SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016

Patrimonio, City Hall Grand Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Big Load, with Mikayla Whitmore, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI

Mi Casa es Mi Casa, OXS Gallery, Carson City, NV

2015

Chop Shop, Alios Inc., Las Vegas, NV

Car Showwith Sean Slattery, Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas, NV

2014    

Mark Twain's Suicide Table Blood Bucket Ghost Bonanza Amen, St. Mary's Art Center, Virginia City, NV

2013   

The Mini Market: Grand Opening, El Porvenir, North Las Vegas, NV

2012    

Justin Favela: "Newer Paintings," Gamma Gamma Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2011  

 CountyCenter, Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas, NV

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Shonky: the Aesthetics of Awkwardness, traveling exhibition, United Kingdom

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Smoldering: a Project by Museum Blue, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

2016

Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Con Cariño, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

NorthEast, Left of Center Gallery, North Las Vegas, NV

TasteContemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2015

Recent Acquisitions, Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Basin and RangeDonna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Transient Landscapes, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV    

 Roll, BLVDS Gallery, Las Vegas, NV 

2014    

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

MAS Attack 6, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA                                          

comedians and magicians, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Of Love and Longing, Maxine's Tap Room, Fayetteville, AR

2013   

Greetings from Las Vegas, Gateway Motel, Las Vegas, NV

Indelicate, (curated by JW Caldwell) Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

Space//Time//Engagement, Fifth Wall, Las Vegas, NV

Celebration, City Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2012  

Off the Strip, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

TOTE, (collaboration with Thomas Willis) Southwest Michigan College, Niles, MI

Anniversary Show!, Kleven Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV

2011   

MEATumental, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Radiant City, CCAI Courthouse Gallery, Carson City, NV

2010  

Kith, SNC/FA Tahoe Gallery, Incline Village, NV

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2010 Exhibition, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

tomorrowpeople, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

National Invitational Postcard Exhibit, traveling exhibition, USA

2009  

minUMENTAL, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Inscribed/Messages, Clark County Rotunda Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Skin and Other Stories, Vagus Nerve Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Camping, (organized by Stephen Hendee) Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

The Drawing Room, (curated by Fay Ku), Fallout Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

20th Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2008  

Never Damage, Vagus Nerve Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

The Organ of Emotion, The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV

19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV

Water Smart Art Exhibition, Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV

2007  

One Night StandPalms Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015

Rafael Espino: El Internacional, Rhizome Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2013  

Greetings From Las Vegas, Gateway Motel, Las Vegas, NV

2011  

Justin Favela: "New Paintings", Kleven Contemporary Las Vegas, NV

2008 

Take Note, Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Nerve Damage, Vagus Nerve Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Weights and Measures, The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV

 

APPRENTICESHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS

2015

Colby Does Americainstallation and performance with artist Colby Keller, Las Vegas, NV

2014

Special Western Special Specialsculpture with artist Jesse Smigel, Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV

2013  

GULCH, Battle Born collective with artists Jennifer Kleven, Mikayla Whitmore and Krystal Ramirez

2012   

Paper Tiger, Collaborative sculpture with artist Shannon EakinsThe Mini Market, N Las Vegas, NV

2011   

Too Soon, Art installation with artist Sam Reza, Mundo, Las Vegas

2010 

David Ryan - artist (studio assistant), Las Vegas, NV

2008  

Aaron Sheppard- artist (curated performances for 'Midway'), CAC, Las Vegas, NV

2007  

Wendy Kveck- artist (studio assistant), Las Vegas, NV

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2016

Latinos Who Lunch,  a podcast with FavyFav and Babelito. Join them as they engage in conversation about everything from pop culture to art and identity politics. 

Family Fiesta: Nevada Museum of Art,

2015

Family Fiesta: Double NegativeMoapa Valley, NV

2014

 Family Fiesta: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

PURO JALE, Las Vegas Backyard Wall, Las Vegas, NV

TIME CAPSULE 2014, contributor to project by Ash Ferlito. Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2013   

LoftAlios Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2011   

Las Vegas Weekly cover design. Nov 4

2008  

NIACA, Nevada Institute for the Advancement of Contemporary Art, Admissions Chair, Las Vegas, NV

2007  

Lustre Flux, Co-host and collaborator of monthly variety show, Thunderbird Lounge, Las Vegas, NV

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE 

2016

Curator, Clark County Parks and Recreation, Las Vegas, NV

Social Media Manager, settlersandnomads.com, Las Vegas, NV

Advisory Board Member, Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City, NV

2014  

Exhibitions Manager, The Liberace Foundation, Las Vegas, NV

2013 

Programs Administrator (from 2007), The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2010  

Board Member, Vagus Nerve Art and Literary Journal, UNLV

Visual Arts Instructor, City of Las Vegas Theater and Arts Camp, Las Vegas, NV

2009  

Friends of Winchester Public Art Committee, Member, Las Vegas, NV

2008  

Curatorial Committee Member, Vagus Nerve Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Editor in Chief/Publications Director, Vagus Nerve Art and Literary Journal, UNLV

2007  

Fine Arts Senator, Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Assistant Editor, Vagus Nerve Art and Literary Journal, Las Vegas, NV

 

EDUCATION

2010  

BFA Fine Arts (Sculpture), UNLV

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2016

Juhl, Artist in Residence, Las Vegas, NV

Resident Artist, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Brush Lake Residency Program, Eu Claire, MI

TEAMVVORK artist in residence, Las Vegas, NV

Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant Recipient

2015

Arquetopia, Puebla, Mexico

Chop Shop, Alios, Las Vegas, NV

2014   

P3 studio, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV

St. Mary's Art Center, Virginia, City, NV

2011  

Citizen of the Month, October, City of Las Vegas, NV

2010  

DeVos Fine Art Scholarship

2009  

Arts Bridge of America Scholarship

 

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES

2016

PCCLAS Conference, Keynote Speaker, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

Hispanic Identities, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

Barrick Talks, Marjoie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Alt. Lecture KC, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

2015

Flora and Fauna sculpture workshop, The Writer's Block, Las Vegas, NV

2014  

Paper Workshop, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

We Might Should Could, Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City, NV

2013  

Sculpture Workshop with GULCH, ActionRed, Las Vegas, NV

First Friday, WorkInProgress, Las Vegas, NV

2010  

Kith, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Nevada Museum of Art. "Tilting the Basin: Nevada States of Mind." Juxtapoz Magazine. Sept 

Carter, Geoff. "Taco Boulevard." Vegas Seven. Feb 18

Baude, Dawn-Michelle. "CAC's 'Taste' Showcases the Range of Talented Las Vegas Artists." Las Vegas Weekly. Jan 20

2015

Peterson, Kristen. "Sculpture: In the Yard of a Cuban Refugee, an Art Mystery Unfolds." Las Vegas Weekly. Aug 12

Baude, Dawn-Michelle. " 'Recent Acquisitions' Finds Continuity in Stunningly Diverse Curation." Las Vegas Weekly. July 22

Peterson, Kristen. "Selena Pizzas and Mini Impalas..." Las Vegas Weekly. July 1

Whitmore, Mikayla. "Justin Favela's 'Family Fiesta' at Double Negative. Las Vegas Sun. May 27

Baude, Dawn-Michelle. "Cultural Memory." Las Vegas Weekly. April 24

Peterson, Kristen. "Car Show: Remembering Tupac, Selena, and the OJ Spectacle." LV Weekly. March 18

2014  

Peterson, Kristen. "The Birthday Party Machine: Justin Favela's Arkansas Fiesta." Las Vegas Weekly. Oct 22

Salomone, Andrew."Justin Favela's Enigmatic Piñatas."Makezine.com. Oct 22

Nolan, Hamilton."My Failed Attempt to Suck the Walmart Blood Out of America." Gawker.com. Oct 8

Rao, Mallika. "'Lowrider Piñata' Encompasses The Beauty And Violence Of Latino Culture In One 19-Foot Beast." Huffington Post. Oct 6

Greymatter Gallery. "Justin Favela - Las Vegas, Nevada." 365artists365day.com. Sept 24

Peterson, Kristen. "Mexico: Perceptions, Memories and Dreams..." Las Vegas Weekly. Sept 17

Plagens, Peter. "The State of 'State of the Art'." Wall Street Journal. Sept 17.

Dobrzynski, Judith. "Crystal Bridges Gives Underappreciated Artists a National Show." Wall Street Journal. Sept 9

Peterson, Kristen. "Hit Man." Vegas Magazine. Sept 1

Fuentes, Ed. "Justin Favela's 'Low Rider' Travels to the South." PaintThisDesert.com. July 23

Las Vegas Weekly Staff.  "Best Artist, Social Commentary." Las Vegas Weekly: Best of Issue. July 17

Peterson, Kristen. "Artist Justin Favela's 'Lowrider Piñata' Heads to Crystal Bridges Museum..." Las Vegas Weekly. July 16

Ortega, Emmanuel. "Virginia City's Pavilion." Essay. June 29

Russ, JK. "Mapping New Ground: Artist Run London Biennial..." HuffingtonPost.com. June 27 

Peterson, Kristen. "Witty Works, Humble Materials." Las Vegas Weekly. June 4

Peterson, Kristen. "Strip spectacle, the desert and Tupac's Death…" Las Vegas Weekly. May 8

Critical Correspondence. "A Conversation with Justin Favela." criticalcorrespondence.com . Jan 24

2013 

Peterson, Kristen. "What's with the Giant Turkey..." Las Vegas Weekly. Dec 18

2012  

Hardy, David. "Paper and Glue." ArtsVegas.com . Nov 1

Pratt, Timothy. "Neon Museum Shows Off Las Vegas' Neon Side." New York Times. Oct 27

Peterson, Kristen. "...Justin Favela's "The Mini Market'." Las Vegas Weekly. Aug 29

Mancini, Al. "A Slice of DessArt." Luxury Las Vegas. June 1

2011   

Dunia, John. "An Empire In Cardboard." BLVDS Las Vegas. Dec 14

Peterson, Kristen. "Meet the Weekly's Cover Artist, Justin Favela." Las Vegas Weekly. Nov 4

Berzon, Alexandra. "In Las Vegas, Art Imitates Art." Wall Street Journal. July 29

Berzon, Alexandra. "Fine Art in Cardboard?" Wall Street Journal Online. Video. July 28

Peterson, Kristen. "Taking A Glue Gun to CityCenter." Las Vegas Weekly. June 1

2010  

Alvarez, Brian. "You Say Stardust, I Say Estardas..." Las Vegas Arts and Culture Blog. Feb 6

2009 

Vagus Nerve. Fine Art and Literary Journal. Fall Issue

Peterson, Kristen. "People In the Arts: Artist Justin Favela." Las Vegas Sun. June 16

2008  

Forestieri, Susanne. "From the Bengin to the Sinister..." Las Vegas Weekly. April 3