Jimmy Jalapeeno
Box 12304
Austin, Texas 78711

R É S U M É & E X H I B I T I O N S
Born January 5, 1947 in Bryan, Texas. Lifetime resident of Texas;
resident of Austin since 1966 (with a brief hiatus for graduate

University of Houston, 1964-1966
University of Texas at Austin, 1966-1969
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, painting and photography
Russell Lee’s assistant, 1967-1968
Art Students Association President, 1968-1969
University of California at Davis, 1971-1973
Master of Fine Arts Degree, painting and photography
Teaching Assistant in photography

before 1973– assistant draftsman and surveyor for civil engineer,
photographic printer, clerk in photo store
1973-1974– Lecturer teaching basic drawing, University of Houston
Art Department
1974-2003– Photographer for Texas Historical Commission

1980– National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, painting
1989– National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, painting
1987-1991– Commission for public art piece for Robt. Mueller
Airport in AustinPlease note: my legal name is Albert James Bonar.
Jimmy Jalapeeno
Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, TX – “Eight Students of Russell
Lee” group show of photographs, 1968.
Sacramento City College Gallery– one-man show (paintings,
drawings and photographs), November 1972.
University of Houston Blaffer Gallery, Houston– Houston Area
Annual Exhibiton, painting, January 1974.
Amarillo Art Center– One-man show of paintings (Young Texas
Artist Series), April 1978.
Austin College, Sherman, Texas– One-man show of
paintings,February 1979.
UT Art Museum, Austin– “Made in Texas” survey show, spring
Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin– “New Works” one-man show, July
New Orleans Triennial, April 1983.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston– “Southern Fictions” group
show, August 1983.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston– “Fresh Paint”, group show.
Curated by Barbara Rose. January-April 1985.Cullen Center, Houston, and Sheraton Hotel Gallery, Dallas–
“Texas Time Machine” group show, January-June 1986.
Hadler-Rodriguez Gallery, Houston– One-man show, September
Aspen, Colorado Art Museum– “Texas Artists” group show,
September-October 1987.
Air Gallery, Austin– “More Greenish Paintings”, one-man show,
January 1988.
ACA Gallery, NYC– National group show of landscape paintings,
June 1988.
Texas Fine Arts Association Invitational Group Show and Auction,
“The Birthday Party”. November 1991.
Glassell School of Art, Houston — “The New Iconoclasts” statewide
group show curated by Jim Edwards. January-February 1992.!
Women and Their Work Invitational Group Show and Auction,
“Earth, Air, Fire and Water”. May, 1992.
Texas Fine Arts Association Invitational Group Show and Auction,
“My Blue Heaven”. November 1992
Austin Visual Arts Association, “Human Rituals” group exhibition —
October, 1993.
Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, one-man show (with Damian Priour)
— September-October, 1994.
Lyons Matrix Gallery, Austin, one-man show — June-July, 1997.”Looking Back- Still Learning: A Thirty Year Retrospective” oneman show, Helm Fine Art Center at St. Stephen’s School, Austin–
August-September, 1997.
“Bucking the Texas Myth III” group show, Dougherty Fine Arts
Center, Austin — September, 1998.
Austin Museum of Art, Art Ball Auction — February, 1999.
dberman Gallery, Austin, one-man show — May-June, 2002.
“Nude, Naked & Unclothed”group show, Davis Gallery, Austin —
May, 2003.
Summer Group Show, dberman gallery, Austin – July, 2004.
One-man show of paintings, dberman gallery, Austin – May, 2006.
One-man show of large photographs, Texas Lutheran College,
Seguin, TX – August, 2007.
‘The Return of Jimmy Jalapeeno’, One-man show of photographs,
Richard L. Nelson Entryway Gallery, University of California at
Davis – September-December, 2008.
Texas Chair Project, group show of small sculptures, Austin
Museum of Art, Austin – November, 2008 – February, 2009.


  1. Just getting back to Austin, and thought I’d give an old friend a “hello,”

    In hopes to run-in to you at some point.

    Enjoyed seeing what you’re doing.

    1. Thank you.
      Ok, did not realize each section had a comment section. Jimmy died in May 2013. I am his wife. I am very sorry. But thank you for your comments.

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