Wednesday
Jul282010

Design/Illustration Bio

Jon Flaming Design is a design and illustration studio based in Dallas, Texas that creates award winning images for big and small companies across the US. Clients include American Airlines, Dell, FedEx, Frito-Lay, HP, Hanes, The John Wayne Cancer Foundation,  Kellogg's, Neiman Marcus, Pepsi, Sony, US Airways & the YMCA. Jon's work has appeared in many publications including Communications Arts, Graphis, Print magazine, and The Society of Illustrator's annual. You can reach Jon at jon@jonflaming.com or call 972.235.4880.

Wednesday
Jul282010

Fine Art Bio

 

 Jon Flaming (American, 1962-)

 

 

“I think Jon is doing some of the strongest work in Texas. I like very much his

neo-regionalist style” – Michael Grauer, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

 

 Biography

                  1962    Born in Wichita, Kansas

                  1968    Family moved to Texas

                  1985    Graduated BFA from Texas State University

                  1993    Started Jon Flaming Design

                  Collection: Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

                  Collection: Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas

                  Collection: Budweiser Silver Eagle Collection, Houston, Texas

                  Collection: Private, Foundation and Institution

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2014    "Oil on Canvas" show - One person exhibit at David Dike Fine Art

           Contemporary Texas Regionalists show, Turner House, Oak Cliff, Texas - William Reaves Fine Art

           The Texas Aesthetic VII: Lone Star Heritage in Contemporary Texas Painting - William Reaves Fine Art

          John Wayne Film Festival, Dallas, Texas  (created art & branding for festival)

           Artistic Impressions of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas

 

2013    Restless Hearts Exhibit - San Angelo Museum of Fine Art

           Contemporary Western Art Exhibit - Stephen F. Austin University Show - Nacogdoches, Texas

           Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Invitational - Canyon, Texas

          Birdston Valley Revival - Solo Exhibit - David Dike Fine Art

           Cowboys & Indians magazine - feature article

           KERA - Public radio feature story on Birdston Valley Revival project

           Dallas Morning News feature article on Birdston Valley show

           Hill Country Love Affair: Interpretations of the Texas Heartland - William Reaves Fine Art

           The Texas Aesthetic VI: Lone Star Heritage in Contemporary Texas Painting - William Reaves Fine Art

 

 

2012    William Reaves Fine Art, Houston (group show – Texas Aesthetic)

           William Reaves Fine Art, Houston (group show - West Texas)       

 

2011   Texas Stampede – Group show, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

           William Reaves Fine Art, Houston (group show – Texas Aesthetic)

           Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Invitational

           David Dike Fine Art, Dallas - Solo exhibition - "Western Movie"

 

2010   William Reaves Fine Art – Solo exhibit (Roads Less Traveled – Jon Flaming’s Texas)

           William Reaves Fine Art, Houston (group show – Texas Aesthetic)

           Grace Museum – Bobbie & John Nau collection of Texas Art (Drawing on the Past)

           Cole Art Center – Nac Collect show

 

2009   William Reaves Fine Art – Houston (group show)

           A Texas Sampler – William Reaves Fine Art, Houston (group show)

          Work featured on KERA public radio 

 

2008    Cherry Spring Festival - (group show)

           David Dike Fine Art – (group show)

           William Reaves Fine Art – Houston (group show)

           Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Invitational

           “The Business of Art” – (group show)

           “Art in the Metroplex” – (juried show TCU) 

 

2007   Cherry Spring Festival (group show)

           David Dike Fine Art – (group show)

          “Then and Now” show – Texas State University

 

2006    Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Invitational

            David Dike Fine Art – (group show) September

            David Dike Fine Art – (group show) February

            Blue Star Gallery, Hico, Texas – (solo)

 

2005    David Dike Fine Art – (solo)

            McKinney Avenue Contemporary - show entitled “Natural Disasters”

2004    Plano National Juried Show

2003    David Dike Fine Art – (solo)

2001    David Dike Fine Art – (solo)

1999    David Dike Fine Art – (solo)

            Texas State University Exhibition – (solo)

1998    David Dike Fine Art – (solo)

1996    David Dike Fine Art – (solo)

1995    Ken Knight Gallery – (solo)

 

 Literature

David Dike Fine Art auction catalog 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Print Magazine

Communication Arts Design Annual

Communication Arts Illustration Annual

HOW magazine

Society of Publications Annual

Society of Illustrators Annual

American Illustration Annual

Simpson Paper Show Annual

Minimal Graphics Book – Rockport Publishers

American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual

Graphis Design Annual

Graphis Logo Annual

Graphis Poster Annual

Print’s Best logos and letterheads annual

Step-by-Step Graphics magazine

Logo Lounge I, II, III, IV & V

Best letterheads & brochures – Rockport Publishers

Graphic Design USA

KERA Art & Seek (radio interview)

 

Clients

American Airlines

Blockbuster

Hewlett Packard

Hanes

The Dallas Zoo

Ronald McDonald House

Neiman Marcus

Chronicle Books San Francisco

Fortune Magazine

BYU

LA Times

Milton Bradley

Pizza Hut

FedEx Office

JC Penney

Pepsi

Sony

Peaceable Kingdom Press

Houston Chronicle

GlaxoSmithKline

Radio Shack

Samsung

Tyler Museum of Art

Yahoo!

IBM

Scholastic Books

KERA Public Television

Harvard University

Running Press

Carnegie Mellon Foundation

Washington Post

La Quinta

Van de Kamps

American Institute of Graphic Arts

CFO Magazine London

National Geographic

Dell Computers

U.S. News

US Airways

Greyhound

Money Magazine

Hyundai Magazine

Trane

CompUSA

Yum! Brands

Microsoft

Arizona Jeans

 

Awards/Honors

AIGA Board of Directors

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Gold & Silver medals

Communication Arts Magazine – (Judged 2000 Design Annual)

Simpson Paper Show winner

Print show winner

Houston Art Directors Club medalist

Fort Worth Addy medalist

Graphis Show winner

AIGA Show winner

Graphic Design USA winner

Society of Illustrators winner

American Illustration winner

Communication Arts Illustration winner

Communication Arts Design winner

 

 

“I have followed Jon Flaming’s artwork for almost a decade now and collected works (paintings and sculptures) from his different artistic periods. Each period is unique yet cohesive with the previous period and each demonstrates his exceptional ability as an artist. Rarely does an artist exhibit such consistent quality as Jon has over the years. I look forward to his next show.” – Russell Tether, Russell Tether Fine Art, Dallas, Texas

“Jon is one of those special people that sees what the rest of us do not until he shows it to us. He has the uncanny knack of making something simple yet deep all at the same time. His paintings evoke an emotion of something we all remember somewhere or sometime in our lives. I have had Jon as a part of our team as our design person for branding. He has created many great logos for our different projects. All that said, he is even a better person than he is an artist, which is probably why is art is so great.” Brett Johnston, CEO, Urbana Communities

 

“Jon has single handedly transformed our company brand "The Paper People." He not only is a talented and fine artist, but he is a strategic thinker as well. We are very fortunate to have Jon Flaming in our community!” Don Clampitt, CEO, Clampitt Paper Company

“Dallas’s Jon Flaming documents rural Texas subjects utilizing classic regionalist style. His composition and subject matter bear comparison to those of the greatest of Texas regionalists including Everett Spruce, William Lester, Florence McClung or Alexandre Hogue.” – William Reaves, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

“Jon Flaming is a great young artist whose abstracted representations of the Texas scene are colorful and painterly. His choice of subject matter is engaging, his compositions are elegant; and his regionalist style is reminiscent of the best from a bygone era. Like the regionalists working before him, Jon still sees farmers, ranch hands and tool pushers as subjects worthy of fine art.  His pulse is attuned to meandering scenic back roads and his eye records the character and dignity of old farms strewn along the way. His paintings tell a Texas story.” William Reaves, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

 

Jon’s design and illustration work is wonderful, but it was his fine art that captured my heart. I am a big fan of some of the Texas artists of the early to mid century, and while Jon admires and respects these same artists, he definitely has his own style. Jon captures the spirit of small towns in Texas as well as the culture and personality of the people. His figurative paintings remind me of another favorite Texas artist, David Bates, but Jon has his own definitive style. His bold strokes and use of rich color draw me to his work. His subtle comment on life and culture are found in the painting as well as his titles. I have since had the opportunity to see Jon's work at the 2008 Cherry Spring festival and to meet his cute wife, Kathy. She is equally as engaging and interesting as Jon and I hope to see them again this spring. Jon is as gracious and generous as he is talented. Not long after I met him, I was on the art acquisition committee for a fundraiser for my daughter's school and called him to ask for a small donation for our event. He gladly donated a beautiful painting and it was all I could do not to bid on it myself and bring it home with me! Ann Williams, author – Hill Country House blog