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Hans is a professional photographic artist who resides in Houston and has exhibited widely both in Houston and other cities. he recently recveived a second degree in sculpture, completing several years of research on the relations between sculpture and photography. With his "Flesh" series he has begun an in-depth exploration of abtract tactile photo studies based on sculptural objects he builds himself. He has also had a continuing relationship with the performing arts and has been a frequent collaborator with AlienNation Co.

Professional Work/Exhibitions:

"Emotional Landscapes," Winter Street Art Center, new photographs and digital prints. February 1999.

"Blurred Boundaries," Winter Street Art Center, experimental exhibition curated by FotoFest, Houston. October-November 1998

"North by South" , Diverse Works, Houston, TX., in conjunction with Alien Nation. 4Ox7O photosculptures. May '98

Houston Center for Photography, fundraising auction May '98

"New emotional landscapes", Purse Building, Commerce St. Houston, TX. One person show. April '98

"Flesh" series, Fotofest O98, Dean's clothes store Houston, TX. in conjunction with "Parachute" - Feb '98

"Flesh" series photos, Mercado del Sol, Houston, TX., with "Parachute" by Johannes Birringer. Jan '98

Fourth Annual Open Show, Art League of Houston Houston, TX., resin sculptures. Sept '97

Visual Arts Alliance, resin sculptures, 14th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, 1100 Louisiana, Houston, TX. May '97

Art League of Houston, Houston, TX., 3 person show resin sculptures and photographs. Feb '97

Bee County College, Beeville, TX. group sculpture show curated by Sondra Schwetman. Sept '96

Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX. "MFA Thesis Show" , resin sculptures and photogravures. May '96

Inman Gallery, Houston, TX, "resin sculptures and photogravures" "Opening Moves." April 96

Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX., "Houston Area Artists show" resin sculptures, curated by Luis Jimenez Feb. '96

Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston, TX. photogravures "Seductive Surfaces" group show. Nov. '95

Beaumont Art League, Beumont, TX. photogravures group show. May '95

Inman Gallery, Houston, TX., "Mast" series, wood sculptures and photogravures, "Opening Moves show". April '95

Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX., wall sculpture, student show. April '95

City Hall, Houston, TX., hanging sculpture, Jan. '95 to Mar.'95 group show

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston One man show: "Televisionary II" photos and sculpture Jan. '93 to Feb. '94

Wierzbowski Gallery, Houston TX. group show, Polaroid transfers. Feb.'94 to Mar. '94

San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco CA "Televisonary Manifesto" group show. Mar. to April '93

Film in the Cities, Minneapolis MN. "Televisionary Manifesto" group show. Nov. to Dec. '92

Wierzbowski Gallery, Houston TX. group show, Polaroid transfer work. Dec.'92 to Jan. '93

St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital, Houston "Second Chances... New Beginnings" Oct. '92 to Oct. '93

Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Tx. "Anatomy of a General" one man show. May to July '92

North Harris County College, Houston, Tx. New media group show. April '92

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Tx. Fotofest '92 show: "Televisionary Manifesto" one man show sponsored in part by Polaroid, four color show catalog. April '92

O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Tx. Environmental photos of Texas City. Aug. and Sept.'91

Latent Image Gallery, Houston "mannequin series". Nov. and Dec.'90

Houston Art Institute "Chasing the light" Group show.Photos of Texas City. Oct. and Nov. '90

Houston Intercontinental Airport "Windows on Houston" Terminal C, juried exhibition sponsored by Houston Municipal Art Commission. 32 selections out of 1400 entries. Sept.'91 to Sept.'92

Houston Center for Photography juried membership show of 9 artists. show: "TV evangelist." June and July '89

Houston Art League: "Reflections on a Disney ride." Oct. '87


University of Houston, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

MFA -sculpture 1993-1996

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England 1976-1979

B.A. Combined Hons. English and Philosophy (II 2)


Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Polaroid Collection, Fotofest collection, Clint Willour, Vaughn Oliver, H.C.I. Chemicals, private collectors. Auction fund raising print donations: Houston Center for Photography, San Francisco Cameraworks and Fotofest.

Professional Activities:

Strategic Planning Commitee, programming commitee

Houston Center for Photography. Regular contributor to "Spot" magazine. Sept O95- present

Freelance photographer, "Hans Staartjes Photography." corporate and editorial photography. May O85-present

Chairman of the Programing Commitee for H.C.P., member of the Board. Oct '89 - Sept '95

HCP Programing Committee member. Oct O89- present

Affiliate Artist teacher, BFA Photography students University of Houston Houston , Texas. Feb. '93 -May '93

nationality: Dutch, U.S. Resident

address: 34 Lana Lane, Houston, TX. 77027

tel.: (713) 621-8503

fax: (713) 621-9610


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