on canvas
Liqured Up 24 x 36 oil on canvas

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Manic and Wasted

group show @ Swing Space Lower Manhattan NYC
curated by Randall Garrett ~ Aug to Sep 2006
see more @ manic-and-wasted-james-wagner

video of my opening night performance

my sketch for the installation that is in the book Beets,
an empty bank building on Wall Street is sci-fi futuristic, unconventional space that we took as a special challenge, most of the artists were in town for the install. I built the leaning wall for Pedro Velez, duplicating his last exhibit...Donna Huenca, Mariana Saldana, and Jason Villegas had sewing machines and glue guns going 24/7. Part of my performance is finishing the installation, the aluminum screen wall and pipes was working came together when workers brought in heavy dance floor sections and I
was able to use 3 of the sections. I now had a circular flow from floor to ceiling and used my extended sound track to drag out the performance so Mariana can do her speeded up clothes changing while I move in a slow motion juxtaposed across the room from her. Randall and I were sleeping on the roof of Jack the Pelican Gallery in Williamsburg, but when the floors showed up I decided to sleep on top of my art on the wood floors, as the city became quiet, the subway rumbled underneath. Besides Mariana and I, Jason and Donna also performed, and all were incredible. Randall shot the video and Niloo Jalilvand edited.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

White Pintings

group show @ Aqua Art Basel Miami
Dec 2006

swimminwid da fish'is 14x22 oil on canvas
drowning leprechaun page from little puppy travels book
vicious fish'is 16x20 oil on canvas
rabbitt 10x19 oil on canvas
luckee 12x14 oil on canvas
stoppin' to smell 12x14 oil on canvas