Houston Airports recently named Tommy Gregory as the Public Art Program Director and Curator. The art program operates under the Infrastructure Department. Gregory will report to Monty Nunn, Houston Airports Planning and Design Interim Assistant Director.
Gregory will manage public art commissions, acquisitions, maintenance and conservation for George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Airport. Gregory is responsible for the day-to-day management of an art collection that has doubled in size since his hiring in 2014.
Under his direction, the Houston Airport System recently hosted the 15th Annual AAAE: Arts in the Airport Workshop. Among those in attendance were curators from airports in Miami, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Seattle.
Gregory is an established artist in his own right, exhibiting sculptures locally, nationally and internationally. His next showings will be in Greece, in 2018 and in South America, in 2019.
Gregory is responsible for developing collaborative relationships with local art institutions, non-profits and galleries as well as managing temporary art contracts with HAS partners including NASA, the Texas Children’s Hospital and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which exhibit annually at HOU and IAH.
Gregory holds a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston. During his studies, he worked as a teaching assistant at the prestigious Glassell School of Art, through the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. From 2010 to 2012, he was the public art specialist for the city of San Antonia where he managed projects with the City’s Capital Improvement Management Services as well as managed major commissions for the San Antonio International Airport’s Terminal C expansion project.
Gregory is the co-founder of Sculpture Month Houston, a city-wide art campaign that was recognized by Mayor Turner with a Proclamation, in 2016.