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
2019 It Could Happen to You, Booth Gallery, 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
2014 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
2017 The Game Show, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA
2016 Elegant Simplicity, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR
2016 Lightweight, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
2016 Scenes of Disproportion, 368 PONCE, Atlanta, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.
2016 I FUCKING L*** YOU TOO, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.
2015 Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
2015 Leap Year(s), The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
2015 Ephemeral Memorable, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013 AQUA Art Miami, AQUA Hotel, Miami, FL
2012 Fresh Blood, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
2012 Trans/Positions, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008 Crop Circles, Cosmograms, and Psychogeographies, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
2007 New Life Visuals, New Life Shop, Berlin, Germany
2007 Scientific Aesthetics, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Tug of War, Starland Gallery, Savannah, GA
2005 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. 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
2012 “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
2017 Parallel Play, The Finishing School, UGA, Athens, GA. Co-curated with Candice Greathouse.
2015 Make Making Work Work, MINT, Atlanta, GA. Co-curated with Hez.
2013 un(real), MINT, Atlanta, GA. Co-curated with Candice Greathouse.
Awards + Honors
2018 Emerging Artist Award, Forward Arts Foundation, Atlanta, GA
2015 Residency and Fellowship, 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 Bravesand Comcast Xfinity, Atlanta, GA. Collaboration with Candice Greathouse.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Lock Kresler, (Erstwhile) Director of Private Sales, Christie’s, London, England
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. https://www.artsatl.org/qa-award-winning-curtis-ames-on-making-art-with-steel-rods-flex-seal/
Jessica Smith, “’The Game Show’ Features Playful Works on Leisure and Sports,” flagpole.com, September 20, 2017. http://flagpole.com/arts-culture/art-notes/2017/09/20/fun-and-games-the-game-show-features-playful-works-on-leisure-and-sports
Catherine Rush, “Parallel Play at the Finishing School in Athens,” burnaway.org, March 30, 2017. http://burnaway.org/review/parallel-play-finishing-school-athens/
Logan Lockner, “Significant Objects: Scenes of Disproportion at 368 Ponce,” burnaway.org, March 16, 2016. http://burnaway.org/review/significant-objects-scenes-disproportion-368-ponce/
Brett Levine, “Just Parenthetic: Curtis Ames at MINT Satellite, 31 North Avenue,” burnaway.org, October 23, 2015. http://burnaway.org/review/just-parenthetic-curtis-ames-at-mint-satellite-31-north-avenue/
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, “Juried Georgia artists exhibition at Abernathy Arts Center,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 27, 2011.
2019 – Lecturer, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA. Course taught include multiple sections of Video for Artists.
2014 – 2017 Instructor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Courses taught include multiple sections of Introductory Studio and Drawing I.