​​Curtis Ames


2014          MFA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2002          BFA, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019          less than more, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA

                   It Could Happen to You, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.

2015          in general, MINT, Atlanta, GA
2014          weak hand, DOUBLE | DATE with Kojo Griffin, MINT, Atlanta, GA
                   unfictional, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2006          Systems of Control, Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017          WORK, Formations Studio, Atlanta, GA

                   The Game Show, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA
2016          Elegant Simplicity, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR
                   Lightweight, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

                   Scenes of Disproportion, 368 PONCE, Atlanta, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.

                   I FUCKING L*** YOU TOO, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.

2015          Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
                   Leap Year(s), The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
                   Ephemeral Memorable, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013           AQUA Art Miami, AQUA Hotel, Miami, FL
2012          Fresh Blood, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
                   Trans/Positions, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008          Crop Circles, Cosmograms, and Psychogeographies, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
2007          New Life Visuals, New Life Shop, Berlin, Germany
                   Scientific Aesthetics, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2005          Tug of War, Starland Gallery, Savannah, GA

                   Art in Freedom Park, Freedom Park, Atlanta, GA                                                                           

Performances + Installations

2017          “Rainbow Cube,” installation, The Glass Cube at Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.

2016          “ALOHA – From the Greathouse-Ames Archive,” installation, Community Slide Show, Atlanta Contemporary,         

                             Atlanta, GA. Curated by Vesna Pavlovic. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.

2015          “Unbuilt Wall,” performance, Make Making Work Work, MINT, Atlanta, GA.
2012          “You, Me, and Everyone We Know [The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics],” multi-channel interactive thermal imaging

                             projection, College Night, High Museum, Atlanta, GA.

                   “High Sunrise,” time-lapse thermal imaging projection, College Night, High Museum, Atlanta, GA. Collaboration

                             with Candice Greathouse.
2009          “You, Me, and Everyone We Know [The 1st Law of Thermodynamics],” interactive thermal imaging projection,

                             The December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Curatorial Projects

​2017          Parallel Play, The Finishing School, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Co-curated with Candice Greathouse.

2015          Make Making Work Work, MINT, Atlanta, GA. Co-curated with Hez Stalcup.
2013          un(real), MINT, Atlanta, GA. Co-curated with Candice Greathouse and Chris Langley. 

Awards + Honors

2018          Emerging Artist Award, Forward Arts Foundation, Atlanta, GA

2015          Artist Residency, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
2014          Leap Year Artist, MINT, Atlanta, GA


2017          Limited Edition T-Shirt, Xfinity Atlanta Artist Series. Commissioned by the Atlanta Braves and Comcast Xfinity, 

                             Atlanta, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.


High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia.


New American Paintings, No. 142, South Issue, June/July, 2019, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA. Juror, Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum.

Gail O’Neill, “Q & A: Award-Winning Curtis Ames on Making Art with Steel Rods, Flex Seal,” artsatl.org, April 9, 2019.

Jessica Smith, “’The Game Show’ Features Playful Works on Leisure and Sports,” flagpole.com, September 20, 2017.


Catherine Rush, “Parallel Play at the Finishing School in Athens,” burnaway.org, March 30, 2017.    


Jessica Smith, “’I Swear I Saw This’ on View at ATHICA, ‘Parallel Play’ at the Finishing School,” flagpole.com, March 1, 2017.    


Logan Lockner, “Significant Objects:  Scenes of Disproportion at 368 Ponce,” burnaway.org, March 16, 2016.   

Brett Levine, “Just Parenthetic: Curtis Ames at MINT Satellite, 31 North Avenue,” burnaway.org,  October 23, 2015.  

Stephanie Cash, “Talking Heads: Curtis Ames, Andrew Boatright, and Kojo Griffin,” temporaryartreview.com, September 19,   2014. http://temporaryartreview.com/talking-heads-curtis-ames-andrew-boatright-kojo-griffin/

Meta Gary, “Artist Profile: Curtis Ames – unfictional,” vimeo.com, June 7, 2014. http://vimeo.com/97732959

Craig Dongoski, Interview for Melodically Challenged, WRAS-FM, Atlanta, GA, June 9, 2013.

Cathy Fox, “Review: Young guns and old pros at lively Abernathy Arts Center Juried Exhibit,” artsatl.com, May 30, 2011.        


Cathy Fox, “Juried Georgia artists exhibition at Abernathy Arts Center,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 27, 2011.