• 2008The Delores Mitchell Scholarship: The University of Houston

  • 2007Friends of Art Fellowship: The University of Houston

  • 1997/1998Outstanding Research in Painting: The University of Texas at Austin


  • The Watermark Hotel, San Antonio, Tx

  • Tilman Fertitta, Houston, Tx

  • Barbara Hill Design Studio, Houston,Tx

  • Chelsea and Josh Horowitz, New York, Ny

  • Brian and Martha Long, Houston, Tx

  • Joe Walker, Houston, Tx


  • 2009MFA: Painting: The University of Houston, Houston, Tx

  • 2008/2009Teaching Fellowship, The University of Houston, Houston, Tx

  • 1998BFA: Painting: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tx
    Residency: Blue Mountain Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
    Assistant to Oscar Munoz in Re-Aligning Vision, Huntington Gallery, Austin, Tx

  • 1996Study Abroad: Italy: Architecture, Drawing, and Photography

Selected Publications

  • 2009Houston Press MFA exhibit, Blake Whitaker etc.

  • 2007Glass Tire: Texas Visual Art Online, “Batch: Intermedia Laboratory, The University of Houston” Essay by Laura Lark

  • 2006Glass Tire: Texas Visual Art Online, “Adaptation and Survival”
    Troy’s Art: Online Art Magazine, “Features: Art in Galveston-Kristen Cliburn”

  • 2005002 Magazine, “For Arts Sake: Kristen Cliburn”

  • 2002The Affordable Art Fair New York City, Koelsch Gallery featured artist: Kristen Cliburn
    Art Gallery: The Official Newsletter for the Houston Arts, Koelsch Gallery-Kristen Cliburn

  • 2001Featured artist for Liberty Noodles, Houston Press