Biographical Statement

Chris Fulmer is a graduate of North Texas State University (MA in art history), Trinity University (BA in art and English), and the University of Texas at Austin (BFA in Art Education).  She also has accumulated a substantial amount of graduate studio hours from Texas Tech University.

She is Professor Emerita of Art at North Lake College, Irving, Texas.  Past experiences include: consultant for Binney & Smith, public school art educator (Coppell ISD, Highland Park ISD, Richardson ISD, Abilene ISD), and curriculum development for Laguna Gloria Museum (Austin, Texas).

As an artist, Chris creates thematic mixed media work on paper and panel.  Her work balances passive (texture and pattern) and active (content and theme) spaces with “activators” (three-dimensional found objects and hardware). She builds her designs on a square as the primary design element.

Her work is  included in corporate and commercial collections, including North Lake College, Marriott Sugar Land, Texas Instruments, Coppell Biodiversity Education Center, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, Falling Rock Resort, The Woodlands Convention Center, and the DFW Executive Center.  Her writing and illustrations have been published by The Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, North Lake College’s Gateways, The Irving News’s ARTimes, What Canst Thou Say, and Artist’s Magazine.  A thirty minute documentary about her work was produced and televised by Irving Community Television Network. CBS-DFW named Chris Fulmer as “Best Of,” in the July 11, 2011, edition of the on-line news.

Most recently she has designed the DART light rail train station at North Lake College, which opened in December of 2012.

Chris Fulmer’s award winning work has appeared internationally, nationally, and locally in a variety of shows and juried exhibitions. Her work has been on exhibition at The Small Gallery, Art Con X, Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, Texas Woman’s University, 500X, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery, 14th Street Gallery (Plano, Texas), South Dallas Cultural Center, Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, The Art Corridor (Tarrant County College Southeast), Texas Tech University’s International Affairs Gallery, The University of Dallas’s Haggerty Gallery, The Gallery at the Guadalupe Arts Center (Austin, Texas), The Center for Spirituality in the Arts (Incarnate Word, San Antonio), The Laredo Arts Center, The ArtCentre of Plano, The Warehouse Living Arts Center (Corsicana, Texas), San Jacinto Tower, Coppell Arts Center, Unit Instruments, The Bath House Cultural Center, Irving Art Association Center for the Arts, North Lake College, Dallas Visual Arts Center, The Art Annex of Coppell, Mountain View College, The Dallas City Hall, The Bill J. Priest Center, Mountain View College,  and Irving Arts Center. Her work was exhibited in the first international figure drawing exhibition in Katmandu, Nepal.

Galleries:
Mountain Trails Galleries (155 Center Street, Jackson, Wyoming 83001), 307-734-8150
Kirchman Gallery (213 N. Nugent/PO Box 115, Johnson City, Texas 78636), 830-868-9290
Art-Centric (154 Glass St. Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75207). 214-697-9612

 

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